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Top 40 Songs – August 2012

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Diffuser.fm’s Top 40 Songs of August 2012 chart leads with Of Monsters and Men, who continue their impressive run from virtual unknowns outside of their native Iceland to indie rock hotshots, thanks to the breakthrough hit ‘Little Talks.’ The track — the first single off their debut album, this year’s ‘My Head Is an Animal’ — also recently topped the Billboard Alternative Songs tally, and has even crossed over to the Hot 100 chart, where it hit No. 59.

Elsewhere, Muse climb to No. 2 with ‘Survival,’ the first single off their forthcoming ‘The 2nd Law’ album. The track is also the official song of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, which certainly isn’t hurting its cause. Dave Matthews Band have returned to form with ‘Mercy,’ the superb first single off their ‘Away from the World’ disc. And Fiona Apple seems to be sticking around with ‘Every Single Night’ from that album with the title that’s too long to type.

New additions to this month’s chart include the xx‘s ‘Angels,’ No Doubt‘s comeback single ‘Settle Down,’ the epic Killers track ‘Runaways,’ Menomena’s ‘Heavy Is as Heavy Does’ and Bloc Party‘s wild ‘Octopus.’ And these are just some of the songs to make our Top 40 in August 2012 — check our entire list below!

Top 40 Songs – August 2012

1. Of Monsters and Men – ‘Little Talks’
2. Muse – ‘Survival
3. Dave Matthews Band – ‘Mercy
4. Fiona Apple - ‘Every Single Night
5. Green Day - ‘Oh Love’
6. Silversun Pickups – ‘Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
7. The xx – ‘Angels’
8. Florence + the Machine – ‘Breath of Life’
9. Lana Del Rey – ‘National Anthem
10. No Doubt – ‘Settle Down’
11. The Killers – ‘Runaways’
12. Black Keys – ‘Little Black Submarines
13. Best Coast – ‘The Only Place
14. Atoms for Peace – ‘Tamer Animals’
15. Snow Patrol – ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’
16. Gotye – ‘Eyes Wide Open
17. Menomena – ‘Heavy Is As Heavy Does’
18. Bloc Party – ‘Octopus’
19. My Morning Jacket – ‘Outta My System’
20. The Gaslight Anthem, ‘Teenage Rebellion’
21. The Dirty Heads – ‘Spread Too Thin
22. The Walkmen – ‘Heaven
23. Group Love – ‘Tongue Tied’
24. Black Keys – ‘Gold on the Ceiling’
25. Blur – ‘The Puritan
26. Metric – ‘Youth Without Youth’
27. Stars – ‘Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It’
28. Ultraista – ‘Static Light’
29. Bat for Lashes – ‘Laura’
30. Band of Horses – ‘Knock Knock’
31. Passion Pit – ‘I’ll Be Alright
32. Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Watch the Corners
33. Dirty Projectors – ‘Buckle Up’
34. Animal Collective – ‘Today’s Supernatural’
35. Alabama Shakes – ‘Hold On’
36. The Wallflowers – ‘Reboot the System’
37. The Afghan Whigs – ‘See and Don’t See
38. A Place to Bury Strangers – ‘And I’m Up
39. Superchunk – ‘This Summer
40. Cat Power – ‘Ruin

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