DJ Earworm's melting pot of mainstream music boasts cameos from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Sia, and Fifth Harmony.
DJ Earworm transforms the 25 biggest hits of the year based off of Billboard's year-end list, and due to streaming's massive influence and music's curious accessibility (or over-exposure, depending on how you look at it), it's not as diverse as some of his previous releases. Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna, and The Chainsmokers make several appearances in the annual mashup, as does Justin Bieber and Drake.
“I try to get a feel of what is in the zeitgeist,” Earworm said of his mix in 2015.
Aside from Britney Spears (happy bday, Queen), another noticeably absent artist missing from the mix is Beyonce. However, she was featured on Earworm's summer mashup, and apparently there's no double dipping.
The 2016 trend slowed down pop music, replacing the dance floor anthems for dripping mid-tempos. Throwing most of these songs into a clunky remix, it just feels off.
DJ Earworm's 2016 "United States Of Pop" Includes:
Bruno Mars - “24K Magic”
Calvin Harris and Rihanna - “This Is What You Came For”
D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty - “Broccoli”
Desiigner - “Panda”
DJ Snake and Justin Bieber - “Let Me Love You”
DNCE - “Cake By The Ocean”
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla - “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign - “Work From Home”
Flo Rida - “My House”
Justin Bieber - “Love Yourself”
Justin Timberlake - “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Lukas Graham - “7 Years”
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ - “Cold Water”
Mike Posner - “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Rae Sremmurd - “Black Beatles”
Rihanna - “Needed Me”
Rihanna and Drake - “Work”
Sia - “Cheap Thrills”
The Chainsmokers and Daya - “Don’t Let Me Down”
The Chainsmokers and Halsey - “Closer”
The Weeknd and Daft Punk - “Starboy”
Twenty One Pilots - “Stressed Out”
Twenty One Pilots - “Heathens”
Twenty One Pilots - “Ride”
Zayn - “Pillowtalk”