It’s officially December (HOW) and thus begins the great season of end-of-year retrospectives, where we sift through our memories of the past 12 months to figure out the shit that we liked the best.
And it’s all kicked off by the annual tradition of DJ Earworm taking 25 of the hottest pop hits of the year and cramming them all into one single certified banger. The Megazord of rump shakers, if you will.
If you’re not across DJ Earworm by now, here’s a quick refresher: Since 2007, the San Francisco-based mashup DJ has been taking the hits of each calendar year from Billboard‘s end-of-year top 25, cherry-picking elements from each tune, and running them all together into one super dance-floor-filler.
The ‘United States of Pop‘ series is as popular as it is groundbreaking and super clever, and the 2016 iteration of the tune is absolutely no exception.
It’s got Bruno Mars, it’s got Calvin Harris, it’s got Rihanna, it’s got Drake, it’s got Justin Timberlake, it’s got just about every conceivable hit of the year crammed into one spicy banger.
Give your Friday a massive doot by hitting play on this badboy and ratcheting the party up to fifth gear.
For those of you keeping score at home, the full list of tunes you just heard bits of looks a little something like this:
- Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
- Calvin Harris and Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
- D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty – Broccoli
- Desiigner – Prada
- DJ Snake and Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
- DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
- Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – One Dance
- Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
- Flo Rida – My House
- Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
- Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!
- Lukas Graham – 7 Years
- Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ – Cold Water
- Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
- Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles
- Rihanna – Needed Me
- Rihanna and Drake – Work
- Sia – Cheap Thrills
- The Chainsmokers and Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
- The Chainsmokers and Halsey – Closer
- The Weeknd and Daft Punk – Starboy
- Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
- Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
- Twenty One Pilots – Ride
- Zayn – Pillowtalk
It’s been a hell of a year, y’all.