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.
Ke$ha has another hit to lead off her second full-length studio album Warrior. "Die Young" moves slightly away from the dance pop of her earlier hits in more of an alternative pop direction. She has quickly risen into the top 30 of the adult pop radio chart as well as mainstream pop radio.
"Diamonds" has swiftly become another major pop hit for Rihanna around the world. It has reached #1 on the pop singles chart in both the UK and France while climbing into the top 10 in at least 15 other countries. The song was co-written by in demand Australian singer-songwriter Sia.
"Live While We're Young" has quickly become another international pop smash hit for One Direction. It has topped the charts in both Ireland and New Zealand. It is the first single from the group's upcoming second studio album Take Me Home which is due in stores in November, 2012. "Live While We're Young" debuted at #3 on the pop singles chart in the UK.
This is the second hit song titled "Let Me Love You" co-written by Ne-Yo. He also co-wrote the "Let Me Love You" that was a #1 smash pop hit for Mario in 2005. The current hit "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" has become the fourth #1 pop hit for Ne-Yo in the UK.
The pop hit singles keep coming for rapper Flo Rida. It has become a worldwide pop hit reaching the pop top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. The song was produced by the French duo soFLY and Nius who produced the huge hit single "Wild Ones." "I Cry" is aiming to become the fourth top 10 pop hit single from the album Wild Ones.
Christina Aguilera revealed the cover of her upcoming album Lotus this week. She appears to be nude and is emerging from a lotus flower. The new collection is set to hit stores in November, 2012. She says the album finds her "embracing many things," but she reassures fans that it is all "feel-good."