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.
Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" is already a top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, adult pop radio, and adult contemporary radio. The song sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release. Kelly Clarkson's upcoming album Stronger was inspired by the Friedrich Nietzsche quotation, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." There is a song on the album titled "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)."
David Guetta put together "Without You" in an effort to showcase both the romantic ballad side and the uptempo dance side of Usher's work. This song is included on the David Guetta album Nothing But the Beat. It is a top 10 pop hit already in Australia, Denmark, Germany, and New Zealand.
Jason Derulo has done well on the US pop music charts with three top 10 singles. However, he has performed even better on the charts in the UK. There Jason Derulo has four top 3 hit singles to his credit. Jason Derulo's self-titled debut album was also a top 10 hit and certified gold in the UK. He collaborated with Pixie Lott on the song "Coming Home" from her upcoming album Turn It Up Louder.
LMFAO are perhaps one of the biggest worldwide pop surprises of 2011. "Sexy and I Know It" is the follow up single to their #1 smash "Party Rock Anthem." The music video for "Sexy and I Know It" was released this week and stars LMFAO member Redfoo stripping down to a speedo along with a whole host of other men.
Patrick Stump, lead vocalist for Fall Out Boy, says that "This City" changed the entire direction of his debut solo album Soul Punk. He says he had nearly completed the album and at the last minute came up with "This City." He liked the new song so much he decided to build the entire album around it.
The upcoming music video for Coldplay's "Paradise" will be directed by Hype Williams. According to band member Chris Martin, the group's upcoming Mylo Xyloto album will be a concept album based around a love story with a happy ending. The album has been inspired by American graffiti and the White Rose movement, a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.