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Top 10 New Pop Songs March 22, 2012


2011 American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart finally releases her debut single "Free," and it is the top new pop single of the week.

1. Haley Reinhart - "Free"

Haley Reinhart - "Free"
Courtesy Interscope

Haley Reinhart finished third on American Idol in 2011. She was the highest finishing of pop singers in the competition. The final two were country singers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. "Free" is Haley Reinhart's first official single from her upcoming debut album Listen Up! The song's combination of pop, jazz and blues elements is a good fit with the talents she demonstrated on American Idol.


2. Marina and the Diamonds - "Primadonna"

Marina and the Diamonds - "Primadonna"
Courtesy Elektra

Marina and the Diamonds is the recording name for Welsh singer Marina Diamandis. Her first album, 2010's Family Jewels, was a top 5 hit in the UK in 2010 and certified gold. "Primadonna" is the first single from her upcoming second album Electra Heart. It was co-produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The album will hit stores April 30, 2012.

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3. Hot Chelle Rae - "Honestly"

Hot Chelle Rae - "Honestly"
Courtesy RCA

"Honestly" is the third single from Hot Chelle Rae's album Whatever. It is a song about dealing with the aftermath of being dumped. The group's last two singles were both certified platinum for sales. The music video for "Honestly" will debut March 23, 2012.


4. B.o.B. - "Where Are You (B.o.B. vs. Bobby Ray)"

B.o.B. - "Where Are You (B.o.B. vs. Bobby Ray)"
Courtesy Atlantic

"Where Are You" is the fourth single to be released from B.o.B.'s upcoming second album Strange Clouds. The song speaks to concerns about what fame has done to the Bobby Ray that his friends and family remember. It is a gentle piano ballad that segues into a segment with rolling percussion. "Where Are You" was self-produced by B.o.B.


5. Dev - "Take Her From You"

Dev - "Take Her From You"
Courtesy Universal

"Take Her From You" is the latest song released from Dev's much delayed album The Night the Sun Came Up. It is now set to be released next week March 26, 2012. "Take Her From You" is a stylistic change from the dance-pop Dev has typically released. "Take Her From You" is stripped down with a bit of a bluesy swagger.

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6. The Wanted - "Gold Forever"

The Wanted - "Gold Forever"
Courtesy Island Records

The Wanted first released "Gold Forever" at home in the UK in 2011 as the first single from their Battleground album. It was also the Comic Relief charity single. "Gold Forever" peaked at #3 on the UK pop singles chart. It is the follow up in the US to their top 5 platinum breakthrough "Glad You Came."

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7. Diana DeGarmo - "Good Goodbye"

Diana DeGarmo - "Good Goodbye"
Courtesy Mailboat Records

Diana DeGarmo first gained fame as the runner-up on the third season of American Idol in 2004. She has recently joined the cast of the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless. She co-wrote "Good Goodbye" with her boyfriend, and fellow former American Idol contestant, Ace Young for it to be performed on The Young and the Restless by Diana DeGarmo's character.


8. Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines"

Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines"
Courtesy Columbia

"Sixteen Saltines" is the second single from Jack White's upcoming first solo album Blunderbuss. It was performed live along with the first single "Love Interruption" on Saturday Night Live on March 3, 2012. Blunderbuss is scheduled to be released April 23, 2012.


9. Lionel Richie - "Hello" featuring Jennifer Nettles

Lionel Richie featuring Jennifer Nettles - "Hello"
Courtesy Universal Nashville

"Hello" is the third single from Lionel Richie's upcoming Tuskegee album that features country duet versions of his classic hits. Jennifer Nettles is a member of the country duo Sugarland. "Hello" was a #1 hit for Lionel Richie in 1984. Tuskegee will be released next week March 26, 2012.

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10. All-American Rejects - "Someday's Gone"

All-American Rejects - "Someday's Gone"
Courtesy Interscope

"Someday's Gone" is a single from All-American Rejects' upcoming album Kids In the Street. The album will be released March 26, 2012. "Beekeeper's Daughter," the first single from the project, edged its way into the top 40 in mainstream pop radio airplay. All-American Rejects have released three top 10 pop hit singles.

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