About to Pop: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera + More Singles
Congratulations to Owl City! Adam Young’s band scored the most fan votes in last week’s About to Pop poll, ousting superstar competitors like Taylor Swift and Usher! This means Owl City’s winning track, ‘Shooting Star,’ will receive 20+ spins on PopCrush’s nationwide radio show this weekend! Check out a list of stations where you can tune in here.
This week, we’ve got two coaches from ‘The Voice‘ facing off for the About to Pop win! Adam Levine‘s band Maroon 5 is in the running with their new ‘Overexposed’ single, ‘Daylight.’ The sweet love song, which finds Levine singing in a much deeper manner than we’re used to on the verses, has a mellower vibe than the upbeat, Reggae-influenced ‘One More Night,’ but still delivers the band’s infectious pop-rock sound.
But can Levine and his band dominate over the diva that is Xtina? Christina Aguilera is nominated this week with her Blake Shelton-featured single (well, we guess it’s technically three ‘Voice’ judges competing then!) ‘Just a Fool,’ a soulful slow jam off of her latest LP ‘Lotus’ that has touch of country mixed in courtesy of her Southern counterpart. Do you think it tops ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ the duet Xtina did with M5?
‘The Voice’ heayweights have some stiff competition elsewhere though. Will.i.am teams up with his girl Britney Spears for their nominated single ‘Scream and Shout,’ where Brit goes a little Nicki Minaj with a British-esque accent on the pre-chorus of the high-energy club track. Meanwhile, fun. are in the running with ‘Carry On,’ a powerful sing-along that sounds like something you’d hear a bunch of neighborhood guys chanting during last call at their local Irish pub.
Finally, we’ve got newcomers Megan and Liz, who you might’ve seen performing during the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade. The girls sang ‘Bad for Me’ atop a float, and they’re nominated with that very same track — a catchy, bubbly pop song about falling for the wrong guy.
Which track are you feeling the most? Vote for Maroon 5, Christina, will, fun. or Megan and Liz below — remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes at 3PM EST on Monday, Dec. 3.
Listen to Maroon 5, ‘Daylight’
Listen to Christina Aguilera, ‘Just a Fool’ Feat. Blake Shelton
Listen to will.i.am, ‘Scream and Shout’ Feat. Britney Spears
Watch the fun. ‘Carry On’ Video
Watch the Megan and Liz ‘Bad for Me’ Video