LISTEN: DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop 2012" has arrived

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Of all the annual year's end roundups, the "United States of Pop" heralds the end of the pop music year like nothing else.

Jordan Roseman, more commonly known as DJ Earworm, released his annual mashup of the Billboard top 25 songs of 2012.

This year's mix, called "Shine Brighter," encapsulates the songs that made up the soundtrack to which we all danced all year long. The chorus includes Rihanna's "Diamonds," Fun.'s "We Are Young" and "Some Nights," and songs like Kesha's "Die Young" and PSY's "Gangnam Style" have prominent appearances.

"Shine Brighter" is the sixth of DJ Earworm's mega-mashups, and Roseman told Chicago Magazine he was focusing on themes of awakening and realization.

"There’s a lot of disillusionment and reawakening themes," he said. "There’s lots of darkness, there’s lots of fire. You see themes that are fading. The apocalypse theme is still around, but it’s fading."

The official music video is due out December 25.

Complete list of songs follows the video

1. "Set Fire to the Rain" - Adele
2. "Too Close" - Alex Clare
3. "It Will Rain" - Bruno Mars
4. "Locked Out of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
5. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
6. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
7. "Whistle" - Flo Rida
8. "Good Feeling" - Flo Rida
9. "Wild Ones" - For Rida feat. Sia
10. "We Are Young" - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
11. "Some Nights" - Fun.
12. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
13. "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry
14. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" - Kelly Clarkson
15. "Die Young" - Kesha
16. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
17. "One More Night" - Maroon 5
18. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
19. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
20. "Home" - Phillip Phillips
21. "Gangnam Style" - PSY
22. "Diamonds" - Rihanna
23. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
24. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
25. "Glad You Came" - The Wanted

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