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Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ Is The 2011 VH1 Song Of The Summer

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For the last 14 weeks, we’ve been tracking the race to see which track would become this year’s Song Of The Summer. Since people consume music in so many different ways these days, our goal was to put together a democratic formula that compared how a group of over 70 songs performed across five of the primary channels that people frequently use to listen to their favorite jams: the Billboard Hot 100 (radio play & sales), the iTunes charts (pure sales), Last.fm scrobbles (listening on computer and mobile devices), the YouTube music charts(streams) and, of course, our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. Each week, we tracked how our group of competitors fared in each of these different platforms, and then added up the results.

So, without any further ado, we are psyched to announce that Katy Perry has taken home the first place prize in VH1′s first annual Song Of The Summer competition! When the summer began, it looked like Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep” was going to be an unstoppable force, but as soon as Katy dropped her 80s-tastic “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” video during the week of June 27th, she dominated the countdown from there on out. Katy was gracious enough to film an quick speech for us while she accepted our totally awesome Song Of The Summer trophy, which we’ve got for you above.

For you completists, here is our final Song Of The Summer countdown chart (that is, until Memorial Day 2012 rolls around!). And you’re on Spotify, you can subscribe to our VH1 Song Of The Summer 2011 playlist and re-live the summer whenever you want.

If you’re curious, here’s how each of the songs performed on a chart-by-chart basis:

2011 YouTube Music Song Of The Summer Victor: Jennifer Lopez, “On The Floor”
2011 Last.fm Music Song Of The Summer Victor: Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
2011 Billboard Hot 100 Song Of The Summer: LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
2011 iTunes Music Song Of The Summer Victor: Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
VH1 Blog Readers Choice: Lady Gaga, “The Edge Of Glory”

VH1 Song Of The Summer Final List:
1) Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
2) Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
3) LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
4) Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”
5) Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, “Give Me Everything”
6) Lady Gaga, “The Edge Of Glory”
7) Britney Spears, “I Wanna Go”
8) Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, “On The Floor”
9) Foster The People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
10) Hot Chelle Rae, “Tonight Tonight”
11) Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
12) Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
13) Lil Wayne, “How To Love”
14) Beyoncé, “Best Thing I Never Had”
15) OneRepublic, “Good Life”
16) Jason DeRulo, “Don’t Wanna Go Home”
17) Adele, “Someone Like You”
18) Lady Gaga, “Judas”
19) Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”
20) Britney Spears, “Till The World Ends”

 

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