The dog days of summer are upon us, people. It’s August, it’s hot outside, and the news cycle is starting to slow to a crawl. The general sluggishness of the season is even affecting the music industry, as music fans don’t seem to be gravitating towards any new material. Instead, they seem to be content to play the same songs that they’ve had on repeat all summer long.
Case in point: Katy Perry‘s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),” which has exhibited a stranglehold on the top of our Song of the Summer Countdown for six consecutive weeks. Her song looks to have a lock on the prize at this point, but then again, maybe The Throne (aka Jay-Z and Kanye West) can mount a last-minute challenge when their highly anticipated collaboration Watch The Throne drops next week? Stay tuned!
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[Source Data (All pulled on 8/1/11 unless otherwise noted): VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown (Airdate: 7/30/11); Billboard Hot 100 (Week of August 6, 2011); LastFM’s Top Tracks Ending Sunday 31 July 2011; YouTube’s Top 100 Most Viewed Music Videos; iTunes Top 100 Songs]