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Posted by Popjustice on Dec 31 2011, 14:50

Right then. Thousands of you voted. We did some adding up which took even longer than usual for some reason. We put our addings-up in order. And here is what we came up with.

BEST SINGLE

1. Rihanna feat Calvin Harris – We Found Love

2. Will Young – Jealousy

3. Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory

4. Nicola Roberts – Beat Of My Drum

5. Marina & The Diamonds – Radioactive

6. Britney Spears – Til The World Ends

7. The Saturdays – All Fired Up

8. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

9. Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend

10. Lana Del Rey – Video Games

EDITOR’S NOTE: Look we checked and double checked and no your eyes do not deceive you: Popjustice readers really did neglect to vote for Matt Cardle in this category.

WORST SINGLE

1. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger

2. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

3. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

4. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

5. Jessie J – Price Tag

6. Matt Cardle – Run For Your Life

7. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song

8. JLS – She Makes Me Wanna

9. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

10. Ed Sheeran – The A Team

EDITOR’S NOTE: Perhaps LMFAO should spend a little less time apologising for ‘party rocking’ and a little more time being quiet and/or fucking off. JUST AN IDEA.

BEST ALBUM

1. Britney Spears – Femme Fatale

2. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

3. Will Young – Echoes

4. Nicola Roberts – Cinderella’s Eyes

5. The Sound Of Arrows – Voyage

6. Beyoncé – 4

7. Adele – 21

8. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

9. Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials

10. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Make A Scene

EDITOR’S NOTE: Britney won this category by some distance. Well done, Britney’s mental fans.

WORST ALBUM

1. Jessie J – Who You Are

2. JLS – Jukebox

3. Beyoncé – 4

4. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones

5. Ed Sheeran – +

6. LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking

7. Matt Cardle – Letters

8. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

9. Pixie Lott – Young Foolish Happy

10. The Wanted – Battleground

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wanted, Pixie Lott and JLS all more than earned their positions on this list. Their albums were proper will-this-do efforts and looking at their chart runs the response from record buyers – encouragingly, in a sense – was ‘no, not really’. This is a hollow victory, however. There are no winners here. Only losers.

BEST COMEBACK

1. Will Young

2. Adele

3. Britney Spears

4. Jennifer Lopez

5. Kelly Clarkson

6. Kate Bush

7. Beyoncé

8. Steps

9. Melanie C

10. Darren Hayes

EDITOR’S NOTE: We did state in the rules to this that the artist needed to have been away for a couple of years, but we allowed Jennifer Lopez in even though she had a single out last year. The fact that so many people clearly didn’t even notice that she had anything out in 2010 makes her return to ‘the pop summit’ in 2011 all the more spectacular.

WORST ATTEMPT AT LAUNCHING A SOLO CAREER

1. Dappy

2. Nicola Roberts

3. Joe Jonas

4. Nadine 2.0

5. Gary Barlow

6. Kelly Rowland

7. Nicole Scherzinger

8. Keisha Buchanan

9. Noel Gallagher

10. Howie D

EDITOR’S NOTE: What’s your favourite line in the Dappy song? The Chris Brown one is quite funny, but “I’ll blow the bloody doors off – Michael Caine” is pretty special in its own way. (Brian May is on the next Dappy single – sadface times five million.)

MOST RIDICULOUS RECORDING ARTISTE

1. Jessie J

2. Jason Derulo

3. Jedward

4. Lady Gaga

5. Justin BIeber

6. LMFAO

7. Pitbull

8. Nicki Minaj

9. Rebecca Black

10. Pixie Lott

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes you think ‘oh Jessie J isn’t really that ridiculous’ then you turn on the telly and there she is in her pants doing her best to avoid any of the notes that make her songs quite nice to listen to and passing it all off as ‘putting on a show’ and you think, ‘well yes, she is quite ridiculous after all’.

BEST NEW ACT TO PROPERLY GET GOING IN 2011

1. One Direction

2. Cher Lloyd

3. Jessie J

4. The Sound Of Arrows

5. Emeli Sandé

6. Katy B

7. Rizzle Kicks

8. Birdy (!)

9. Ed Sheeran (!!!!!)

10. Lana Del Rey

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shame the One Direction album was only half finished, right viewers? RIGHT? Right.

BEST RADIO DJ

1. Scott Mills

2. Annie Mac

3. Sara Cox

4. Greg James

5. ‘None Of Them’ / ‘They’re All Shit’ etc

6. Lauren Laverne

7. Chris Moyles

8. Fearne Cotton

9. Nick Grimshaw

10. Zane Lowe

EDITOR’S NOTE: If we had to pick ‘best haircut’ on this list of DJs we’d probably go Annie Mac, Greg James, Nick Grimshaw On A Good Day, Fearne Cotton. Then we’d stop thinking about DJs’ haircuts because it’s all about the music man, and Scott Mills does play the best music out of all that lot, so well done for voting him Number One.

BEST TV SHOW

1. The X Factor

2. Never Mind The Buzzcocks

3. Glee

4. Steps Reunion

5. Freshly Squeezed

6. Later With Jools Holland

7. The Album Chart Show

8. Songs Of Praise

9. Celebrity Juice

10. Made In Chelsea

EDITOR’S NOTE: Quite a few of you made special mention of Made In Chelsea in your voting forms, and we’re glad we weren’t alone in noticing that the show’s music choices were consistently brilliant. We think it’s all down to a lady called Marsha Shandur – she’s on Twitter at @marshamusic so why not drop her a quick line to say “HI AND THANKS”? Actually you can click here to send that tweet automatically if you like.

BEST COVER VERSION

1. Little Mix – Don’t Let Go

2. Florence & The Machine – Take Care

3. Glee Cast – Rumour Has It / Someone Like You

4. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

5. Adele – Promise This

6. Nicola Roberts – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

7. Susan Boyle – Enjoy The Silence

8. Misha B – Rolling In The Deep

9. Sunday Girl – Love U More

10. Will Young – Running Up That Hill

EDITOR’S NOTE: We see what you did there at Number 4. Naturally for legal reasons we should note that ‘Born This Way’ is in fact a completely original composition and any similarity to any other song is a complete coincidence because the song came to Lady Gaga in a vision etc etc etc.

NEW ACT MOST LIKELY TO SAVE POP (NOT THAT IT NEEDS SAVING) IN 2012

1. Little Mix

2. Lana Del Rey

3. Emeli Sandé

4. Icona Pop

5. Azealia Banks

6. StooShe

7. Oh My!

8. WooWoos

9. Misha B

10. Vanbot

EDITOR’S NOTE: Remember how about 14 months ago Jessie J seemed like she was really exciting because she’d chosen to show a certain side of her music while keeping the Natasha Bedingfield stuff hidden until everyone had already decided she was the next big thing and it was too late to go ‘oh actually she’s quite different in reality’? Remember that? Well good luck with listening to the Emeli Sandé album.

ESTABLISHED ACT MOST LIKELY TO SAVE POP (NOT THAT IT NEEDS SAVING) IN 2012

1. Madonna

2. Girls Aloud

3. Kylie Minogue

4. Marina & The Diamonds

5. Diana Vickers

6. Steps

7. Alexandra Burke

8. No Doubt

9. Cheryl Cole

10. Robyn

EDITOR’S NOTE: DON’T FUCK THIS UP MADGE.

MOST PATHETIC SONG TO REFERENCE ‘THE CLUB’

1. J Lo – On The Floor

2. Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home

3. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

4. David Guetta feat etc etc – Little Bad Girl

5. JLS – She Makes Me Wanna

6. David Guetta feat etc etc – Where Dem Girls At

7. Pitbull – Give Me Everything

8. Pixie Lott – All About Tonight

9. The Saturdays – Notorious

10. Kelly Rowland – Down For Whatever

EDITOR’S NOTE: If anybody is in any doubt, it can sometimes be quite good fun to go for a dance and have a drink or two while you’re at it. We just wanted to clear that up.

BEST COLLABORATION

1. Rihanna & Calvin

2. Maroon 5 & Christina

3. Britney, Nicki & Ke$ha

4. Calvin Harris & Kelis

5. Drake & Rihanna

6. Coldplay & Rihanna

7. Jay-Z & Kanye

8. David Guetta & Sia

9. Katy Perry & Kanye

10. Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

EDITOR’S NOTE: Imagine if all these people had children together. Well Rihanna would be busy, for a start.

LEAST CONTROVERSIAL POPSTAR

1. Adele

2. Leona Lewis

3. Rebecca Ferguson

4. Ed Sheeran

5. Pixie Lott

6. Joe McElderry

7. Beyonce

8. Taylor Swift

9. The Saturdays

10. Will Young

EDITOR’S NOTE: Did you know that Rebecca Ferguson is really different to other X Factor graduates because she *falls asleep at desk*

YEAR IN WHICH YOU EXPECT GIRLS ALOUD TO RETURN FROM THEIR ‘YEAR OFF’

1. 2012

2. 2013

3. Never

4. 2014

5. 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve got our fingers crossed for 2012 too but we don’t want it to be anything to do with The Bloody Olympics. We want it to be amazing in its own right although we do, of course, want any accompanying ‘cinematography’ to have a budget at least three times that of the Olympic opening ceremony. Mind you this is Girls Aloud so anything upwards of the cost of a Bounty would be fine.

BEST X FACTOR FINALIST

1. Little Mix

2. Misha

3. Amelia

4. Marcus

5. Kitty

6. Sophie

7. 2 Shoes

8. Janet

9. Craig

10. Johnny

11. Jonjo

12. The Risk

13. Frankie

14. James

15. Sami

EDITOR’S NOTE: We don’t even recognise half these names.

WORST X FACTOR FINALIST

1. Frankie

2. Craig

3. Jonjo

4. James

5. The Risk

6. Kitty

7. Amelia

8. Marcus

9. Sophie

10. Janet

11. Johnny

12. 2 Shoes

13. Misha

14. Sami

15.Little Mix

EDITOR’S NOTE: Poor old Craig with his Defiant Gunfingers Of Doom. Oh well, at least he’s in [NAME WITHHELD]‘s shag tree, that’s not bad going under the circumstances.

WORST UK X FACTOR JUDGE

1. Gary Barlow

2. Louis Walsh

3. Kelly Rowland

4. Tulisa

EDITOR’S NOTE: We don’t reckon Gary will be back for next year’s X Factor. We’d be surprised if Kelly is, either, to be honest, although we thought she did a far better job of being an X Factor judge than Gary did. Look we’re still upset about what he did to Alesha Dixon’s pop career. That wound is RAW. No we don’t want to talk about it. Time is what it will take. Plenty of time.

BEST POPSTAR TWITTER USER

1. Rihanna

2. Cheryl Cole

3. Will Young

4. Kylie

5. Lady Gaga

6. Example

7. Calvin Harris

8. Little Boots

9. Cher

10. Tom Fletcher

EDITOR’S NOTE: We like it when Rihanna calls people cunts.

BEST POP VIDEO

1. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)

2. Britney Spears – I Wanna Go

3. Rihanna – We Found Love

4. Lady Gaga – Judas

5. Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)

6. Nicola Roberts – Beat Of My Drum

7. Will Young – Come On

8. Lady Gaga – You + I

9. Lady Gaga – Marry The Night

10. The Saturdays – All Fired Up

EDITOR’S NOTE: That Katy Perry video is so amazing isn’t it. Perfectly, very precisely executed, but with the feeling that it’s completely carefree and spontaneous. It feels – in the best possible way – as if nobody was trying very hard. It’s a video that should serve as a good reminder to all popstars – including Katy, and especially Lady Gaga – that pop frequently works best when it doesn’t look like hard work.

SHODDIEST POP VIDEO

1. Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory

2. Pixie Lott – All About Tonight

3. Nicola Roberts – Lucky Day

4. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

5. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me

6. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away

7. Jennifer Lopez – Papi

8. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger

9. One Direction – Gotta Be You

10. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know I

EDITOR’S NOTE: That LMFAO video just makes you feel like you need to go for an STD test, doesn’t it.

UTTER BELLEND OF THE YEAR

1. Frankie Cocozza

2. Gary Barlow

3. Pitbull

4. Jessie J

5. Lady Gaga

6. Matt Cardle

7. Justin Bieber

8. Olly Murs

9. Example

10. Kelly Rowland

EDITOR’S NOTE: Frankie Cocozza, if he even notices this ‘win’ at all, will no doubt think that this is all the work of haters. He must be doing something right, he’ll tell himself, if he gets this sort of reaction. At least people are talking about him. People shouldn’t believe what they read in the papers, he’ll say. People are too jealous, or too old, or too out of touch, to get what he’s all about. People simply cannot handle his swag. And one day, when he’s about 29, he’ll realise that the reason he won the 2011 Popjustice Readers’ Poll category for Utter Bellend was that he is, in fact, simply an utter bellend.

BEST SATURDAY

1. Mollie

2. Frankie

3. Una

4. Rochelle

5. Vanessa

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was always going to be a controversial category (translation: least controversial category of all time) but we are pleased to see Mollie come out on top as she is the best one to interview.

POPSTAR WITH WHOM YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MAKE LOVE

1. Rihanna

2. Katy Perry

3. Gary Barlow

4. Beyonce

5. Zayn Malik

6. Harry Styles

7. Olly Murs

8. Calvin Harris

9. Michael Bublé

10. Shakira

EDITOR’S NOTE: Not an unattractive selection of entertainers.

THE END OF THE WORLD

We told you that the world was about to explode and that the one escape pod only had two seats. We told you that a man had to go in one seat and a woman had to go in the other, and that between them they would be responsible for the future of the human race. Here’s who you picked.

THE MAN
1.Calvin Harris

2.Gary Barlow

3.Theo Hutchcraft

4.Jay-Z

5.Will Young

6. Zayn Malik

7. Tinie Tempah

8. Patrick Wolf

9. Simon Cowell

10. Harry Styles

THE WOMAN
1.Nicola Roberts

2.Adele

3.Beyonce

4.Katy Perry

5.Rihanna

6. Lady Gaga

7. Marina

8. Nicki Minaj

9. Britney Spears

10. Sophie Ellis-Bextor

MOST DELUDED SINGER

1. Matt Cardle

2. Cher Lloyd

3. Jessie J

4. Lady Gaga

5. Natalia Kills

6. Frankie Cocozza

7. Alexandra Burke

8. Christina Aguilera

9. Dappy

10. Gary Barlow

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘The Fall Of Cardle’ has been quite something to behold, hasn’t it. Poor Matt Cardle.

ACT WE SHOULD SEND TO EUROVISION IN 2012

1. Steps

2. Little Mix

3. Adele

4. One Direction

5. Johnny Robinson

6. S Club 7

7. 2 Shoes

8. Nicola Roberts

9. Sugababes

10. The Saturdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sugababes would be hilarious.

ACT WITH MOST ANNOYING ONLINE FANBASE

1. Justin Bieber

2. Lady Gaga

3. Sugababes

4. JLS

5. One Direction

6. Madonna

7. Westlife

8. Adam Lambert

9. Rihanna

10. Britney Spears

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was very mean of you and we do not endorse or agree with any of these choices. (EXCEPT ALL OF THEM.)

MOST UNDERRATED POP ACT

1. Marina & The Diamonds

2. CocknBullKid

3. Nicola Roberts

4. Natalia Kills

5. Melanie C

6. Lady Gaga

7. The Sound Of Arrows

8. Florrie

9. Hurts

10. Clare Maguire

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re not really sure Lady Gaga counts as ‘underrated’ to be honest, but we get the point some of you were trying to make. As for the Melanie C inclusion: this is what happens when you leave voting to the public.

WHAT SHOULD LADY GAGA DO NEXT?

1. Less

2. More

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was a fairly even split – 56% wanted less Gaga in 2012, 44% wanted more. That will definitely be useful for her. Perhaps she could do less while at the same time doing more. Actually that’s not as ridiculous as it seems.

WORST NAME GIVEN TO FANS BY AN ARTIST

1. Crazy Cats (Pixie Lott)

2. Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)

3. Heartbeats (Jessie J)

4. Brats (Cher Lloyd)

5. Little Muffins (Little Mix)

6. Beasties (Alexandra Burke)

7. Bunnies (Leona Lewis)

8. Rihanna Navy

9. Aliens (Misha B)

10. Beliebers (Justin Bieber)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This trend is only going to get worse in 2012.

MEMBER OF ONE DIRECTION MOST LIKELY TO CRY AFTER SEX

1. Niall

2. Liam

3. Louis

4. Harry

5. Zayn

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Special mention should probably go to the person who tweeted us something along the lines of “why can I only pick one – they’d all be in tears by the time I’d finished”. Nice.

And that, readers, is how you voted in the 2011 Popjustice Readers’ Poll. Thanks for all your votes!