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Now that the summer of 2012 is just about over, we can look back and think about how many times we’ve listened to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” watched the song’s video or seen a parody of it. The song was everywhere and Billboard just named it the official Song of the Summer.
Billboard bases the rankings on its Song of the Summer chart by a track’s best performance on the Hot 100 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. “Call Me Maybe” spent an impressive nine weeks at the top of the chart and has sold 5.5 million downloads since it was released, so it’s not surprising that it came out on top.
The song’s video, which has spawned plenty of parodies, is now up to 238.4 million views.
Jepsen is also up for an award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards. She will be competing with Frank Ocean, fun., One Direction and The Wanted for Best New Artist.
Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” which features Wiz Khalifa, came in second place. The track was kept from the top spot on the Hot 100 by “Call Me Maybe,” spending six weeks at No. 2.
Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” with Kimbra, was at No. 3. It spent eight weeks at the top of the Hot 100 earlier this year and is still in the Top 10.
Katy Perry earned another summer hit with “Wide Awake,” which is at No. 4. Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” is in the fifth spot.
The rest of the Top 10 includes Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been”; fun. and Janelle Monae’s “We Are Young”; David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium”; “Starships” by Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida’s “Whistle.”