Weekly Top Ten: Songs of Summer

Longtime readers of Manhunt Daily may remember that our Weekly Top Ten charts began as an evolved form of our “Song of Summer” countdown. Now that Memorial Day weekend is officially upon us, you know what that means! It’s time to begin the process of deciding which song will take the title this year.

Is it possible that it’ll be Kelly Rowland‘s commander? After only three weeks on the charts, the former Destiny’s Child member managed to dethrone Lady Gaga for the top spot, but she’s not exactly safe up there. Australian pop star Kylie Minogue–as well as a handful of upcoming singles–pose a serious threat to her reign.

Of course, we can tell tell you a few people who don’t have the Song of Summer (at least not yet). The Scissor Sisters, Alicia Keys, Ke$ha and Florence + The Machine failed to receive enough votes to stay on the charts, so we unfortunately had to send them packing. Those four are joined in the loser’s circle by Wild Card rejects Leela James, Showgirls and LIGHTS.

So how does this all work? If you’re a Weekly Top Ten virgin, hold onto Bow Wow‘s dick while I explain the rules to you. Each week you’ll be presented with ten songs. You get to vote for up to three that you’d like to see move on to the next week. From those results, we’ll take the five tunes with the highest percentages, a song we save and four other contributions. These selections will make up the following week’s charts.

Wishing there was a “none of the above” option? Well, quit your bitching and tell us what you want to see on the charts by leaving a suggestion in the comments. We listen to nearly every song you recommend, and if we think it’ll have a chance… you might see it here next time around!

– Dewitt

To check out the charts and vote, follow the JUMP:

  1. Kelly Rowland – Commander (LW – 1, W5): Wait, there were other members of Destiny’s Child who matter? With no disrespect to Queen B, our girl Kelendria has one hot-ass hit on her hands. We’re desperately trying to book her for an interview, so if anyone has any ideas on how to get her attention…
  2. Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers (LW – 6, W2): If you weren’t a Kylie Minogue fan before this song, get ready to be converted to the dark side. There’s something entirely irresistible about this track, and we haven’t been able to stop playing it on repeat. Work it out, Kylie!
  3. Lady Gaga f/ Beyonce – Telephone (LW – 3, W12): With each week that passes, it seems like Gaga slips down another spot. Technically, this has only happened for two weeks in a row, so I suppose we could hardly consider it a trend. However, it makes you wonder if she’ll last the next eight weeks before getting retired from the countdown.
  4. Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight (LW – 4, W9): In case you didn’t see, Christina actually tied with Lady Gaga. We briefly considered giving her the number three spot, but I think it’s clear that our loyalties lie elsewhere. And honestly? This song isn’t really doing it for us anymore.
  5. Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (LW – 3, W3): This one made a strong debut, but the impact seems to be wearing down. It’s still pretty popular in the world outside of Manhunt Daily, so maybe it’ll make a comeback in the weeks to come.
  6. Allison Iraheta – Don’t Waste The Pretty (LW – 8, W2): What? Did you think I’d actually save Ke$ha? Well, you thought wrong. I’d rather give the number six spot to someone who actually has an ounce of vocal talent. And last year’s third place American Idol contestant definitely fits that bill.
  7. Goldfrapp – Alive (DEBUT): Every time I hear this song, I want to put on a pair of short shorts and prance all over the place. There’s something so totally gay about it. And I say “gay” in the sense of it being happy and utterly euphoric. It’s like I’m dancing on the clouds with a bunch of giant penises or something…
  8. M.I.A. – XXXO (DEBUT): After the breakaway success of “Paper Planes” Maya makes another bid for Billboard chart greatness with this addictive electro-pop confession. The fans have either loved it or hated it, and you can probably guess how Lynn Hirschberg of The New York Times feels about it.
  9. Andy Bell – Call On Me (DEBUT): The frontman of Erasure busts out with a hot single from his second solo album. It’s definitely an underdog on this week’s countdown, but you never know what can happen! For all we know, this could be next week’s number one.
  10. Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears (WILD CARD): We were rooting for Leela James in the Wild Card round, but this South Korean girl group isn’t a bad alternative. Their crazy-ass video for “2 Different Tears” had us laughing out loud. And the song ain’t half bad either!

27 thoughts on “Weekly Top Ten: Songs of Summer

  1. Yeah, the poll isn’t displaying properly. Also Kylie beating Telephone?! This is madness!! And also about freaking time.

  2. So I went with Kylie, Kelly and Goldfrapp (check the Dave Aude Remix of Alive). Too bad Natasha Bedingfield and “Touch” didn’t make it to the chart this week. I think it’s a guilty pleasure, but for suggestions I will go with “Te Amo” by Rihanna. It’s her new European single and has a very hot and sexy video.

  3. Voted kelly and katy. Of the songs on the coutdown those are my favourites.

    wouldn’t hurt my feelings if the Gaga track were to be retired from the coutdown. the girl is a great talent though and alot of people are waiting to see what her next disc has in store.

    have you had “shake them haters off” in the wildcard yet? would def. like to see more kelly on the top 10.

  4. Katy, Kylie, and Gaga.

    Btw, the video for Alejandro is supposedly debuting this week. Although that brings up the question of what the requirements of a song being on this countdown are. Because it seems like with Lady Gaga, her songs need to have a video out for them to be on here. Whereas with anybody else there doesn’t need to be a video now or sometimes ever.

  5. …I don’t think I’ve heard anything on this list beyond Telephone, and nobody but Gaga, Kylie, Goldfrapp and Christina sound even remotely familiar as singers.

  6. Definitely Allison- Telephone is a pretty awful song.

    Btw, Allison was actually 4th last year. 3rd was Daney Gokey, the Christian yowler.

  7. Allison is releasing DWTP in a couple weeks with a new version featuring Orianthi on backup vocals and killer guitar solos. It is going to be an awesome track!!!

  8. I can’t believe you didn’t even put Taio Cruz on here either. Not all gay men listen to this crap. Not saying everything is crap, i like Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, And Kylie…..but where are the male singers?

  9. I would like three votes, please!

    Lady Gaga “Alejandro”
    Robyn “Dancing on My Own”
    V.V.Brown “Shark in the Water”

  10. Nex, ‘Babyfather’ WAS on the countdown a few weeks ago but didn’t last too long. Good track though!

  11. Kylie all the way, she’s a goddess like her Aphrodite. For next week’s I would go with Rihanna’s “Te Amo” or “Rockstar 101”.

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