The week-long countdown to the number one spot on the MTV News Top 25 Songs of 2010 countdown has come to a close, and when the dust cleared and the last vote was counted, Usher’s “OMG” ended up at the top of the heap. The key single from Usher’s monster album Raymond Vs. Raymond, “OMG” fought its way to the top by being both unbelievably catchy and extremely versatile. It was a huge pop song, a gigantic R&B hit, an instant dance floor classic and easily one of the best will.i.am productions in years. Everything about it just works, and that’s why it ended up being at the top of the list.
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The rest of the top 10 shook out with a pair of Kanye West songs (“Runaway” and “Power”), Rick Ross’ “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” Cee Lo Green’s “F— You,” Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” Drake’s “Fancy,” Jay-Z’s “On to the Next One,” Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.” When finally broken down, that’s a pretty good summation of the year in music (even though it doesn’t have a single rock song represented, which drives home how weak a year guitar-based music had on the large pop landscape).But here at MTV News, we always give the last word to the readers and the fans. All week, you’ve been weighing in on our list (many of you seem pretty upset that Eminem was so low, and a lot of you seem to have an issue with Usher taking the top spot), and now is your chance to officially make your voice heard. The top 15 songs on the MTV News list are in the poll below, and you should vote for your favorite. Is your top song of the year not represented? Sound off in the comments!