“Strange Clouds” is the first single by American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer B.o.B. from his upcoming second studio album. The song also features American rapper Lil Wayne. “Strange Clouds” was written by Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Dwayne Carter, Lukasz Gottwald and Henry Walter and was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The song was released on September 27, 2011, it debuted at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of October 15, 2011.
“We Found Love” is the first single by Barbadian R&B recording artist Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna from her upcoming sixth studio album “Talk That Talk”. The song also features Scottish singer-songwriter Calvin Harris. “We Found Love” is a mid-tempo electro house and dance-pop song, it is a more streamlined, mainstream version of dubstep, though it does keep some unique electronic loops and complicated rhythms. “We Found Love” was released on September 22, 2011, it was also produced by Calvin Harris. It debuted at #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of October 08, 2011. The same day, the song debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 chart at #10 and rose to four the next week.
“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.