It’s that time of year again! We are a little under a month away from the conclusion of 2014. It’s the time of the year when we reflect back on what a year it has been. We analyze what was good about the year, as well as some of the rough patches that we want to forget. We also look back at all the memories that the year brought us, the memories that we won’t want to forget.
Or, if your DJ Earworm, you drop the hottest remix of the year…
Every year, DJ Earworm is the mastermind behind the United State of Pop, an annual mash-up of the top songs of the year. It blends chart-topping hits that we couldn’t get out of our heads into one song that we will get stuck in our head yet again. This year he entitled the remix “Do What You Wanna Do” and the mash-up is pretty great.
It features a wide range of artists, including the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo, YG, Ariana Grande, Lil Jon, and much more.
This year’s remix was interesting, because it blended the soft and smooth sounds of Sam Smith with sounds as chaotic as Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What”. As hard of a task as that sounds, DJ Earworm did a remarkable job, once again, at capturing the year in music. It’s has a slower tempo, but that is because of the decline of EDM music in the top 25, as referenced by DJ Earworm himself. It serves as a brilliant time capsule that we can go back to year after year.
Or, if you want to watch the music video mash-up, which is equally as great…
Finally, here is the full track list of songs that are featured in the remix:
A Great Big World – “Say Something” (feat. Christina Aguilera)
Ariana Grande – “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea)
Bastille – “Pompeii”
Dj Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”
Iggy Azeala – “Fancy” (feat. Charlie XCX)
Iggy Azeala – “Black Widow” (feat. Rita Ora)
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” (feat. 2 Chainz)
Jeremiah – “Don’t Tell Em'” (feat. YG)
Jessie J – “Bang Bang” (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
John Legend – “All of Me”
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” (feat. Juicy J)
Lorde – “Team”
Magic! – “Rude”
Maroon 5 – “Animals”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
One Direction – “Story of my Life”
Passenger – “Let Her Go”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Pitbull – “Timber” (feat. Kesha)
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Tove Lo – “Habits”