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Top 100 Pop Songs Of 2010


90. Jesse McCartney - "Shake"

Jesse McCartney - "Shake"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

Jesse McCartney takes the approach here of not messing with a formula that works. He says that it is the song on his upcoming album Have It All that is most similar to the previous Departure collection.


89. Kelly Clarkson - "All I Ever Wanted"

Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
Courtesy RCA Records

The title track from Kelly Clarkson's album All I Ever Wanted is one of the strongest tracks on the collection. It was originally recorded by the Oklahoma rock band Aranda.

88. Miranda Cosgrove - "Kissin' U"

Miranda Cosgrove - "Kissin U"
Courtesy Sony

The 17 year old star of Nickelodeon's show iCarly embarked on a mainstream pop career this year. The song is centered on the sweetness of young love.

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87. Justin Bieber - "Somebody To Love"

Justin Bieber - "Somebody To Love"
Courtesy Island Records

This appealing dance pop song was originally recorded as a demo by Usher. However, he rejected the song for himself and suggested that his protege Justin Bieber do a recording of the song. Ultimately, there are now versions with both Usher and Justin Bieber taking lead vocals while the other provides backup support.

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86. Iyaz - "Solo"

Iyaz - "Solo"
Courtesy Reprise Records

Borrowing a hook from Janet Jackson's "Again," Iyaz proved here he is no one hit wonder.

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85. Jason Derulo - "In My Head"

Jason DeRulo - "In My Head"
Courtesy Warner Bros.

A debut single as massive as 2009's "Whatcha Say" is a hard act to follow. However, "In My Head" is catchy enough it did the trick turning into another big hit for Jason Derulo.

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84. Selena Gomez and the Scene - "Naturally"

Selena Gomez and the Scene - "Naturally"
Courtesy Hollywood Records

17 year old Selena Gomez broke into the pop top 40 for the first time with this perky bit of dance pop. It climbed all the way to the top 10 in the UK.

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83. Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull - "I Like It"

Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull - "I Like It"
Courtesy Universal

A little promotion from the hit TV show Jersey Shore and surefire raps from Pitbull helped bring Enrique Iglesias back into the pop top 10 for the first time in nearly ten years. This is one of the top party hits of the year.

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82. Jay-Z featuring Mr. Hudson - "Young Forever"

Jay-Z featuring Mr. Hudson - "Young Forever"
Courtesy Roc Nation

Jay-Z's haunting song is built around Alphaville's 1984 song "Forever Young." This hit served as an introduction to US mainstream pop audiences for British artist Mr. Hudson, a protege of Kanye West.

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81. Linkin Park - "The Catalyst"

Linkin Park - "The Catalyst"
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Linkin Park headed in the direction of more synth textures and less rock guitar on this lead single from the A Thousand Suns album. The album and single were a commercial disappointment for the band in a year in which rock did not fare well at all in music sales.

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