DJ Earworm’s ’50 Shades of Pop’ Released Today


DJ Earworm’s ’50 Shades of Pop’ Released Today

It’s no surprise that, after being released earlier today, DJ Earworm’s United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop) has already cracked the top five on the real-time Billboard + Twitter 140 Chart.

DJ Earworm (real name Jordan Roseman) has been making mashups of the year’s biggest hits in pop since 2007, but this year he’s taking it up a notch. Instead of the usual 25 tunes, he’s taken the top 50 songs of the year to create one huge five minute mashup.

Prominent in the mix is Taylor Swift with four songs; The Weeknd with three; and Rihanna, Ed Sheerhan, and Justin Bieber with two each. This doesn’t mean that others don’t get their fair share – Adele’s “Hello” makes it on, despite the fact that it was released so recently, as well as Ellie Goulding, some Diplo collaborations, Demi Lovato, One Direction, and many others.

“I try to get a feel of what is in the zeitgeist,” DJ Earworm said to Billboard about his process. He uses the Billboard charts for song selections every year. “Music has been going through a softer phase than it was a few years ago so there’s that return of adult contemporary. That’s maybe represented by the Ellie Goulding track, it’s very lush and soft. And then there’s sort of retro, uptempo dance stuff, and that’s represented by The Weeknd track.”

About the diversity of different sorts of songs heating up the charts this year: “It’s a more eclectic mix than it was five years ago.”

Listen to the mashup below:

Here’s a full list of the sampled singles below, courtesy of Rolling Stone:

Adele – “Hello”
AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake – “You Know You Like It”
Andy Grammer – “Honey, I’m Good.”
Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “I Don’t F**k With You”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”
Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
Fall Out Boy – “Centuries”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz – “679”
Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – “Worth It”
Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini – “GDFR”
Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”
Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake – “Lean On”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin”
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih – “Somebody”
Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”
Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post To Be”
OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
One Direction – “Drag Me Down”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo – “Time Of Our Lives”
R. City feat. Adam Levine – “Locked Away”
Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You”
Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
SIlento – “Watch Me”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift – “Style”
Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”
Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams”
Tove Lo – “Talking Body”
Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

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