Top 40 Songs – May 2012
It's no shock that Gotye sits atop our Top 40 Songs chart for May 2012 -- from his 'Somebody That I Used to Know' video and its nearly 200 million YouTube views to his much-hyped 'Saturday Night Live' performance a couple weeks back, Gotye is not only the surprise breakthrough artist of the year, but also well on his to becoming a bona fide superstar.
Other Top 40 Songs highlights include the Black Keys' 'Gold on the Ceiling,' not too far off pace at No. 2, Jack White's debut solo single 'Love Interruption,' M83's gorgeously blissed-out electro-pop nugget 'Midnight City' and the Shins' 'Simple Song,' a simply marvelous track off their latest album, 'Port of Morrow.'
Some of the newer tunes on the tally include Silversun Pickups' 'Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings),' the Dandy Warhols' 'Sad Vacation' and Fiona Apple's 'Every Single Night' -- they are all the first single off their respective artist's latest album.
These are just a few of the tunes that have been heating up Diffuser.fm recently. Check out our full Top 40 list below.
Top 40 Songs - May 2012
1. Gotye Feat. Kimbra - 'Somebody That I Used to Know'
2. Black Keys - 'Gold on the Ceiling'
3. Jack White - 'Love Interruption'
4. M83 - 'Midnight City'
5. Shins - 'Simple Song'
6. Alabama Shakes - 'Hold On'
7. Neon Trees - 'Everybody Talks'
8. Silversun Pickups - 'Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)'
9. Garbage - 'Blood for Poppies'
10. Fun. Feat. Janelle Monae - 'We Are Young'
11. Coldplay - 'Charlie Brown'
12. Delta Spirit - 'California'
13. Florence + the Machine - 'No Light, No Light'
14. Cake - 'The Winter'
15. Of Monsters and Men - 'Little Talks'
16. Dandy Warhols - 'Sad Vacation'
17. Keane - 'Silenced by the Night'
18. Big Pink - 'Hit the Ground (Superman)'
19. Snow Patrol - 'This Isn't Everything You Are'
20. Cribs - 'Come On, Be a No-One'
21. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Look Around'
22. Hives - 'Go Right Ahead'
23. Santigold - 'Disparate Youth'
24. Fiona Apple - 'Every Single Night'
25. Counting Crows - 'Untitled (Love Song)'
26. Royalty - 'How I Like Em'
27. Soundgarden - 'Live to Rise'
28. Best Coast - 'The Only Place'
29. Beirut - 'Santa Fe'
30. War on Drugs - 'Come to the City'
31. Lee Ranaldo - 'Angles'
32. The Walkmen - 'Heaven'
33. Civil Twilight - 'Fire Escape'
34. Beck - 'I Only Have Eyes for You'
35. Morning Parade - 'Look Around'
36. Foxy Shazam - 'I Like It'
37. Shins - 'The Rifle's Spiral'
38. Temper Trap - 'Need Your Love'
39. Florence + the Machine - 'Breath of Life'
40. Yuck - 'Chew'
The Top 40 Songs chart counts down the most-searched songs by Diffuser.fm readers in any given month. Are you digging any tracks that didn't make it onto this month's chart? Let us know in the comments section below!