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Top 40 Pop Songs – June 2012

Katy Perry Carly Rae Jepsen Nicki Minaj
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PopCrush is rounding up the Top 40 Pop Songs for June 2012 to let you in on what’s going to be sizzling up the charts this first month of summer. After sorting through tons of hot pop and crossover tracks, we’ve come up with the list of Top 40 Pop Songs for June 2012 based on radio airplay, the most-searched songs on PopCrush, and the overall reception from listeners.

Neither Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen nor Nicki Minaj are topping our Top 40 Pop Songs list for June 2012, but they all have a strong presence this month. Perry comes in twice on the list with her brand-new single ‘Wide Awake’ and her girl power anthem ‘Part of Me.’ The same goes for Minaj, who cracked the Top 5 with her bubbly, beachy dance song ‘Starships’ and makes another appearance with her Chris Brown-featured single ‘Right by My Side.’ Meanwhile, Jepsen is sitting pretty at No. 2 with ‘Call Me Maybe,’ proving that even new artists can make waves among heavy-hitting pop divas.

Speaking of newcomers, U.K. recording artist Olly Murs is breaking through on the Top 40 with ‘Heart Skips a Beat,’ as is the newest ‘American Idol‘ champ Phillip Phillips with his original song ‘Home.’ And while Gotye and fun. might’ve been unknown names to most pop listeners a few months back, you can’t escape their hits ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and ‘We Are Young’ (respectively) as of late.

Some other names coming in on the Top 40 Pop Songs for June 2012? Kelly Clarkson and Usher come in twice, as does Rihanna (once for a feature, once for ‘Where Have You Been’) and boy bands One Direction and the Wanted. Check out the rest of the songs on our Top 40 Pop Songs for June 2012 to find out what other infectious beats are taking over.

Top 40 Pop Songs – June 2012

40. Olly Murs, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ Feat. Chiddy Bang
39. Jason Derulo, ‘Undefeated’
38. Usher, ‘Climax’
37. Taylor Swift, ‘Eyes Open’
36. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Dark Side’
35. Coldplay, ‘Princess of China’ Feat. Rihanna
34. Phillip Phillips, ‘Home’
33. Kanye West, ‘Mercy’ Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T + 2 Chainz
32. Drake, ‘Take Care’ Feat. Rihanna
31. Jason Mraz, ‘I Won’t Give Up’
30. B.o.B, ‘So Good’
29. Gym Class Heroes, ‘The Fighter’ Feat. Ryan Tedder
28. Adam Lambert, ‘Never Close Our Eyes’
27. One Direction, ‘One Thing’
26. Demi Lovato, ‘Give Your Heart a Break’
25. Katy Perry, ‘Part of Me’
24. Wiz Khalifa, ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’
23. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
22. Jennifer Lopez, ‘Dance Again’ Feat. Pitbull
21. Nicki Minaj, ‘Right by My Side’ Feat. Chris Brown
20. Train, ‘Drive By’
19. The Wanted, ‘Chasing the Sun’
18. Chris Brown, ‘Turn Up the Music’
17. Rita Ora, ‘How We Do (Party)’
16. Havana Brown, ‘We Run the Night’ Feat. Pitbull
15. Karmin, ‘Brokenhearted’
14. The Wanted, ‘Glad You Came’
13. Pitbull, ‘Back in Time’
12. Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
11. Usher, ‘Scream’
10. Adele, ‘Rumour Has It’
9. Flo Rida, ‘Wild Ones’ Feat. Sia
8. Maroon 5, ‘Payphone’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa
7. Justin Bieber, ‘Boyfriend’
6. One Direction, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
5. fun., ‘We Are Young’ Feat. Janelle Monae
4. Rihanna, ‘Where Have You Been’
3. Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’
2. Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
1. Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Feat. Kimbra

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The Top 40 pop songs for June 2012 are based on a combination of the most searched songs on, airplay at select pop radio stations in the United States and the personal opinion of the PopCrush editorial staff.

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