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.
Pitbull's "Back In Time" is becoming a major international pop hit. It has already reached the pop top 10 in countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary. The song is included on the soundtrack to the hit movie Men In Black 3 which has grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.
It took 19 weeks for "Lights" to reach the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. That gives it the title of the third slowest climb by a female solo artist after Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why" and KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See." The music video accompanying "Lights" was directed by music video veteran Sophie Muller.
"Scream" is Usher's 17th top 20 pop hit single since he first hit the upper reaches of the pop chart in 1997 with "You Make Me Wanna..." Looking 4 Myself, his next album, is due to hit stores next week on June 12, 2012. Usher has a streak of three consecutive #1 studio albums.
"Titanium" is David Guetta's fourth top 40 pop hit single from the album Nothing But the Beat. He had only reached the top 40 twice before this album. Nothing But the Beat is also his first top 10 hit on the album chart. It debuted at #5 and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
UK boy band The Wanted surge on to the US pop charts with their follow up to the top 3 breakthrough hit "Glad You Came." "Chasing the Sun" narrowly missed out on being the group's third #1 hit in the UK and had to settle for a #2 chart placing. "Chasing the Sun" is already a top 40 dance hit in the US.