Wednesday, September 5, 2012
BOC Week 9: Top Hits
1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
2. Payphone - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
3. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
4. Wide Awake - Katy Perry
5. Lights - Ellie Goulding
The songs listed above are the Top 5 Summer Hits according to http://www.billboard.com/charts/summer-songs. The reason these songs are so popular is not simply because people like them. So why do songs become popular? What makes a song become a hit. Of course it could be because the song gets played over and over on the radio, but that doesn’t necessarily make a song a hit. The songs get popular because they are memorable. They have catchy or memorable lyrics. These reasons cause the song to get stuck in a person’s head, therefore they start to want to hear the song and requests radios and DJ’s to play them. The reason these songs became top hits is because of the use of social media.