Taylor Swift --- > Please don't be in love with someone else
Please don't have somebody waiting on you...
Adam Young--- > I was never in love with someone else
I never had somebody waiting on me...
" YOURS --- > Westlife --- > Bruno MArs --- >
Miley Cyrus --- > Enrique Iglesias --- > DAvid Archuleta --- > Taylor Swift"
75. Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder- Rocketeer
Many people accused "Rocketeer" of being boring and predictable after Far East Movement's breakout success in 2010 with the definitely unpredictable "Like a G6". However, I hated the song "Like a G6" with my life, and I expected the second single to be **** as well, but "Rocketeer" was a very pleasant surprise. I especially enjoyed the Ryan Tedder vocals on the chorus. This is the only song by Far East Movement on the chart.
74. Colbie Caillat- I Do
Colbie warmed our hearts in early 2011 with this feisty, fun ode to the special person in her life. The song, which was the lead single off of her third studio album, All of You, practically oozed happiness, and it was almost impossible not to love. With this song, and the follow-up "Brighter Than the Sun" (#94 on the Top 100), Colbie has definitely proven that she is here to stay. This is the last of two songs by Colbie Caillat on the chart.
73. Train- Save Me, San Francisco
The title track to Train's fifth studio album was finally released as a single in late spring 2011, after receiving steady play on AC and HAC stations through the better part of the year. Many people regarded it as a flop, or an underperforming single, but it was definitely a feat for Train to have four charting singles on an album for the first time ever, with previous singles "Hey, Soul Sister", "If It's Love", and "Marry Me" having huge success. I couldn't have been more proud of them. This is the only song by Train on the chart.
72. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj- Bottoms Up
I know you all are probably wondering what the hell this is doing on the 2011 list, because it broke through and had the majority of its success in 2010. However, since it reached its peak on my biweekly Top 40 in January, it is technically eligible for this year's chart. So anyways, "Bottoms Up" is another one of my huge guilty pleasures. I usually don't like artists like this, but something about Trey Songz and his music really turns me on, and "Bottoms Up" is definitely the song that represents him the best. This is the only song by Trey Songz on the chart.
71. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina- Stereo Love
Ah, yes. The irresistible dance song with likely the catchiest refrain of the year (I was so disappointed when I found out it was a sample). It was definitely not the type of song I expected to become a hit in America, but radio began picking up on it, people began buying it, and before long I was proven wrong. I just wish Edward and Vika could get another hit. This is the only song by Edward Maya on the chart.
70. Selena Gomez & the Scene- Love You Like a Love Song
After achieving her biggest hit ever with "Who Says" (coming up later ), the Disney queen Selena Gomez showed she wasn't planning on going anywhere with the upbeat dance track "Love You Like a Love Song". Her label, Hollywood Records, made a very interesting and controversial decision by not releasing the song to radio until almost ten weeks into its chart run, but in the end it just got more longevity, with 25 weeks on the Hot 100 and still rising. I'm so glad Selena is finally getting the radio and digital support she so greatly deserves. This is the first of two songs by Selena Gomez on the chart.
69. Maroon 5- Never Gonna Leave This Bed
After somewhat flopping with their follow-up to "Misery", "Give a Little More" (#92 on the chart), Maroon 5 showed they were back in the game with "Never Gonna Leave This Bed". The pop ballad, while not reaching the success of "Misery", got huge support on AC and HAC stations, and a moderate support on Pop, a huge improvement from the previous single. Being that "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" is one of my favorite songs on Hands All Over, I was definitely very happy to see it succeed. This is the last of two songs by Maroon 5 on the chart.
68. Blake Shelton- Honey Bee
What can I really say about this song. Fastest selling country song ever. Gold in seven weeks. Highest first-week download sales by a male country artist. Highest debut by a male country artist in over ten years. Definitely buoyed by his judging stint on the Voice, but who the hell cares? It was a great song. I just wish it could have become a major pop crossover hit. This is the only song by Blake Shelton on the chart.
67. David Guetta feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj- Where Them Girls At
At the point this came out, I thought David Guetta was beginning to fall into irrelevancy. "Sexy Chick" became his breakout smash in 2009, but "Getting Over You" did noticeably less well, "Memories" barely broke the Top 50, and "Who's That Chick?" flopped hard. Damn, was I wrong. Everything about this song was perfect. Nicki's personality in her rap, Flo Rida's effortless flow, David Guetta's brilliant beats...hell I don't even like any of those three that much and yet I loved the song. Plus, it brought David Guetta back into the mainstream and set him up for the worldwide smash "Without You" (coming up later ). This is the first of two songs by David Guetta on the chart.
66. Matt Nathanson- Faster
I loved this song from first listen. Fresh, different, unlike anything else on the radio at the time. However, I was very worried for it, because so many great artists like him had one significant hit and then disappeared from the mainstream (O.A.R., White Tie Affair, Parachute, Carolina Liar). However, it managed to break into the Hot 100, and climbed steadily to a peak of #74. Despite the fact that it should have done much better, with the music of 2011 being absolutely dominated by dance-pop (with one notable exception ), I considered this a huge success for Matt. This is the only song by Matt Nathanson on the chart.
Just letting you guys know...at #60 this countdown begins to become very mainstream, this is where you will see lots of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars. If you're not here for that, then I can tell you that it will return to a very AC/rock-leaning format at around #30. If you are then enjoy
65. Jessie J feat. B.o.B- Price Tag
This upbeat dance song became the breakthrough US hit for British songstress Jessie J in 2011. Given the very commercial nature of the song, and the feature by B.o.B, who was very hot at the time, it was not surprising that it became a mainstream hit, and despite the fact that many people accused her of straying from her roots and becoming a sellout, personally I thought it was a fine debut from a great new artist. This is the only song by Jessie J on the chart.
64. Lifehouse- All In
If nothing else, Lifehouse's 2011 single "All In" was known for spending week after week on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, including five at #1, but never breaking in to the main Hot 100 chart. It was very frustrating to see such a great single struggle like that, but Lifehouse was never very successful with second singles ("Sick Cycle Carousel" or "Blind", anyone?), and "All In" served its purpose very well by keeping Lifehouse's name out there. This is the only song by Lifehouse on the chart.
63. Usher- More
"More" was Usher's first attempt at a pop hit since the immensely successful 2010 hit "OMG", and while it wasn't nearly as successful, it was able to keep Usher relevant as previous hit "Hot Tottie" began to die. Also, it was a great song to dance to. This is the only song by Usher on the chart.
62. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes- Look at Me Now
This was one of my not-so-guilty pleasures of 2011. In other words, I absolutely loved it. The first time I heard it, I thought it was wack and that Chris Brown had completely fallen off. However, after a couple listens, I became hooked. Busta Rhymes' rapping talent is undeniable, Chris Brown is surprisingly good at rapping, and Lil Wayne is amazing as always. During the earlier part of 2011, everyone was loving this song, and I couldn't help but join along. This is the last of two songs by Chris Brown on the chart.
Enrique experienced a huge comeback in 2010 with the mega-hit "I Like It", and kept riding into 2011 with the equally huge "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)". Despite reaching the same peak as ILI on the Hot 100, it became an even larger mainstream hit, giving him his first Pop #1 ever. It started off as a guilty pleasure for me, but as time went on and it got more and more airplay, it became a straight-out pleasure. The only thing that slightly turned me off about the song was the very dirty video. This is the only song by Enrique Iglesias on the chart.