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Top 10 Hot Pop Songs November 13, 2012

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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. Flo Rida - "I Cry"

Flo Rida - "I Cry"
Courtesy Atlantic Records

Sales totals of Flo Rida's most recent album Wild Ones are more than twice that of his previous album Only One Flo (Part 1). The album has already generated three multi-platinum top 10 hit singles. "I Cry" has reached #2 on the rap songs chart.

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2. Lumineers - "Ho Hey"

The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"
Courtesy Dualtone

Folk rock band the Lumineers are among the top new artists of 2012. "Ho Hey" is beginning to break the group in Europe as well as the US and Canada. The song is a #12 hit in the UK and has charted in Belgium, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.

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3. One Direction - "Little Things"

One Direction - Take Me Home
Courtesy Columbia

The second single from One Direction's album Take Me Home was co-written by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The group performed the song live on X Factor. The album Take Me Home was released this week.

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4. Justin Bieber - "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj

Justin Bieber - "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj
Courtesy Schoolboy Records

"Beauty and a Beat" borrows much of its sound from classic disco music. Nicki Minaj references Justin Bieber's now former girlfriend Selena Gomez in her rap. The song is climbing pop charts across Europe and has reached #16 on the UK pop singles chart.

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5. Nicki Minaj - "Va Va Voom"

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Courtesy Cash Money

Nicki Minaj is in this week's chart as both a lead artist and featured artist. In 2012 alone "Va Va Voom" is Nicki Minaj's sixth time to reach the Billboard Hot 100

as lead artist and fifth as featured artist.

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6. Pink - "Try"

Pink - The Truth About Love
Courtesy RCA

Pink has received critical acclaim for the "Try" music video. The clip was directed by Floria Sigismondi. It depicts Pink and a male performer expressing frustration through dance. "Try" is climbing pop music charts around the world and has reached the pop top 20 in Canada.

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7. The Script - "Hall Of Fame" featuring will.i.am

The Script - "Hall Of Fame" featuring will.i.am
Courtesy Phonogenic

"Hall Of Fame" has a notably more upbeat sound and point of view than the Script's earlier melancholy pop hits. The song has peaked inside the top 5 on Australia's pop singles chart and has been certified three times platinum. It has reached #1 on the pop singles chart in the UK.

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8. Alicia Keys - "Girl On Fire" featuring Nicki Minaj

Alicia Keys - "Girl On Fire" featuring Nicki Minaj
Courtesy RCA

Alicia Keys performed "Girl On Fire" live at the MTV Video Music Awards with an appearance by Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas. The music video for the song was directed by Sophie Muller. It depicts Alicia Keys as a working mother taking care of her children and her own elderly mother.

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9. Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin

Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" featuring John Martin
Courtesy Astralwerks

"Don't You Worry Child" is expected to be the final single that will be released by dance music supergroup Swedish House Mafia. It has soared to the top of the dance chart in both the US and UK. In the UK, Australia, and Sweden, it has also reached #1 on the pop singles chart.

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10. Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"

Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"
Courtesy RCA

Kelly Clarkson released a simple and elegant music video for "Catch My Breath" this week. The song is the first single from a greatest hits album that hits stores next week. "Catch My Breath" has climbed into the top 20 at adult pop radio.

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