Released on February 24, 2013, the song “Pompeii” was performed by British alternative rock band Bastille. The song “Pompeii” is inspired by an ancient Roman town known by the name Pompeii. The song was Bastille’s fourth single from the band’s debut studio album Bad Blood. Lyrically, the song is about the Roman town of the same name, which met its fate with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. “Pompeii” was written by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, it was released on February 24, 2013. The song peaked at #06 for the issue week of March 08, 2014 at the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Released as the new single, the song “Show Me” was performed by American hip hop recording artist Kid Ink. The song was Kid Ink’s first single from his second studio album, My Own Lane. The song also features a hook by American singer Chris Brown. On February 13, 2014, the official remix of “Show Me” was released, featuring Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Juicy J and 2 Chainz. AJ of Uproxx’s SmokingSection called it one of the album’s standout songs. “Show Me” was released on September 17 2013, it peaked at #16 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of March 08, 2014.
Released on August 12, 2013, the song “All of Me” was performed by American singer-songwriter and actor John Legend. The song was John Legend’s third single from his fourth studio album Love in the Future. “All of Me” is a tender piano power ballad, which was a dedication to his wife Chrissy Teigen. The song was written by Toby Gad and John Stephens, it was produced by Dave Tozer and John Legend. In June 2013, John Legend premiered “All of Me” during a performance on Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah’s Next Chapter. The song was now at #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of March 01, 2014.
Released as the lead single, this song was performed by American singer-songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles. “Drunk in Love” was released as part of Beyoncé’s fifth studio album Beyoncé. It also features American rapper and record producer Jay-Z. Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Beyoncé “trades terrifically raunchy come-ons with Jay Z [on 'Drunk in Love']; it’s like an NC-17 sequel to their 2003 smash ‘Crazy in Love’”. The song was written by Beyoncé Knowles together with Jay-Z, Noel Fisher, Andre Eric Proctor, Rasool Diaz, Brian Soko, Timothy Mosley and Jerome Harmon, The song was released on December 17, 2013, it debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of January 04. 2014. “Drunk in Love” peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Released as the second single this song “Talk Dirty” was performed by American singer-songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo. The song was released on other countries on August 2, 2013 as the second single from his third studio album Tattoos. On January 7, 2014 the song was released as the third single in the US and it feature vocals from American rapper 2 Chainz. Derulo stated during an interview with Digital Spy that the prospect of his first single with a guest appearance made him “really excited”: he called “Talk Dirty” “shocking” and “out there”, and felt that listeners would “be thinking ‘Hmm, really?!’”, but also that “it was so much fun”. The song was written by Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz, Eric Frederic, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat, and Tomer Yosef. “Talk Dirty” was at #3 spot on the Us Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of March 01, 2014.
Released on November 21, 2013, ”Happy” is performed by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams. “Happy” was released on November 21, 2013, it was part of Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. “Happy” has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song was was written, produced and performed by Pharrell Williams, with backing vocals by Rhea Dummett, Trevon Henderson, Ashley L. Lee, Shamika Hightower, Jasmine Murray and Terrence Rolle. In the early October, the song catapulted to number one in the Netherlands and some other countries. ”Happy” was at #2 spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts on the issue week of February 22, 2014.
Released on December 17, 2013, “Dark Horse”was performed by American recording artist, Katy Perry. “Dark Horse” was released as the official third single for Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism. The song received positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who praised its experimentation with urban music but were divided on Juicy J’s contribution to the song. “Dark Horse” was written by Haty Perry together with Juicy J, Sarah Hudson, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut.The song was first released as the first promotional single on September 17. The song debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was at #1 on several issue.
Released as a digital download on August 12, 2013, “Roar” was commercially successful with 557,000 digital copies sold on its first week sales. “Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming fourth studio 2013 album, ‘Prism’, which is set to be released on October 22, 2013. “Roar” musically, is a midtempo, synth-driven power pop song that contains elements of folk rock, arena rock and glam rock and lyrically about “empowerment,” having “discovered the power within yourself”. The song received generally positive reviews from various music critics, with some saying that “it is certainly one of the more perfect pop songs to come down the pipeline in quite a while.” “Roar” after debuting at number 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 skyrocketed to number 2 the following week, becoming Perry’s 12th top-ten hit single in the United States.