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It’s Time for the United State of Pop 2014

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…

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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.

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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”


The Grammy Awards: My Predictions

It’s that time of year again.  It’s the Grammy’s, dubbed music’s biggest night.  Just like previous years, the competition looks pretty fierce.  Some artists will get lucky, while others will be locked out of heaven.  The anticipation for Sunday night is getting radioactive as the lines are getting blurred on who will win.  It will be royal.  Sorry, that was a lame attempt at using the record of the year nominees.  Anyway, on to my predictions…

(Bold lettering denotes my winners)

*I included all of the major categories and/or the ones that matter the most to me.  Obviously there are a lot more categories that I am not mentioning.

Record of the Year

*Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)get lucky

*Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

*Royals – Lorde

*Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)

Album of the Year

*The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareillesthe blessed unrest

*Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

*Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar

*The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Red – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

*Just Give Me A Reason – Jeff Bhasher, Pink and Nate Ruesssame love

*Locked out of Heaven – Ari Levine, Philip Lawerence and Bruno Mars

*Roar – Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry and Henry Walter

*Royals – Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Conner

*Same Love – Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert and Ryan Lewis

Best New Artist

*James Blakekendrick lamar

*Kendrick Lamar

*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Kacey Musgraves

*Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

*Brave – Sara Bareillesroar

*Royals – Lorde

*When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

*Roar – Katy Perry

*Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

*Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)stay

*Just Give Me A Reason – Pink (feat. Nate Ruess)

*Stay – Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)

*Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay-Z)

Best Pop Vocal Album

*Paradise – Lana Del Ray2020 experience

*Pure Heroine – Lorde

*Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

*The 20/20 Experience -The Complete Experience  – Justin Timberlake

Best Dance/Electronica Album

*Random Access Memories – Daft PunkRandom-Access-Memories

*Settle – Disclosure

*18 Months – Calvin Harris

*Atmosphere – Kaskade

*A Color Map of the Sun – Pretty Lights

Best Rock Album

*13 – Black Sabbaththe next day

*The Next Day – David Bowie

*Mechanical Bull – Kings of Leon

*Celebration Day – Led Zepplin

*…Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age

*Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album

*The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – Neko Casevampire weekend

*Trouble Will Find Me – The National

*Hesitation Marks – Nine Inch Nails

*Lonerism – Tame Impala

*Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

*Power Trip – J. Cole (feat. Miguel)holy grail

*Part II (On the Run) – Jay-Z (feat. Beyonce)

*Holy Grail – Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake)

*Now or Never – Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige)

*Remember You – Wiz Khalifa (feat. The Weeknd)

Best Rap Song

*F**kin Problems – A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar)kanye

*Holy Grail – Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake)

*New Slaves – Kanye West

*Started from the Bottom – Drake

*Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)

Best Rap Album

*Nothing Was the Same – Drakeyeezus

*Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay-Z

*Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar

*The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Yeezus – Kanye West

Best Performance on the Grammys

(I know this is not a category, I just feel like picking who is going to have the best/most talked about performance on the Grammys on Sunday.  Since there are so many, I will pick 4 winners.)

*Beyonce and Jay-Zbeyonce and jay z

*Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert

*Bruno Mars

*Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams & Stevie Wonder

*Hunter Hayes

*Imagine Dragons

*John Legend

*Juicy J

*Kacey Musgraves

*Katy Perry

*Keith Urban

*Kendrick Lamar


*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


*Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton

*Metallica and Lang Lang

*Paul McCartney and Ringo StarriHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Show

*Pink and Nate Ruess

*Robin Thicke and Chicago

*Sara Bareilles and Carole King

*Taylor Swift

*Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue