LISTEN: DJ Earworm’s 2015 United State of Pop Mash-Up Is Finally Here
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
DJ Earworm’s annual mash-up of the year’s hottest songs has finally landed. Though Adele is absolutely slaying the charts and shattering records right now, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber dominate this 2015 remix. (Don’t worry, Adele’s “Hello” is rightly makes an appearance as well.)
Titled “50 Shades of Pop,” the track also features samples from various singles by Demi Lovato, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Nick Jonas, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Maroon 5, Fifty Harmony, and One Direction.
“I try to get a feel of what is in the zeitgeist,” DJ Earworm told Billboard about his creation process. “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.”
Click play and reflect upon the current state of music.