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

Idolator Staff | December 18, 2011 - 2:02 pm

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!

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