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Top 10 Hot Pop Songs August 15, 2006

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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 Pop 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.

1. Nickelback - Far Away

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has described this song as "the only real love song" that Nickelback has in their repertoire.

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2. JoJo - Too Little Too Late

"Too Little Too Late" is the first single from the JoJo album The High Road which is not due in stores until October. On the album JoJo receives the star treatment working with such producers as Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Ryan Leslie.

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3. Ne-Yo - Sexy Love

Ne-Yo's latest single has already gone to the top 5 in the UK and is looking to become his second top 10 out of 3 singles in the US.

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4. Hinder - Lips of an Angel

Non-stop touring is paying off for rock band Hinder. It looks like they may be part of a rock resurgence on the pop chart.

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5. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack

Sunday, August 13, 2006, Justin Timberlake debuted a number of new songs from his upcoming album FutureSex / LoveSounds at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

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6. Mario Vasquez - Gallery

Mario Vasquez, previously best known for dropping out of American Idol, is quietly becoming one of the most successful ex-contestants on the pop singles chart.

7. Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole - (When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me

Sean Paul's latest is featured on the soundtrack to the movie Step Up which opened in theaters last Friday, August 11, 2006.

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8. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol says that "Chasing Cars" is "the most pure and open love song" he's written.

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9. Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober

For those curious of the origin of "Call Me When You're Sober," band leader Amy Lee has revealed that the song is aimed at her boyfriend, Shaun Morgan of the band Seether, who is currently in addiction rehab.

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10. Rascal Flatts - What Hurts the Most

"What Hurts the Most" appeared on a number of recordings before Rascal Flatts' current hit version. The first of those recordings was by country artist Mark Wills in 2003.

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