Rita Ora, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson have some of the year’s best charting dance/club songs.
According to Billboard, all four women are deserving of top 10 slots on the Best of 2012 year end Dance/Club Songs Chart for hits like “Dark Side” and “Pound The Alarm.”
While the top spot goes to Zedd for the song “Spectrum,” Rita Ora lands no.2 on the chart with the smash “How We Do (Party).” The breakthrough hit was taken from her debut album, which spawned the hit “R.I.P.” as well (no.10).
Nicki Minaj comes in at no.4 on the chart with “Pound The Alarm,” taken from “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Minaj also comes in at no.28 with “Starships” and no.41 with “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” which she shares with Madonna and M.I.A..
Rihanna follows the “American Idol” judge/mentor with “Where Have You Been (no.5),” which was taken from her hit album “Talk That Talk.” “You Da One” also slots within the top 20.
Kelly Clarkson rounds out the foursome with “Dark Side” (no.9).
Though we never got an album from any of the following women this year, their singles did quite well on this final chart. That includes Mariah Carey’s “Triumphant,” which clocks in at no.39. Toni Braxton’s single “I Heart You” also made the chart at no.43, just behind “X Factor USA” winner Melanie Amaro’s dance version of “Respect.”