Poll: Which Of These Pop Jams Is The Defining Song Of Summer 2011?

Robbie Daw | July 4, 2011 11:41 am

Last summer we presented you with seven radio jams that had the potential to be labeled the Song Of Summer 2010, and in the end Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It” wound up being the winner. But it’s a new year, a new summer and a whole new field of hits is ripe for the picking. We’ve rounded up eight Song Of Summer 2011 contenders for you. Head below to check out the list, then vote in our poll for which one you think is the defining smash of this current hot season. SONG OF SUMMER 2011: THE CONTENDERS

“Give Me Everything” — Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & NayerTHE PLAYERS: Mr. Worldwide told us that he originally wanted Shakira to sing on this, his very first chart-topping single, “but she was going through some personal things.” Hence Miami songstress Nayer, who’s signed to Pitbull’s Mr. 305 Inc., getting her big break on “Give Me Everything.” The song also gives Ne-Yo a much-needed hit after the disappointing performance of Libra Scale.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “I’m tip-toein’ to keep blowin’, I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #1

“I Wanna Go” — Britney SpearsTHE PLAYERS: Hit-wise, Brit’s been having a full-on chart Renaissance after teaming back up with her original producer Max Martin. And the video for “I Wanna Go” proves the Femme Fatale still has a sly sense of humor after all these years.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “Shame on me (shame on me) to need release (to need release) uncontrollably (uncontrollably-lably-lably-lably).”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #22

“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil WayneTHE PLAYERS: This meeting of the Young Money/Maybach Music minds has become the hip hop anthem of the first half of ’11. Naturally we had to include it here.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “But get it while you here, boy, ’cause all that hype don’t feel the same next year, boy.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #10

“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” — Katy PerryTHE PLAYERS: Dr. Luke and Max Martin crafted many hits on Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream LP, but the powers that be saved the best for last as far as a single release. An epic (and hilarious) music video, a self-deprecating pop star, a killer sax solo and one hell of a hook — what more do you want when you’re basking in the summer sun?MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “Think I need a ginger ale, that was such an epic fail.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #4

“Party Rock Anthem” — LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoodRockTHE PLAYERS: Yeah, we’re just as shocked as you are.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “Gonna rise to the top, no lead in our zeppelin.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #1

“Rolling In The Deep” — AdeleTHE PLAYERS: We originally had this pegged as the song of the winter. And then the spring. And then after it’s seven week stay atop the Hot 100, we had to concede that “Rolling In The Deep” might just be song of, like, the century.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “You’re gonna wish you never had met me.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #1

“Super Bass” — Nicki MinajTHE PLAYERS: Originally only a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, “Super Bass” has gone on to become her first bona fide Top 10 single as a main artist. Another jam aided by a vivid, high energy video.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “Can’t you hear that boom-ba-doom-boom, boom-ba-doom-boom bass?”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #5

“The Edge Of Glory” — Lady GagaTHE PLAYERS: Mother Monster raises a glass and pounds the synths in honor of her grandfather. The song took on unexpected significance when the music video premiered mere days before sax player Clarence Clemons, who’s featured here, died.MOST INFECTIOUS LINE: “Another shot before we kiss the other side tonight, yeah, baby, tonight, yeah, baby.”PEAK CHART POSITION (SO FAR): #3

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