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I love music. Always have. Always will. Each week I'll bring you my take on a trending pop song in the Pop Topper of the Week. Want to see your favorite radio hit featured? Tell me in the comments or hit me up on Twitter! @adrienneerin

Pop Topper Of The Week: Selena Gomez - 'Like A Champion'

7/24/2013 4:10pm EDT
Selena Gomez
Let’s lay it all out on the table. Selena Gomez is releasing a new album this week, "Stars Dance." How does the world expect me to choose just one song to be the Pop Topper of the Week? I have changed the title of this post about 3 times now, going back and forth between songs on the album. I think I have finally decided on the best one. The champion song for the Pop Topper of the Week is “Like a Champion” by Selena Gomez! (Haha, did I go overboard there?)

“Like a Champion” brings the kind of music experience equivalent to winning an Olympic gold medal. It just so happens that hearing this...

Pop Topper Of The Week: Karmin - 'Acapella'

7/18/2013 4:25pm EDT
From the pop duo that brought you “Look At Me Now’s” best cover, the soon-to-be married couple is in preparation to release their debut album out this September.  The lead single off Karmin’s new album is not only perfect for the two of them, but it is music to my ears – yes, literally. The single, Acapella, is this week’s Pop Topper of the Week.

To start off, Karmin (yes, with their logo that resembles an appliance brand) brings the world a new type of song for the radio. Main singer, Amy Heidemann, said the song was inspired by the success of Pitch Perfect, the movie that won hearts all ...

The Child Star's Curse: Three Celebs Who Lost Their Way

7/16/2013 11:05am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
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It has been a well-observed, much-written-about phenomenon: the child who grows up regaled by fame and fortune, then falls victim to addictive, thrill-seeking, self-harming behaviors. While some have escaped the curse, many more have gone on to lead upsetting lives or suffer tragic deaths. These celebrities seem to be tormented by poor decision-making and misfortune wherever they go, as illustrated by this new infographic by Clarity Way Rehab Center.

Where does the child star curse come from? Some experts believe that the tendency towards these behaviors happens when the...

Pop Topper Of The Week: Ciara - 'I'm Out' (feat. Nicki Minaj)

7/11/2013 8:15pm EDT
The R&B songstress hailing from Atlanta, Georgia is back again slamming us with her fifth album since her debut back in 2004. I am talking about none other than the “Goodies” singer, herself! Ciara has seen many ups and downs in her career, but her newest song “I’m Out feat. Nicki Minaj” is definitely rising fast! “Ladies it’s your song” are the lyrics that start of this club-banger and for all the rest of the ladies out there, I’ve named “I’m Out” as this week’s Pop Topper of the Week!

No, Ciara doesn’t go at this song alone. She and her new bestie, Nicki Minaj, have teamed up again (what...

Pop Topper of the Week: Kelly Clarkson - 'Tie It Up'

7/3/2013 11:14am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Last week was the release of a pop/country infusion. Now before you turn to the next article at the word “country,” maybe the words “Kelly Clarkson” will keep your interest! Maybe I’ll also keep your interest by saying Amanda Bynes is on a roll this week with the celebrity insults.

But back to the musical aspect of pop culture! It is true that the one and only Kelly Clarkson has released another/a country single. “Another” if you believe her other single Don’t Rush is considered country, but “a” if you’re under the impression that this is her first. Because of this concoction of pop and co...

Pop Topper Of The Week: P!nk – 'Just Give Me A Reason'

6/25/2013 6:39pm EDT
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, pop/punk singer P!nk is constantly pushing the limits when it comes to her music. She began back in 2000 with her debut album “Can’t Take Me Home,” and has since made six full-length albums to date. P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason” was released as a single back in February, but it apparently has no plans of becoming any less popular soon, if its radio plays are to go by. That is why this week’s Pop Topper of the Week is P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason.”

The song began as a writing session between her and Nate Ruess – Fun.’s lead singer – but then quick...

Pop Topper of the Week: Cher - 'Woman's World'

6/20/2013 3:18pm EDT
As a young girl dancing for money in the clubs of Hollywood, she was able to introduce herself to managers and agents, creating a network that would eventually lead to her successful career. Fast-forward 50 years, and she is still making music and completely dominating the entertainment industry (well, sorta). She is none other than Cher, a woman who has produced nearly 25 albums throughout her loooong career!

And she’s back! But back is really an ambiguous word, seeing as she never left. On Tuesday, Cher released her latest single, named “Woman’s World.” Chart wise it is doing a fine job,...

Pop Topper Of The Week: Austin Mahone - 'What About Love'

6/11/2013 3:47pm EDT
Austin Mahone
At just 17 years old, young Austin Mahone has already seen the world, garnered millions of fans and sold thousands of singles and records. His big break into music came with the release of his debut single “11:11,” which was released on Valentine’s Day, 2012. With the millions of adoring fans following his every movement, his newly released single is sure to make the charts. That is why Austin Mahone’s “What About Love” is this week’s Pop Topper of the Week.

But just for clarification, this made Pop Topper of the Week not because of its ability to be perceived as ‘good,’ but rather as its ...

Pop Topper Of The Week: Miley Cyrus - 'We Can't Stop'

6/6/2013 2:31pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
If there are some proverbs that I lived by, I forgot most of them as of Monday June 3, 2013 at approximately 11:15 am, EST. The reasoning behind this is, of course, that the one and only Miley Cyrus released her new single “We Can’t Stop!” There is not another choice for Pop Topper of the Week, and I might as well just step out on a limb and call this Pop Topper of the Month.

I, like other Smilers, have been waiting for this moment since her release of “Can’t Be Tamed” back in 2010.  The single quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes charts within hours, and is set to debut big on the Billboard H...

Pop Topper of the Week: Jessie J - 'Wild'

5/30/2013 3:28pm EDT
Jessie J
Foot tapping, air rushing, and clothes shedding – that’s the first 40 seconds of a new music video that landed on Vevo earlier this week. It belongs to a singing sensation, a real vocal diva whose name is headlining a new era of British songstresses. With a new hairstyle, rocking body, and vocals that match, Jessie J’s new single “Wild” is this week’s Pop Topper of the Week!

Even if you aren’t (yet!) familiar with Jessie J, you probably recognize the song “Party in the USA,” a Miley Cyrus song written by the rocking songstress and basically the melodic representation of summer. Born and ra...

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