Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” Named #1 Song Of 2011 By ‘EW’ & ‘Billboard’

When we have to look back on 2011, there are a lot of ladies who entertained us. Adele was everywhere, Britney Spears released one of her best albums yet, and Lady Gaga tossed out bizarre yet memorable confections left and right — to name just a few. But did any make quite the same splash as Nicki Minaj? Entertainment Weekly and Billboard don’t think so, as both named the recent birthday girl’s “Super Bass” 2011′s #1 Song Of The Year. Other artists to earn a spot on both lists: Beyonce, The Throne, and Britney Spears. Catch the full rankings below.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Best Singles of 2011

1. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
2. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
3. The Throne feat. Frank Ocean – “No Church in the Wild”
4. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
5. Beyoncé – “Countdown”
6. Wild Flag – “Romance”
7. Britney Spears – “I Wanna Go”
8. Colbie Caillat – “Brighter Than the Sun”
9. Foo Fighters – “Walk”
10. Kelly Clarkson – “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”

Billboard‘s 20 Best Songs Of 2011

20. Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’
19. M83- ’Midnight City’
18. Pistol Annies- ‘Hell on Heels’
17. DJ Khaled- ‘I’m On One’
16. SBTKRT- ‘Wildfire’
15. Drake ft Rihanna- ‘Take Care’
14. Nicola Roberts- ‘Beat Of My Drum’
13. Radiohead- ‘Lotus Flower’
12. Beyonce- ‘Countdown’
11. The Joy Formidable- ‘Whirring’
10. Adele- ‘Rolling In The Deep’
9. Chris Brown- ‘Look At Me Now’
8. Lady GaGa – ‘The Edge Of Glory’
7. Bon Iver- ‘Holocene’
6. Frank Ocean- ‘Novacane’
5. Kelly Rowland ft Lil Wayne- ‘Motivation’
4. The Throne- ‘Ni**a’s In Paris’
3. Britney Spears- ‘Till The World Ends’
2. Adele- ‘Someone Like You’
1. Nicki Minaj- Superbass

Our take? Months later, we still can’t get “Super Bass” out of our heads. A sure sign of a good single. Well chosen, guys!

Do you agree?

To hear “Super Bass” and more from Nicki Minaj, pick up her album Pink Friday on eMusic.

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  • MusicManDave

    Billboard and EW definately have this right. “Super Bass” is also my favorite song of 2011. This is her signature song. It has the best POP beat with an uplifting dance feel to it. I love when she performs it too. I only hope she will come out with another to match its success. A great POP album is and ideal match for this DIVA.

  • g9

    EW’s list is a joke. You mean to tell me that they included Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, a Britney song, and a typical Colbie Caillat song over “Rolling in the Deep” or “Someone Like You”? Besides Adele, there are plenty of songs far more worthy than half of EW’s listed songs.

  • Fan4me

    first of all, boo you g9. Kelly is amazing. I’m so happy STRONGER made EW’s list!! c’mon Kelly, start the real promo! This song is gonna be huge!!