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5 Songs Turning 10 This Year

Super Bass – Nicki Minaj

“Super Bass” is a song by Nicki Minaj from the deluxe version of her debut studio album, Pink Friday. It was sent to US rhythmic radio stations as the album’s fifth single on Tuesday April 5, 2011. The song was co-written by Minaj, along with Ester Dean, Roahn Hylton, and Kane Beatz, who also produced the song along with JMIKE. According to Minaj, the song’s lyrics detail the story of a playful romance between a male and a female. The pop rap and bubblegum pop song contains electronic influences, while Minaj raps over a hip hop beat.

Price Tag – Jessie J

“Price Tag” is a song by Jessie J, featuring American rapper B.o.B. It was released in late January 2011, in the United Kingdom as the second single from Jessie J’s debut studio album, Who You Are. “Price Tag” was written by Jessie J, Courtney L Richardson, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and B.o.B, and it was produced by Dr. Luke serves as the album’s lead single in the United States. An official remix features British rapper Devlin. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Elsewhere, the single also topped the charts in Ireland and New Zealand, becoming Jessie J’s first number-one single in all these countries and her native United Kingdom. In the United States, “Price Tag” peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Blow – Ke$ha

“Blow” is a song by American singer and songwriter Kesha from her first extended play, Cannibal. The song was released on February 8, 2011. It was written by Kesha, along with Klas Åhlund, Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Benjamin Levin and Max Martin, with production done by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Kool Kojak. According to Kesha the song’s lyrics are representative of herself and her fans. “Blow” is dominantly an electro and dance-pop song and is described as a party anthem as it portrays a simple message of having a desire to have a good time at a club.

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

“What Makes You Beautiful” is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Up All Night. Written by Savan Kotecha and producer Rami Yacoub, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. The uptempo power pop track features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The middle eight consists of a “na na na” hook.

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

“Moves like Jagger” is a song by American band Maroon 5 featuring singer Christina Aguilera. It was released by A&M Octone Records on June 21, 2011, as the fourth and final single from the re-release of the group’s third studio album Hands All Over. The song was written by Adam Levine, Ammar Malik, Benjamin Levin, and Shellback; the latter two are also the producers. “Moves like Jagger” is a disco and electropop song and is backed by synths and electronic drums. The lyrics refer to a male’s ability to impress a love interest with his dance moves, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones.


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