For the last 8 weeks, VH1 and our friends at Dove Clinical Fresh Deodorant have been keeping close tabs on the tracks in the running for the 2012 Song Of The Summer crown. We monitored SIX different data sources —the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, the Billboard Hot 100, Spotify‘s most streamed songs, the iTunes Singles Chart, YouTube’s Music Chart, and votes from you guys, THE FANS, to determine what song will go down in history as this summer’s most memorable song. Well folks, after crunching the numbers, we have ourselves a winner…
A huge congratulations goes out to Katy Perry, whose relationship rebound anthem “Wide Awake” bested all of the competitors for the 2012 Song Of The Summer title! You might remember that Katy took home the 2011 Song Of The Summer prize, too, for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” And, just like last summer, we have a very special acceptance speech from Katy herself, in which she accepts our supremely summery VH1 Snow Cone Trophy and thanks all the Katycats out there.
Continue along for more details about the Song of the Summer voting!
This year, we added a new wrinkle to the voting process. Instead of just tracking how songs performed on big, national charts, we gave you, THE FANS, an opportunity to give a boost to your favorite songs by voting for them at SOTS.VH1.COM. With that in mind, here are the Top 10 artists who got the most votes!
VH1 SONG OF THE SUMMER – TOP 10 ARTISTS WITH THE MOST FAN VOTES
1. Philip Phillips, “Home”
2. Demi Lovato, “Give Your Heart A Break”
3. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
4. Justin Bieber, “As Long As You Love Me”
5. Cher Lloyd, “Want U Back”
6. Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
7. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
8. Pitbull ft. Shakira, “Get It Started”
9. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
10. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
And, with that, it’s time to break out your sweaters and fall jackets, because summer is officially over! Once again, our hearty congratulations go out to Katy Perry and her song “Wide Awake” for taking home the 2012 VH1 Song Of The Summer prize (and souvenir Snow Cone trophy)! And, we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank our friends at Dove Clinical Fresh Deodorant for all of their support this summer, too.