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Top 40 Pop Song and Album Reviews

In-depth reviews of the most important top 40 pop music albums and singles. An expert rating as well as comments to help you decide if you will like the recording are included.
  1. 2005 Archive (45)
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  6. Albums (235)
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  8. Singles (533)

Glee, the Music
The television show 'Glee' has turned into a pop music phenomenon. No single recording entity has placed more songs on the pop singles chart in the US. The show has generated a string of successful albums and sold millions of recordings around the world.

Tell About Your Favorite Pop Song
Most everyone has a pop song that to them is a personal favorite. Share the details on your favorite. Let everyone know why it is the best.See submissions

Backstreet Boys - This Is Us
This Is Us by the Backstreet Boys is a return to their classic styles. Among the producers on the project are Max Martin and RedOne.

Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk
Love Drunk is the second album from Boys Like Girls. It includes the hit single title song and a guest appearance from Taylor Swift.

Colbie Caillat - Breakthrough
Breakthrough is Colbie Caillat's second album following her big hit Bubbly off the Coco album. The album features the single Fallin for You.

Ciara - 'Fantasy Ride'
'Fantasy Ride' is the third studio album from Ciara. It includes the hit single "Love Sex Magic" with Justin Timberlake. The album was put together by a wide variety of producers.

Miley Cyrus - Time of Our Lives
The Time of Our Lives by Miley Cyrus is an EP featuring the hit single "Party In the USA." Among the producers on the project are John Shanks and Dr. Luke

Selena Gomez and the Scene - Kiss and Tell
Selena Gomez is a teen pop artist promoted by Disney. She is the star of the TV series 'Wizards of Waverly Place.' Her first album is recorded with her band the Scene. Gina Schock of the Go-Go's worked on multiple songs. The first single is "Falling Down."

Sean Kingston - Tomorrow
Tomorrow is Sean Kingston's second album. It was executive produced by J.R. Rotem and includes the top 10 smash pop hit "Fire Burning."

Madonna - Celebration
Celebration is the most extensive greatest hits collection by Madonna. It includes 36 tracks on 2 CDs as well as a DVD collection of music videos. Two new songs "Celebration" and "Revolver" are included.

Soundtrack - Twilight: New Moon
Twilight - New Moon is the second movie in the hit Twilight series. The soundtrack from the first film was a pop smash. The second features the Death Cab for Cutie song "Meet Me On the Equinox" as well as music from Muse and Radiohead.

Barbra Streisand - Love Is the Answer
Love Is the Answer is a new Barbra Streisand studio album of jazz and pop standards. The producer of the album is jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall with orchestrations by Johnny Mandel.

Cobra Starship - Hot Mess
Hot Mess is Cobra Starship's third studio album. It includes the hit single Good Girls Go Bad that features Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester on guest vocals.

Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure
Guilty Pleasure is Ashley Tisdale's second solo album. It features the single "It's Alright, It's OK." Ashley Tisdale first came to fame starring in the TV movie 'High School Musical.'

Elliott Yamin - Fight for Love
Fight for Love is the second album by Elliott Yamin, former American Idol contestant. Producers on the album include Jermaine Dupri and Stargate.

Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
21st Century Breakdown is Green Day's follow up to the five million selling American Idiot. It includes the hit single Know Your Enemy.

Daughtry - 'Leave This Town'
'Leave This Town' is Daughtry's second studio album. The producer working with the group is Howard Benson.

Rob Thomas - Cradlesong - Details on Rob Thomas' Album Cradlesong
'Cradlesong' is Rob Thomas' second solo studio album. The producer working on the project is Matt Serletic. The album's lead single is "Her Diamonds."

All Time Low - Nothing Personal - Details on All Time Low's Album Not…
'Nothing Personal' is the third studio album from pop punk band All Time Low. The first single from the album is "Weightless." Producers Butch Walker, Matt Squire, David Bendeth, and S*A*M & Sluggo have worked on the project.

Jordin Sparks - Battlefield
Battlefield is the second studio album from Jordin Sparks, American Idol champion The first single from the album is also titled "Battlefield." Producers Stargate, Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, and Dr. Luke have worked on the project

Whitney Houston - I Look To You
I Look To You is Whitney Houston's first studio album in nearly seven years. It features collaborations with such songwriting and production talent as Alicia Keys, Stargate, Akon, and David Foster.

Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is Mariah Carey's twelfth studio album. It includes the single Obsessed and collaborations with long-term musical partners Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.

Adam Lambert - "Time for Miracles"
Time for Miracles is Adam Lambert's first post-American Idol single. It is featured in the film 2012. The song was produced by Rob Cavallo

Michael Franti and Spearhead - "Say Hey (I Love You)"
Michael Franti and Spearhead's single "Say Hey (I Love You)" is their breakthrough top 40 pop hit. Its style is based in reggae but is a fusion of a wide number of other musical styles.

Selena Gomez and the Scene - "Falling Down"
Falling Down is Selena Gomez' first official single from her debut album Kiss and Tell. The song will also be included in the movie Wizards of Waverly Place starring Selena Gomez. It is uptempo teen pop.

Backstreet Boys - "Straight Through My Heart"
Straight Through My Heart is the lead single from the Backstreet Boys album This Is Us. It was produced by RedOne.

Whitney Houston - "Million Dollar Bill"
whitney houston, million dollar bill, alicia keys, swizz beatz

Miley Cyrus - "Party in the USA"
Party in the USA is the first single from the EP The Time of Our Lives by Miley Cyrus. The song was produced by Lukasz Gottwald, aka Dr. Luke, and Claude Kelly.

Kelly Clarkson - "Already Gone"
Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" is the third single from her album 'All I Ever Wanted.' It was co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder

Madonna - Celebration
Celebration is the lead single from Madonna's greatest hits collection also titled Celebration. The song was produced by dance music producer Paul Oakenfold.

Boys Like Girls - "Love Drunk"
"Love Drunk" is the title single from Boys Like Girls' second album. The song was produced by Brian Howes. Ashley Tisdale is featured in the accompanying video.

Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody"
Use Somebody is Kings of Leon's breakthrough pop single in the US. It is the second single from the album Only By the Night

Shakira - "She Wolf"
"She Wolf" is the title single from Shakira's English language studio album of the same name. John Hill and Sam Endicott co-produced the song with Shakira.

Lady GaGa - "Paparazzi"
Paparazzi is the fourth Lady GaGa single from the album The Fame. It was co-written and produced by Rob Fusari.

Jason DeRulo - "Whatcha Say"
Whatcha Say is the debut single from Jason DeRulo. He worked with J.R. Rotem as producer on the record.

Leona Lewis - "Happy"
Happy by Leona Lewis is the first single from her second album Echo. It was produced by Ryan Tedder and co-written by Tedder, Lewis and Evan Bogart

John Mayer - "Who Says"
Who Says is John Mayer's first single from his album Battle Studies. It was co-produced by Steve Jordan.

Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke - "Somebody to Love"
Somebody to Love is the first single from Leighton Meester's first solo album. She is the acting star of the TV show Gossip Girl and a pop singer. She first hit the charts with guest vocals on Cobra Starship's Good Girls Go Bad.

Allison Iraheta - "Friday I'll Be Over U"
"Friday I'll Be Over U" is Allison Iraheta's first post-American Idol single. It was produced by Max Martin.

Britney Spears - "3"
"3" is the first single from Britney Spears' greatest hits package 'The Singles Collection.' It was produced by Max Martin and has generated some controversy due to its lyrical content.

Justin Bieber - "One Time"
"One Time" is Justin Bieber's first single. He is a 15 year old Canadian singer discovered via YouTube.

Kris Allen - "Live Like We're Dying"
Live Like We're Dying is Kris Allen's first single recorded after winning American Idol. It is a song originally recorded by the Irish pop band the Script.

Owl City - "Fireflies"
Fireflies is the first hit single by synthpop artist Adam Young. He records under the name Owl City.

Black Eyed Peas - "Meet Me Halfway"
Meet Me Halfway is the Black Eyed Peas' third single from the album The E.N.D. It was produced by will.i.am and Keith Harris and features a lead vocal from Fergie

Susan Boyle - "Wild Horses"
"Wild Horses" is Susan Boyle's first single from her 'I Dreamed a Dream' album. It was performed publicly for the first time on the finale of 'America's Got Talent.'

Beyonce - "Sweet Dreams"
Sweet Dreams is a Beyonce single from the album I Am...Sasha Fierce. She worked with the songwriting and production team the Runaways. It has a strong electronic pop feel.

Cobra Starship - "Good Girls Go Bad" featuring Leighton Meester
"Good Girls Go Bad" is a breathrough hit single for Cobra Starship. Actress Leighton Meester is featured on vocals. The song was co-produced by Kara DioGuardi and Kevin Rudolf.

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

Review: Jason Derulo - "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz
Jason Derulo soared on the pop singles chart with "Talk Dirty" giving him his biggest hit since the debut single "Whatcha Say."

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