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Top 40 Pop Songs – August 2012

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PopCrush is rounding up the Top 40 pop songs for August to let you know what’s hot for the last month of summer. We took a look at the Top 40 pop songs on the charts and ranked them based on reader favorites and overall listener reception.

Artists with a strong presence this month are Maroon 5, One Direction, and Katy Perry. Maroon 5 comes in twice on our list with their new single ‘One More Night’ and their huge hit ‘Payphone’ featuring Wiz Khalifa. The same goes for One Direction, who’s hit song  ’What Makes You Beautiful’ remained in our Top 10 from last month and makes another appearance with their new single ‘One Thing.’ Perry’s hit ‘Wide Awake’ rocked the airwaves this month, kicking hit maker Carly Rae Jepsen out of the No. 2 spot from last month.

Some new singles added to our list this month are No Doubt‘s comeback hit ‘Settle Down’ as well as Justin Bieber‘s new track ‘As Long as You Love Me’ featuring Big Sean. Also featured is Pink‘s new single ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss),’ which has been steadily climbing the charts over the last month.

Other new additions to our list include Ed Sheeran‘s ‘The A Team,’ 2 Chainz song ‘No Lie’ featuring Drake, and Nicki Minaj‘s new single ‘Pound the Alarm.’ Check out the rest of our Top 40 Pop Songs List for August 2012 to see if your favorite song made the cut.

40. Ed Sheeran, ‘The A Team’
39. Phillip Phillips, ‘Home’
38. 2chainz, ‘No Lie,’ feat. Drake
37. Matchbox Twenty, ‘She’s So Mean’
36. Nicki Minaj, ‘Pound the Alarm’
35. Maroon 5, ‘One More Night’
34. Justin Bieber, ‘As Long as You Love Me’, Feat. Big Sean
33. Adele, ‘Rumor Has It’
32. B.o.B., ‘Both of Us’, Feat. Taylor Swift
31. Neon Trees, ‘Everybody Talks’
30. Pitbull, ‘Back in Time’
29. fun., ‘Some Nights’
28. Gym Class Heroes, ‘The Fighter’ Feat. Ryan Tedder
27. Rita Ora, ‘How We Do (Party)’
26. Havana Brown, ‘We Run the Night,’ Feat. Pitbull
25. Gavin Degraw, ‘Sweeter’
24. Calvin Harris, ‘Lets Go,’ Feat. Ne-Yo
23. One Direction, ‘One Thing’
22. No Doubt, ‘Settle Down’
21. Flo Rida, ‘Whistle’
20. Jason Mraz, ‘I Won’t Give Up’
19. Owl City and Carly Ray Jepsen, ‘Good Time’
18. David Guetta, ‘Titanium’, Feat. Sia
17. Train, ‘Drive By’
16. The Wanted, ‘Glad You Came’
15. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Dark Side’
14. Pink, ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’
13. Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’
12. Karmin, ‘Brokenhearted’
11. Demi Lovato, ‘Give Your Heart a Break’
10. One Direction, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
9. fun., ‘We Are Young’ Feat. Janelle Monae
8. Ellie Goulding, ‘Lights’
7. Usher, ‘Scream’
6. Justin Bieber, ‘Boyfriend’
5. Rihanna, ‘Where Have You Been’
4. Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Feat. Kimbra
3. Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
2. Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
1. Maroon 5, ‘Payphone’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa

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The Top 40 pop songs for August 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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