25 Songs Spinning on My iPod

Happy Music Monday friends! It’s been a while since I last checked in with a Songs Spinning on My iPod post, so I figured I would supersize the edition and go above-and-beyond with 25 songs for your listening enjoyment. As always, click on each of the songs’ titles to give each a listen OR listen to the 25 songs continuously via this YouTube playlist I created. Feedback is appreciated!

Breathe Carolina – Hit and Run  Heavy synthesizers, blipping beats and processed vocals mark this enticing new offering from the Denver-based electronic rock musical duo.

Calvin Harris featuring Example – We’ll Be Coming Back  With current single Let’s Go rapidly ascending the charts, omnipresent producer Harris wastes no time with this compelling Example-assisted follow-up.

Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up  The second Top 40 single (fourth overall) off his yet-to-be-released Fortune record, Brown reunites with Benny Benassi on this “Beautiful People” sequel.

Cobra Starship featuring My Name Is Kay – #1Nite  An album highlight, Cobra Starship finally gets around to giving #1Nite a proper single release; retooled here for radio-readiness with a new guest feature.

Flo Rida – Whistle  Served as the third single from upcoming Wild Ones album, the DJ Frank E-produced cut is a pure slice of unabashedly strum-along pop sunshine.

The Freshmen – Crickets  Newcomers The Freshmen debut on the Top 40 charts with this laid back, old-school groove equipped with clever rhymes and a smooth, alluring hook.

Grouplove – Tongue Tied  Featured on an Apple iPod commercial in 2011, rock band GROUPLOVE finally breaks into the Pop 100 with this jubilant, effervescent single.

Haley Reinhart featuring B.o.B. – Oh My!  With debut single “Free” failing to impact, the American Idol alum offers this immensely appealing Motown romp as a welcomed frenetic follow-up.

Jason Derulo – Undefeated  Cheese-ball lyrics aside, this new J.R. Rotem-produced offering, which precedes Derulo’s similarly titled album, has an inescapably euphoric chorus.

Javier Colon – A Drop In The Ocean  The inaugural winner of The Voice, industry journeyman Javier Colon serves this whimsical, building piano-driven ballad to mainstream outlets.

Jennifer Lopez featuring Flo Rida – Goin’ In  The lead single from the Step Up Revolution soundtrack, this GoonRock-produced cut follows the same kinetic sonic template of J-Lo’s most recent ubiquitous Top 10 dance hits.

Justin Bieber – Die In Your Arms  Following his highest-charting single to date, Bieber continues to impress with this Rodney Jerkins-produced offering – a rewarding mid-tempo perfectly adorned with a Michael Jackson‘s “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” sample.

K’Naan – Hurt Me Tomorrow  Featuring a co-write and un-credited guest vocal from Ryan Tedder, K’naan looks to finally taste Top 40 success with this radio-friendly offering.

Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre – The Recipe  With a tremendous flow, a high-profile guest feature, and a wicked Twin Sister sampled-beat, rap newcomer Lamar serves up a debut single deserving chart ascension.

Kirko Bangz – Drank In My Cup  Already a #1 and Top 5 hit on the Rap and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts respectively, the Sound M.O.B.-produced single looks to complete the chart success trifecta as it scales the Hot 100.

Lucas Prata featuring Lenny B – First Night Of My Life  Eight years removed from his moderate chart success “And She Said”, the New Yorker house DJ tries to re-enter the Hot 100 with this pulsating dance track.

Martin Solveig – The Night Out  The very much in-demand French electronic music DJ and producer looks to build on the stateside solo success he achieved last summer with this thumping, glitzy ode to nightlife.

Phillip Phillips – Home  While American Idol coronation songs are rarely authentic representations of the finalists, Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips’ debut is a rare exception, the song an endearing tune sonically comparable to the Idol’s idol, David Matthews Band.

Rick Ross featuring Usher – Touch’N You  The duo already climbing the R&B/Hip-Hop charts with Usher’s “Lemme See” single, the R&B crooner looks to simultaneously return the guest spot favor on Ross’s Jim Jonsin-produced latest release.

Sammy Adams – Only One  Boston-based singer/rapper Adams looks to assert himself on the Billboard Hot 100 with this his first major-label supported single – a cut that’s beginning to gain traction with programmers.

Sean Kingston featuring T.I. – Back 2 Life (Live It Up)  An autobiographical song with mentions of Kingston’s near-death accident and a less-than-subtle Soul II Soul sample turns into a familiar call to party-all-night for Kingston.

Simple Plan featuring Sean Paul – Summer Paradise  Disregarding the band’s overtly calculated ploy for summer airplay (see “summer” titular reference and Sean Paul feature), the track wins in spite of itself, providing a likeable soundtrack for the beach or BBQ.

Train – 50 Ways To Say Goodbye  Having solidified their career renaissance with Top 10 lead single “Drive By”, the group delivers a deliriously fun follow-up dressed with a memorably quirky hook and mariachi band interpolation to boot.

Tyga featuring Lil Wayne – Faded  Like Kirko Bangz, Tyga too has already achieved tremendous urban market success with this Lil Wayne-aided, sparse track; the next frontier for the former mixtape rapper is to crossover to the Top 40 mainstream.

Wisin & Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez – Follow the Leader  Established superstars in the Latin music scene, the reggaeton duo looks to cash-in their J-Lo concert tour supporting act status for that elusive crossover Top 40 success.

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