Song Of The Summer Countdown: Foster The People Make A Late Run For The Crown


With only three more weeks left in our 2011 Song Of The Summer Countdown, sadly, there’s little drama left as to who will take home the crown. For the eighth consecutive week, Katy Perry‘s saxoriffic “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is sitting atop our charts, closely followed by LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem” (which, as we wrote last week, could make its own claim for S.O.T.S.). However, don’t count out Foster The People quite yet!

The You Oughta Know artist’s single, “Pumped Up Kicks,” has been making an impressive late summer run at the top spot. It first entered our charts back on July 11, but buoyed by a standout set at this year’s Lollapalooza festival, the first single off the band’s Torches LP seems to have really captured the attention of the nation. Will they be able to unseat either Perry or LMFAO before Labor Day rolls around?

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[Source Data (All pulled on 8/15/11 unless otherwise noted): VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown (Airdate: 8/13/11); Billboard Hot 100 (Week of August 20, 2011); LastFM’s Top Tracks Ending Sunday 14 August 2011; YouTube’s Top 100 Most Viewed Music Videos; iTunes Top 100 Songs]

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