Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue & Travie McCoy - Higher. First there was the original album version, then the Kylie version, then the Travie version. Now there's the Kylie AND Travie version. The best of both worlds! This week it become Cruz's 7th top 10 hit and Kylie's first top 10 hit since "All the Lovers" last summer. A fun, breezy slice of European dance pop.
Eric Prydz - Niton (The Reason). Eric Prydz is back. I posted the video for this a few weeks ago. It's a great dance track. Shame it doesn't look like it's going to get anywhere close to the UK top 10 this weekend. His last single, "Pjanoo" hit #2 in 2008, but he's best known for his 2004 #1 hit, "Call on Me."
Justin Bieber feat. Jaden Smith - Never Say Never. Justin Bieber will be 17 on March 1, just in time to celebrate his new movie, from which comes this new track featuring the offspring of Will and Jada, whose little sister Willow recently scored her own chart hit, "Whip My Hair." Although I know everyone loves him, I'm not a major Bieber fan myself, although this song is decent enough and I think Jaden's rap is cute.
Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown - Champion. British rapper Chipmunk returns with a new single this week, featuring vocals from maligned American R&B singer Chris Brown. While Brown's been steadily making a comeback in the US, he looks set to make a big splash on the British singles chart this weekend, as this is headed to #1 while his own single, "Yeah 3X" looks like it will climb into the top 5. This is decent enough. There's an additional rap by someone with an American accent--is that Chris Brown?
Modestep - Feel Good. British dubstep group puts out their first single. The sample sounds familiar, but I can't identify it. Another good dance track here.