Welcome to Music Monday on Popdust.  As a big music lover I'm always in search of a new tune to listen to— and I'm guessing you are too.

Every Monday, I'll post a new playlist of this week's hottest songs that I have on replay—there will be a fresh one every seven days.  In addition to listing the song titles, I'll let you know why I love them, include the YouTube videos (so you can check them out) and a link to buy the song/album on iTunes.

Tracks can be from the radio, clubs, television—by mainstream or indie artists, YouTubers,  stars on the rise, anything (old to new). 

So here we go for week one of Music Monday!

1. Zedd - Stay The Night ft. Hayley Williams - I heard this song on Spotify and immediately fell in love with it.  The lyrics are beautiful and the beat is super catchy.  It also broke my heart (I love a song the reaches out to me on an emotional level).  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Buy it on iTunes

2. Mandy Rain - Riot - This is Mandy's first ever single and it blew me away when I first heard it.  It's a quick beat kind of song.  If you're not a fan of slow songs, this one is definitely recommended.  Be sure to give it listen and support Mandy on her first single.

Buy it on iTunes

3. R5 - (I Can't) Forget About You - I found out about this song through one of Bethany Mota's videos.  Ever since I started listening to R5, I've had their entire album Louder on repeat.  This one of many songs off their album is great.  The title is pretty much self explanatory of what the song is about.

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4. Down With Webster - Going Nowhere - This Canadian band is AWE-SOME! They just released their new album Party For Your Life and are currently on a Canadian tour.  I'll be interviewing the band very soon, so look out for the interview right here on Popdust.  This song pretty much means working hard to get where you want to be and not giving up, no matter what.  If you get the chance, be sure to check out their album on iTunes or Spotify.

Buy it on iTunes

5. Lea Michele - Battlefield - Gleeeeee! This is so frustrating! How is Lea's album not out yet?!?! I absolutely love this song as well as Cannonball.  This song is so emotional.  She puts so much passion into singing this song.  You can feel her pain/emotion. Battlefield is about that relationship that just isn't working out, and I think that a lot of people can relate to this song.  I don't know about you, but I cannot wait until her album releases.

Buy it on iTunes

6. Hollywood Ending - Freak Like Me - Another song to jam out to.  Dance like nobody's watching.  Hollywood Ending? If you haven't heard of them and this is your first time - be prepared to be blown away! The boys are currently on a North American headlining tour, so if you like them, feel free to get tickets and go see them in concert.

Buy it on iTunes

7. Demi Lovato - In Case - I'm slowing it down a bit.  For all of you slow song lovers, here is a song that you MUST listen to.  This song is on Demi's new self titled album Demi.  It's another one of those emotional songs.  It's pretty much about not fully letting someone go and that they will always be in your heart no matter what.

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8. Simple Plan - Rest of Us - Canadian band Simple Plan does it again with another awesome hit.  The band just released their first ever EP titled Get Your Heart On! - The Second Coming.  Be sure to check it on YouTube, Spotify, or iTunes.  This song is one of the best songs off of the EP.  This song pretty much goes out to those that feel like an outcast or that they're not good enough, etc.  If you're ever feeling alone, definitely check out this song or any SP song for that matter.  Just for the record, you rock and don't listen to the haters.

Buy it on iTunes

9. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna - Umm... Who doesn't like this song? And please, can we discuss THAT video?

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10. Lexxi Saal - Hold On Pain Ends (H.O.P.E) - YouTube star on the rise, Lexxi Saal is a name that you will be hearing a lot in the near future.  Lexxi makes appearances at VidCon, MagCon, Digi Fest, etc.  I will be catching up with Lexxi sometime this month for an interview, be sure to check it out, right here on Popdust.  This song is for everyone.  Everyone is fighting their own life battle.  Just so you know, there is HOPE.

Buy it on iTunes

What did you think of the playlist? What's your new favorite song? tweet me at @Popdust