Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The top songs of the summer, according to YouTube and Google

Posted By on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Labor Day has passed, but that doesn't mean we can't still reflect on 2014's summer in music. 

YouTube, Google Play and Google Search have compiled lists of their top-searched songs and artists between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Whether you "turned down for what" or are still listening to "Gangnam Style", your web searches have told us exactly what the world has been listening to this past season. 

Iggy Azalea ruled this summer as the top search for all three outlets. Other oft-searched powerhouses included Nicki Manaj and Ariana Grande, indicating it was a big season for female artists, as well as the Snoop-aided Jason Derulo. Apparently, the majority hasn't grown weary of Frozen's "Let it Go," either. It's possible young children are using computers more than we know, or perhaps adults are loving Disney as much as they did in the days of The Lion King.

Google Search
Music artists in top searches on Google from the United States between Memorial Day and Labor Day
1. Iggy Azalea
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Selena Gomez
4. Beyonce
5. Rihanna
6. Taylor Swift
7. Chris Brown
8. Katy Perry
9. Luke Bryan
10. Lil Wayne

Google Play
Most-streamed songs on Google Play Music from the United States between Memorial Day and Labor Day
1. Iggy Azalea - "Fancy"
2. Ariana Grande - "Problem"
3. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What"
4. Nico & Vinz - "Am I Wrong"
5. Jason Derulo - "Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)"
6. Lil Wayne - "Believe Me"
7. Katy Perry - "Dark Horse"
8. Calvin Harris - "Summer"
9. Magic! - "Rude"
10. Frozen - "Let it Go"

Most-streamed songs, including official videos and claimed versions, from the United States between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Note, this is the same data Billboard Hot 100 gets.
1. Iggy Azalea - "Fancy"
2. Jason Derulo - "Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)"
3. Ariana Grande - "Problem"
4. Magic! - "Rude"
5. Psy - "Gangnam Style"
6. Pharrell - "Happy"
7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What"
8. Frozen - "Let it Go"
9. Nicki Minaj - "Anaconda"
10. Katy Perry - "Dark Horse"

What do you think was truly the top song of the summer? Do you agree with Google and YouTube searchers?

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