December 7, 2005
One of the best things about today's online music services is the opportunity to purchase individual songs for unlimited listening regardless of whether or not they have been released as a single. Each week I uncover some of the best pop tracks to download from online music services. The music will range widely across pop genres. The tracks listed may not be available at all of the major online music services.
Read lists from previous weeks.
1. Chris Brown - I May Never Find
2. Street Drum Corps - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
This new version of John Lennon's Christmas classic by the 3-man percussion band Street Drum Corps features The Used's Bert McCracken on vocals.
3. Lindsay Lohan - I Want You To Want Me
Lindsay Lohan updates Cheap Trick's rock classic on her new A Little More Personal (Raw) album with a production boost from Butch Walker.
4. T-Pain featuring Akon - U Got Me
One of the top tracks from Rappa Ternt Sanga, the first album from Florida-based rapper T-Pain who has hit the pop singles chart with "I'm Sprung." Akon provides a sweet vocal assist.
5. Shakira - Hey You
6. The Veronicas - Heavily Broken
7. Il Divo - Silent Night
It's another slice of the gorgeous pop/opera voices of the guys in Il Divo singing this all-time Christmas classic.
8. All-American Rejects - Change Your Mind
All-American Rejects, the punk pop guys from Oklahoma, shine on this energetic track from their Move Along album.
9. Ray J - Unbelievable
Brandy's brother is riding high on the charts with the smooth, silky single "One Wish," featured on the album Raydiation. This is another track from the album in a more funky mood.
10. Pretty Ricky - Can't Live Without You
The 4 brothers that make up Pretty Ricky deliver high drama in this track that closes the album Bluestars.