“Mr. Know It All” is the first single by American pop rock singer-songwriter and actress Kelly Clarkson from her upcoming fifth studio album, Stronger. “Mr. Know It All” is a mid tempo pop song with R&B influences and has Clarkson’s signature powerful vocals and anthem like chorus. The song was different from any of her other singles because the message is not just about relationships, it is also about ignorant people who think they know everything about someone. Other critics noticed the song’s resemblance to Bruno Mars’ single “Just the Way You Are. “Mr. Know It All” was written by Brian Kennedy, Ester Dean, Brett James, and Dante Jones. The song was released on September 5, 2011, it debuted at #18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts on the week of September 24, 2011.
“Otis” is the fourth song on the tracklist by American rapper Jay-Z and American rapper Kanye West collaboration album “Watch the Throne”. “Otis” is a mid-tempo hip-hop song, which is built upon a sample of the cover version “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. On July 7, 2011, “Otis,” along with the other songs from Watch the Throne, was initially previewed by Jay-Z himself at a private listening session at the Mercer Hotel in New York City, previewing the album’s songs from his MacBook Pro for a select group of reporters, music journalists, and contest winners. The song was released on July 20, 2011, Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show and subsequently was released for download to the Internet as a way to promote the upcoming album. “Otis” was written by Kanye West along with Shawn Carter, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Kirk Robinson and Roy Hammond. The song debuted at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending August 6, 2011. The song debuted at #89 on the Canadian Hot 100 and rose to #37.
“Remind Me” is the third single performed by American country music singer Brad Paisley. The song was performed as a duet with country music singer Carrie Underwood. “Remind Me” was released as the third single from Paisley’s ninth studio album, This Is Country Music. It was said that Brad and Carrie were on a tight schedule to record the single. However, it came out beautifully and it worked out so perfectly. The song was written by Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, it was produced by American record producer Frank Rogers. “Remind Me” was released in May 2011, it debuted at #59 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, for the week of June 16, 2011.
“Super Bass” is the seventh single by Trinidadian rapper and songwriter Onika Tanya Maraj better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj from her debut album, Pink Friday. “Super Bass” draws from the hip hop, R&B and rap genres while also infusing elements of pop combined with an upbeat hook. The song which is originally included as a bonus track on the deluxe version of ‘Pink Friday’, “Super Bass” clearly aimed at the pop charts but also sees Nicki Minaj in top lyrical form. “Super Bass” was written by Minaj, along with Daniel Johnson and Ester Dean and was produced by Kane Beatz. The song was released on April 5, 2011, it debuted at #98 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of May 14, 2011. In its fourteenth week, the song has peaked at number #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #6 on the Canadian Hot 100.
“Lighters” was the second single by American hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, which is composed of Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem from their first EP Hell: The Sequel. The song also features American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ made their debut live performance as Bad Meets Evil for “Fast Lane” and “Lighters” at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. “Lighters” is an alternative hip hop song and is noted for being different in style from any other song from the album. “Lighters” was written and produced by Eminem, Battle Roy and music production group The Smeezingtons. “Lighters” debuted at #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of July 02, 2011 and reached #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week of September 03, 2011.
“Don’t Hold Your Breath” is the second single performed by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger from her debut studio album, Killer Love. “Don’t Hold Your Breath” was written by Josh Alexander, Billy Steinberg and Toby Gad. It was produced by Carl Falk, Steve Josefsson and Rami. A demo version of “Don’t Hold Your Breath” with lead vocals from Timbaland and Keri Hilson leaked in 2010. “Don’t Hold Your Breath” is a up-tempo “empowering pop” song, utilizing elements of club-pop and Eurodance. “Don’t Hold Your Breath” made its Irish chart debut at number four, becoming Scherzinger’s highest charting single as a lead artist. The song was released on March 10, 2011, it debuted at #86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of September 03, 2011, it also charted #70 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.
“Pumped Up Kicks” was the lead single by American indie pop / alternative rock band Foster The People from their debut self-titled EP. The song was released on 2010 as the debut single from the group in North America. After nearly five months of the release of the EP, the song would appear on the band’s debut album Torches. On April 2011 an official remix of the song was released by New York City-duo The Knocks, which is named Pumped Up Kicks (The Knocks Speeding Bullet Remix)”, which was made available to those subscribed to the band’s emailing list. It was released in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2011 with their debut album Torches due for release the following week. “Pumped Up Kicks” was written and produced by the bands vocalist Mark Foster at Mophonics in the Venice district of Los Angeles. The song was at #18 on the Us Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of Augost 13,2011, it also charted at #3 on the Billboard Rock Songs.
“How to Love” is third single by Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr, better-known by his stage name Lil Wayne from his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV. The song was released on May 26, 2011, it features a slow, “stripped down” production from Noel “Detail” Fisher with LaMar and LaNelle Seymour p/k/a Drum Up, based largely around the sounds of an acoustic guitar and drums. The song was written by Lil Wayne, Noel Fisher, LaMar Seymour, LaNelle Seymour and Jermaine Preyan. The music video for the song has yet to be released and in an interview with MTV News, detail revealed that the video had been written entirely by Wayne himself, and felt that the video would “have a big, big effect, and it’s going to shock you. “How to Love” was currently at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Good Life” is the fourth single by American rock band OneRepublic. It serve as OneRepublic’s fourth single from the their second studio album Waking Up. The song was supposed to be the bands third single, but due to “Marchin On” being selected for FIFA, it had to be pushed back to being the fourth single. Also the song is their first Billboard top ten hit since Apologize hit number 2 in 2008. “Good Life” was written by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zancanella and Eddie Fisher. The song was released on November 19, 2010. On June 2011, a remix featuring rapper B.o.B was released. “Good Life” was currently at #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of September 03, 2011.
“I Wanna Go” is the third single by American recording artist and entertainer Britney Spears from her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. “I Wanna Go” was written by Shellback, Max Martin, and Savan Kotecha, and it was produced by Martin and Shellback. The song was released on June 21, 2011, it debuted at #73 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of April 3, 2011. It also debuted at #60 on the Canadian Hot 100 on the week of April 16, 2011. The song is a dance and Hi-NRG which includes elements of techno and a heavy bassline. A remix featuring guest vocals by Indian singer Sonu Nigam was released in July 2011.