Article Lead Image

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.


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

The Daily Dot