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By Bill Lamb, About.com Guide
Everything that Rihanna touched this year seemed to turn to gold including this reworked version of a Maroon 5 song. Don't miss the tastefully sexy accompanying video.
Fall Out Boy failed to ignite their usual level of excitement among fans with this lead single from the Folie a Deux album. However, it is still a solid pop-rock turn by the group.
This is the breakthrough top 40 pop single by the Mississippi base rock band Saving Abel. File this one close to songs by Daughtry.
After a raft of bad publicity related to a recent automobile accident, former teen star Brandy returned to the charts with this cheerful, upbeat R&B love song.
Take a wry, humorous story, match it with easy, laidback Southern-edged rock, and lyrics easy to sing with, and you have a breakthrough hit.
The second hit single from this Hollywood-based emo-pop band is a bit on the reflective side.
4 years after his breakthrough top 10 smash "I Don't Want to Be," you might have wondered what happened to Gavin DeGraw. He came back this year with another catchy, lightly rocking love song.
"Beat It" is a standard cover in Fall Out Boy shows. For this recording of the Michael Jackson classic, John Mayer, one of the most skilled guitarists in the pop world, lends his talent.
Canada's top rapper rode assistance from Akon to the upper reaches of the US pop singles chart.
4 years after his 10 million selling album Confessions, Usher made a somewhat disappointing return with this club-themed hit.
Bill Lamb Top 40 / Pop Guide
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