“Undo It” is the title of the song written by Kara DioGuardi, Martin Frederiksen, Luke Laird and co-written and recorded by American country artist Carrie Underwood. It was made available to digital retailers on October 27, 2009, and was released as an official single on May 24,
2010. The song is the third single from Underwood’s third studio album, Play On. The music video for the song was directed by Chris Hicky. CMT premiered the video for “Undo It” on May 7, 2010. The video features shots of Underwood performing the song in concert along with shots of the background video played during the performance of the song in the Play On Tour.
The song “Mean” was solely written and performed by Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter. The song was taken from her third studio album, Speak Now. The song was produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift was first released as a promotional single on October 17, 2010 by the Big Machine Records. The song was later released as an official single on March 14, 2011. “Mean” became Swift’s thirteenth consecutive single to reach top ten on Hot Country Songs when it jumped from number 12 to number 9 on the week ending May 14, 2011. This achievement makes Swift as one of the two women (the other being Carrie Underwood) to begin their chart histories with as many consecutive top 10s dating to the survey’s 1944 launch. “Mean” was performed for the first time by Swift at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, 2011.
The song “If I Were a Boy” is pop and R&B song recorded by Beyonce Knowles, an American R&B recording artist, actress and fashion designer. “If I Were a Boy” was written by BC Jean as well as Toby Gad and produced by Gad and Knowles. Jean wrote most of the song’s lyrics by taking inspiration from a bad break-up.Jean initially recorded her version of the song which was rejected by Jean’s record company. Knowles then recorded a new version for her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008). The song was released as the album’s lead single to U.S. radio on October 12, 2008 alongside “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”. “If I Were a Boy” is different from Knowles previous songs as the song is not a traditional R&B one. The lyrics of the song are a reference to an expression of sadness about misunderstanding between the genders and an indictment of the male side of relationships. The song stands as the only song on either disc of I Am… Sasha Fierce that Knowles did not co-write. Upon its release, “If I Were a Boy” was generally well-received by music critics who praised Knowles’ tormented performance, emotional and passionate vocals and called the song her best work to date.
“Smile” is the title of the song written and recorded by Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne, taken as the second single from her fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby. The song was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, the song is a pop punk track. “Smile” was released on 11 April 2011 to Australian radio stations and then on 17 May to U.S. radio as the second single. After officially being released as a single, “Smile” debuted on the Australian Singles Chart and New Zealand Singles Chart. In Australia, it debuted at number forty-two on 2 May 2011 and has peaked at number 25.The song has sold over 60,000 units of digital copies in the Australia. In New Zealand, the song debuted at thirty-three on 25 April 2011 and has peaked at number thirty. The song debuted at 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the charting week of July 16, 2011, rising to number sixty-eight in its fifth week. The song has sold over 170,000 units of digital copies in the USA.
Taio Cruz (born Jacob Taio Cruz on April 23, 1983) is a British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper, and entrepreneur who recorded an electropop, R&B and dance-pop song in titled “Break Your Heart”. The song serves as the lead single from his second studio album Rokstarr. It was written by Cruz and Fraser T. Smith and produced by Smith. It was first released in the UK on 20 September 2009, followed by a release in the United States and other markets on 2 February 2010. The official remix version features American rapper Ludacris; that version was the single released in North American countries. The song received mixed to positive reviews, critics commending its infectious sound, but noting that it was generic. The song peaked at number one in Canada, Switzerland, the UK and the United States, and also within the top ten of many other countries. The accompanying music video features several scenes of Cruz on escapades with different women, including a speedboat compared to classic Diddy and a club scene with Ludacris in the American version.
“Don’t Wanna Go Home” is the title of the song performed by American singer-songwriter, actor and dancer Jason Joel Desrouleaux (born September 21, 1989), better
known by his stage name Jason Derülo. “Don’t Wanna Go Home” was written by Jason Derülo, and Chaz William and David Delazyn of production team The Fliptones.The latter duo also received production credits on the track. “Don’t Wanna Go Home” is an up-tempo dance song, deriving from electropop and dance-pop genres. A sample of “Show Me Love” by Robin S. runs throughout the song, while the chorus is partially constructed from lyrics of “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte. “Don’t Wanna Go Home” serves as the lead single from Derülo’s upcoming second studio album, Future History. A thirty-four-second preview of the single premiered online on May 3, 2011. That same day, the cover art was also revealed. The song was sent to US contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2011. It was released for download on May 20, 2011 through the United States iTunes Store.
The song “Waiting for the End” is an alternative rock performed by the band Linkin Park. Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. “Waiting for the End” is the second single from their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, which was released on September 14, 2010. The official music video for the song was directed by Joe Hahn. The video was filmed in September 2010, before the release of A Thousand Suns and was released to MTV on Friday October 8, 2010. The video features the entire band performing the song in darkness along with heavily experimental digital effects and distortion applied to them. The video also carries the themes of the artwork for their album, A Thousand Suns, with many shots of abstract artworks featuring animals and digital-themed media. In celebration of the band’s North American tour, an alternate live video of the song premiered in the band’s official site and YouTube channel. It was filmed by numerous fans in Jan. 26, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, and Jan. 28 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The version played in the video is the actual live performance of the song.
The song “There Goes My Baby” is a song performed by American recording artist, dancer, and actor Usher
IV (born October 14, 1978), who performs under the mononym Usher. The song was first released as the second promo single for his sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond on February 9, 2010, and later released to rhythmic and urban airplay as the album’s fourth U.S. single from the album on June 15, 2010. As a promo single, the song debuted on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart at number seventy-one solely from digital downloads. It fell off the next week, but upon
its release as a single it re-entered at number 100, and eventually reached number twenty-five. It topped the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart for four consecutive weeks, giving Usher his eleventh number-one hit on that chart, and to date spent there the huge amount of 71 weeks. With eleven top singles on the chart, Usher tied with R. Kelly and Ray Charles on the Stevie Wonder-led list of most number ones since the inception of the chart. As the fourth single from Raymond v. Raymond, the single was also Usher’s fourth consecutive top ten songs on the R&B chart, a feat not matched by him since his Confessions era. “There Goes My Baby” was also Usher’s fourth consecutive top forty songs on the Hot 100, another feat not matched since Confessions.
The song “Felt Good on My Lips” is a country music recorded by Tim McGraw, is an American country music singer. “Felt Good on My Lips” is the title of a song written by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brett Warren and Brad Warren. Felt Good on My Lips” was released to radio in September 2010. It is included on a compilation album titled Number One Hits, which comprises all of McGraw’s number-one singles as well as “Felt Good on My Lips” and a remix of “Indian Outlaw”. The song has since become McGraw’s 23rd #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It also debuted at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of December 15, 2010. It also debuted at number 36 on Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 12, 2010. It also debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for the week of February 16, 2011.
“Look at Me Now” is the title of the song performed by American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Chris Brown. “Look at Me Now” is a “Dirty south-inspired” rap hip-hop song featuring American rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. According to Chad Grischow from IGN, the song features “thumping bass, spacy synth and horn jam sounds.” Electronic background mixes is also present in the song. Over a beat that evokes Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” (2010), “Brown sings that he’s still riding high (in a yellow Lamborghini, to boot) before venturing off into a typically tasteless discussion of his manhood”, according to staff members from Idolator. “Look at Me Now” was released as the second single from Brown’s fourth studio album F.A.M.E. on February 1, 2011. Critical reception towards the song was positive, with critics noting it as the standout track on the album, as well as praising Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne’s rap verses.