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Top 10 Demi Lovato Songs

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Demi Lovato is one of the most successful artists to emerge from the Disney music camp. She earned a #1 album as a teen. Her musical career was interrupted by personal issues, but she emerged even stronger than before. This is a guide to the best of her songs.

1. "Give Your Heart a Break" - 2012

Courtesy Hollywood Records

"Give Your Heart a Break" is Demi Lovato's big breakthrough into the pop mainstream as a young adult artist. The song reached #1 at mainstream pop radio. The success is for good reason. It is an immaculately constructed pop song co-written and co-produced by legendary pop songwriter Billy Steinberg and his current writing partner Josh Alexander.

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2. "Heart Attack" - 2013

Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack"
Courtesy Disney Music Group

Demi Lovato emerged from her first season as judge on X Factor USA with an even larger fan base than before the show. They eagerly awaited the single "Heart Attack" and were not disappointed. The song showcases her powerhouse vocals in an appealing pop format. "Heart Attack" was produced by the duo known as The Suspex. It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a #1 dance club hit. It was the first single from the album Demi.

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3. "Skyscraper" - 2011

Demi Lovato - "Skyscraper"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

Demi Lovato returned from her stay in rehab determined to prove she was a survivor. The result was this powerful song about survival. It features one of Demi Lovato's most moving vocals alternating between fragility and strength. "Skyscraper" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum for sales over one million.

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4. "Don't Forget" - 2008

Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Courtesy Hollywood Records

"Don't Forget" is the title song from Demi Lovato's debut album. It tells the tale of a relationship that has fallen apart. Demi Lovato co-wrote the song with the Jonas Brothers. Musically, "Don't Forget" alternates between the brittle opening and a more muscular rock section. Demi Lovato proved she had command of vocal nuances required of an established pop artist.

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5. "Remember December" - 2010

Demi Lovato - "Remember December"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

With "Remember December" Demi Lovato plunged headlong into power pop. There is a moody overtone here that makes the song sound edgy. Demi Lovato stated that she hoped more of her music headed in this direction in the future.

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6. "This Is Me" - 2008

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas - "This Is Me"
Courtesy Walt Disney

For many fans, "This Is Me" was one of the first introductions to the music of Demi Lovato. She sings the song in the Disney TV movie Camp Rock with a featured vocal from Joe Jonas. Her voice is less distinctive here than on many of her solo efforts, but "This Is Me" is a memorable singalong pop hit having peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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7. "Here We Go Again" - 2009

Demi Lovato - "Here We Go Again"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

This title cut from the album Here We Go Again brought comparisons between Demi Lovato and Kelly Clarkson. The chorus structure does sound like it could have been lifted from one of the hits by the American Idol champion. However, the breathiness in the vocals makes this distinctively a Demi Lovato song.

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8. "For the Love Of a Daughter" - 2011

Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato wrote this song with William Beckett of the band The Academy Is... It was originally slated for inclusion on the 2009 album Here We Go Again, but it was decided the song was too intense for Demi Lovato's fans at the time. The ballad was a solid fit with other emotional material on the Unbroken album. "For the Love Of a Daughter" depicts the difficult relationship between Demi Lovato and her father.

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9. "Get Back" - 2008

Demi Lovato - "Get Back"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

Breakup songs are very common, but reunion songs are not as often heard. "Get Back" is one of the latter. Co-written by the Jonas Brothers and featuring their guitar work, the song was the lead single from Demi Lovato's first album Don't Forget.

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10. "Unbroken" - 2011

Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato heads for the dance floor on this title song from her third studio album. Lyrically, it is a song about survival and heading forward with strength and a positive attitude. Musically, the dance structure is a new direction for Demi Lovato perhaps influenced by the dance hits of her close friend Selena Gomez.

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