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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. The conceit of The Summer Song has changed drastically in the past decade. It used to be fairly easy to determine which record was the season's most significant: whichever song got the most airplay. Now, with music being consumed in so many different ways, impressions are scattered, and our playlists are better off because of it. This summer, there were good tunes everywhere you turned.
2012 was the biggest year for sales of singles in British history.
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for All Rights Reserved. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. We Are Young - Fun. Payphone - Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa 5. Lights - Ellie Goulding 6.
It was a strong year for increased variety in hit pop music. A slice of mainstream pop perfection introduced Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to pop fans around the world. Watch Video. What happens when one of the biggest country crossover stars of all time meets Max Martin, one of the world's top pop music alchemists? It's an ultra-catchy song with all the cleverness of Taylor Swift's lyrical genius. This was not exactly the form that most would have thought the K-Pop breakthrough in the US would take. However, "Gangnam Style" is irresistible in melody and the accompanying video charmed the entire world. Psy's dance for the song may someday go the way of the Macarena, but for now, it was one of the most distinctive pop music creations of Kelly Clarkson celebrated 10 years as a pop star with one of the biggest hits of her career.