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23 Pop Songs That Should Have Been Worldwide Summer Hits

We all know those few songs that should've found the worldwide spotlight.

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1. Little Mix - Move

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Garnering critical acclaim from critics due to its 90's club appeal, the song could've been a big summer smash in the U.S. Although it was released in November, it most definitely should have carried over as a sleeper hit.

2. Pixie Lott - All About Tonight

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Pixie Lott garnered her third number 1 hit in the U.K. with 'All About Tonight' but didn't really scratch the surface anywhere else. Perhaps it'll make a great addition to your Summer 2017 playlist!

3. Girls Aloud - Something New

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Girl group royalty Girls Aloud released 'Something New' after boasting a decade run career - most notably in the UK. Still, this girl power anthem carries a strong summer itch that doesn't die one bit.

4. Neon Jungle - Trouble

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'Trouble' got comparisons to songs like Icona Pop's 'I Love It' but really, although they got a performance slot at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - it wasn't enough to take off. It's a strong debut to a girl group that could've broken the scene as an EDM-influenced sisterhood.

5. Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy

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A double entendre masterpiece that should have stole the #1 spot worldwide. Still, it was a top 40 hit in countries like the U.S, U.K, France, etc.

6. Leona Lewis - Collide

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Put Leona Lewis' vocals behind a House track and its absolutely glorious. Watch out for the instantly high-soaring chorus.

7. Kelly Rowland - Down For Whatever

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Kelly and David Guetta gave us 'When Love Takes Over' starting an EDM-frenzy worldwide and we wish this song could've exploded the same way.

8. Beyonce - Countdown

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Need we say more?

9. Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care

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This song should've sold 8 million copies worldwide. It's sassy, summer-driven - a long lost #1.

10. Katy Perry - Birthday

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It's hard to come by disco-influenced songs and Perry's 'Birthday' was destined for #1 disco greatness.

11. Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight

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A criminally underrated era (Bionic), and a song that serves signature Aguilera vocals with a dose of electronica. The world just wasn't ready at the time.

12. Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way

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Kylie Minogue is pop princess royalty and 'Get Outta My Way' served high disco and synth-pop influences. A gorgeous song that should've broke her through worldwide charts as once did the famous 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' in 2001.

13. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me

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This song made endless end-of-year pop lists and we're really wondering why it wasn't a #1 song around the world. God bless those poor charts.

14. Hilary Duff - All About You

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Folk-pop Hilary Duff was such a superb idea, unfortunately many didn't agree. We love the duff and this song, endlessly.

15. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl

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It's sad that an empowering song like 'That's My Girl' didn't end up being a summer global smash - or just a global smash in general. Better promo could've boosted the song to endless proportions.

16. Lizzo - Good As Hell

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WOO - child, this song as 'Good As Hell'.

17. Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi - Tightrope

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Funky, groovy, etc. 2010 missed out on a potential summer smash.

18. Colbie Caillat - I Do

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Caillat's music has a happy vibe to it, but we're unhappy it didn't receive it's #1 justice. It gives us the 'Bubbly' tingles. Still a great summer track to jam away too.

19. Robyn - Dancing On My Own

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'Dancing On My Own' is the teary summer ballad that still haunts playlists here and there. But it's so unique - perhaps that's what was holding it back from mainstream radio.

20. Marina & The Diamonds - Primadonna

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Primadonna should've been bigger. Summer 2012 missed a golden opportunity, especially America - boo hoo to you!

21. Michelle Williams ft. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland - Say Yes

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By the end of this song, you'll have 'NOBODY CAN SAY NO' stuck in your head. Trust and believe.

22. Ariana Grande - Baby, I

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From her critically acclaimed debut, Yours Truly, 'Baby, I' was a sweet, pop & R&B jam that deserved take off - as did 'The Way'.

23. Cascada - Pyromania

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Famous for the ever so recognizable tune, 'Everytime We Touch', German trio Cascada set 2010 on fire with an explosive song (literally) that should've clobbered charts around the world. Don't tune this song out folks.

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