1. Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"

    August 13, 2010 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland are poised for a whopping pop crossover with "Stuck Like Glue," which has already achieved the chart milestone of highest Billboard Hot 100 debut (No. 20) for a country duo or group. Co-writt ...

  2. Flo Rida feat. David Guetta, "Club Can't Handle Me"

    August 06, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Flo Rida and David Guetta had just one thing in common before their collaboration on "Club Can't Handle Me"-a penchant for making shamelessly catchy club bangers. The product of their partnership is infectious, so much so that it was ...

  3. Anberlin, "Impossible"

    August 06, 2010 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the first note that ripples through "Impossible," Anberlin hooks the listener with the warm-up single from its new album, "Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place" (Sept. 21). While all of the band's signature flourishes-poig ...

  4. Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream"

    August 06, 2010 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 After posting the longest-running No. 1 of the summer with "California Gurls," Katy Perry is in a prime position to release her sophomore pop album, "Teenage Dream." The hitmaker trifecta of Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Max Martin ...

  5. Danny Gokey, "I Will Not Say Goodbye"

    August 06, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" viewers became familiar with Danny Gokey 's story last year: The young artist's wife, Sophia, died in 2008, shortly before his audition for the show. Gokey now channels that pain and grief into an emotionally rive ...

  6. Bruno Mars, "Just the Way You Are"

    August 06, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars already melted listeners' hearts with cameos on Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" and B.o.B 's "Nothing on You," but the 24-year-old Hawaiian takes his dreamy soprano to the next level on "Just the Way Y ...

  7. Jeezy Featuring Lil Jon, "Jizzle"

    July 30, 2010 6:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeezy is one of the more commercially successful rappers to keep his street cred fully intact. But a couple of elements from his latest single, "Jizzle"-the title, for starters-are dated and less gully than one would expect from the self-p ...

  8. Bush, "Afterlife"

    July 30, 2010 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 After nine years of side projects and solo albums in between stretches of silence, Gavin Rossdale has finally recorded new material with his breakout alt-rock group Bush . The band will return with a full album this October, but the first taste of t ...

  9. John Mellencamp, "No Better Than This"

    July 30, 2010 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 With his 21st studio album on the way, John Mellencamp once again mixes his rock roots with cowboy boots on the title track from "No Better Than This," an Americana track full of heartland guitar and summery lyrics. Mellencamp basks in his ...

  10. Christina Perri, "Jar of Hearts"

    July 30, 2010 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley said, "I think we've discovered another future superstar," when Christina Perri performed her premiere single, "Jar of Hearts," during the July 15 results show-and she m ...

  11. The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"

    July 30, 2010 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Nashville siblings who make up the Band Perry -Reid, Neil and Kimberly Perry-are on the verge of stardom thanks to their poignant, and mildly controversial, new single. An acoustic guitar, banjo and fiddle set the foundation for "If I Die Y ...

  12. Papa Roach, "Kick in the Teeth"

    July 23, 2010 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Papa Roach 's 2000 breakout hit "Last Resort" cemented the California band as a consistent player in rock. But new single "Kick in the Teeth" may be its most rousing anthem yet. Warped synthesizers and aggressive drums open ...

  13. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj, "Bottoms Up"

    July 23, 2010 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Trey Songz has already established himself as the premier horndog of his generation. But on the lead single to his upcoming "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" album, the self-proclaimed Mr. Steal Your Girl switches subject matter from sexing up ...

  14. Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"

    July 23, 2010 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem built his career on controversial material, so it's no surprise to hear him tackle delicate subject matter on "Love the Way You Lie." The rapper wrote his new single with featured singer Rihanna in mind, and he chillingly allud ...

  15. Jessica Jarrell feat. Travie McCoy, "Up and Running"

    July 23, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jessica Jarrell's "Up and Running" provides listeners with three-and-a-half minutes of sheer dance-pop liveliness and guilty-pleasure appeal. The young California singer-who is opening for Justin Bieber on his arena tour and guested o ...

  16. N*E*R*D feat. Nelly Furtado, "Hot-N-Fun"

    July 23, 2010 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 "People don't want to think anymore/They just want to feel," N*E*R*D frontman Pharrell Williams muses on the trio's new single, "Hot-N-Fun." Perhaps it's this theory that led the group to shift its focus away from ...

  17. Jazmine Sullivan, "Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)"

    July 16, 2010 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scratches, ad-libs and myriad samples threaten to overwhelm the casual R&B listener on Jazmine Sullivan 's new single, "Holding You Down." But her powerful, slightly raspy voice ultimately commands attention on a song that's ...

  18. Brandon Flowers, "Crossfire"

    July 16, 2010 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Brandon Flowers announced his solo project in April, many speculated about what sound would emerge from the Killers lead singer's album. However, "Crossfire," the first single from his upcoming release "Flamingo," doesn ...

  19. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, "Beg Steal or Borrow"

    July 16, 2010 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ray LaMontagne boasts a catalog that's about as unassuming as the artist himself, and "Beg Steal or Borrow" - from upcoming album "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise" - is the latest release from the master of ...

  20. Billy Currington, "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer"

    July 16, 2010 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 With its sly, relatable lyrics, Billy Currington 's "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" should be a summer staple for years to come. The unapologetic slacker anthem is melodically simple, with bluesy steel, electric guitar drawls and ...

  21. David Archuleta, "Something 'Bout Love"

    July 16, 2010 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Archuleta recently told Billboard that his next album would contain more "lively grooves" than his 2008 debut, and the lead single from the record, "Something 'Bout Love," delivers on the 19-year-old's promise. Bl ...

  22. Nicki Minaj, "Your Love"

    July 09, 2010 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj tried to take " Cassie away from Diddy " on Usher 's "Lil Freak," which saw the Queens-born rapper rhyming about having a no-strings-attached threesome. But on her latest single, "Your Love," the Young ...

  23. Maroon 5, "Misery"

    July 09, 2010 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 is back and in strong form with "Misery," the first single from its upcoming third album, "Hands All Over." The band's collaboration with reclusive producer "Mutt" Lange ( Def Leppard , AC/DC , Shania Twai ...

  24. Melissa Etheridge, "The Wanting of You"

    July 09, 2010 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The second single from Melissa Etheridge 's lauded new album, "Fearless Love," is an expectedly anthemic dose of full-tilt American rock, with a Wall of Sound-style production that leaves little room to breathe during its four-minute ...

  25. Train, "If It's Love"

    July 09, 2010 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Train revived its career this year with "Hey, Soul Sister," its biggest hit to date and one of the catchier songs of 2010. The trio has more where that came from, though. On follow-up single "If It's Love," a rhythmic guitar ...

  26. Taio Cruz, "Dynamite"

    July 09, 2010 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 On his first single, "Break Your Heart," Taio Cruz made his plan to love and leave explicit from the beginning, his smooth vocals enabling him to get away with such an admission. The U.K. singer is equally clear about his intentions on &qu ...

  27. Zac Brown Band, "Free"

    July 02, 2010 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The fifth single from the Zac Brown Band 's breakthrough album, "The Foundation," sounds like a sure bet to maintain the group's winning streak at country radio. The song is a light, breezy ballad awash in gentle guitar and a war ...

  28. Justin Bieber, "Somebody to Love"

    July 02, 2010 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 After cracking the charts with ballads meant to set young hearts aflutter, Justin Bieber is ready to broaden his base. "Somebody to Love" cranks up the tempo to full throttle, as pleading verses spill into a euphoric sugar rush of a chorus ...

  29. Secondhand Serenade, "Something More"

    July 02, 2010 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 In "Something More," Secondhand Serenade 's John Vesely has penned some of his most honest, relatable and mature lyrics yet. The hypnotic ballad opens with an ominous piano chord as Vesely reflects on learning how to forgive and move ...

  30. New Politics, "Yeah Yeah Yeah"

    July 02, 2010 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Punk-pop trio New Politics wages war against the current political milieu on its first single, "Yeah Yeah Yeah," from its self-titled debut album out July 13. Drawing from the Hives and early records by Chronic Future , the Brooklyn band e ...

  31. Kid Cudi, "Rev of Ev"

    July 02, 2010 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 With his spacey, introspective 2009 debut, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," Kid Cudi challenged both the sound and scope of popular hip-hop. "Rev of Ev," the first single from follow-up "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of M ...

  32. Chris Janson, " 'Til a Woman Comes Along"

    June 25, 2010 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 This young Missouri native learned to connect with a country music audience the old-fashioned way--not on Facebook or Twitter, but by paying his dues and performing four shows per day, seven days per week at Nashville's famed Tootsie's Orc ...

  33. Sheryl Crow, "Summer Day"

    June 25, 2010 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow 's latest offering harks back to a time when love songs ruled the airwaves and R&B and Southern soul defined a generation. The breezy tune opens with Crow on her Wurlitzer, singing "nah nahs" as the instrumentation kic ...

  34. Chiddy Bang, "Opposite of Adults"

    June 25, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chiddy Bang 's first single, "Opposite of Adults," cleverly reworks a sample of MGMT 's "Kids" to suit the Philadelphia duo's jolting brand of hip-hop. The song sets rapper Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege's ...

  35. Goo Goo Dolls, "Home"

    June 25, 2010 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alt-rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls built a radio legacy from the late '90s into the aughts, notching 13 top 10 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. While the band's new single, "Home," doesn't capture the same ...

  36. Sara Bareilles, "King of Anything"

    June 25, 2010 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sara Bareilles slams the keys--and a certain cocky suitor--on "King of Anything," the lead single from her forthcoming "Kaleidoscope Heart." The song is a burst of energy, and its lyrics showcase her shrewd sarcasm: "You sou ...

  37. Shontelle, "Impossible"

    June 18, 2010 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barbadian singer Shontelle shines on "Impossible," giving one of the year's standout female vocal performances and recalling the poignancy and technical precision of Beyoncé 's "Irreplaceable." Shontelle already earned ...

  38. Allison Iraheta featuring Orianthi, "Don't Waste the Pretty"

    June 18, 2010 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 With her "American Idol"-rebel personal and brazen, Pink -influenced vocals, Allison Iraheta has shown the makings of a star since placing fourth in the show's 2009 season. The 18-year-old's first two singles were too deliberate ...

  39. Juanes, "Yerbatero"

    June 18, 2010 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 When he premiered new single "Yerbatero" during the World Cup opening ceremonies, Juanes returned to his rock'n'roll roots--the guitar-driven track's twangy lines are as clearly identifiable as their performer is. Co-produce ...

  40. Trace Adkins, "This Ain't No Love Song"

    June 18, 2010 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trace Adkins ' strong first single on the Show Dog label signals a new chapter in his career and serves as the initial taste of his new album, due in August. Penned by Tony Lane , Marcel and David Lee, "This Ain't No Love Song" d ...

  41. Ne-Yo, "Beautiful Monster"

    June 18, 2010 10:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo comes to terms with the masochism in his relationship on his latest track, "Beautiful Monster." "You're a knife, sharp and deadly, and it's me that you're cutting to," he belts atop an intergalactic Stargate ...

  42. Kanye West featuring Dwele, "Power"

    June 11, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West followed the warm, synth-laden hip-hop of "Graduation" with the introspective, Auto-Tuned R&B of "808s & Heartbreak," making it difficult to predict the direction of upcoming album "Good Ass Job." Wit ...

  43. Cali Swag District, "Teach Me How to Dougie"

    June 11, 2010 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Teach Me How to Dougie," the first single from hip-hop group Cali Swag District, seeks to pick up where dance craze-starters like the New Boyz ' "You're a Jerk" and Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That" ...

  44. Miley Cyrus, "Can't Be Tamed"

    June 11, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus kept controversy at a safe distance from her music in the past, but on "Can't Be Tamed," the 17-year-old officially declares herself a wild child and absolvers herself of tween role-model responsibilities ("If there w ...

  45. Tino Coury, "Diary"

    June 11, 2010 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The chorus of independent pop artist Tino Coury's first single, "Diary," admittedly resembles that of several Lady Gaga hits-especially when Coury sings "D-d-diary" over disco synths. The song's lyrics are more pessimis ...

  46. Mike Posner, "Cooler Than Me"

    June 11, 2010 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Posner's well-received mixtapes "A Matter of Time" and "One Foot Out The Door" featured "Cooler Than Me," but a remix by Gigamesh is now the Detroit newcomer's first charting single and top 40 hit. The br ...

  47. Juanes, "Yerbatero"

    June 10, 2010 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 When he premieres his new single during the World Cup Opening ceremonies this week, Colombian star Juanes will return firmly to his rock 'n roll roots with a guitar-driven track whose twangy lines are as clearly identifiable as their performer ...

  48. Luke Bryan, "Rain Is a Good Thing"

    June 04, 2010 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 A catchy one-liner can make for a memorable song, and such is the case with Georgia native Luke Bryan 's lighthearted ditty, "Rain Is a Good Thing." The newly crowned best new artist at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards ...

  49. Buckcherry, "All Night Long"

    June 04, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buckcherry 's woefully underrated single "Too Drunk..." should've been the summer rock party anthem of 2008. Its lyrics were so funny, you knew that the band had lived every intoxicated line. Two years later, new single "All ...

  50. Against Me!, "I Was a Teenage Anarchist"

    June 04, 2010 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I Was a Teenage Anarchist" takes the modern-rock sound that Against Me! and producer Butch Vig developed on 2007 album "New Wave" and broadens it even further, adding a layer of gloss. Frontman Tom Gabel recalls anti-authority c ...

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