About to Pop: Cher Lloyd, Hot Chelle Rae + More Singles
A massive congratulations to Vita Chambers, who is PopCrush’s newest About Pop champion! As you can tell by the numbers, pop lovers are getting addicted to her crave-worthy new single ‘Fix You,’ which will receive 20+ spins on PopCrush’s nationwide radio show this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 2-3). Congrats again to Vita and her fans! Check out a list of stations where you can tune in here.
This week, British cutie Cher Lloyd is contending against former tour mates Hot Chelle Rae (among others) for a spot on next weekend’s broadcast. The ‘Sticks + Stones’ songstress has just dropped her spunky, new single ‘With Ur Love,’ and it’s a groovy, midtempo collaborative effort with rapper Juicy J. It kind of reminds us of Rihanna‘s equally sassy song ‘Raining Men,’ with the bouncy beat, animated vocal tone and pattering drums.
Hot Chelle Rae are also competing with a brand-new single, ‘Hung Up.’ The quartet has pretty much nailed the pop-rock formula by now, and this breezy, “we broke up, now I want you back” song goes down smoother than a vanilla shake. From the brain-invading hook (“Everything you heard is true / Everybody knows I’m hung up on you (oh oh oh)“) to the bubblegum beat, this lighthearted Hot Chelle Rae tune is exactly the type of song you’d want to hear from the fun foursome.
Further down the About to Pop pipeline, we’ve got smokin’ hot Swedish duo Icona Pop, who are making waves with their unique, hybrid sound. Their single ‘I Love It,’ which features the very awesome Charli XCX, is like a pure shot of adrenaline. The high-voltage, carefree, electropop track is perfect for the club, your car, or anywhere else you want to scream at the top of lungs and dance like no one’s watching.
OneRepublic are also back at it with ‘If I Lose Myself,’ the band’s newest single that has their familiarly anthemic feel — the electro-influenced, drum-heavy song comes full circle, as the tempo swells and Tedder’s delicate vocals gently rise and fall. Finally, soulful songstress and polished pianist Emeli Sandé is competing with ‘Next to You.’ Sandé’s unbelievably smooth vocals on the track (which has a lot of retro flair) will appeal to R&B and Top 40 fans alike, and the horns, keys and gospel choir make it an even better listen… although we could listen to her sing a cappella all day long.
Take a listen to all of this week’s nominated tracks below and let us know which tune you’re feeling most by voting. Remember, you can vote once per hour, and the poll will remain opened until Feb. 4 at 3PM EST. Good luck!
Listen to Cher Lloyd, ‘With Ur Love’ Feat. Juicy J
Listen to Hot Chelle Rae, ‘Hung Up’
Watch the Icona Pop ‘I Love It’ Video Feat. Charli XCX
Watch the OneRepublic ‘If I Lose Myself’ Video
Watch the Emeli Sandé ‘Next to Me’ Video