The song “5 O’clock” is the second official single by American R&B artist T-Pain from his fourth studio album, RevolveR. The song was released on September 27, 2011, it features guest vocals from American rapper Wiz Khalifa and English recording artist Lily Allen. “5 O’clock” was written by T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen. The song reached #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #20 on Canadian Hot 100.
The song “Mistletoe” is performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song was Justin Bieber’s first single from his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe. “Mistletoe” is a Christmas song that is sonically derived from the pop and R&B genres, while making use of reggae elements. The song was one of Bieber’s Christmas song from his first ever Christmas album “Under the Mistletoe” which was released on November 1, 2011. “Mistletoe” was written and produced by the duo Nasri and Adam Messinger. The song was released on 17 October, 2011, it debuted at #11 on The US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of November 05, 2011.
The song “We Found Love” is performed by Barbadian R&B recording artist Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. The song was released as the first single from Rihanna’s 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 song “Strange Clouds” is performed by American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer B.o.B. The song was B.o.B’s first single 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. It also reached #34 on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart.
The song “Otis” is performed by American rapper Jay-Z and American rapper Kanye West of The Throne. The song is released as the fourth song on the tracklist from the rapper’s 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. 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.
The song “Super Bass” is performed by Trinidadian rapper and songwriter Onika Tanya Maraj better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj. The song was the seventh single from Nicki Minaj’s 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.
The song “Lighters” was performed by American hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, which is composed of Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem. The song was the duo’s second single 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.
The song “Don’t Hold Your Breath” is performed by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger. The song was Nicole’s second single 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.
The song “How to Love” is performed by Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr, better-known by his stage name Lil Wayne. The song was released on May 26, 2011 as Lil Wayne’s third single from his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV. The song 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.
The song “Good Life” is performed by American rock band OneRepublic. It is OneRepublic’s fourth single from the bands 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. “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.