Maroon 5's poppy lead off to their upcoming album Overexposed heads this week's phenomenal list of great new pop songs.
Nelly Furtado returns with the first single from The Spirit Indestructible, her first English language studio album in six years. Her last album Loose hit #1, was certified platinum, and included three top 20 pop hit singles. The new single is club ready dance pop.
Irish musician Glen Hansard is primary songwriter and lead vocalist for the rock group the Frames as well as one half of the duo the Swell Season. He won an Academy Award in 2007 for the song "Falling Slowly" co-written with Marketa Irglova. Now he is stepping forward as a solo artist on this heartfelt single.
Kevin Rudolf is unusual in his ability to have strong success both as producer for other artits (Selena Gomez and the Scene's "Round and Round" and Cobra Starship's "Good Girls Go Bad" to name two) and an artist in his own right with the #5 smash hit "Let It Rock." The inspirational "Don't Give Up" is his latest effort as lead artist.
"Chasing the Sun" is one of two new, previously unreleased songs from The Wanted's upcoming debut US EP hitting stores next week April 24, 2012. They debuted the song in a live performance on The Voice this week. The boy band has a tall order to follow up the #3 smash hit single "Glad You Came." "Chasing the Sun" is very similar upbeat dance pop.
Legendary grunge band Soundgarden are back with their first entirely new music in over 15 years. "Live To Rise" will be included on the soundtrack from the upcoming superhero film The Avengers. "Live To Rise" is already a top 20 hit at alternative songs and rock songs radio. Soundgarden's 1994 album Superunknown hit #1 and was certified five times platinum.