Wedding DJs, I defy you to not play this song at your next nuptial reception. It is awful yet glorious. Just like life!

This remix and video mashup, United State of Pop 2012: Shine Brighter, consists of the 25 most popular songs, during 2012, in the United States as determined by the Billboard weekly Hot 100 charts. It’s four minutes of the usual suspects (Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, Maroon 5, Fun, Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, et al), condensed, smashed and mixed into a single track.

It’s no wonder as to how seamless the mega mashup is as it’s a testament of how generic and derivative pop music can be. We’ve known this but this is what guides the modern hit single; the songs are all formulaic. At this juncture, we can engineer a pop charter like McDonald’s architects and synthesizes the Chicken McNugget in their food labs, “Ah, yes, Product 420.12 has the right consistency, texture and “mouth feel”. The combination of the perfectly crisp husk, tender mechanically separated chicken and added niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, dimethylpolysiloxane and Tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a savory and delicious cocktail.” In pop music, it’s all about the platitude about love/life/fun, incorporate one part exhilarating melody and mix in a serving of a catchy hook. And don’t forget the dubstep remix for that inevitable cash grab. I’m sure Nate Silver is working on an algorithm to predict pop hits as we speak.

We could go on about the lamestream but if we’re honest with ourselves, we dig the occasional McRib and/or McNugget. We’re erudite not elitist. And if we take it one step further in this confessional, we kinda dig this mega mashup. It makes us bop and it’s bubbly. Now, excuse me while I go punch a hole in this drywall so I feel like a man again. Seriously though, as dark as things have been, we could use a little more “bubbly” in our lives. But be forewarned, only partake in mindless fodder in moderation, as the Mickey Dee’s will rot your gut, toxify your liver and clog your arteries, bubble gum pop will darken your soul and make you dumb. It may be art but it is lazy art; which is bad. And, sometimes, bad art can be a drug.

I can’t wait to blast this track in my convertible Miata or my PT Cruiser.

The mega mashup and impressive music video remix comes courtesy of DJ Earworm. Speaking of videos, that’s a total of 3.9 BILLION VIEWS combined on YouTube and COUNTING. Watch the visuals and DOWNLOAD the track below.


via Billboard

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Gotye and KimbraSomebody That I Used To Know (358M views)
Fun. – Some Nights (48M views)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (364M views)
Maroon 5 – One More Night (92M views).
Fun. and Janelle Monáe – We Are Young (158M views)
Maroon 5 and Wiz KhalifaPayphone (71M views)
Ellie Goulding – Lights (36M views)
RihannaDiamonds (89M views)
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (45M views)
Ke$Ha – Die Young (23M views)
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (61M views)
Flo Rida – Good Feeling (124M views)
Nicki Minaj – Starships (100M views)
The Wanted – Glad You Came (62M views)
AdeleSet Fire To The Rain (218M views, unofficial lyric video)
Lumineers – Ho Hey (24M views)
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (301M views)
Flo Rida and Sia – Wild Ones (141M views)
Phillip Phillips – Home (9M views)
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain (135M views)
Katy Perry – Wide Awake (110M views)
Alex Clare – Too Close (37M views)
PSY – Gangnam Style (991M views)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (99M views)
Flo Rida – Whistle (172M views)