Billboard Hot 100 charts music singles weekly in the United States. The weekly chart period begins on Monday and ends on Sunday and is based on sales and airplay. Out of all the songs released by artists, these are the songs that Americans picked as the most popular. Even though some of these songs might not be the most creative and “too poppy”, it is interesting to look at the reasons why people like them. These songs can show what most of the people in the United States are feeling.
For the Week of May 5, 2012, the top 10 songs are:
- Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
- We Are Young – fun. Featuring Janelle
- Payphone – Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
- Boyfriend – Justin Bieber
- Glad You Came – The Wanted
- Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
- Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
- What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
- Starships – Nicki Minaj
- Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
Looking at these songs, there is a common theme connecting all . Most of these songs are talking about love.
- There are 8 songs with a strong love theme.
- 4 of about the start of a love, 4 of them about a break up.
- 4 Male Bands
- 3 Female Singers
- 2 European Boy Bands
Everybody is looking for love. Music is a way for people to express this strong emotion.