Each year San Francisco producer/DJ Jordan Roseman, better known as DJ Earworm, takes the biggest tracks from the US Billboard Charts and mixes them together into one massive capital T tune, so we can relive every song that drove you mad this year in around five minutes.
This year instead of 25 songs he’s upped the anti to 50, including The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face, Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, Bieber‘s What Do You Mean, and Taylor Swift’s plethora of mega-hits. He’s titled it 50 Shades Of Pop and despite the fact it includes a diverse range of songs, it’s not a complete mess. Far from it, actually.
“I try to get a feel of what is in the zeitgeist,” Earworm told Billboard about this year’s mash-up.
“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.”
“It’s a more eclectic mix than it was five years ago,” he added, with the diversity of commercial music right now probably making his job a lot harder than it used to be.
It’s his most ambitious end of year recap but it also might be his best. Delve in below.
Watch: DJ Earworm – United State of Pop 2015 (Fifty Shades Of Pop)