“Love on Top” is an up-tempo R&B song viewed as a modern take on old school music recorded by American singer, songwriter and record producer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), known mononymously as Beyoncé. Inspired from her state of mind while playing Etta James, Knowles wrote the song alongside Terius Nash and Shea Taylor for her fourth studio album 4 (2011). Its production was handled by Taylor and Knowles. “Love on Top” impacted Urban radio in the United States on January 10, 2012 as the fourth single from the album in that country. It appeared at number 75 in the United Kingdom and at number 14 in New Zealand. It also debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the second highest debut of Knowles’ career as a solo artist. “Love on Top” has so far peaked at number 20 in Australia, where it was certified platinum.
The song “We Are Young” is an Indie pop, alternative rock and pop rock music recorded by American indie pop band Fun featuring American recording artist Janelle Monae . The song was the first to be written for the band’s sophomore effort and was the first to be recorded, setting a template for the rest of the sessions that created the record. The song was released on September 20, 2011 as the first single from the trio’s second studio album, Some Nights. “We Are Young” was covered on Glee on the episode “Hold On to Sixteen”. The Glee cover of this song debuted at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Glee cover went to #1 on iTunes chart in early December 2011, while the original version later went on to top the chart in February 2012 after being featured in the Chevy Sonic commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI.
The song “Starships” is a eurodance, europp, and euro house music recorded by Trinidadian-born American musician Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj. The song was was released for digital download on February 14, 2012. The song released from Minaj’s second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. It premiered during On Air with Ryan Seacrest and was released as the lead single from the album on the same day. It was produced by RedOne, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. “Starships” debuted at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10 of the chart, after “Super Bass”, which peaked at number 3 in 2011.
The song “Part of Me” is a dance-pop and pop rock music recorded by American singer, songwriter and actress Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name of Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin and Nicholas Strunk while the production was done by Lukasz Gottwald Cirkut and Max Martin. The song debuted at number one on the U.S. Hot Digital Songs chart with 411,000 copies sold its first week. In second week, the single dropped to #4, after one week at #1. The song debuted at number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart, becoming Perry’s first number-one debut there and her seventh single to reach the top of the chart. She tied Mariah Carey for the record of seven number-one singles in the country. On February 12, 2012, Perry performed the single live for the first time along with “E.T.” at the 54th Grammy Awards
LMFAO is an American electro pop duo consisting of rappers, producers, dancers, and DJs Redfoo who recorded the song “Sexy and I Know It” from their second studio album, Sorry for Party Rocking and was released as the third single from the album on September 16, 2011. The song became the group’s second number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making them the first duo to have two successive number-one singles since OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” (2003) and “The Way You Move” (2004).