One Direction has released their newest single on 22 July 2013, titled “Best Song Ever”. The song was an instant success as it debuted #2 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles and also 9th on
iTunes Top 100 Songs.
The song “Who Owns My Heart” is a written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, Devrim Karaoglu
and Miley Cyrus who also recorded the song as the second single from Cyrus’ third studio album Can’t Be Tamed. The song released on October 22, 2010 by Hollywood records. “Who Owns My Heart” is a single produced by Armato and James. A corresponding music video for “Who Owns My Heart” was directed by Robert Hales. It follows Cyrus throughout preparing herself for, arriving, and dancing at a mansion party. The video received criticism from the Parents Television Council (PTC) for its sexual elements. The song was promoted through several live performances in Europe. The song is also a closing number of Cyrus’ current tour, Gypsy Heart Tour.
“What You Want” is a song performed by American rock band Evanescence. The freedom-themed song was written by Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo and Tim McCord. It was described as the heaviest and most different Evanescence song. Lyrically, the song talks about a relationship that can’t work despite the love between the pair together. The whole song was performed live by the band on August 8, at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV. After the performance the album version was shown on MTV. The song was digitally released on August 9, 2011 exclusively on iTunes, and to all other digital retailers on August 16. In the United Kingdom, the song was released on August 21, and a CD single of the song is scheduled for release on September 9, 2011 in Germany. To promote the single, the band has partnered with SoundTracking and GetGlue. Fans who identified an Evanescence song using the SoundTracking application and shared it to Twitter (using the hashtag #Evcomeback) entered themselves to win an album from the band. If fans checked in to Evanescence using GetGlue, they unlocked an exclusive sticker. According to Billboard, during the tracking week, Evanescence gained 110,000 Facebook fans and 5,600 Twitter followers.
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California, who performed the song “Moves Like Jagger” included on a re-release of the band’s third studio album, Hands All Over (2011). The song features American pop singer Christina Aguilera. The song was released on June 21, 2011 for digital download. “Moves Like Jagger” debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, therefore making it the band’s first top-ten single since “Makes Me Wonder” (2007), and Aguilera’s first top-ten since “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (2008). The song was a number-one single on the United States, Canadian and New Zealand charts and was also a top-ten hit in most countries that it charted. The song also marks the first time two former Best New Artist Grammy Award winners have collaborated on a Hot 100 hit.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados), better known as simply Rihanna, is a Barbadian R&B recording artist, who performed
the song “Hard” written by Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Rihanna and Jay Jenkin, and was produced by the former two, under their stage names The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. “Hard” received positive reviews from critics, who praised the collaboration between Rihanna and Jeezy, as well as the Rihanna’s vocal performance. The song debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number eighty, and peaked at number eight seven weeks later for one week, becoming her thirteenth top-ten single and sixteenth top-twenty hit this decade; this re-tied her with Beyoncé Knowles as the female artist with the most top ten hits on the Hot 100 in the 2000–2009 decade. It also peaked at number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Although the song was only released as a single in the US (and the UK at a later date), it managed to chart in several countries around the world following the release of the music video, peaking within the top ten in Canada, as well as inside the top twenty in New Zealand and on the UK R&B Chart.
The song “Pray” was written by Justin Bieber with Omar Martinez and Adam Messinger and Nasri Atweh of The Messengers. The song was also recorded by Justin Bieber. He was born Justin Drew Bieber on March 1, 1994 in London, Ontario. The song is taken as a single in several European countries from his first compilation album, My Worlds:
The Collection. In the United States and Canada, the song is included on My Worlds Acoustic. “Pray” debuted and was performed for the first time at the 2010 American Music Awards. The performance opened with Bieber sitting playing the piano while singing. Midway through the performance Bieber arose from the piano and took center stage, he was accompanied by a choir singing background vocals. The performance was ended with Bieber kneeling singing the songs title, the performance was greeted by standing ovation from the audience. According to Jocelyn Vena of MTV News Bieber, “threw in that showmanship that’s made him famous.” Thomas Conner of Chicago Sun-Times noted Bieber as the standout performance of the night, saying it was proof that he could sing, besting “the wavering pitches” of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) better known as Chris Brown is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor who recorded the song “Next 2 You” included as a track on his fourth studio album, F.A.M.E., released on March 18, 2011. The song features Canadian singer Justin Bieber and was produced by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers. Musically, “Next 2 You” is a R&B and pop number, with lyrics pertaining to the love between two in a relationship. Most music critics positively reviewed the song, complimenting the blending of Brown and Bieber’s vocals. However a common criticism of the track was how it stood out in comparison into the more lyrically explicit music on F.A.M.E.. After the release of the album, the song appeared on the charts in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It was released for digital download on June 24, 2011, as the album’s fifth single.
The song “Better Than today” is a song performed by Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress Kylie Minogue from her eleventh studio album Aphrodite (2010). “Better Than Today” was written and produced by married couple Nerina Pallot and Andy Chatterley. The song was originally included on Pallot’s project Buckminster Fuller EP in February 2009. “Better Than Today” is a pop song with many additional styles, including rock, funk, soul and country. It also incorporates the use of the electric and acoustic guitar, synthesizers and drum programming by both Pallot and Chatterley. According to the sheet music published by Hal Leonard Corporation, it is set in common time with
a tempo of 110 beats per minute. Minogue’s version is composed in the key of F major with her vocal range spanning from the low-note of A4 to the high-note of F6. The chord progression F-E♭-Dm-Dm-E♭-F follows throughout her edition while the middle eight remains in F (Pallot’s version did not contain a middle eight).
The song “Undo It Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. “Undo It” debuted at #43 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 1, 2010. The song hit #1 for the week of August 7, 2010, giving Underwood her thirteenth #1 single, and her tenth non-consecutive #1 on this chart. The song debuted at #86 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 before the release of her album Play On, and re-entered the chart at #95 following its release as an official single. After performing the song on the finale of American Idol, the song rose to a new peak of #25, becoming the second most successful single from Play On. It then rose to #23 after performing it at the 2010 CMT Music Awards. The song became her eleventh Top 40 Hot 100 hit. The song re-entered once again at #67 and stayed there for 5 more weeks before it dropped off the chart. On the week of June 27, 2011, “Undo It” entered the Australian Singles Chart at #85, becoming her first entrance to the chart in her career. So far, 1,147,000 copies of “Undo It” were sold in the USA.
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who performed the song “Mean” taken from her third studio album, Speak Now. The song, solely written by Swift, and produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift was first released as a promotional single on October 17, 2010, by Big Machine Records. According to Swift, she wrote the song to get back at her critics who constantly question her songs as well as her ability to sing. “Mean” has a length of three minutes and fifty-eight seconds. It is set in time signature of common time and has a moderate tempo of 82 beats per minute. According to Theon Weber of The Village Voice, the song is “made of handclaps, amiable banjo strums, and multi-tracked Taylor Swifts.” The accompanying music video for “Mean” was directed by Declan Whitebloom. It was shot over two days in Los Angeles, with the Orpheum Theatre serving as its backdrop. The concept of the
video was developed by both Swift and Whitebloom, who praised Swift’s commitment and involvement with the production of the music video.