San Francisco-based Jordan Roseman aka DJ Earworm released his annual mashup, “United State of Pop 2014 (Do What You Wanna Do),” created using short snippets from 25 of the years’ top songs.
DJ Earworm’s mixing style gradually layers samples, adds textures and builds momentum as the song progresses. When creating the yearly United States of Pop (USOP) mashup, he tries to find songs, typically from the Billboard Hot 100 chart, that represent the feeling of the year. Earmworm also considers if songs are mixable and can be transposed without taking away from the original sound.
Below is a full list of the tracks he sampled for the 2014 edition.
2014 Sampled Tracks
A Great Big World – Say Something
Ariana Grande – Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)
Bastille – Pompeii
DJ Snake & Ll John – Turn Down For What
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
Iggy Azalea – Fancy (feat. Cahrli XCX)
Iggy Azalea – Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora)
Jason Derula – Trumpets
Jeremih – Don’t Tell ‘Em (feat. YG)
Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
John Legend – All of Me
Katy Perry – Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
Lorde – Team
MAGIC! – Rude
Maroon 5 – Animals
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Nico & Niz – Am I wrong
One Direction – Story of My Life
Passenger – Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pitbull – Timber
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High)
Earmworm’s first USOP mix released back in 2007 was based on the beat from Rhianna’s “Umbrella” using hooks from Justin Timberlake and Fergie. “United State of Pop 2008 (Viva la Pop)” prominently featured Coldplay’s song “Viva la Vida”. In 2009, it was called “Blame It on the Pop,” followed by “Don’t Stop the Pop” in 2010, “World Go Boom” in 2011, “United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter),” and “United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy).”
Since his first USOP release, his mashups have been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube, played on national radio, and led to a commission for the 2012 London Olympic games.