Song Of The Summer Countdown: Adele Is Still Dominating, But Here Comes Bruno Mars

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If it doesn’t feel quite like summer yet, that’s because it’s still technically spring until the summer solstice arrives on June 21. After looking at the release dates of the songs atop this week’s Song Of The Summer chart, it certainly appears as if we’re still mired in springtime.

As you’ll see in our handy Microsoft Excel chart, Adele‘s dark and wintry chart topper “Rolling In The Deep” —which, we’ll continue to note until (if?) it leaves this countdown, was released in December (!)— has a strangehold on the Song Of The Summer crown for the third consecutive week. However, the smoky-voiced Brit seems to have some competition by the name of Bruno Mars, who lept over Katy Perry and J. Lo this week to snag the #2 spot with his breezy ditty, “The Lazy Song.”

However, even though “The Lazy Song” has yet to crest, we sorta feel like Pitbull‘s club-friendly plea as to why it’s best to just give in to your carnal desires, “Give Me Everything,” has the most momentum this week. Not only did it make its debut in the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, but it’s also holding down the number two spots on both the Billboard 100 and iTunes sales charts, which certainly signals that people are going to be listening Ne-Yo crooning this song’s catchy, Eurotrance-y hook all summer long.

What song do YOU think is poised to make a big leap this summer? Continue along with our analysis and then let us know in the comments!

While we’re talking Songs Of The Summer, our pals over at Vulture posted this cool infographic last week detailing the most popular keywords of Songs of Summers past. Aspiring songwriters who have aspirations of penning America’s next top hook, this is clearly your Rosetta Stone. Get to work!

(Oh, and if you forgot how our Song Of The Summer scoring system works, here’s a handy refresher.)

[Source Data (All pulled on 6/13/11 unless otherwise noted): VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown (Airdate: 6/11/11); Billboard Hot 100 (Week of June 18, 2011); LastFM’s Top Tracks Ending Sunday 12 June 2011; YouTube’s Top 100 Most Viewed Music Videos; iTunes Top 100 Songs]

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