My favorite part of 2012′s year end has been delivered unto the internet. DJ Earworm‘s latest United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter) is online. Are you ready to celebrate all that was pop in 2012?
The United State of Pop series are mash-ups of a year’s top pop songs assembled into a coherent groove by DJ Earworm. For the year of 2012, he’s used the 25 biggest hits in the U.S. as determined by Billboard’s weekly Hot 100 charts. Don’t worry. There’s not a hint of ‘Gangnam Style’ to be heard. At least, I couldn’t decipher that infectious beast from the rest of the catchy hooks.
These days I’m not a fan of a lot of the pop songs that saturate terrestrial radio. So it’s more than strange that I like an amalgam of the year’s popular sounds more than the individual product. Last year’s is the shortest mash-up when compared to all the previous years. I’m not sure what that means for the state of pop music in the U.S.
Have a listen/watch at United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter) here below the cut.
2012 United State of Pop (Shine Brighter)
Gotye and Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
Fun. – Some Nights
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Fun. and Janelle Monáe – We Are Young
Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Rihanna – Diamonds
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Ke$Ha – Die Young
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Nicki Minaj – Starships
The Wanted – Glad You Came
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Lumineers – Hey Ho
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Flo Rida and Sia – Wild Ones
Phillip Phillips – Home
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Alex Clare – Too Close
PSY – Gangnam Style
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Flo Rida – Whistle