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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top 10 YouTube Songs of Summer

Posted By on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM

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With the sun setting sooner and students back in school, it's clear that summer has reached its unofficial end (or in our case just started). To celebrate (or mourn) the outgoing summer, YouTube has announced the most streamed songs you played at BBQs, pool parties, and wherever else you went this summer. Compiled between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the songs topping the list will surprise no one. These hits are probably still stuck in your head, even as winter slowly reveals.

10. Katy Perry - Dark Horse
9. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
8. Frozen - Let it Go
7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down for What
6. Pharrell - Happy
5. Psy - Gangnam Style 
4. Magic! - Rude
3. Ariana Grande - Problem
2. Jason Derulo - Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)
1. Iggy Azalea - Fancy

It should surprise no one that Iggy Azalea is topping the list. “Fancy," with its slick rhymes and wiggly bass, managed to worm its way into all of our ears when  Azalea’s debut album, The New Classic, dropped in April. Azalea must also be given some credit for Ariana Grande’s sugary “Problem”, as the song just wouldn’t be the same without Azalea’s ferocious rap break halfway through. 

Jason Derulo took second place with “Wiggle”, an achievement that should really be attributed to the sheer number of booty shorts in the video. Snoop kills it, as always, but for this one sex is probably a bigger draw than skill. Kid’s movies managed to impact YouTube. “Let It Go”, after conquering  nearly every musical chart and kid’s birthday party in the world, has finally begun to retreat, landing the number eight spot. Pharell’s “Happy” with its broader appeal, cute video, and relentlessly sunny bounce, snagged a higher spot at number six.

Looking forward, Nicki Minaj should be very pleased with herself. The “Anaconda” music video has been on YouTube for less than a month, but has already  beat out Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” arguably the summer’s first summer hit. Clearly  the Internet loves butts; Minaj’s video features twice as many as Derulo’s.

The biggest surprise is actually “Gangnam Style," which is not only on the list, but resting comfortably at Number Five. Two years have past, and we still can’t stop clicking on that, dare we say, summer classic.

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