Lady Gaga’s “The Edge Of Glory” Crowned ‘Song Of Summer 2011’ By Idolator Readers
The results are in! Idolator readers voted Born This Way their most-anticipated album of 2011, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that they voted the LP’s third single as the 2011 Song of Summer in our poll. The handicapped fish-lady can join last year’s winner Enrique Iglesias poolside to sip pina coladas and soak up some rays (with “The Edge Of Glory” playing on repeat, of course). How did the rest of the nominees — including Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, and Katy Perry — fare? Ironically enough, let’s just say most of her competitors are on the very, very outer edge of glory, with Gaga smack-dab in the center. See how it breaks down below.
SONG OF SUMMER 2011 POLL RESULTS:
“The Edge Of Glory” — Lady Gaga (64%, 702,328 Votes) “I Wanna Go” — Britney Spears (34%, 374,503 Votes) “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” — Katy Perry (1%, 9,166 Votes) “Party Rock Anthem” — LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoodRock (0%, 2,792 Votes) “Super Bass” — Nicki Minaj (0%, 1,651 Votes) “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele (0%, 382 Votes) “Give Me Everything” — Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer (0%, 322 Votes) “I’m On One” — DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (0%, 98 Votes)
In the end, Mother Monster won with a landslide victory, eating up 64% of the votes. Britney Spears offered up the stiffest competition, coming in at second with 34% — leaving only 2% to divide between the rest of the contenders. Katy Perry put up a slight fight with 1% while everyone else was barely even in the running. Pitbull and Adele, in particular, had surprisingly small showings given that both of their songs can be heard all over the Top 40 these days. Total votes? 1,091,242.
While we congratulate the wacky pianist (and the dearly departed Clarence Clemons), we’re not sure an actual victor to take the title “Song of Summer” has emerged this year. After all, the Emmy-nominated “3 Way” star’s “Judas” and “Born This Way” are just as ubiquitous right now, and as much as we like “Edge Of Glory,” it’s not as laid-back and barbecue-friendly as other songs we can think of. If you walked up to a bunch of people on the street and asked them to define which song said “Summer 2011,” we bet you’d get a lot of head-scratching and disparate answers.
Still, we extend our kudos to Lady Gaga on her glorious achievement. Not too shabby for an intern!