Sunday, May 19, 2024

MTV VMA Votes: Song of the Summer is One Direction “Best Song Ever” by a Landslide


Ha ha. Well, all the old farts like yours truly declared the song of the summer of 2013 as either “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk or “Blurred Lines” from Robin Thicke. Not on tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards. You see the “fans” vote for Song of the Summer online. And rabid pre-teen fans of One Direction, the British boy band, have already made “Best Song Ever,” a throwaway single, the song of their summer.

Right now “Best Song Ever” has over 7 million votes. Seven million. By 9pm , when the show starts, One Direction could be up around 9 or 10 zillion. How many times can you vote? Early and often I’d say.

The runners up are Miley Cyrus–4 million for “We Can’t Stop.” Selena Gomez has 2 million.

And then the also rans: Calvin Harris with Elle Goulding “I Need Your Love” has 51,936; “Get Lucky” has 37,251′ and “Blurred Lines” is at a mere 34,081.

Biggest teen fan club wins, and cutest Tiger Beat guys.

Does MTV still play music videos? It must be at 3 in the morning because everytime I’ve sailed past it, it’s either “Real World” or the teen mom, or some other reality stuff. I thought the ‘M’ stood for marketing. Or merchandising. Or Meshugenah.

PS One Direction has had one great song, no kidding. That “What Makes You Beautiful” will be their legacy, the way “I Want it That Way” was for Backstreet Boys and “Bye Bye Bye” was for NSync and “Build Me Up Buttercup” was for The Foundations and “Sugar Sugar” was for the Archies.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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