Saturday Hustle looks at the five hottest songs on the Billboard Top 100, a potpourri of rock bands, pop and country divas and the year's hottest novelty act from South Korea.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (#4) | Taylor Swift
Currently nesting in the fourth spot, Swift’s ridiculously addictive song is actually the country-pop superstar’s first number one song. As the lead single for Red, Swift’s upcoming fourth album, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together ascended to the top of the charts after debuting at #72 based on just two days of airplay.
HISTORY MAKER: Swift is the youngest person to write and perform a number one song on the country charts.
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (#5) | P!nk
The uptempo song embraces P!nk’s pop/rock flourishes and is the singer-songwriter’s twelfth Top 10 hit. The song, a kiss off to a toxic relationship, received warm critical praise with the Herald Sun noting, “If P!ink needed any further evidence she was a bonafide international pop superstar, she got it.”
MADONNA FAN CLUB: P!nk is a huge fan of Madonna and admires the legend’s marketing savvy of having people interested not only in her music but her persona as well.
Some Nights (#3) fun
The indie pop band fronted by Nate Ruess — and includes Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff — released their debut album Aim and Ignite in 2009. Some Nights, the sophomore single from fun.’s same-titled album, is their second top-five Billboard song, following the massive success of We Are Young which topped the Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks.
TAKE TWO: Before fun., Ruess was a founding member of another indie rock group named The Format alongside Sam Means.
Gangnam Style (#2) Psy
Unquestionably the year’s breakout novelty act, South Korean Psy has entranced listeners across the globe with his catchy ditty Gangnam Style, which is an ode to the trendy Gangnam district of Seoul and pretentious persons who try to clamour to be seen as hip.
POP CULTURAL IMPACT: The video for the song has over 430 million views on YouTube.
One More Time (#1) | Maroon 5
The pop-rock band founded in Los Angeles, California, scored their third number one hit with the reggae-tinged One More Time, the second single from their latest album Overexposed.
FUN FACT: Maroon 5 cites Shabba Ranks as one of their musical influences.