Jason DeRulo croons here like a confident, established R&B pop singer. In the more emotional sections of this musical plea for reconciliation, DeRulo spits out the words with a spirit appropriate for the moment. He pledges paradise when he becomes a star. This debut single went all the way to #1 for Jason Derulo.
It had been over five years since Mariah Carey's last #1 pop single when "We Belong Together" was unleashed. The song is uncharacteristically restrained for Mariah Carey, but it soon work its magic with pop audiences and ultimately spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song "Yellow" marked the arrival of Coldplay as major international pop artists. It is a simple song of unrequited love. The happy accident of the song title occurred when group leader Chris Martin was looking for a word to fit his concept of the record, and he spotted the telephone yellow pages.
Maroon 5's "This Love" was written in response to singer Adam Levine's breakup with his girlfriend. Musically, the song is strongly influenced by Stevie Wonder. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the group a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.