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Top 10 Hot Pop Songs November 12, 2013

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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.

1. Pitbull - "Timber" featuring Ke$ha

Pitbull - Timber featuring Ke$ha
Courtesy RCA

Pitbull will be performing "Timber" at the  American Music Awards with Ke$ha.  He is also hosting the event.  This new single is a top 10 hit on the rap songs chart and has climbed to the pop top 10 in countries around the world ranging from Norway to New Zealand.

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2. Passenger - "Let Her Go"

Passenger - Let Her Go
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Passenger gained widespread exposure to US audiences when he opened in concert for Ed Sheeran.  "Let Her Go" has hit #1 on the pop singles chart in at least 15 countries around the world.  In the US it has accomplished the feat of reaching the top 10 at both rock and adult pop radio.

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3. The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"

The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"
Courtesy Columbia

California based rock band The Neighbourhood use the British spelling of the word to name their group.  The band's debut album I Love You was released last April.  It reached the top 10 on both the alternative and rock albums charts.  "Sweater Weather" has topped the alternative songs chart.

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4. Lady Gaga - "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly

Lady Gaga - "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly
Courtesy Interscope

Lady Gaga  released her album Artpop this week. She will perform "Do What U Want" live with R. Kelly at the American Music Awards.  Her album is forecast to sell in the range of 300,000 copies in its first week which is likely to be enough to top the album chart.

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5. Justin Timberlake - "TKO"

Justin Timberlake - "TKO"
Courtesy RCA

Justin Timberlake has released a music video for the song "TKO."  His love interest in the clip is portrayed by actress Riley Keough.  She is a daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley.

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6. Katy Perry - "Unconditionally"

Katy Perry - Prism
Courtesy Capitol

Katy Perry's new single from the album Prism has stormed on to adult pop and mainstream pop radio playlists.  A music video has been filmed to accompany the song.  Reportedly, it is inspired by the 1988 movie Dangerous Liaisons.

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7. Jason Derulo - "Marry Me"

Jason Derulo - "Marry Me"
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Jason Derulo's "Marry Me" was written with his girlfriend Jordin Sparks in mind.  She appears in the accompanying music video.  The song is a top 10 pop hit single in Australia.

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8. Zedd - "Stay the Night" featuring Hayley Williams

Zedd - Clarity
Courtesy Interscope

Dance music artist and DJ Zedd was born in Russia and raised in Germany.  He was inspired by the French electronic music duo Justice to being producing electronic music in 2009.  Zedd produced three songs on Lady Gaga's new album Artpop.  Earlier this year his platinum certified single "Clarity" was a breakthrough pop hit around the world.

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9. A Great Big World - "Say Something" featuring Christina Aguilera

A Great Big World - Say Something featuring Christina Aguilera
Courtesy Epic

Earlier this fall "Say Something" by the duo A Great Big World was used as the backing music for a dance routine on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance.  Christina Aguilera fell in love with the song so A Great Big World re-recorded it with her vocals added.  The result was performed live on The Voice.

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10. Sara Bareilles - "Brave"

Sara Bareilles - "Brave"
Courtesy Epic

Sara Bareilles' "Brave" has already been a top 10 hit on both the adult contemporary and adult pop charts.  It received a boost this week when she performed it live on The Voice.  

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