David Guetta's epic second collaboration with singer-songwriter Sia leads off this week's hottest new pop songs.
Just as Ellie Goulding is reaching a #2 pop peak in the US with the single "Lights," she is working on keeping the momentum going with the first track from her upcoming album Halcyon. She co-produced the new song with Jim Eliot of the electropop group Kish Mauve. Ellie Goulding has said in interviews she thinks she may be subconsciously influenced by the music of her current boyfriend Skrillex.
David Guetta's first collaboration with singer-songwriter Sia was the single "Titanium." It has turned into a worldwide smash hit reaching #1 in the UK and #7 in the US. The pair combine for an even more epic sound this time around. It will be the first single from a re-release of David Guetta's album Nothing But the Beat.
Muse are arguably today's biggest British rock band. Their last three studio albums have gone to #1 in the UK and The Resistance, their most recent, peaked at #3 in the US. "Madness" is the second single from the band's upcoming album The 2nd Law. The album is due in stores October 2, 2012.
Mayer Hawthorne is the stage name used by Andrew Mayer Cohen. He has received acclaim for his classic retro soul sound. His first major label album How Do You Do was released in October 2011 and it peaked at #52 on the album chart. The song "Get Ready" was a top 30 pop hit for the Temptations in 1966 and a #4 pop hit by the band Rare Earth in 1970.
"Tip Toes" is the debut single from singer-songwriter Jayme Dee. She began playing guitar when she found one while rummaging around her family's garage. She uploaded acoustic covers of mainstream pop songs to YouTube and ultimately received over 13 million views on her channel. Her song "Rules" was included on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games, and she will be touring this fall with Owl City.
Singer-songwriter Sandi Thom surged to the top of the UK pop charts in 2006 with her debut single "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)." It was followed by her #1 album Smile...It Confuses People. Her most recent album Merchants and Thieves was released on her own Guardian Angels album to critical support but little commercial success.