Most Anticipated Albums of 2013

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Even in its earliest days, 2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for all pop music lovers alike.

Artists like EminemJonas Brothers and Beyonce have all been markedly absent from the music charts and promise to make blazing comebacks with new material in 2013. Fans will also get new albums from pop’s most prolific artists like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. The Disney triumvirate of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato will also be dropping new LPs this year.

We’re just going to say it now… 2013: The Year of Pop. Check out which upcoming albums we’re most excited about by clicking below!

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Loathsome Locks: See Some Seriously Bad Celebrity Hairdos

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Bad hair isn’t something you’d expect to see on a bunch of money-making celebrities, but alas, fame tends to bring out the wackiness in people.

In an attempt to create eye-catching and/or talked-about hairdos, pop artists like Pink, Kesha, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus plus many, many more have tried out unconventional styles to no avail.

Brace yourself! There’s some ugly ‘dos on this list. Start clicking through pictures of the worst celebrity hairdos below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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Pop Stars Engaged in 2012

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Love is in the air in 2012! Many pop stars, including Miley Cyrus, Adele and Kelly Clarkson, all got engaged to be married this year!

Some proposals were more unexpected, like Deadmau5‘s, but we saw others coming a mile away. Miley Cyrus has been dating Liam Hemsworth since 2009, while Kelly Clarkson pretty much gushes about her fiance every chance she gets. And let’s be honest, NO ONE saw Avril Lavigne‘s engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger coming.

Will 2013 bring us a Kimye engagement? What about Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks? We shall see. Until then, check out who got engaged in 2012.

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Pop Stars Engaged in 2012

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Love is in the air in 2012! Many pop stars, including Miley Cyrus, Adele and Kelly Clarkson, all got engaged to be married this year!

Some proposals were more unexpected, like Deadmau5‘s, but we saw others coming a mile away. Miley Cyrus has been dating Liam Hemsworth since 2009, while Kelly Clarkson pretty much gushes about her fiance every chance she gets. And let’s be honest, NO ONE saw Avril Lavigne‘s engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger coming.

Will 2013 bring us a Kimye engagement? What about Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks? We shall see. Until then, check out who got engaged in 2012.

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Outrageous Pop Star Nail Art

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Why does it seem like pop stars get to have all the fun? They get to dress up, go to award shows and rub elbows with the highest of society. Not to mention, they do so with amazing manicures on their nails.

For us common folk, having amazingly detailed 3D nail art like Kesha doesn’t bode well when we have to do things like rake, wash dishes or clean a toilet. So for now, check out these outrageous pieces of nail art from pop stars like Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and more!

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One Direction Hair Swap: See What the Boys Look Like With Each Other’s ‘Dos!

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Not only did their songs dominate throughout 2012, but One Direction almost became as famous for their hair as they did for their Top 40 tunes during their breakout year in the U.S. Each handsome member of the British quintet has their own signature hairstyle that suits their looks and personality, much to the delight of their adoring fans.

We’re used to seeing Liam’s buzz cut, Louis Tomlinson’s sideswept ‘do, Niall’s spiky hair, Zayn Malik’s Greaser coif, and Harry’s luscious curls… But what would happen if the guys decided to swap hairdos? We’ve taken the liberty of placing 1D hairstyles onto unfamiliar heads, and the results are definitely interesting. Check out pictures of Niall with Liam’s hair, Harry with Zayn’s more, plus more below!

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10 Best Christmas Albums

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With Christmas right around the corner, it’s safe to say that a majority of the folks out there will be getting into the spirit with tree decorating, egg nog, awesomely ugly sweaters, and of course, the best Christmas albums popular music has to offer! Who doesn’t love a holiday that’s filled with comfort, joy and “chestnuts roasting on an open fire“?

Since we’re in full holiday mode right now, we’ve been making our lists, checking them twice, and going over the past year in our heads to determine if we’ve been deemed “naughty” or “nice.” But with the list making comes the playlist making, because Christmas music is truly what makes the world go ’round, at least, that’s what we think.

To help you get into the holiday spirit and to spread the cheer for all to hear, we’ve put together a list of the Best Christmas Albums. Check out our list of the best holiday albums and the Christmas songs you should be listening to this year and for years to come.

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Top 10 Latin Pop Songs of 2012

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From Enrique Iglesias to Shakira, the list of the Top 10 Latin Pop Songs of 2012 features some of the most successful singers in the world. The widespread appeal of the genre is evidenced by the fact that even American and British R&B stars like Chris Brown and Jay Sean are rushing to appear on music by emerging Latin artists. Check out the wide range of styles and influences, including tropical, soul and hip-hop, in PopCrush’s list of the Top 10 Latin Pop Songs of 2012.
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Wisin and Yandel Follow the Leader

‘Follow the Leader’

Wisin & Yandel Feat. Jennifer Lopez
For her curtain call on ‘American Idol,’ Jennifer Lopez elected to sing ‘Follow the Leader,’ her collaboration with Wisin & Yandel. They performed the song on the ‘Idol’ Season 11 finale, just as it was shooting up the Latin Tropical Airplay chart. Over South American-inspired rhythms, J. Lo teases, Baby, the way that I’m working my body / I can tell that you already like it / I’ll make you lose your cabeza.”
Romeo Santos La Diabla

‘La Diabla’

Romeo Santos
Romeo Santos became a Latin pop superstar during his years in the bachata group Adventura. As a solo artist, he has continued to rack up hit singles and has performed with UsherDiddy, and Lil Wayne‘La Diabla,’ a track about a she-devil who takes advantage of unsuspecting men like him and toys with their hearts, topped both the Latin and Tropical charts in 2012.
Shakira Addicted to You

‘Addicted to You’

Shakira’s hips still don’t lie, and on ‘Addicted to You,’ she gets everybody’s hips moving with a pulsing beat and lively horns. The song from the singer’s ‘Sale el Sol’ album is entirely in Spanish aside from the hook, “Baby I’m addicted to you.” Viewers may become addicted to the music video, which features Shakira lying in a bathtub and dancing sensually in a tight dress.
Prince Royce


Prince Royce

Prince Royce has continued to reach new heights since our interview with him last year. He scored three consecutive No. 1 hits on the Latin Songs chart in 2012, including ‘Incondicional,’ a single from his ‘Phase II’ album that provides an unexpected fusion of bachata and mariachi music, along with a breezy melody and Royce’s words about selfless giving and unconditional love.

Pitbull Get It Started

‘Get It Started’

Pitbull Feat. Shakira
Shakira once turned down repeated requests to appear on Pitbull’s smash hit ‘Give Me Everything,’ but she took up his offer to collaborate on ‘Get It Started,’ which finds her and Mr. Worldwide taking their music to the club with a frenzied Eurodance-style beat. On the only song in our Top 10 that’s entirely in English, Pitbull compares himself to Tom Cruise and Muhammad Ali and brags about dropping the ball in Times Square.
Enter Value

‘Bebe Bonita’

Chino & Nacho feat. Jay Sean
Jay Sean guests on ‘Bebe Bonita,’ a soulful pop track that became a big hit for Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho, who have survived their early days in a boy band to become stars on their own. Sean adds his smooth R&B touch to the track, singing, “Girl, out of everyone you stand out / And without even trying, girl you know you shine,” while Chino & Nacho add bilingual lyrics about their perfect ‘Pretty Baby.’
Dom Omar

‘Hasta Que Salga de Sol’

Don Omar
Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar won the Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album for ‘Meet the Orphans 2: New Generation.’ The record’s opening track, ‘Hasta Que Salga de Sol,’ translates as ‘Until the Sun Comes Up,’ and describes how long Omar wants to party. Omar orders listeners to raise their beers and dance until they break their hips. That’s an intense celebration!
Jesse and Joy Corre


Jesse & Joy
Mexican duo Jesse & Joy were the big winners at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, pocketing four trophies, including Record and Song of the Year for the piano-driven breakup ballad ‘Corre!’ The song evokes heavy emotions as Joy tells the story of a relationship that has run its course. She sings painful lyrics that translate as, “You look at me differently / You hug me and I don’t feel your warmth anymore.
Enrique Iglesias Finally Found You

‘Finally Found You’

Enrique Iglesias Feat. Daddy Yankee
‘Finally Found You,’ the latest hit from Latin pop king Enrique Iglesias, features Sammy Adams on the radio version, but a second recording featuring Daddy Yankee was issued for the Latin pop market. The catchy track with fluttering synths and lyrics that describe Enrique meeting the girl of his dreams became the singer’s 23rd No. 1 hit on the Billboard Latin Songs chart, extending his own record for most chart-toppers in history.
Wisin and Yandel Algo Me Gusta de Ti

‘Algo Me Gusta de Ti’

Wisin & Yandel Feat. Chris Brown & T-Pain
Puerto Rican hitmakers Wisin & Yandel enlist two of R&B’s biggest names, Chris Brown and T-Pain, for their No. 1 dance-pop smash ‘Algo Me Gusta de Ti. “I’m your man / I need your body / Can I take you there?,” Breezy asks over an electro dance beat that recalls many of his own hit songs. In the energetic music video, all four men dance and hang out with a house full of ladies. The party anthem caps off our list of the Top 10 Latin Pop Songs of 2012.

Top 10 Pitbull Songs



Pitbull (or Mr. 305, as he affectionately refers to himself) has been making the dance floor burn way before he became the monarch of the Latin pop explosion, and we thought it was about time to celebrate him with the Top 10 Pitbull Songs!

The Cuban-American artist was getting the party started as the hype man for 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell back in 2001, and he later teamed up with Lil Jon to rock the mic during the crunk music scene between 2004-2007. Currently, he unites clubgoers all over the world with his global dance-pop songs, like the 2011 chart-topper ‘Give Me Everything’ and newer party jams like ‘Get It Started.

In honor of Pitbull’s global domination, we are counting down some of the biggest songs of his career. So, check out PopCrush’s Top 10 Pitbull Songs list and shake your culo!

Pitbull Shut It Down

‘Shut It Down’

Feat. Akon
Pitbull teams up with Akon on his thumping 2009 club hit, ‘Shut It Down.’ Mr. Worldwide boasts about his exciting lifestyle that he says feels like a Martin Scorsese movie, while Akon takes vocal command on the exhilarating chorus. “I don’t make it rain / I spit that global warming,” Pit raps, teasing the title of his 2012 LP three years prior to its release.
Pitbull Krazy


Feat. Lil Jon
Mr. 305 notched his third No. 1 hit with this appropiatetly titled, crazy club song, which samples his own 2004 party-starter, ‘Toma.’ If this song doesn’t make you shake your rump, you better check your pulse. ‘Krazy’ is a wild, crunk track that will bring out the party animal in even the most timid of pop fans, especially when Pit starts chanting, “Now jump up, let’s get crazy.”
Pitbull International Love

‘International Love’

Feat. Chris Brown
Mr. Worldwide loves the ladies! On ‘International Love,’ Pitbull salutes all the beautiful women in the world from the beaches of Brazil to coasts of Greece: “In Greece, you’ve guessed it, the women are sweet / Been all around the world, but I ain’t gon’ lie, there’s nothing like Miami’s heat.” R&B crooner Chris Brown adds some star power to the track, as he compares women to various cities on the electrifying refrain.
Pitbull Get It Started

‘Get It Started’

Feat. Shakira
Unknown fact: Shakira originally was asked to sing the hook on ‘Give Me Everything,’ but she declined. WTF?! In any case, she was eager to sing the chorus on ‘Get It Started,’ which quickly became another dance-pop hit for the Cubano. The synth-heavy song features Pitbull rapping about traveling to exotic locations. “Two passports / Three cities / Two countries / One day / Now that’s worldwide,” he boasts.
Pitbull Dont Stop the Party

‘Don’t Stop the Party’

Feat. TJR
No one can get the party started like Pitbull. Produced by DJ Budha, TJR and Marc Kinchen, this 2012 ‘Global Warming’ track has become Pit’s signature dance-pop song, tailor-made for the club with its spicy, horn-laden, house beats. The accompanying video was so hot, that it was banned in the U.K. for being too sexually explicit. Muy caliente!
Pitbull Hotel Room Service

‘Hotel Room Service’

Coming in at No. 5 on our Top 10 Pitbull Songs list is this crunkfied jam produced by hit-maker Jim Jonsin. The infectious, percussion-driven tune slyly mixes hip-hop (with its ‘Rapper’s Delight’ lines and ‘Planet Rock’ beat) with house music (the Nightcrawlers’ ‘Push the Feeling On’ sample). On the track, Mr. Worldwide raps about fulfilling all the ladies needs with his unique brand of room service: “Forget about your boyfriend / And meet me at the hotel room.”
Pitbull Hey Baby

‘Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)’

Feat. T-Pain
Pitbull brings the fly ladies to the dance floor on this synth-centric club tune. On ‘Hey Baby,’ the Miami native boasts about bagging all the women he desires. “Not a goon or a goblin, I’m a monsta / Because I hit all of the baddest women in the world / Gangsta,” he raps. T-Pain comes through with his Auto-Tuned vocals encouraging women to drop it all the way down to the floor and shake their moneymakers.
Pitbull Culo


Feat. Lil Jon
Speaking of shaking booties, coming in at No. 3 on our list of the top Pitbull songs is probably his most well-known club song to date. Under heavy Latin rhythms and a more subdued dancehall beat, this bumpin’ track was a worldwide smash during the height of the reggaeton explosion back in 2004. Pitbull and Lil Jon got the party crunk with this infectious, bilingual club banger. CULO!
Pitbull I Know You Want Me

‘I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)’

‘I Know You Want Me’ became an international hit for Pitbull in 2009 (thus the name “Mr. International”), selling two million copies worldwide. Produced by Lil Jon, Mr. 305 brought Little Havana to the dance floor with this thumping club ditty that appeals to fans of all ages and races — seriously, we bet your mom and dad even know this song. Afterward the world got a taste of ‘Calle Ocho,’ every artist was clamoring to collaborate with Pitbull.
Pitbull Give Me Everything

‘Give Me Everything’

Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack + Nayer
Finally, sitting at the top of our list is Pitbull’s first-ever No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Give Me Everything.’ The song pushed 4 million copies worldwide, becoming the unofficial anthem of summer 2011, and is also every DJ’s go-to track if he wants to get the party started right. Ne-Yo sings the carefree hook on the club anthem, as Mr. 305 invites everyone to his global dance party. “You might not get tomorrow, let’s do it tonight!

Top 10 Enrique Iglesias Songs

Enrique Iglesias


Okay PopCrushers, it's time to bring you the Latin sensation we call Enrique Iglesias back into your lives! And what better way to do it then share with your our list of Top 10 Enrique Iglesias Songs. We didn't hold back or discriminate about which tracks we chose for this list, as it's already difficult to narrow it down to 10 songs. So naturally, we included some of his biggest hits, some you may or may not have heard of, and some of the best collaborations he's given us to date. Break out your best dance moves, folks, because here's our countdown of the Top 10 Enrique Iglesias Songs!

Enrique Iglesias Heartbeat



Feat. Nicole Scherzinger

'Heartbeat' is one of the first collaborations to make the list, and considering it features Nicole Scherzinger, you know it's a hot track. Released in 2010, it was initially just a promotional single for Iglesias' album 'Euphoria,' but it later received the full single treatment… just not in the United States, which explains why it never charted. As a midtempo ballad, the song features piano, and of course, dance elements. 'Heartbeat' harmoniously unites the singers, making it a perfect match for the dynamic duo's unique vocals.
Enrique Iglesias Addicted




Another song that failed to make it to the “land of the free, and the home of the brave,” 'Addicted' was released way back in 2003 as a first single from his album '7.' Rumor has it Iglesias wrote the tortured ode to love overseas in Germany after having a really bad day, and that it was inspired by Gothic architecture (whaaat?). But better than the song is the video, which features the singer as a prisoner who gets restricted visits from his love interest, Mischa Barton. The implication? That he's addicted to her (obviously!) and can't have her as much as he'd like to.
Enrique Iglesias I Like It


'I Like It'

Feat. Pitbull

Who can forget the video for 'I Like It,' which featured the cast of the soon-to-be defunct MTV show 'Jersey Shore.' Another collaboration, this time with rapper Pitbull, the song was released in… wait for it… 2010! It feels like just yesterday that we were fist pumping our way through this song. The catchy, uptempo beat attributed to its success (6 million copies sold worldwide), while the 'Jersey Shore' promos probably didn't hurt either. The track quickly caught on like wildfire, with simple, club-friendly lyrics like, “Baby, I like it / The way you move on the floor / Baby, I like it / Come on and give me some more.”
Enrique Iglesias Rhythm Divine


'Rhythm Divine'


'Rhythm Divine' is the first song on the list that features Mr. Iglesias back when he was sporting his mole! Believe it or not, this top Enrique Iglesias song marked one of the crooner's first ventures into bilingual singing, as it was released as the second single from his inaugural English-language album, 'Enrique.' The crossover track is an oldie and a goodie, as Iglesias belts about dancing the night away with his lady love over a sensual mix of Spanish guitars and punchy percussion.
Enrique Iglesias Escape




Those of you familiar with the song 'Escape' might also remember the video featuring Iglesias' lovah, tennis champ Anna Kournikova — but what you may not know is that the song was co-written by future ' Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi, and is considered to be his first stray from Latin-inspired beats. Since the breezy, midtempo love track was featured on his second English album, it's amazing to hear how quickly he progressed from his signature Latin flavor to a more classic pop sound. It was a smart move, as he certainly won over the American public!
Enrique Iglesias Finally Found You


'Finally Found You'

Feat. Sammy Adams

The latest single from Enrique comes in the form of electro-pop/hip-hop hybrid, 'Finally Found You,' featuring Sammy Adams. The catchy tune received an insane amount of airplay instantly, thanks to its high-energy beat and sweet lyrics. The explosive track manages to mix dance music with rap, ultimately offering a fresh new way to amuse the masses. And with its swoon-worthy, infectious chorus, “In this crazy world of choices I've only got a few / Either you're coming with me / Or I'm coming with you / Cause I finally … found you,” it's really no wonder why fans love it.
Enrique Iglesias Be With You


'Be With You'


'Be With You' is the first Grammy-nominated Enrique song on our list! The dancey track was co-written by the singer himself, and was released as the second single off his first English-language album 'Believe.' What appears to start off as a ballad quickly morphs into a slow tempo, dance-pop tune, before picking up even more speed as the chorus nears. It's one of his more seductive songs — you certainly can't get crazy on the dance floor with it, but its sensual enough for some other types of moves, if you catch our drift. *wink*
Enrique Iglesias Dirty Dancer


'Dirty Dancer'

Feat. Usher + Lil Wayne

In 2011, Iglesias collaborated with two of the biggest names out there, Usher and Lil Wayne, to give us 'Dirty Dancer,' a down-and-dirty house number that pays homage to pole-dancing heartbreakers. On the track, Iglesias and Usher go back-to-back singing the verses, while Lil Wayne jumps in for a rap verse later on. Without a doubt, 'Dirty Dancer' is one of the best songs off of Enrique's 'Euphoria' album, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Truthfully, who didn't try to be a dirty dancer on the floor when they heard this song bumping in the club?
Enrique Iglesias Hero




Would you believe us if we said this top Enrique Iglesias song came out 11 years ago? We wouldn't believe us either, but 'Hero' dropped back in 2001, and the ballad is perhaps one of the most memorable from the talented artist. The song was a critical and commercial success, and after the devastating events of Sept. 11, 'Hero' was chosen to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, politicians, and civilians at Ground Zero commenting on the attacks. Of course, the empowering love song is also known for its accompanying music video, which features actress Jennifer Love Hewitt as his love interest.
Enrique Iglesias Bailamos




Don't act like you're surprised — the top of our list is reserved for 'Bailamos,' the first tune that introduced us to the smokin' hot Spaniard. Released back in 1999, it was sung in both Spanish and English, leaving many female listeners weak in the knees. It gave Iglesias his first No. 1 in the English-language market… And we might actually have actor Will Smith to thank for that. After Smith saw him in concert, Iglesias was recruited to contribute a song to the flick 'Wild Wild West,' and 'Bailamos' was chosen. The song became so popular, it was released as a single worldwide, thus starting it all!

Top 10 Jennifer Lopez Songs

Jennifer Lopez


She's no belter, but former 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez is every (six) inch (platform heels) the diva! In this list of the Top 10 Jennifer Lopez songs, we are counting down the best tracks released by the stunning Puerto Rican goddess.

From the dance-friendly, Latin pop of her 1999 debut 'On the 6,' named after the train she took from her native Bronx to Manhattan, to the sometimes slick, sometimes rugged urban pop of 2001's smash 'J. Lo,' Lopez established that Latin pop would be her domain. However, with subsequent albums, like 'This Is Me…Then' and 'Love?,' La Lopez would continue to veer into hip-hop, urban, contemporary R&B and synthpop territory.

There is one constant when it comes to her music: Lopez's songs compel you to get up and dance. She also doesn't take herself too seriously, and most of her songs have an infectiously playful air about them. She has established herself as a viable, hit-making pop star, all the while remaining a box office draw. That's why PopCrush is counting down the Top 10 Jennifer Lopez Songs.

Jennifer Lopez All I Have


'All I Have'

Feat. LL Cool J

With 'All I Have,' Lopez is a dreamy diva, whose cooed vocals are paired against the hip-hop legend's raps, grunts and, perhaps most notably, his plea “Baby don't go.” All those vocal factors, paired with subtle urban beats and layers, make this one of the Top 10 Jennifer Lopez songs. This track, from 2002's 'This Is Me…Then' reminds us of something that Kelly Rowland would sing today. It samples 'Very Special,' a song from 1981, giving the contemporary song a classic feel.
Jennifer Lopez Dance Again


'Dance Again'

Feat. Pitbull

Just like with fashion, La Lopez knows when something works for her musically. She reprised and revisited her undeniable chemistry with fellow Latin dynamo Pitbull on 'Dance Again,' their second single together from her 'Greatest Hits' collection. (The first you'll read about later in this list!) Lopez and Pit sing and dance so well together, and this jam is a flavorful club banger and a worthwhile sequel. These two were born to be partners. It's uptempo and bass heavy, and makes us yearn for a third collabo. Do it, guys!
Jennifer Lopez Love Dont Cost a Thing


'Love Don't Cost a Thing'


One of her biggest hits — and the very first single from 2001's 'J. Lo' — this song is swirly, Latin-tinted, dance pop with gusty beats that'll make your hair blow back. 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' doesn't go too deep nor does it take itself too seriously. It's a solid, catchy song that simply makes you want to get on the floor and dance like no one is watching. We'd quickly learn that is Lopez's M.O, as it is sonically similar to her debut single 'If You Had My Love.'
Jennifer Lopez Jenny From the Block


'Jenny From the Block'


'Jenny From the Block' is quite a polarizing track, which is why it's one of the Top 10 Jennifer Lopez songs. Either you love the 'J. Lo' tune because it's boastful and oozes confidence or you hate it because it's cheesy and makes use of flutes. Yes, it's sample heavy, including a sample of Boogie Down Productions – she's a Bronx gal, ya know! — but it's one of her most unforgettable tracks. She even sings with a hip-hop cadence. You can take the diva outta da Bronx, but…
Jennifer Lopez Lets Get Loud


'Let's Get Loud'


This 'On the 6' song was written by legendary Latin diva Gloria Estefan, who shared the wealth since she felt the song was too similar to her previous efforts. The iconic songstress felt La Lopez could do right by it, and that was a smart choice on Glo's part! Lopez infused the song with fiery soul and it's another tune that defined her foray into pop. She pretty much declared that she would celebrate and explore her Latin roots by doing right by this song.
Jennifer Lopez If You Had My Love


'If You Had My Love'


Another track from her 1999 debut, this was Lopez's first single, a silky-smooth (like Lopez's skin), “confident girl” pop song that established her as more than just an actress who was “dabbling” in music. Lopez showed herself to be a viable pop star in every facet, from imaging to sound. Her voice may be thin, but she chose a song that worked with her vocal limitations. It's semi-synthy, mid-tempo, contempo R&B pop that's flawlessly executed. It also landed at No. 1… Not too bad for her first time at the rodeo!
Jennifer Lopez Aint It Funny


'Ain't It Funny' (Remix)

Feat. Ja Rule + Cadillac Tah

Lopez co-wrote 'Ain't It Funny,' which lives on 'J. Lo,' an album where she showed some edge. She's abetted by rapper Ja Rule to show off her gritty, urban flavorings and her unwavering commitment to making Latin pop music. The song is infused with Latino guitar sounds in the beginning, and it showcases all the styles that Lopez learned to command. It also reminds us that she really was untouchable on her first two albums.


'Waiting for Tonight'


This 'On the 6' smash hit is a groove-centric song with a slightly salsa opening. The tropical, Latina percussion compels you to dance, and it also clings to the more R&B dance diva side of Lopez. Come on, who out there hasn't cut a rug or shook their groove thang to this uptempo track at a wedding reception? More than 10 years after its release, 'Waiting for Tonight' still has us throwing our hands up in the air, and that's why it's one of Jennifer Lopez's Top 10 songs.
Jennifer Lopez Im Gonna Be Alright


'I'm Gonna Be Alright' (Remix)

Feat. Nas

With 2001's 'J. Lo,' La Lopez showed that she wasn't simply content trafficking in Latin-flavored, spicy dance pop — even though she was pretty darn good at it. She demonstrated her ability to be a viable, contemporary R&B star, with an affinity for some hip-hop sauce on the remix to 'I'm Gonna Be Alright,' featuring rapper Nas. The track, sitting at No. 2 on our Top 10 Jennifer Lopez Songs list, is one of the grittiest in her entire catalog, with a moody, chiming beat that samples Luniz's 'I Got 5 on It' and positive lyrics about powering through difficult times.
Jennifer Lopez On the Floor


'On the Floor'

Feat. Pitbull

This RedOne produced 'Love?' track is an uptempo, dancefloor dynamo. It was La Lopez's debut collabo with Pit, showing off the undeniable magic in their connection. It's very electro-pop, and it's the best Jennifer Lopez song simply because it's so infectious. The track is a definitive change of pace from her usually Latin and R&B-influenced songs, and it also showed us that J. Lo could evolve with a changing pop landscape — she is as adept with Latin and urban pop as she is with synth-heavy, electro house dance. We know, a lot of genre cross-pollination, but when in Lopez's well-manicured hands, it works!