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Plain White T's -- Should've Gone to Bed -- New Song


Pop punk band Plain White T's has released their second EP called 'Should've Gone to Bed.' The title track was released as the band's first single off the EP and is the opening of four tracks.

The Plain White T's, who are most widely known for their huge hit, 'Hey There Delilah,' may hit the mainstream again with this new track. The song includes a little bit of a different sound for the band, including more pop elements and thumping electric beats. The song is driven by a catchy chorus and a lite-rock sound. The song was taken from personal experiences of the band, especially writer Tim Lopez. In it, they sing about the previous nights' regrets. "So I down my cup and then I hit you up, saying stupid stuff, oh!"

The song is also expected to be released on the band's seventh studio album which is supposed to be released sometime this year or next. For now fans can listen to the latest from Plain White T's right on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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Anna Kendrick, 'Cups' -- New Song

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American actress Anna Kendrick has released the single 'Cups' from the film 'Pitch Perfect.' The song is a cover version of Lulu and the Lampshades' original.

Anna Kendrick is most known for her acting, starring in many films including 'Up in the Air' and of course 'Pitch Perfect' where this single originated. The single version was re-mixed from the soundtrack version and was extended by an additional minute. The song is still short (only 2:07) but is carried by Kendrick's strong and soulful voice. A unique mixture of percussion beats make up the majority of the beat. The lyrics are tight and build up to the energetic "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone" chorus. The song ends with hand-claps and the strength of Kendrick's voice. Mirroring the subject matter, the listener definitely is left wanting more. She sings in the song: "It's got mountains, it's got rivers, it's got sights to give you shivers. But it sure would be prettier with you."

'Cups' also recently became the official song of soccer's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Fans can listen to 'Cups' right now on AOL Radio's Fresh 40.

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The Jonas Brothers, 'Pom Poms' -- New Song

Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers are back with their brand new single, 'Pom Poms.' It's been four years since the release of their last studio album, 'Lines, Vines and Trying Times.' They are expected to release their next one sometime later this year.

The pop-friendly song is upbeat and sounds like a good high-school anthem, which is further explored in the band's energetic music video. The video takes place on a football field, and of course features pom poms, in addition to a gospel choir, a full marching band, and a dance-off. The song itself wouldn't be a bad track at halftime, as it features an infectious, stomp-worthy beat and some marching band-like horn sounds. The song also includes a sing-along/chanting section and anthem-like "yeah!" chants. The Jonas Brothers have once again produced a catchy pop tune that will more than likely appeal to many different age groups.

Their upcoming untitled studio album will be the band's fifth. A world tour is expected to follow. For now fans can "shake their pom poms" on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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Florida Georgia Line, 'Cruise' (Remix) (Feat. Nelly) -- New Song

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Florida Georgia Line has released a remix of their number one country song, 'Cruise.' The remix features Nelly, who had a hit with country star Tim McGraw in 2004 titled, 'Over and Over.'

'Cruise' is one of the better feel-good country tracks of 2012 and this remix is great for the approaching summer. If possible, Nelly has made the song even more summer-like with his smooth, yet energetic voice. His faster lyrics in his main verse works quite well with the country-pop, 'cruising' type of sound. Overall, the quintessential summer track has been spiced up with elements of hip-hop for its next run on the charts.

'The song first gained recognition when Nelly was seen driving away at the end of his music video for 'Hey Porsche.' Playing from the car radio was the remix version and can be heard right now on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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Chris Brown, 'Fine China' -- New Song


Chris Brown has released 'Fine China,' the first single from his upcoming sixth studio album, 'X.' The R&B track was produced by DJs Leon Youngblood Jr. ("RoccStar") and PK.

Chris Brown has changed things up a little with this new song, channeling his best Michael Jackson impression and creating a sound reminiscent of Bruno Mars. Chris Brown is known for releasing more hardcore R&B and hip-hop, yet here Brown's voice is smooth and his voice reaches higher notes than his fans are used to. The mid-tempo song has a nostalgic feel to it, as if Michael Jackson himself were producing the tune and including his own "woo-hoos." A simple, dance-like beat kicks off the song and leads into Brown's harmonies which work well throughout. It's clear Brown's new album may be more mellow and relaxed than his previous work. Here he sings about a woman he loves, comparing her to "fine china." Brown sings in the chorus: "When you're mine, I'll be generous/you're irreplaceable/ a collectible, just like fine china."

'X' is scheduled to be released sometime in June or July of this year. Brown has been working with a star-studded lineup of artists and producers, including Pharell, Kendrick Lamar, and Nicki Minaj. Take a listen to "Fine China" right now on AOL Radio's New R&B First.

Filed under: New Music, R&B

Top 40 Pop Songs Chart -- April 2013


Bruno Mars is number one no more. 'When I Was Your Man' drops to number two this month, while Demi Lovato hits the top spot with her brand new song 'Heart Attack.' It's Lovato's biggest hit since 'Give Your Heart a Break' and is full of EDM, club-like beats. Rounding out the top three is Olly Murs who has peaked at his highest position with 'Troublemaker.'

After Lovato, Justin Timberlake had the next highest debut, premiering at #4 on the charts with 'Mirrors.' Fresh off the release of his new album 'The 20/20 Experience,' Timberlake is the only artist this month with two songs in the top 40. 'Suit & Tie' came in at number 33. Meanwhile, Macklemore has charted again with his follow-up to 'Thrift Shop.' His new single 'Can't Hold Us' premieres at number 15.

The biggest jump of the month came from Fall Out Boy who moved up 21 spots with their comeback single 'My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).' P!nk wasn't far behind, jumping 17 spots to the top 5 with 'Just Give Me a Reason,' featuring Nate Reuss of fun.

April also features debuts from Flo Rida and Carly Rae Jepsen, both of whom have had plenty of success in previous countdowns. Stay tuned to AOL Radio to see how far they can climb.

Check out the full top 40 for April below:


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Jessica Sanchez, 'Tonight' (Feat. Ne-Yo) -- New Song


American Pop-R&B recording artist Jessica Sanchez has released her debut single, 'Tonight.' The song features Ne-Yo and is the lead single from Sanchez' debut studio album, 'Me, You & the Music.'

Jessica Sanchez was the runner-up on the 11th season of American Idol, finishing behind Phillip Phillips. Since then, Sanchez was signed to Interscope Records and even landed a recurring role in the fourth season of Glee. 'Tonight' is upbeat and a better overall single than 'Change Nothing' which she released and performed at the finale of American Idol. The single was produced by StarGate and sounds like it would fit well in the clubs. It's proof that Sanchez wants to incorporate elements of R&B and dance into the pop music she's known for. Ne-Yo trades vocals with Sanchez and adds a nice, soulful element to the feel-good dance track. Sanchez emphatically sings "Everything Is Alright!" in this song about forgetting stress. Sanchez told MTV News that 'Tonight' "is a song about people that are usually stressed out, everybody has problems and everything, and 'Tonight' is a song about going out that night and having the best night of your life."

'Me, You & the Music' is scheduled to be released at the end of April. The album is expected to feature many ballads that will feature more of an R&B and Urban feel. Dance along to 'Tonight' right now on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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