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About to Pop: Taylor Swift, Owl City + More Singles

Taylor Swift Owl City Usher Chris Richardson Sam and the Womp
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Sean Kingston seriously killed it in last week’s About to Pop poll! His fans voted non-stop and were able to secure his new single ‘Rum and Raybans,’ featuring Cher Lloyd, as the winning About to Pop track! You know what this means… Kingston’s club jam will receive 20+ spins on our national radio show this weekend — check out a list of stations where you can tune in here.

This week, Taylor Swift is leading the About to Pop competition with her pitch-switchin’, dubstep-infused ‘Red’ track, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ She debuted the song at the 2012 American Music Awards on Nov. 18, and the harder, electropop chorus on the “this guy’s no good” anthem is a big change from the more lighthearted beats we’ve heard from her in the past… and we mean that in the best possible way!

Then we’ve got Owl City, who is up for About to Pop glory with ‘Shooting Star.’ The sweet, super synthy tune finds Adam Young’s delicate vocals building up until the chorus, when he really belts it while pounding the keys. But Usher is also in the running, so Owl City fans will have to stay on their toes for voting! The R&B crooner is nominated with ‘Euphoria,’ his hyped-up, Swedish House Mafia-produced club banger that, once again, showcases his unbelievable voice, whether he’s singing breathy falsetto or really bringing the power.

Closing out this week’s About to Pop are two newcomers to the mainstream scene, Chris Richardson and Sam and the Womp. Richardson’s smooth, R&B-twinged vocals standout on his upbeat track ‘Joy & Pain,’ which is slightly reminiscent of Bruno Mars‘ sound. He also recruits Tyga for a verse on the tune, which chronicles the ups and downs of falling in love.

Finally, Sam and the Womp are bringing the party to this week’s About to Pop poll with their energetic, horn-heavy track ‘Bom Bom.’ It’s crazy catchy and literally impossible not to dance along with. Go ahead. Crank ‘Bom Bom’ up and try not to at least bop your head with the beat!

Check out all of this week’s nominated About to Pop tracks below and vote on your favorite every hour until the poll closes on Nov. 26 at 3PM EST!

See Last Week's About to Pop Winner

Listen to Taylor Swift, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’

Watch the Owl City ‘Shooting Star’ Video

Listen to Usher, ‘Euphoria’

Watch the Chris Richardson ‘Joy & Pain’ Video Feat. Tyga

Watch the Sam and the Womp ‘Bom Bom’ Video

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