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Listen to DJ Earworm's 2014 "United States of Pop" Mashup
2015 is around the corner, so it's that time of year when people start their holiday shopping, build snowmen and wait patiently for DJ Earworm's newest edition of his "United States of Pop" series. Now we can all check that last item off of our list — DJ Earworm released his mashup of this year's 25 biggest pop songs on Wednesday.
The seventh edition, called "Do What You Wanna Do," features hits like "Shake It Off," "All About That Bass," "Turn Down for What" and "Say Something."
"The thing that has been most notable in the past two or three years is the decline of EDM,” Earworm told Billboard in an interview about the latest mashup. “The ‘United State of Pop’ became this dance track from ’09 to ’12, and then starting last year, there just wasn’t enough in that genre to fully support it, so I went down-tempo. And this year, ‘Timber,’ which was popular in January, is the only popular dance track I’m dealing with. It’s definitely down-tempo, so you have to decide, how is this going to go? How am I going to maintain the energy levels while being true to the sound of the year?”
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He added that 2014 was “dominated by these slow, ponderous songs like ‘Say Something’ and ‘All of Me,’ and then swaggering hip-hop songs like ‘Turn Down for What,’ ‘Talk Dirty,’ and ‘Black Widow.’ Then you have totally up-tempo songs like ‘Happy’ and ‘Shake It Off,’ too. It’s a little bit more diverse, and definitely softer than it’s been.”