SONG OF THE SUMMER: Katy Perry Can’t Be Touched, Justin Bieber Enjoys A Madsen Bump

by (@zaragolden)

Welcome to Week 5 of VH1′s Song Of The Summer Countdown, presented by our friends over at Dove Clinical Strength Deodorant. Having elbowed her way past presumptive frontrunner Carly Rae Jepsen to take the top spot early in the race, Katy Perry and “Wide Awake” have yet to budge from the top spot. “Call Me Maybe” keeps hold on that runner-up spot, while Flo Rida‘s impossibly catchy “Whistle” continued its rise, finally bumping Maroon 5‘s “Payphone” from the Top 3. Don’t see your favorite song near the top of the list? Vote for your Song Of The Summer over at sots.vh1.com! Summer’s not over yet, you know.

The biggest mover and shaker on this week’s chart was Justin Bieber, whose “As Long As You Love Me” tore up seven spots to land at #5. Might we call this the Madsen bump? David Guetta‘s “Titanium” (#8 up to #7), Owl City‘s all-fun-everything anthem “Good Time” (#14 to #11) and P!nk‘s no hold’s barred “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (#17 to #13) also saw some upward momentum this week.


American Idol Season 11′s Philip Phillips meanwhile entered the charts with his Mumford & Sons-cribbing and contest-winning “Home,” which landed this week at a respectable #16. Does he have what it takes to win both American Idol and our Song Of The Summer Countdown in one year?

New songs still entering the game even in these late weeks evidence just how important it is that you keep voting for your favorites — the days are still hot, and the Song of the Summer may still be waiting in the wings. So keep those votes coming! Head over to SOTS.VH1.COM and vote for your favorite artist today.