The top 5 hits of the summer according to Billboards “Songs of the Summer” chart are as follows. #1) Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen #2) Payphone by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa #3) Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra #4) We Are Young by Fun featuring jannelle Monae and finally #5) Starships by Nicki Minaj. The top 5 hits of the summer would all be labeled under pop music. “It's a taut two-chord, anthem- loud and jangly, with desperate overtones ("Don't leave me/You're my best friend/All of my life, you've always been"). It ends with a huge round of simple but memorable U2-style"Oh-oh-oh-ohs.” (http://www.esquire.com/the-side/music/best-new-songs/best-summer-songs-2012#slide-1). They all have similar topics and social media helped to boost their popularity.