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.
Usher performed "Scream" live at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. It is a single from his upcoming album Looking 4 Myself. The song is an example of what Usher calls "revolutionary pop."
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"Where Have You Been" is a #1 dance hit single for Rihanna in both the US and the UK. It has already hit the pop top 10 in the UK. It is the third top 20 pop hit in the US from Rihanna's album Talk That Talk.
Katy Perry's new single "Wide Awake" is being used to promote her upcoming documentary film Katy Perry: Part Of Me. It was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The lyrics speak about recovery from the end of a negative relationship.
Pitbull's "Back In Time" is a theme song for the movie Men In Black 3 which was released to theaters this past weekend. The song is a top 20 hit on the rap chart as well as the pop singles chart. In the UK "Back In Time" has reached #23. That makes it Pitbull's fifth appearance in the top 25 on the pop singles chart in the UK.
"Titanium" has been certified platinum in five different countries. It is the second featured performance on a major hit single this year in the US by singer Sia. She has not yet scored a significant pop hit single in the US as lead artist.
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"Die In Your Arms" is the second single released from Justin Bieber's upcoming album Believe. It rushed immediately to #1 on the iTunes digital sales chart. The song was co-produced by R&B veteran Rodney Jerkins.
One Direction's new hit single was co-written and co-produced by Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk. Today the group released a live tour DVD, and announced the news that their first hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" has been certified double platinum in the US.
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Phillip Phillips is the winner of season 11 of American Idol. "Home" is his official debut single. The song was written by Drew Pearson and folk singer Greg Holden. Mumford and Sons and Arcade Fire have been cited as influences on the writing of the song.
It has been nearly four months since the initial release of "Brokenhearted" and it continues to be a hot chart climber for the duo Karmin. Outside of the US the song has reached the top 5 on the pop singles chart in New Zealand and is a top 20 pop hit in Canada.
"Let's Go" is the third single from an upcoming album from Calvin Harris. It became his third consecutive #2 pop hit at home in the UK. It hit #1 on the dance chart in the UK and is already in the top 40 of the dance chart in the US as well.