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About to Pop: One Direction, Sammy Adams + More Singles

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Ciara took her ferocious dancing feet and completely squashed the competition in last week’s About to Pop poll. The R&B diva’s latest single, the fast-paced, ’90s-inspired dance jam ‘Got Me Good,’ garnered more than 65% of the fan votes, meaning all of you can get groove on to the club-ready track this weekend when it receives 20+ spins on PopCrush’s radio show! Check out a list of stations where you can tune in here.

This week, One Direction are competing with their new single ‘Little Things,’ which finds the quintet slowing things down for a more heartfelt, acoustic-driven ballad — needless to say, it’s a big change from the high-energy feel of their past hits ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ ‘One Thing’ and ‘Live While We’re Young.’ They actually recruited their talented friend Ed Sheeran to write the soft and soulful love song, and the five dreamboats take turns with the emotional lyrics while Niall strums on guitar.

Rapper-singer Sammy Adams is also competing this week with his grimy electro, hip-pop tune ‘All Night Longer.’ As the catchy grinding guitars build towards the chorus, Adams rhymes in celebration of libations, before he picks up singing duties on the swervy, (perfect drunken) chant-along chorus. It’s a total party jam and is the perfect addition to your pre-gaming party list (only for the 21+ folks, of course).

But the boy band and Adams have some killer competitors. Singles from vocal virtuoso Kelly Clarkson, dynamite electro trio Swedish House Mafia and indie-folk outfit Of Monsters and Men are all nominated this week, so things should get interesting.

Clarkson fans are getting another chance to vote for her latest synthpop single ‘Catch My Breath,’ which of course, is impossible not to sing along with. On the other hand, EDM lovers will be pleased to know that Swedish House Mafia are in the running for their glossy, blood-pumping house anthem ‘Don’t You Worry Child.’ And finally, Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men have been taking off thanks to their single ‘Little Talks,’ which finds the beautiful female and male voices of lead co-singers Nanna and Raggi trading verses over an uptempo, pop-friendly, horn-fueled folk beat.

So, which track has won you over? Listen to all of this week’s nominated singles and vote for your favorite below. The poll will close next Monday, Nov. 12, at 3PM EST, and remember you can vote once per hour!

See Last Week's About to Pop Winner

Watch the One Direction ‘Little Things’ Video

Watch the Sammy Adams ‘All Night Longer’ Video 

Listen to Kelly Clarkson, ‘Catch My Breath’

Watch the Swedish House Mafia ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ (Live) Video

Watch the Of Monsters and Men ‘Little Talks’ Video

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