“Strip” is a “bouncy synth-heavy” R&B song recorded by American recording artist Chris Brown, featuring American rapper Kevin “K-MAC” McCall. The song was written by Brown and McCall, and was produced by Tha Bizness. “Strip” is a single released from Brown’s mixtape. Boy In Detention and as a buzz single from Brown’s upcoming fifth studio album Fortune on November 18, 2011. Despite not being released for digital download until November 18, 2011. “Strip” debuted at number 90 on the US Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart for the chart issue dated November 12, 2011.
“Charlie Brown” is a song performed by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song was released as the third single from Mylo Xyloto on 23 January 2012. The single was listed by Q magazine as their track of the day on 2 December 2011.According to the band, “Charlie Brown” was the first song recorded during sessions for the band’s then-upcoming fifth studio album, with the intention of being included on what later became Mylo Xyloto (which, under an unofficial, working title, was simply known as LP5 at the time). The song was written by all members of the band.
American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj recorded the song “Right Thru Me”. The song is the second official single from Nicki Minaj’s 2010 album Pink Friday. “Right Thru Me” is described as being a R&B or dance-pop track, compared to her usual Rap and features electronic beats and synths. Lyrically, Minaj wonders how a lover can see through her. The song was met with generally positive reviews from critics, commenting on Minaj’s lyrical playfulness and accepting the different musical sound. The song was released as a digital download on September 14, 2010 before being serviced to urban and rhythmic Radio on October 5 and then mainstream radio on November 2, 2010. Minaj performed “Right Thru Me” on The Wendy Williams Show on November 17, on Late Show with David Letterman on November 18, 2010, and again on Live with Regis and Kelly on November 29, 2010. She later performed the track on Saturday Night Live on January 29, 2011.
“Lift Off” is a song recorded by American rappers Jay Z and Kayne West featuring an American recording artist Beyonce Knowles. The song was rumored to be released as the lead single from the album containing additional vocals by
Bruno Mars. However, Mars never appeared on the song and it was sent to urban contemporary radio on August 23, 2011. It was written by Kanye West, Shawn Carter, Jeff Bhasker, Pharrell Williams, Peter Hernandez and Seal Samuel, while production was handled by West, Bhasker, Mike Dean, Q-Tip, Pharrell and Don Jazzy for Jay-Z’s and West’s collaboration album, Watch the Throne. The song became very popular on Twitter and all across the Internet.
The song “Princess of China” draws influence from the music genres of electropop, alternative hip hop and R&B. The song was recorded by British alternative rock band Coldplay with guest vocals byBarbadian recording artist Rihanna. “Princess of China” was written by band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, along with Brian Eno. It is the tenth track from Coldplay’s fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto (2011). “Princess of China” premiered on Dutch radio on 16 October 2011 and was later uploaded to the band’s official VEVO account on YouTube, but it was removed by their record label, EMI. The song was made available to purchase via digital download on iTunes on 25 October 2011. In the Wallonia region of Belgium, the song debuted at number 45 on the singles chart. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart, upon the release of the album. The song is set to be released to US mainstream radio on February 14, 2012, making it the fourth single from Mylo Xyloto.
The song “Distratto” is a pop ballad with rock and soul influences recorded by Francesca Michielin, the winner of the fifth series of the Italian talent-show X Factor. Michielin performed it for the first time during the semi-final of the show, on 29 December 2011. On 5 January 2012, after performing the song for a second time, Michielin was announced the winner, beating runner-up band I Moderni. The song was released on January 6, 2012 as a digital download EP, On 12 January 2012, the single debuted at number one on the Italian Singles Chart. “Distratto” was certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry, for domestic downloads exceeding 30,000 units on January 31, 2012. The music video for the song was directed by Stefano Sollima and it features a cameo appearance by Italian actor Luca Argentero. The clip was filmed in January 2012 at the Roma Tiburtina railway station.
The song “Rope” is an Alternative rock, post-grunge and hard rock recorded by American alternative rock band Foo Fighters. The song was written by Dave Grohl and produce by Butch Vig. “Rope” was released on March 1, 2011. The song is only the second in history to debut atop the Rock Songs chart, after “The Catalyst” by Linkin Park in 2010. It also gave the Foo Fighters their second song to top the chart, tying them with Alice in Chains, Three Days Grace and Linkin Park as the only artists with multiple number-ones on the chart (a record that they would break immediately after “Rope” ended its reign at number one). “Rope” was nominated for “Best Rock Track” at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, and Deadmau5′ remix was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. It placed at #63 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2011, the world’s largest annual music poll, joining Arlandria (Foo Fighters song) that had charted at #97.
The song “Stereo Hearts” is an alternative hip hop and pop rap song. The song was recorded by American rap rock band Gym Class Heroes. “Stereo Hearts” is the first single from Gym Class Heroes album The Papercut Chronicles II. The song was released on June 14, 2011 through A&M/Octone Records, Fueled by Ramen, Decaydance and Warner Bros. In the UK, the song’s release date was originally August 22, however the music video wasn’t released and the release date was postponed, first, to September 12, then to October 17.
“You Da One” is a pop and electropop song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The song was released from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). The song was given its first play on Capital FM on November 11, 2011, and was released as the second single from the album on November 13, 2011, in the UK and on November 14, 2011, in the United States. In the United States, “You Da One” debuted on the US Pop Songs chart at number 26 on November 16, 2011, becoming that weeks Greatest Gainer. The song also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 73, in less than two days of being released to iTunes and leaped to number 14 in its second week. “You Da One” debuted at number 9 on the US Hot Digital Songs chart with 124,000 copies sold on December 3, 2011. The music video for “You Da One” was filmed on November 26 and 27, 2011 at MC Motors in Dalston, east London. The director is Melina Matsoukas.
“Paradise” is a song recorded by Coldplay, are a British alternative rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and
lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. The song was release as the second single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto on Septembe 12, 2011. The song received its radio debut at 7:50am on The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) on 12 September 2011. Following the release of the album on 30 October 2011, the song became chart eligible in the UK and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14, before taking the number 1 spot on its tenth week, becoming the band’s second number-one single after “Viva la Vida” in 2008. The song was met with positive reviews. “Paradise” was the biggest-selling rock single of 2011 in the UK, with sales of 410,000 copies. Coldplay performed the song on the final of The X Factor.