Karma's a bitch. Every error and sin I committed in the last year is coming home to roost in this rundown of the 10 most popular songs now on Billboard's pop chart. My editors threatened to shoot bacon-flavored vodka down my gullet with a fire hose if I didn't write this, so here goes.

10. "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

"She got a booty like a Cadillac, but I can send you into overdrive"? Whoever wrote this has a strange idea of butts. Anyway, here's another song making the casual connection between (figurative) violence and sex. Here be vivid pop explosions—British singer Jessie J's maximum R&B belting, peppy handclaps, thickly muscled drums, chanted "go"s and "woo"s, etc.—designed to inflame libidos and soundtrack football highlight reels. It features a concise rap by Nicki Minaj, whose flow is fleet and so controlled; she's a dominatrix of language. This is triple-diva'd dance-floor fire that sounds like it was written by a committee of the world's highest-grossing composers—oh, look: Swedish hit machine Max Martin is at the helm.

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