“Whistle” is a song recorded by American rapper and singer-songwriter Tramar Dillard (born December 16, 1979) better known by his stage name Flo Rida. The song was released as third single from his fourth studio album, Wild Ones (2012). It was released on April 24, 2012. “Whistle” was written by Flo Rida, David Glass, Marcus Killian, Justin Franks, Breyan Isaac and Antonio Mobley while production was handled by DJ Frank E and Glass. “Whistle” is a pop and a pop rap song, instrumentally complete with a guitar and a whistling melody. An accompanying music video for the song, directed by Marc Klasfeld was released on May 24, 2012. It was filmed in Acapulco, Mexico and makes use of split screen at various points. It mostly shows shots of Flo Rida and several girls on a beach. Upon its release, it received mostly positive reviews from critics, who noted that it was a perfect accompaniment for the song. Flo Rida also promoted the song by performing it during the final of the talent show, The Voice.
The song “Scream” is recorded by American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Usher Terry Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), who performs under the mononym Usher. “Scream” was released from his seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself (2012). The song premiered on April 26, 2012 and was released as a digital download on April 27, 2012 as the album’s second single. “Scream” is an electropop song with elements of dance-pop that contains sexual lyrics. It is a synth-heavy song and critics noted that it was a club song, similar to Usher’s previous songs. “Scream” debuted at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 on the Billboard Pop chart due to strong radio play. It peaked at number 10 in its ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Usher’s eighteenth top-ten hit on the chart. The song also peaked at number 7 on Japan Hot 100 thus far as well. An accompanying music video for the song premiered on June 12, 2012. The video was shot by directorial team BB GUN (Maxim Bohichik and Alex Bergman), using footage filmed at Fuerza Bruta in New York City.
The song “Curiosity” was recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, taken from her first EP, Curiosity (2012). “Curiosity” is an upbeat pop track that draws influences from dance and synthpop. Lyrically, the track alludes to a girl who is poorly treated by a bad boy, and begs for more of his love. It was released as the second single from the EP on May 1, 2012, through 604 Records. The song will be re-released with rap vocals by American rapper Flo Rida on August 1 2012. This will also be the worldwide release, which the music video will be released soon after that.
“Drunk on You” is the title of a song written by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear. The song was recorded by American country music artist Luke Bryan and released in February 2012 as the third single from his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines. The song became Bryan’s first Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit when it rose to number 16 for the week of June 16, 2012. “Drunk on You” debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 25, 2012. The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered on March 23, 2012. It is the sequel to his “I Don’t Want This Night to End” video.
The song “Wide Awake” is a mid-tempo, dance-pop and electronic power ballad recorded by American recording artist Katy Perry, taken from the re-release of her third studio album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012). The song was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Henry Walter, and was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The song was released on May 22, 2012 by Capitol Records. In June 12, 2012, a music video trailer was released on YouTube. The single marks Perry’s eleventh visit to the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100, following all seven of the previous singles from Teenage Dream and three out of four singles from her debut album One of the Boys.
The song “Lights” was recorded by English singer-songwriter Elena Jane Goulding (born 30 December 1986), known professionally as Ellie Goulding. The song was taken from her debut album, Lights (2010). It was released in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2011 as the album’s sixth single overall, and second from the Bright Lights re-release. Originally a bonus track on the iTunes edition of Lights, the song was re-edited for inclusion on Bright Lights in late 2010, serving as the single version. It was also released as the lead single from the album in North America. On the issue dated 20 August 2011, “Lights” debuted at number eighty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number eighty-nine on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming Goulding’s first single to chart in North America. After being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on 27 March 2012, “Lights” was certified platinum on 2 May, denoting sales in excess of one million downloads. It has, as of June 9 2012, sold 1.2 million copies in the US.
“Drive By” is a pop rock song recorded by American pop rock band Train from their sixth studio album, California 37. Train performed the song on television series 90210 in the episode “Blood Is Thicker Than Mud”, which aired on March 13, 2012. The song was released as the album’s lead single on January 10, 2012 in United States. The song “Drive By” was awarded a platinum certification by the RIAA on April 19, 2012, for more than 1 million sales in the US. “Drive By” peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s third top 10 hit in the US. Internationally, the song became a top ten hit in 13 countries.
The song “Where Have You Been” was recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). “Where Have You Been” was released as the third international single from the album on May 8, 2012. The song was written by Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Geoff Mack, and Calvin Harris, with the latter also producing the track with the assistance of Dr. Luke and Cirkut. Harris was additionally credited on the album’s lead single, “We Found Love”. “Where Have You Been” is a dance-pop house and techno song that draws influence from trance, R&B and hip hop, with a time signature of 4/4. “Where Have You Been” features “hard, chilly synths” and a punk inspired breakdown sequence. As noted by Jon Caramanica, “Where Have You Been” is a house song which is draws upon pop more so than the other Harris produced song, “We Found Love”. The track has performed well on international charts, reaching number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and six on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, it has topped Billboard’s Dance/Club play songs and the UK Dance Chart. It has also attained top five positions in Denmark and France, and reached the top ten in Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, and Norway.
The song “Ass Back Home” (clean version known as “Get Yourself Back Home”) was recorded by American group Gym Class Heroes featuring British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch. The song was first released as the second single from the group’s fifth studio album, The Papercut Chronicles II. The song was first released on November 1, 2011 in New Zealand. “Ass Back Home” became the group’s third biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it peaked at number twelve, also reaching number one in Australia, eleven in New Zealand and number ten in Ireland. The song’s official music video was directed by Dugan O’ Neal and was made available on December 9, 2011—amassing over nine million views as of February 25, 2012.
The song “Hangover” is a song performed by English singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper, Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1983) known professionally as Taio Cruz. The song was released from his third studio album, TY.O. Released on October 4, 2011 in Germany, and March 4, 2012 in the United Kingdom, the song serves as the album’s international lead single, and follows Troublemaker as the album’s second British single. American rapper Flo Rida contributes guest vocals. Cruz performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and during the finale of The Voice of Holland’s second season.