Top 10 Demi Lovato Songs

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"Neon Lights" (2013)

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Demi Lovato - "Neon Lights". Courtesy Hollywood

"Neon Lights" broke new ground for Demi Lovato by venturing strongly into electronic dance music territory. It was co-written and co-produced by Ryan Tedder of the group OneRepublic. He praised Demi Lovato's vocal range on the song saying to Capital FM, "At the beginning she's singing the lowest note she's ever done and by the end she's going as high as she's ever gone." The song was released as the third single from the album Demi. It climbed to #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it was a bigger hit at mainstream pop radio where it reached the top 10 and the dance chart where it went all the way to #1. Demi Lovato's 2014 concert tour was named the Neon Lights Tour. Demi Lovato performed "Neon Lights" live on the thirteenth season finale of American Idol.

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"This Is Me" featuring Joe Jonas (2008)

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Demi Lovato - "This Is Me". Courtesy Walt Disney

For many fans, "This Is Me" was one of the first introductions to the music of then 15-year-old Demi Lovato. She sings the song in the Disney TV movie Camp Rock with a featured vocal from Joe Jonas. In the movie, her character Mitchie Torres wrote the song. She is heard performing an acoustic version of the song while playing piano by Joe Jonas' character. Demi Lovato's voice is less distinctive here than on many of her solo efforts, but "This Is Me" is a memorable singalong pop hit having peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also broke Demi Lovato into a number of pop charts in other countries. It reached the top 20 on the Canadian pop singles chart and the top 40 in the UK. The Camp Rock soundtrack album hit #3 on the US album chart and sold nearly 200,000 copies in its first week of release.

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"Here We Go Again" (2009)

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Demi Lovato. Photo by Christopher Polk / Getty Images

This title cut from the album Here We Go Again brought comparisons between Demi Lovato and Kelly Clarkson. The chorus structure does sound like it could have been lifted from one of the hits by the American Idol champion. However, the breathiness in the vocals makes this distinctively a Demi Lovato song. The lyrics speak about a relationship with a boyfriend who is hesitant. For the recording she worked with the production duo SuperSpy. "Here We Go Again" peaked at #14 on the US pop chart. It was the only official single released from the album of the same name. The Here We Go Again album was released just ten months after Demi Lovato's debut Don't Forget. The album reached #1 on the album chart in the US and earned a gold certification for sales.

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"Don't Forget" (2008)

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Demi Lovato - Don't Forget. Courtesy Hollywood

"Don't Forget" is the title song from Demi Lovato's debut album. It tells the tale of a relationship that has fallen apart. Demi Lovato co-wrote the song with the Jonas Brothers. Musically, "Don't Forget" alternates between the brittle opening and a more muscular rock section. Demi Lovato proved she had command of vocal nuances required of an established pop artist. The song was celebrated as a movement toward a more adult pop sound for the teenager. It peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album Don't Forget climbed to #2 on the album chart and earned a gold certification for sales.

Demi Lovato was discovered in a Disney Channel open call audition in Dallas, Texas in 2007. After being part of the series As the Bell Rings in 2007, she received the lead female role in the TV film Camp Rock. It debuted successfully in June 2008, and Demi Lovato followed that with her successful debut album Don't Forget. The Jonas Brothers worked with her in both songwriting and production on the album.

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"Skyscraper" (2011)

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Demi Lovato - "Skyscraper". Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato's career was disrupted in November 2010 when she checked into rehab for "physical and emotional" issues. Among the problems were bulimia, harming herself, and self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during the stay in rehab, and later she acknowledged that she had endured a nervous breakdown.

Demi Lovato returned from her stay in rehab determined to prove she was a survivor. The result was the release of this powerful song about survival. She initially recorded "Skyscraper" before checking into the treatment facility. After being released in January 2011, she re-recorded the song but then decided to release the original version instead. It features one of Demi Lovato's most moving vocals alternating between fragility and strength. "Skyscraper" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum for sales over one million. Demi Lovato has stated the song itself was inspired by an apocalyptic picture in which one skyscraper remains standing among a world in ruins. The accompanying music video was directed by Mark Pellington and filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

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"Confident" (2015)

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Demi Lovato - "Confident". Courtesy Hollywood

"Confident" is the title song from Demi Lovato's fifth studio album. It is a pounding pop anthem about self-confidence. Sweden's Max Martin co-wrote and co-produced the song. It climbed into the top 10 at mainstream pop radio and went all the way to #1 on the dance chart. It reached the top 30 across adult contemporary, adult pop, and dance ratio. "Confident" also reached the top 10 on the Canadian pop singles chart. The album of the same name was  a critical success and it reached #2 on the US album chart meaning all five of Demi Lovato's first five studio albums reached the top five on the album chart. The album brought Demi Lovato her first Grammy Award nomination, a nod for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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"Really Don't Care" featuring Cher Lloyd (2014)

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Demi Lovato - "Really Don't Care" featuring Cher Lloyd. Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato teamed up with the Swedish songwriting of Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub for this fourth single from the album Demi. On a basic level, the words of the song are about defiance in the face of mistreatment by a former lover, but Demi Lovato sees the lyrics of "Really Don't Care" as relating to bullying, particularly of LGBT youth. A well received music video was released showing her appearance as a grand marshal for the LA Pride Parade. There are cameo appearances from a wide range of celebrities including Perez Hilton, Travis Barker, and Wilmer Valderrama. "Really Don't Care" won the Teen Choice Award for Summer Song and hit #7 at mainstream pop radio. It also became Demi Lovato's third #1 dance hit. The song is also English singer Cher Lloyd's second appearance in the pop top 40 in the US. 

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"Heart Attack" (2013)

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Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack". Courtesy Hollywood

Demi Lovato emerged from her first season as judge on  with an even larger fan base than before the show. The new fans eagerly awaited the single "Heart Attack" and were not disappointed. "Heart Attack" sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week of release. The song showcases Demi Lovato's powerhouse vocals in an appealing pop format. "Heart Attack" was produced by the duo known as The Suspex. It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a #1 dance club hit. "Heart Attack" became Demi Lovato's highest charting single yet in the UK peaking at #3. It was the first single from the album . The song ultimately sold more than two million copies and won the Teen Choice Award for Female Single. The accompanying music video earned an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video.

The album Demi was a success. It climbed to #3 on the album chart and earned Demi Lovato her fourth consecutive gold album certification. It was also her first album to reach the top 10 on the UK album chart.

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"Give Your Heart a Break" (2012)

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Demi Lovato - "Give Your Heart a Break". Courtesy Hollywood

"Give Your Heart a Break" is Demi Lovato's big breakthrough into the pop mainstream as a young adult artist. The song reached #1 at mainstream pop radio. The success is for good reason. It is an immaculately constructed pop song co-written and co-produced by legendary pop songwriter Billy Steinberg and his writing partner Josh Alexander. Critics assessed "Give Your Heart a Break" as being a big jump forward from Demi Lovato's previous work. The song reached #1 at mainstream pop radio and broke into the top 20 at adult pop and adult contemporary radio. It even made its way into the top 40 on the Latin pop chart.

The accompanying music video was directed by Justin Francis known for his work with Alicia Keys on "Unbreakable" and "No One." Actor Alex Bechet appears as Demi Lovato's love interest in the clip. 

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"Cool For the Summer" (2015)

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Demi Lovato - "Cool For the Summer". Courtesy Hollywood

"Cool For the Summer" was released in the summer of 2015 as the first single from Demi Lovato's fifth studio album Confident. Musically, it is a breezy summer pop anthem with subtle bisexual insinuations in the confident lyrics. Some observers compared the song to Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl." Max Martin co-wrote and co-produced the song. The song was a multi-format radio hit climbing to #3 at mainstream pop radio and the top 10 at adult pop radio. It was a #2 dance hit and reached the top 10 on the UK pop singles chart. "Cool For the Summer" earned a nomination for Song of Summer at the MTV Video Music Awards and a nomination for Choice Summer Song from the Teen Choice Awards.

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