When I’ve posted on VH1’s Top 40 of the Year, I’ve included comments on the side regarding whether or not the rankings of particular songs/videos made sense.  With FUSE, there is just too much that does not make sense that it’s just not worth it to even bother with that.  This Top 40 is not consistent with how FUSE’s Top 20’s have gone throughout the year, so it feels useless to attempt to correct it.  (That lack of consistency must be due to the fact that this list was determined by fan voting … which makes the fact that Xtina ended up Number One even more inexplicable.) But I will include some comments to indicate something about how I feel about the song placement.

Original Version
1. Christina Aguilera – “Your Body” (see above)
2. Katy Perry – “Part of Me”
3. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
4. fun. – “We Are Young”
5. Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean – “As Long as You Love Me”
6. The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
7. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”
8. Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart a Break”
9. Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
10. Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
11. Linkin Park – “Burn It Down”
12. David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium”
13. Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain”
14. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
15. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
17. Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto (Remix)” (was this actually a big hit?)
18. Train – “Drive By”
19. 2 Chainz ft. Drake – “No Lie” (hmm?)
20. Flo Rida ft. Sia – “Wild Ones”
21. Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You”
22. Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
23. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
24. Psy – “Gangnam Style”
25. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
26. Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
27. Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
28. Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
29. No Doubt – “Settle Down”
30. Gym Class Heroes ft. Neon Hitch – “Ass Back Home”
31. Trey Songz – “Heart Attack” (eh?)
32. Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks”
33. Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
34. Pitbull ft. Chris Brown – “International Love” (This song came out in 2011.  And it was a hit in 2011.)
35. P!nk – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
36. Tyga – “Rack City”
37. Usher – “Scream”
38. J. Cole ft. Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect” (what?)
39. Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
40. Kelly Clarkson – “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Somebody That I Used to Know
2. Feel So Close
3. Lights
4. Little Tlaks
5. Locked Out of Heaven
6. Titanium
7. Where Have You Been
8. We Are Young
9. Give Your Heart a Break
10. Call Me Maybe
11. Wild Ones
12. Starships
13. Gangnam Style
14. Burn It Down
15. Mercy
16. Brokenhearted
17. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
18. Set Fire to the Rain
19. Part of Me
20. I Will Wait
21. Rack City
22. Scream
23. Ass Back Home
24. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
25. What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
26. Everybody Talks
27. As Long as You Love Me
28. Glad You Came
29. International Love
30. Settle Down
31. Your Body
32. Nobody’s Perfect
33. What Makes You Beautiful
34. Turn Up the Music
35. Payphone
36. Let Me Love You
37. The Motto (Remix)
38. Drive By
39. Heart Attack
40. No Lie