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.
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.
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.
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.
Riding a string of single success with high-charting Adam Levine and Neon Hitch duets, third single follows with an addicted Ryan Tedder feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a six-year gap between US album releases, Furtado returns to the spotlight with this thumping, urban leaning Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins-produced single.