Good luck getting DJ Earworm’s 2014 mashup out of your head

The biggest pop songs of 2014 come together to form an all new supersong.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:38 pm*



Rae Votta

One of YouTube‘s clearest markers of the passage of another year has arrived: DJ Earworm‘s 2014 United States of Pop mix is now available.

Earworm has been mixing since 2003, but after  fan-made video to a mashup of his went viral in 2007, he turned to videos and exploded. Starting in 2008 he’s released a Year in Pop video mashup annually, piecing together the years’ most popular songs into a fantastic new creation to encapsulates what pop music meant in the months past. 

“I’m trying to make pop songs, not mixes,” Earworm told the Daily Dot in 2012. “It’s a different angle than a lot of people take, and when you’re trying to get all these songs in, it’s really easy to just make a mix instead of a pop song.”

This year’s mashup, subtitled “Do What You Wanna Do” after a line in Maroon 5‘s hit “Animals,” heavily features 2014’s big-name stars like Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, and Meghan Trainor. Prior to this iteration, Earworm has already racked up more than 95 million views collectively across his year-end mashups, and 2014 will likely push him over the 100 million mark.

Below are this year’s included songs:

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – Problem
Bastille – Pompeii
Dj Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
Hozier – Take Me to Church
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora – Black Widow
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
Jeremih feat. YG – Don’t Tell ‘Em
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang 
John Legend – All Of Me
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse
Lorde – TeamMagic! – Rude
Maroon 5 – Animals
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
One Direction – Story of My Life
Passenger – Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – Timber
Sam Smith – stay with me
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Tove Lo – Habits

Screengrab via DJ Earworm/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 3, 2014, 3:10 pm