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Top 40 Pop Songs Chart -- May 2013


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Justin Timberlake is back all right. 'Mirrors,' a mid-tempo love ballad, takes the top spot in the month of May. The song is undoubtedly the stand-out track on Timberlake's new studio album 'The 20/20 Experience.' Looking over his shoulder is Demi Lovato who dropped from the top spot to #3 with 'Heart Attack.' Macklemore has proven 'Thrift Shop' wasn't a fluke as the rap star has found his way to #2 with 'Can't Hold Us,' which features Ray Dalton. The song was also the biggest jump this month, advancing 13 spots.

15 songs, making up more than a third of the countdown, were premiers this month. The highest debut came from Anna Kendrick. Her single 'Cups' was featured in the film 'Pitch Perfect and premiers here at #8. Right below her is Selena Gomez, who has also been on the big screen lately, starring in 'Spring Breakers.' Her feel-good track 'Come and Get It' has hints of reggae and euro-dance and shows the young star's rapid maturation.

Avril Lavigne made a return to the top 40 for the first time since 2011 with her hit 'Here's to Never Growing Up.' The song, which debuts at #14, is her first appearance since 'What The Hell' hit the top ten in 2011.


Just entering the countdown are some recently-released collaborations. Daft Punk enters at #39 with 'Get Lucky,' a funky track that features smooth vocals from Pharrell Williams. Right behind those two, is Ke$ha, who teamed up with will.i.am. for her latest single 'Crazy Kids.' You'll have to tune into June's list to see how far these songs can climb up the charts.

Check out the full top 40 for May below:

This Month Last Month Artist Song
1 4 Justin Timberlake Mirrors
2 15 Macklemore Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)
3 1 Demi Lovato Heart Attack
4 5 P!nk Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Reuss)
5 11 Icona Pop I Love It
6 3 Olly Murs Troublemaker
7 12 Emeli Sande Next To Me
8 - Anna Kendrick Cups
9 - Selena Gomez Come & Get It
10 6 Pitbull Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)
11 2 Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man
12 8 One Republic If I Lose Myself
13 14 Imagine Dragons Radioactive
14 - Avril Lavigne Here's to Never Growing Up
15 19 Hot Chelle Rae Hung Up
16 - The Summer Set Boomerang
17 - Calvin Harris I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding)
18 28 Tegan and Sara Closer
19 26 Krewella Alive
20 23 Carly Rae Jepsen Tonight I'm Getting Over You
21 - 3OH!3 Back to Life
22 16 Fall Out Boy My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
23 13 Maroon 5 Daylight
24 39 Ed Sheeran Lego House
25 - Kelly Clarkson People Like Us
26 29 Justin Bieber All Around the World (feat. Ludacris)
27 30 Fun. Carry On (feat. Jeff Bhasker)
28 - Florida Georgia Line Cruise [Remix] (feat. Nelly)
29 - Ariana Grande The Way (feat. Mac Miller)
30 40 Zedd Clarity
31 34 Little Mix Wings
32 36 Avicii I Could Be the One [Avicii Vs Nicky Romero]
33 31 Mumford and Sons I Will Wait
34 - Nikki Williams Glowing
35 - Jason Derulo The Other Side
36 38 will.i.am. #Thatpower (feat. Justin Bieber)
37 - MKTO Thank You
38 - Drop City Yacht Club Crickets
39 - Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
40 - Ke$ha Crazy Kids (feat. will.i.am)



The Top 40 Songs chart is based on the highest listener-rated new pop songs on our Fresh 40, Top Pop and New Pop First radio stations.



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