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.
Ellie Goulding has stated that she is hoping for an October 2012 release for her next album. She says that the album will be even more emotional than her debut. Her first album Lights hit #1 at home in the UK and has climbed as high as #76 in the US. "Lights," the single, has been certified platinum for sales in the US.
David Guetta has received seven Grammy Award nominations and won two. The first was Best Remixed Recording in 2010 for "When Love Takes Over." He repeated that win in 2011 for Madonna's "Revolver." This year he received his first Brit Award nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist.
"The Fighter" is the third pop hit single from Gym Class Heroes' album The Papercut Chronicles II. It is a top 10 hit in both Australia and New Zealand and is beginning to climb the adult pop radio chart. The music video for "The Fighter" features US gymnast John Orozco.
Calvin Harris is climbing pop charts around the world once again with his new single "Let's Go." It is his third consecutive #2 pop hit at home in the UK. It topped the dance chart there. In the US "Let's Go" is a top 20 dance hit. The song is being used in a Pepsi Max advertisement in the UK.
"Everybody Talks" is the second top 40 pop hit single for the band Neon Trees. However, it has taken nearly six months to reach that status. "Everybody Talks" has become a multi-formate hit for the band. It reached the top 10 on the alternative songs and adult pop charts while peaking at #11 on the rock songs chart. Most recently the song has appeared on the adult contemporary chart.
fun's previous hit "We Are Young" was the first song since "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay to hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the alternative songs chart. "Some Nights" is the band's second song to reach the top 10 on the alternative songs chart, and it is already a top 10 pop hit in New Zealand.