It's hard to believe we are only a few days from bidding 2011 adieu and ushering in 2012. As the year wraps up, it's time for Top 10 and Best Of lists to overwhelm our newsfeeds, but one of my favorite parts of this time of year is the annual release of DJ Earworm's mega-mashup of the year's top songs, "United States of Pop."
After the jump, find out a little bit more about this year's installment and take a listen to "United States of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom)"...
Best to let DJ Earworm himself do the talking here...
2011 gave us songs of regret and anger, pride and perseverance, and lots of fire. When someone’s taken everything from you, what do you do?Alright. I'm not really sure what all of that really means, but the word "boom" is certainly in there a lot. Take a listen for yourself...
WORLD GO BOOM
I’ve made some changes in the song selection process this year. In efforts to better reflect the year, I have a system that draws from the weekly charts from throughout 2011 that ensures that all the late-breaking hits (such as “We Found Love” & “Sexy and I Know It”) are included in the 2011 mix.
Like last year's installment, it isn't as catchy or random-dancing-in-my-office-alone inducing as the 2009 version, but I love the use of Maroon 5, Britney and Adele throughout. Maybe next year ease off the Katy Perry and Rihana a little? I also expected it to be based on LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"... but I guess that's why I'm not a DJ.
In case you missed a few (and certainly I did), here's the complete list of songs included in the mashup...
- Adele – "Rolling In The Deep"
- Adele – "Someone Like You"
- Black Eyed Peas – "Just Can’t Get Enough"
- Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
- Bruno Mars – "The Lazy Song"
- Britney Spears – "Till The World Ends"
- Cee Lo Green – "F*** You"
- Enrique Iglesias – "Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)"
- Foster the People – "Pumped Up Kicks"
- Jennifer Lopez – "On The Floor"
- Jeremih feat. 50 Cent – "Down On Me"
- Katy Perry – "Firework"
- Katy Perry – "E.T."
- Katy Perry – "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
- Lady Gaga – "Born This Way"
- LMFAO – "Party Rock Anthem"
- LMFAO – "Sexy and I Know It"
- Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"
- Maroon 5 – "Moves Like Jagger"
- Nicki Minaj – "Super Bass"
- OneRepublic – "Good Life"
- Pink – "Raise Your Glass"
- Pitbull – "Give Me Everything"
- Rihanna – "S&M"
- Rihanna – "We Found Love"
To download a copy of the song, visit http://djearworm.com.
What do you think of "United States of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom)"? Are your favorite songs of 2011 included? Will you be cranking it up on New Year's Eve or are you left a little underwhelmed? Sound off in the comments!