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.
"Settle Down" became No Doubt's ninth top 40 pop hit single in its debut week of release. Momentum is picking up for the song as it has entered the top 30 at mainstream pop, adult pop, alternative, and rock radio. "Settle Down" has received acclaim for matching the classic ska-influenced sound of No Doubt from a decade ago.
British singer-songwriter Alex Clare grew up listening to jazz, blues and soul music. However, in recent years he has drifted into drum and bass as well as dubstep circles. His debut album The Lateness Of the Hour was released in the UK in July 2011. Following disappointing sales, Alex Clare was dropped from his recording contract. However, the use of "Too Close" in Internet Explorer 9 commercials has brought worldwide commercial success.
Did anyone really see Cher Lloyd's runaway succes in the US with "Want U Back" coming? She is 18, a fourth place finisher on the UK's X Factor, and now is one of the breakout new pop artists of the year on these shores. A new remix of the song featuring rapper Snoop Dogg has recently been released.
"Everybody Talks" has become the second top 20 pop hit in the US for the band Neon Trees. It is also the group's second platinum selling hit. "Everybody Talks" has had success across a range of genres just like the earlier hit "Animal." It has reached the top 10 on the alternative and adult pop charts.
Maroon 5's lead vocalist Adam Levine appears as a boxer in the music video accompanying "One More Night." Film director Peter Berg, known for the movies Friday Night Lights and Battleship, director the clip. Some have seen the music video as being closely tied to Adam Levine's own difficulties balancing his personal and professional lives.