12 Songs Spinning on My iPod

TGIF readers! As the devoted dozen or so of you subscribers will know, my Songs Spinning on My iPod series typically publishes once a month, offering you my crystal-ball conjectures on what songs I believe will be primed for Top 40 mainstream radio success. Well, the two-week wait you may have expected for the next batch of songs is unnecessary, as below is an abbreviated – albeit still compelling – list of Top 40 tunes that have chart-climbing potential. As always, click on the song title to listen and enjoy the Twitter-length 140-character song descriptions accompanying.

Adam Lambert – Never Close Our Eyes

After lead single Better Than I Know Myself failed to make the impact it deserved, Lambert delivers this Dr. Luke and Cirkut produced second offering.

Alexandra Burke – Let It Go

Serving as a quick follow-up to Top 3 charting UK single Elephant Burke offers this similarly danceable cut with hooky chorus and strong vocals.

B.o.B. featuring Taylor Swift – Both of Us

Following Top 10 singles Strange Clouds and So Good, singer-songwriter-rapper B.o.B. collaborates with Taylor Swift on this sure-fire hit duet.

Cheryl Cole – Call My Name

UK singer Cheryl Cole connects with ubiquitous producer Calvin Harris on this sound-alike retread of his work on Rihanna’s We Found Love record.

Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder – The Fighter

Riding a string of single success with high-charting Adam Levine and Neon Hitch duets, third single follows with an addicted Ryan Tedder feature.

Hot Chelle Rae – Honestly

After breaking through last year with Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 success, the group hopes to continue its Top 40 winning streak with this likable third single.

Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

After a four-year hiatus, Mraz returns with this earnest, acoustic lead single that has already scaled the Top 10 based purely on download volume.

Linkin Park – Burn It Down

Without a Top 10 Pop single in over five years, Linkin Park hopes to return to Top 40’s good graces with this electro-hooky record that is the group’s most obvious attempt at mainstream success in some time.

Marina & The Diamonds – Prima Donna

Fresh off her US opening act stint on Katy Perry’s California Dreams Tour, British singer-songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis delivers her debut US single.

Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa – Payphone

Supergroup Maroon 5 collaborates with rapper Wiz Khalifa on the Shellback and Benny Blanco-produced, soon-to-be-omnipresent lead single from the band’s upcoming studio album.

Nelly Furtado – Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)

After a six-year gap between US album releases, Furtado returns to the spotlight with this thumping, urban leaning Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins-produced single.

Neon Trees – Everybody Talks

After debuting in the Hot 100 Top 20 with 2010 single Animal, the band returns with their Picture Show sophomore album addictive lead single.


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  1. Pingback: Songs Spinning on My iPod: February 2013 « The Social Sonic Traveler

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