These are the hottest 10 pop songs of the week as determined by About Top 40. This chart is compiled consulting data from various music industry charts and sources. It is intended to indicate the hottest rising hits. Recordings that have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen both defeat the sophomore curse. Each artist blasted into the pop consciousness with huge #1 debut hit singles. Now they combine forces to deliver a thoroughly charming summer pop anthem. This is the first single from Owl City's upcoming The Midsummer Station album.
"Titanium" currently ranks as the third biggest selling hit single of 2012 in the UK. It reached #1 there on both the pop and dance charts. In the US David Guetta has earned a top 3 dance hit with the song. It is also making inroads into the Latin pop chart.
Former X Factor UK contestant Cher Lloyd says of her breakthrough hit, "It's basically a track from lots of different girls' stories out there. A lot of people are telling me they can relate to the track and they've been in that situation, but it's also got an element of fun in it." Her debut album Sticks + Stones is expected to be released in the US this fall.
"We Run the Night" is the first US hit single by Australian recording artist Havana Brown. The song has reached #1 on the dance chart. It is a #1 pop hit single and certified triple platinum at home in Australia. Havana Brown's debut full-length album is expected later this year.
fun's "Some Nights," the title song from their current album, is the band's second consecutive top 10 alternative songs hit. It is already a top 10 pop hit in both Israel and New Zealand. The accompanying music video was created by acclaimed video director Anthony Mandler.
One Direction's debut album Up All Night is one of the top selling albums of the year so far in the US. It has sold 800,000 copies and is certified gold. "One Thing" is the second hit single in the US from the album and it has hit the pop top 10 in at least four different countries around the world.