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Welcome to Week Two of VH1′s Song of the Summer countdown. Each and every Monday from now until Labor Day, we’ll be utilizing
today’s most advanced data collection techniques Microsoft Excel to chart the competition of what will become THE song that people will think of when they remember the summer of 2011.
Last week, Adele‘s monster smash, “Rolling In The Deep,” captured the top spot, scoring 87 of a possible 100 points. (For a reminder on how the scoring system works, click here.) Somehow, the English songbird managed to increase her stranglehold on the #1 spot in this countdown this week, racking up 91 (!!!) points and proving that no matter what medium people use to consume music these days, they’re using it to listen to Adele.
However, lest you think that Adele has got this summer on lock only two weeks in, there are a number of new songs that cracked the charts this week for the first time: Jason Derulo‘s “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” DJ Khaled‘s superstar-laced hit “I’m On One” (which features Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne), Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” (which was just released on Friday) and Taylor Swift‘s bid for power pop domination, “The Story Of Us.” Oh yeah, and Adele’s powerful anthem of lost love, “Someone Like You,” managed to crack the Top 20, too.
It’s also worth noting that the only thing standing between Lady Gaga and a run at the top spot for her single “Edge Of Glory” (which our own Nick Minichino had pegged for an S.O.T.S. contender) is the fact that she has yet to release an official video for the song. Little Monsters can take heed in the fact that E!’s Marc Malkin recently reported that a casting call for the video for this potential smash hit the Internets, but we don’t yet know for certain when this video will be released. When it does, though, Adele will certainly have herself some competition for the Song of the Summer crown!
Before we let you go, here’s the video for this week’s highest S.O.T.S. chart debut, Jason Derulo’s Harry Belafonte/Robin S. mashup, “Don’t Wanna Go Home.”
[Source Data: VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown (Airdate: 6/4/11); Billboard Hot 100 (Week of June 11, 2011); LastFM's Top Tracks Ending Sunday 5 June 2011; YouTube's Top 100 Most Viewed Music Videos (data pulled on 6/6/11); iTunes Top 100 Songs (data pulled on 6/6/11)]