mtv.com's "contenders for 2011's song of the summer"

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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666723/katy-perry-britney-spears-song-of-summer.jhtml

obv this list isn't perfect but it makes for a convenient list of summer chart hits rather than culling the ilx summer jam thread for whatever song by bon iver someone thinks is a summer jam

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass" 18
Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" 10
Lady Gaga, "The Edge of Glory" 7
LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), "Party Rock Anthem" 4
Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks" 3
Britney Spears, "I Wanna Go" 3
Pitbull (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer), "Give Me Everything" 3
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep" 2
Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" (featuring Bruno Mars), "Lighters" 1
Maroon 5 (featuring Christina Aguilera), "Moves Like Jagger" 1
DJ Khaled (featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne), "I'm On One" 1
Jason Derülo, "Don't Wanna Go Home" 0
David Guetta (featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida), "Where Them Girls At" 0
Chris Brown, "She Ain't You" 0
Enrique Iglesias (featuring Usher and Lil Wayne), "Dirty Dancer" 0


some dude, Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), "Party Rock Anthem" vs David Guetta (featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida), "Where Them Girls At"

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted for Pitbull over Katy Perry. Gaga and Adele might be better songs but not summery enough.

some dude, Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

thread of missing window pain

((((((((((((\d^o^b/)))))))))))) (markers), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gross.

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voted for "Super Bass" but even that's only like a 7/10

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

loooool @ the name of that maroon 5 song

((((((((((((\d^o^b/)))))))))))) (markers), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf is a Foster the People?

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

random-ass LA band that recently had the #1 song on the alternative rock chart w/ some MGMT-sounding bullshit

some dude, Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

god so many of these are fucking horrible. thank christ Bruno Mars didn't make the cut

THIS IS SATIRE BTW (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" (featuring Bruno Mars), "Lighters"

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway, KP & pitbull are pretty much the only two of these that i'll bump in the car -- maybe "i'm on one" begrudgingly

idk

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah ok but I mean the uncut, solo, pure evil shit that is whatever the fuck that whistling bullshit is called.

THIS IS SATIRE BTW (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh are we backlashing on gaga or something?

bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"judas" is still the by far the best single off that album

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

LMFAO edged by Gaga

ephendophile (Eric H.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gaga, but my god this is a dreary list.

jer.fairall, Saturday, 2 July 2011 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

u guys dont like super bass a lot?

flopson, Sunday, 3 July 2011 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" (featuring Bruno Mars), "Lighters"

― dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 00:28 (20 hours ago) Bookmark

really?

flopson, Sunday, 3 July 2011 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

"super bass" is both the best song and the best summer 2011 jam

like i thought it was a vg song in pink friday context and then this year's warm weather rolled in and it became an UNIMPEACHABLY GREAT song - like the perfect balance between bratty/pretty, aggressive/vulnerable, ruffneck/disneypop, smartass/airhead

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 July 2011 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

super bass = 9/10 (loses a touch of momentum after nicki stops rapping)
the edge of glory = 8/10 (gotta be in the right mood though, unlike "super bass" which can PUT me in the right mood for it)
give me everything = 7/10 (MEMENTO MORI CLUB POP)
i wanna go = 7/10 (not unenjoyable but i cannot get behind this era of britney as a thing to be enthusiastic about in general and would not mind if she just stopped for a while, or even for good)
rolling in the deep = 6/10 (i have grown so sick of this but i did think it was okay when i first heard it, leagues better than anything else adele has put her tedious name to)

the rest are various shades of 0-3/10 gross

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 July 2011 07:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh who am i kidding the amount of times i've put "super bass" obsessively on loop says 10/10 so much more than my ~rational~ assessment ever could

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 July 2011 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Need to listen to a few more of these before confirming but can't imagine my choice not being "Super Bass".

"Don't Wanna Go Home" has made me laugh pretty hard but I'd only reward a song for awfulness if there was nothing in the list I actually liked.

"Rolling In The Deep" I like most in random club mix derivation, I think.

Tim F, Sunday, 3 July 2011 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like gaga occasionally but edge of glory is one of the most irritating songs i've ever heard, just a really shrill horrible melody.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Sunday, 3 July 2011 11:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

suuuuuuuuuper baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaass duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhh

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 July 2011 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's the kinda poll option i was looking fo
and yes you get slapped if you disagreeing hoe

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 July 2011 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

throw a sidney samson mix of 'where them girls at' in too plz, whichever's fine

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 July 2011 12:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh why did i even bother checking 'tgif' again

perry voters burn in hell as ever no argument

r|t|c, Sunday, 3 July 2011 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Super Bass" easily, over "I Wanna Go" and the Ne-Yo part of "Give Me Everything."

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 July 2011 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Rolling In The Deep" I like most in random club mix derivation, I think.

― Tim F, Sunday, July 3, 2011 10:35 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha yessss

*rolls eyez on me* (D-40), Sunday, 3 July 2011 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" (featuring Bruno Mars), "Lighters"

― dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 2 July 2011 00:28 (20 hours ago) Bookmark

really?

― flopson, Saturday, July 2, 2011 9:27 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

lol, this was a response to the post above me where the dude said "at least bruno mars didn't make this list"

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 3 July 2011 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was pretty sure that it was On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez. That stupid song was played everywhere in NYC back in May.

Breezy Summer Jam (MintIce), Sunday, 3 July 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh are we backlashing on gaga or something?

― bros -izing bros (k3vin k.), Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:38 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

I thought we had been for a while.

Breezy Summer Jam (MintIce), Sunday, 3 July 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess it's between Sweat, On The Floor or Saxobeat for biggest summer tune worldwide?

Siegbran, Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

saxobeat is pretty dope -- "on the floor" is really great tho

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was surprised "On The Floor" wasn't in this list actually.

Tim F, Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

how behind is the US on "danza kuduro" & that afrojack song "i want you to take over control" or w/e

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Super Bass is alright, but why not Girls Fall Like Dominoes?

jer.fairall, Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

because it's not a single in the US

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really want to like "Danza Kuduro", but it's just too relentlessly up or something, like there's no tension in it.

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Sunday, 3 July 2011 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk dude

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 3 July 2011 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

is sweat the snoop song? thats dope imo

*rolls eyez on me* (D-40), Sunday, 3 July 2011 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Super Bass is alright, but why not Girls Fall Like Dominoes?

because it sucks in comparison to "super bass"?

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 July 2011 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

super bass by a mile, though i do also like a number of other songs on this list

teledyldonix, Sunday, 3 July 2011 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), "Party Rock Anthem"

Kind've suprised there hasn't been more discussion of this on ILx - this was #1 in NZ for nearly three months; just fell short of Crazy Frog's "Axel F" stay at the top in terms of chartbusting power, fending off multiple Gaga singles and the like until finally succumbing to Adele. Has enough hooks/segements that I'd thought snatches of it I'd heard out of cars/walking past shops/etc belonged to different songs; seems to sum up that Ke$ha/Kreayshawn L.A. trashthetic (though I'd initially pegged this as incredibly Australian for some reason, both the shuffling and the uh mersh vibe - Tim F, how was this received over yr way?) while working as a novelty dance song cf "The Macarena".

Voting Pitbull ... secretly hoping him'n'Shakira's "Rabiosa" hits the charts.

etc, Monday, 4 July 2011 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

'segments', not 'segEments', ugh.

Someone needs to record "Party Frock Anthem".

etc, Monday, 4 July 2011 05:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

afaict lots of raver kids here do that shuffle dance

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Monday, 4 July 2011 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of like that song in spite of myself :/

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Monday, 4 July 2011 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't believe there's not even a hint of love for this

bernard snowy, Monday, 4 July 2011 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

song is a solid 7/10

dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Monday, 4 July 2011 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would not want Pink to sing Katy Perry's songs, i don't really like Pink.

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay that's kind of crazy, Pink is leagues better than Katy

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's our surm though

hoovers like jagger (some dude), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i generally like Katy Perry's voice - her combination of strong alto and atmospheric falsetto works for me.

i think a lot of people that i know IRL would not say they prefer Pink over KP -- i don't think it's such an obvious choice.

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

in your world of deaf people

hoovers like jagger (some dude), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

:) yea it's just me and my inner circle of deaf people who appreciate katy perry's voice

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of feel KP's songs always pussy out of being quite as good or striking as they could be - "last friday night" is so lazily written, it's a list of dated clichés with a sprinkling of (lol also dated) "epic fail" phrases to make it more au courant - it sounds like dr luke wrote it 5 years ago and only just dug it out of some drawer.

and KP does not have the presence to make it transcend its clichés (usually this is where pop becomes great) because she tries to have her cake and eat it so much w/r/t her persona that it ends up way too nebulous to seize on to - like i hate ke$ha but she at least goes hard at what she does, you know exactly what she's about at all times. and in terms of performance KP's blaring, grating yawp is such that it actively drags down her better tunes, rather than selling them.

still think her best song by far is "california gurls" - "last friday night" is just forgettable and the video is gross. "et" is slightly better but the KP-does-björk styling of the video is tremendously embarrassing.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"atmospheric falsetto" really??? KP's voice makes me flinch.

i'm not a fan of pink either but at least she was good a decade ago ;_;

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i get that it doesn't work for you, but last friday night is supposed to be dated and lazy. it's an 80s hangover song.

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

and tbh any "Kesha does it better" argument is an automatic epic fail in my book.

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

u know how much i hate ke$ha!

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

god i hope so

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

I like a lot of Ke$ha's stuff too

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't have much rooting interest in KP... sometimes I think she comes off as fun, other times annoying and try hard. Cali gurls and then teenage dream were the points I first really liked anything by her (I dug waking up in vegas but I could write it off as one good single out of four). Mostly I agree/disagree with her as the singles come and go. Hated hated et, love tgif. The way it goes etc

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i accept Ke$ha and Katy as equally terrible with the caveat that KP does the kind of material i find far more tolerable

hoovers like jagger (some dude), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Btw I heard party rock anthem today and... it's pretty great? I don't even hate the lame lunch on a rick ross single. Actually really dig the crookers/frankenhouse vibe too it and im usually not into it at all

I guess it makes sense that lmfao would strike gold and come up with a unique & identifiable eurohouse single amongst a slop of eurohouse singles

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol lame lunch

Lame pun...

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha I thought that was slang analogous to "bite"

DJP, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

loll

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

LMFAO is on some Das Racist 'clever' shit except instead of arch rap nerd meta it's just NO LED IN OUR ZEPPELIN!!!!!!

hoovers like jagger (some dude), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

used to be when Berry Gordy's offspring wanted a little pop notoriety they'd call in a favor from Michael Jackson for a hook, now we just get a douchey Mad TV version of the Black Eyed Peas

hoovers like jagger (some dude), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unusually spot on poll results.

Tim F, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that adele song, like at a certain point you can't really front, that is a pop hit for sure. i hear it all the time and i pretty much can't criticize it, catchy as hell

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

the correct winner!

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 July 2011 07:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the four 0-votes are the four irredeemably awful songs on the list. haven't heard "lighters" yet tho.

Peepee Soaked Heckhole (zachlyon), Thursday, 7 July 2011 07:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really can't tolerate the way Adele sings at all.

these goons were made for waka (The Reverend), Thursday, 7 July 2011 09:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Rolling In The Deep" is pretty great and still huge in the summer but kinda silly to be on this list in the first place, it's been out since like November

people fronting on "Give Me Everything" itt

some dude, Thursday, 7 July 2011 10:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really love "give me everything"

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 July 2011 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

hear that song 5 times a day and i'm still not really sick of it!

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the secret best part of that song is pitbull's post-chorus chorus (?)

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

WE MIGHT! NOT! GET! TOMORROW!

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 July 2011 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw i might possibly be in miami next week to talk to pitbull

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 July 2011 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

the secret best part of that song is pitbull's post-chorus chorus (?)

― gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, July 7, 2011 10:21 AM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark

there are basically four parts to the chorus that total 24 bars -- and Pit's verses are only like 12 bars! the song is practically all chorus

some dude, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still have no idea who nyer is or what her role in the song is

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

she's the female voice who sings on 1/4th of the chorus -- afaict she's just some random hot video chick that pitbull gave a part on the song

i still don't understand why all these dance producers like afrojack, guetta, benny benassi etc. get a 'featuring' credit just for doing the beat -- y'all might do that in europe but here in america timbaland has to get in front of the mic and mumble a couple times to get billing on the track

some dude, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a post-khaled world

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

just another symptom of America's descent into socialism IMO

DJP, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the funny thing about "give everything to me" is that pitbull shout out ne-yo & nyer on the intro, so clearly afrojack labeled for a credit afterward?

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

pitbull also says "kodak" twice in one sentence on the intro, so i don't think it was very carefully considered

some dude, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that is true

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if kodak is experiencing a cristal-esque sales bump, i should've bought some stock

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

like (cherry) chapstick in 08

teledyldonix, Thursday, 7 July 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

God, "Where Them Girls At" may have, by a long shot, the worst Nicki verse ever.

Peebee!
Peebee!
Who is Peabo Bryson?
Two years ago I renewed my license.
Anyway why'd I start my verse like that?
You could suck a dick or you could suck on a ballsack
No, no,
I don't endorse that.
Pause that,
abort tha.
Just the other day mi go London, saw dat, kids ina the street
Paparazzi, all dat

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 22 December 2012 23:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

not to mention the lazy, obnoxious "DAY DA DAY DAY DAY DAY" babbling. Barf. Sorry, I guess I could have put this on one of the Nicki threads. This poll actually has a decent number of enduring summer jams, mixed in with stuff I heard way too many times at my last restaurant job and would pay money to never hear again e.g. "Lighters," "Rolling In The Deep," "Super Bass," and "TGIF."

Still dig "Party Rock Anthem" though.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 22 December 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha you didn't even mention that the verse ends with BECKY BECKY BECKY

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Sunday, 23 December 2012 00:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyway, KP & pitbull are pretty much the only two of these that i'll bump in the car -- maybe "i'm on one" begrudgingly

idk

― dirty deathdrone boys (J0rdan S.), Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:29 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

feeling nostalgic for a time when j0rdan would only bump "i'm on one" begrudgingly

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Sunday, 23 December 2012 01:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha, I totally missed that Guetta/Nicki/Flo Rida. what a shitshow.

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Sunday, 23 December 2012 02:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

"So go get them, we can all be friends!"

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 23 December 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink


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