“Rock That Body” is the title of the song recorded by American hip hop / rock group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Mark Knight, Adam Walder, Jean Baptiste, Jamie Munson and Robert Ginyard. “Rock That Body” was taken from their multi-platinum selling fifth studio album The E.N.D. The song serves as the fifth international single from the album, and fifth and final in the United States. “Rock That Body was released on January 29 in Australia and was released in the U.K on March 15. The song was officially sent to U.S. radio stations on May 11, 2010. The song peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 5th Top 10 hit off the album.
The song “Hey, Soul Sister” is a song recorded by American rock band Train. The band is from San Francisco, California, formed in 1994. The band currently comprises a core trio of Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar, vocals) and Scott Underwood (drums, percussion). “Hey, Soul Sister” was written by Patrick Monahan, Amund Bjørklund and Espen Lind. The song was taken from the band’s fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco and it was released as the lead single from the album. The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is their highest charting song to date. It is also the band’s most commercially successful single to date, reaching number one in sixteen countries. As of January 6, 2011, it has sold over five million digital copies in the US. It is the 8th most downloaded song in history, the most downloaded song of all time for Columbia Records, the top-selling song on iTunes in 2010 and the second overall best-selling song in the US in 2010.
“Today Was a Fairytale” is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. “Today Was a Fairytale” was released as a single from the Valentine’s Day soundtrack on January 19, 2010, exclusively through the iTunes Store. The song was written by Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman with Swift’s help. Swift had previously written the song and offered it to producers for the film’s soundtrack. Musically, “Today Was a Fairytale” is pop-influenced and, lyrically, speaks of a magical date. On the week ending February 6, 2010, “Today Was a Fairytale” debuted at number two on the Billboard
Hot 100 and therefore equaled her highest-peaking song on the chart, “You Belong with Me”, from August 2009. This was due to the sales of 325,000 digital downloads, which broke the record for largest first-week download sales by a female artist previously set by Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” (the current record is held by Lady Gaga, with her single ‘Born this way’ selling 448,000 downloads in its first week).
In the succeeding week, the song descended to number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent a total of fifteen weeks upon the chart.
The song “Glitter in the Air” is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Pink from her fifth studio album, Funhouse. “Glitter in the Air” is a pop ballad, co-written by Pink while produced by frequent collaborator Billy Mann. The song is musically similar to another ballad from Funhouse, “I Don’t Believe You”, as both contain a soft piano and string accompaniment. According to the sheet music published at musicnotes.com by EMI Music Publishing, “Glitter in the Air” is composed in the key of F major, with a tempo of 100 beats per minute. Pink’s vocal range spans from the high-tone of F3
to the low-tone of B♭4
. In 2010, it was released as the sixth worldwide single from the album, and as the seventh single in Australia. Its lyrics talk about the power of love and taking a leap in faith, while using various metaphors. “Glitter in the Air” received mixed reviews from contemporary critics: some named it the best vocal performance of Funhouse, while others criticized it for being a cliché ballad.
“Whatcha Say” is an R&B, electropop and pop music recorded by American recording artist Jason Derülo. It was produced by J. R. Rotem with additional production by German producer Fuego and samples the song “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap. The song was released on May 5, 2009 to U.S. digital, on August 3, 2009 to U.S. radio and also released on November 16, 2009 in UK. “Whatcha Say” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at fifty four in the issue dated August 29, 2009. It reached number one in the issue dated November 14, 2009. The song also reached the number-one spot on the Canadian Nielsen SoundScan Digital Songs chart. “Whatcha Say” entered and peaked on the UK Singles Chart on November 22, 2009 at #3.
“If I Die Young” is the title of a song written by Kimberly Perry and recorded by American country group The Band Perry. The group is composed of Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, rhythm guitar and piano) and her two brothers: Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals) and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion and background vocals). “If I Die Young” is a mid-tempo accompanied by acoustic guitar, banjo, accordion, mandolin, and fiddle. The song’s female narrator describes being content with the life she has lived, assuring others that if she were to die at her young age, that she would have no regrets. It was released as their second single in June 2010, and serves as the lead-off single to the group’s self-titled debut album, which was released on October 12, 2010.
“Just Dance” is the debut single by American recording artist Lady Gaga. The song was produced by RedOne and co-written by RedOne, Gaga and Akon (who also provides additional vocals), while also featuring labelmate Colby O’Donis. It was released in 2008 as the lead single from Gaga’s debut studio album The Fame. The song has been critically appreciated, with reviewers complimenting its club anthem-like nature and the synthpop associated with it. The song has also achieved commercial success by topping charts in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, as well as reaching the top ten in many other countries. In the United States, “Just Dance” was a sleeper hit, spending almost five months on the Billboard Hot 100 before finally reaching the summit of the chart in January 2009, after being released in April 2008.
The song “Whataya Want from Me” is a pop rock music recorded by Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California. The song was originally recorded and co-written by Pink for the album Funhouse but did not make the final cut. On November 18, 2009, Lambert announced via his official website that his second single from his debut album would be “Whataya Want from Me”. The song was the second single announced before the CD was officially available to the public. The song became available as a legal download in the United States on November 20, 2009, when the album was officially released. The music video for “Whataya Want from Me” was directed by Diane Martel and shot on December 20, 2009. It premiered on January 15, 2010, on VH1. The video features Lambert becoming frustrated with the very intrusive camera man. There are also performance clips throughout the video of Lambert performing with his band.
“When I Look at You” is the title of the song recorded by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus. It was released on March 1, 2010 by Hollywood Records as the second and final single from Cyrus’s first extended play, The Time of Our Lives (2009). The song was written by John Shanks and Hillary Lindsey and produced by Shanks. “When I Look at You” received average to mixed critical reception and was unable to duplicate the commercial success of Cyrus’ previous single, “Party in the U.S.A.” “When I Look at You” peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted within the top thirty on charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. A remix version of the song titled “Te Miro a Ti”, featuring Spanish singer David Bisbal was released later; in it, Cyrus sings her lines in English, while Bisbal’s are mingled in both English and Spanish.
“Your Love Is My Drug” is the title of the song recorded by American recording artist Kesha. The song was released on May 14, 2010 as the third single from her album, Animal. “Your Love Is My Drug” was written by Kesha, alongside her mother Pebe Sebert and Joshua Coleman. The song was produced by Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Ammo. “Your Love Is My Drug’s” initial writing took place during a plane ride. Kesha stated the song had a carefree message and was not meant to be taken too seriously. The song’s inspiration came from Kesha and her ex-boyfriend; it is about their psychotic relationship with their love for one another being compared to a drug. Prior to the release of Animal, the song charted in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. After being released as a single, the song reached the top five in Australia and the United States, as well as reaching the top ten in Canada. It has gone on to sell over two million copies in the US alone.