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Top 10 New Pop Songs May 7, 2013


An impressive return to form by Mariah Carey with Miguel leads this week's top new pop songs.

1. Mariah Carey - "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel

Mariah Carey - Miguel - "#Beautiful"
Courtesy Island

It has been four years since Mariah Carey has had a top 40 pop hit single. It looks like all of that will soon change. Her new single "#Beautiful" has received powerful critical acclaim both for her performance and the production and performance of Miguel. It has also taken off quickly in both sales and radio airplay. Mariah Carey is back.


2. Jennifer Lopez - "Live It Up" featuring Pitbull

Jennifer Lopez - "Live It Up" featuring Pitbull
Courtesy Capitol

Jennifer Lopez teams up for a third time with "Mr. Worldwide" Pitbull. This follows the club ready dance pop formula of the previous two hits except for a bit more Latin this time around.


3. Alicia Keys - "Tears Always Win"

Alicia Keys - "Tears Always Win"
Courtesy RCA

Alicia Keys has put together a new single mix for this third release from the #1 hit album Girl On Fire. The title cut "Girl On Fire" was Alicia Keys' highest charting pop hit single in the last five years.


4. Jaheim - "Age Ain't a Factor"

Jaheim - "Age Ain't a Factor"
Courtesy Atlantic

R&B singer Jaheim has landed in the top 10 of the album chart with four out of five of his studio releases. They have also generated five top 40 pop hits. "Age Ain't a Factor" is the first single from his upcoming sixth studio album.


5. Cazzette - "Beam Me Up"

Cazzette - "Beam Me Up"
Courtesy Island

Cazzette are a Swedish dance music production duo. They gained strong attention for a remix of Adele's #1 pop hit "Set Fire To the Rain." "Beam Me Up" is the duo's first official single. It was initially available to stream only in 2012.

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6. We the Kings - "Find You There"

We the Kings - "Find You There"
Courtesy We the Kings

Pop punk band We the Kings lean strongly to the pop side of that equation. Five of their songs have reached the top 40 of mainstream pop radio airplay. "Find You There" is the second single from an expected upcoming fourth studio album by the band.


7. Tamar Braxton - "The One"

Tamar Braxton - "The One"
Courtesy Epic

Tamar Braxton is one of the founding members of the R&B group the Braxtons. They reached the R&B top 40 with the single "So Many Ways." Tamar Braxton now stars with her sisters and mothers on the reality TV show Braxton Family Values. "The One" is a single from Tamar Braxton's upcoming solo album Love and War. The title song was a top 5 R&B hit. The album is expected this July.


8. Ms. Lauryn Hill - "Neurotic Society"

Lauryn Hill - "Neurotic Society"
Courtesy Obverse Creation Music

Celebrated hip hop artist Lauryn Hill has made recent headlines by receiving a prison sentence for evading federal income tax payments. "Neurotic Society" is a new single released as a part of a new recording contract that may ultimately lead to a second studio album from Lauryn Hill. It would be her first since the critically acclaimed 1998 debut The Miseductation Of Lauryn Hill.


9. Halestorm - "Here's To Us" Guest Mix

Halestorm - Here's To Us
Courtesy Atlantic

Heavy rock band Halestorm initially released "Here's To Us" as a track on their 2012 album The Strange Case Of... They have since won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance. The new mix of "Here's To Us" featuring multiple guests including Slash of Guns 'n Roses has been released to promote a deluxe re-release of The Strange Case Of...


10. Lonely Island - "Spring Break Anthem"

Lonely Island - "Spring Break Anthem"
Courtesy Republic

The comedy group the Lonely Island first gained fame from their work they put together for Saturday Night Live. This new single is the third from the group's upcoming third studio album The Wack Album. It is expected in stores on June 11, 2013.

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