DJ Earworm Drops “United State Of Pop 2013”: Watch The Mash-Up Video

Sam Lansky | December 3, 2013 1:43 pm

DJ Earworm‘s annual “United State Of Pop” mash-up single has become a holiday staple, and this year the producer unveiled the song a little early: Seamlessly blending samples from the 25 biggest songs of the year, it’s the “Royals” meets “Wrecking Ball” meets “Blurred Lines” supercut you never knew you needed.

“It’s a little darker-themed, I think,” he explained in an interview with Billboard. “The ballads seem to be a lot more present than they have been in many years, and the dance music is having less strong of a pull.”

Indeed, there is a slightly edgier sound to this one than in years past — it’s clear that the vibe in pop was a less euphoric one, as the EDM predominance in chart pop begins to dwindle — and that makes it all the more worth hearing.

Find a full list of the songs sampled below.

Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man Capital Cities – Safe & Sound Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky Eminem feat. Rihanna – The Monster Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly – Cruise Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Imagine Dragons – Demons Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail Justin Timberlake – Mirrors Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie Katy Perry – Roar Lady Gaga – Applause Lorde – Royals Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop OneRepublic – Counting Stars P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason Rihanna – Stay Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears – Scream And Shout

[via SFist]