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 Pop 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
Although Fall Out Boy are headlining, All-American Rejects can lay claim to being the hottest band on the Black Clouds and Underdogs concert tour. "Move Along" is aiming to be the band's next top 10 pop single.
Hasidic Jewish reggae star Matisyahu is the most surprising pop success story of the year so far. His album Youth is the highest debuting reggae album ever on the U.S. pop albums chart. In addition, the opening week sales were the biggest sales week of any reggae album in the U.S. in the past 15 years.
Although it is quickly rising up the charts, the marketing of "Ms. New Booty" has drawn controversy. A website promoting the single and encouraging fans to send in photos of their backside prompted complaints from a group called IndustryEars saying "Ms. New Booty" was "another conduit to sex, pornography and misogyny aimed at children."
4. Nick Lachey - What's Left of Me
Nick Lachey seems to be moving on from his much-publicized split with Jessica Simpson. In addition to his current hit song climbing the charts, he will be the star of a TV series pilot for the new CW television network. Lachey will play a bachelor living in Manhattan in the show titled He Said / She Said.
Reportedly, the Pussycat Dolls are interested in making a reality television series their next entertainment venture. Apparently, representatives of the group have drawn the attention of the new CW network with the idea.
Dem Franchize Boyz are one of the key groups performing Snap, the hottest new hip hop genre.