OT- The United State of Pop 2013

Submitted by Paps on December 4th, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Well, this is VERY OT, but I think it's something that is cool enough to be enjoyed by a majority of the people on the board (hopefully).  Mods, if I am guageing this incorectly, please delete. The last random YouTube video I posted, (Key & Peele Football Names Video) was recieved well, but also sports related (kinda). So, here it goes:

This guy named DJ Earworm takes the 25 most popular songs of each year in America, and creates a 5 minute or so video mashup of the songs that is VERY well done in my opinion. I'm a bit of a music nut, so this might only seem cool to me, but I think it's very impressive and well done.  He's done it every year since I think 2007. 

THIS is the link for this year's video (I have embedding issues). 

The artists and songs for the video are included in the description of the video. 

For those interested, here are the other years of the United State of Pop videos:

2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012

I hope everyone enjoys this! For some reason it makes me feel slightly nostalgic... maybe it's the fact that every year there have been so many good songs, many of which are forgotten about  years, months, even weeks later in today's day and age.  Society is beginning to have a short term memory... I know for a fact I can't even come close to naming the last 10 Super Bowl or World Series Winners, and I am by every bit of the definition a sports nut.  If many of these songs are forgotten about a couple years later, how long can iconic songs of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s carry on before they slip into irrelevancy, lost on the ears to future generations? Luckily we live in an age of technology, and everything from "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals and "Roar" by Katy Perry will be saved... All it takes is someone to listen to it. 
Please Enjoy! 

EDIT: Also: discuss any music, because why not?



December 4th, 2013 at 7:18 PM ^

What's on everybody's playlist right now? Looking to get some new stuff tonight. Dissapointed in the two new Childish Gambino singles but maybe B-Nut-GoBlue and a2_electricboogaloo or some mystery poster wants to hook me up with something good.


December 4th, 2013 at 7:33 PM ^

some of my favorite stuff from these past fewday are :

Deep at Night (Adam K & Soha Remix)-Ercola and Heikki L

Where Did You Go?- Morgan Page

Video-Morgan Page

Your Love-Morgan Page

Wicked Games-Parra for Cuva

Let Go-RAC


Lying Peacefully-Pepe Deluxe


December 4th, 2013 at 8:01 PM ^

New Arctic Monkeys, AM.  I really, really like this album, I'm not sure why so much, but I do.

Savages.  Ever heard of 'em?  Check 'em out.

New Arcade Fire - Reflektor.  Not sure your take on AF but this album is...something to check out?!  It's okay.  It's not great nor very good, but, good-ish?!

Once again, nothing new on the hip-hop front for me


December 4th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

Phoenix is awesome.  I was very close to seeing them in Chicago back in September but had bough Kanye tickets instead.  So I haven't seen them live but they're a damn good band.  I don't think Bankrupt! is necessarily as good as their previous albums (Wolfgang Amadeus, United, Alphabetical, all damn good albums) but it's good and I've listened to it quite a bit. 


December 4th, 2013 at 9:17 PM ^

The new Childish Gambino album leaked yesterday (I'm not going to post the link, but it's super easy to find), and I really like it.  I've been on a rap binge for the last couple months, specifically, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Kanye (okay, I'm always on a Kanye binge, even when not on a rap binge).  And Danny Brown, if you haven't listened to his new album (or listened to him before) you really should.  Detroit native, fantastic beats, good rapper.  His delivery/voice is really weird, which turns off some people.

( Next video is NSFW/Probably not safe for Ms. SRK)



December 4th, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

I really like 3005 myself.  It's got a bit of a Pop quality that'll definitely grate for some people (especially the chorus), but he does it better than a lot of other Pop Rap (cough cough Em).  But apart from that good beat, good drapping, catchy hook.  Not his best song, that's definitely F*** Yo Blog ft. Flynt Flossy and Yung Humma.  Okay, not really, but I do enjoy that song more than I should (and Humma kills his verse).


Creedence Tapes

December 5th, 2013 at 2:00 AM ^

I'm more into socially concious alternative hip hop, so it's hard for me to find artists I like nowadays since there is so much misogyny, homophobia and the use of the N word. This is why I liked Danny Brown's Grown Up, his sound reminded me a bit of Tribe Called Quest. Is Danny Brown known for being "clean" or is this not typical of his stuff? 

Generic MGoBlogger

December 4th, 2013 at 8:04 PM ^

Pretty cool. The guy has some serious talent. Only thing is that I absolutely hate pop music.

And for all those who care, the Childish Gambino album because the internet leaked the other day... Don't worry... I still plan on buying the album.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:24 PM ^

 If many of these songs are forgotten about a couple years later, how long can iconic songs of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s carry on before they slip into irrelevancy, lost on the ears to future generations? 

I think history/the future? will show that the GOOD stuff of today and through the past decade/15 years, will survive as did and will continue to, the classics of the 50s/60s/70s.  I think there's so much sh*t being put out there now a days, that's what the radio decides to play, and the masses eat it up.  The massess will eat anything up...See the fucking Fox Song.  But the people who truly enjoy music and look to it for deeper reasons than "dat beat, man" know whats good and will allow the actual good stuff being generated by actual good talent, to prosper and see it go down in history as the good stuff of 20, 30, and 40 years ago.  I don't see that stuff being forgotten about for a long time (there's just too much greatness to it, not that there's not greatness now but there's much, much more shit to wade through to find it).


December 4th, 2013 at 10:33 PM ^

Good music over time will sort itself out from the bad.  The great talents we remember and we forget the generic pop that dominates the radio.  Case and point, the band most use to define 70s rock—Led Zeppelin—never had a number one single.  Instead the most dominate number one singles of the 70s were:

  1. Debbie Boone—You light up my life (10 weeks number 1)
  2. Bee Gees—Night Fever (8 weeks)
  3. Rod Stewart—Tonight's the Night (8weeks)
  4. Andy Gibb—Shadow Dancing (7 weeks)
  5. The Knack—Ma Sharona (6)
  6. Chic—Le Freak (6)
  7. Gilbert O'Sullivan—Alone Again (6)
  8. Roberta Flack—The First Time I saw your face (6)
  9. Three Dog Night—Joy to the World (6)
  10. Simon and Garfunkel—Bridge over troubled water (6)

Out of all those songs, I would only consider one of them a "great" song (Bridge Over Troubled Water, and even that is likely not S&Gs best song).  The rest are solid songs, but more or less forgetable (unless you lived during that time and had emotional connections to the music), and don't really belong on the pantheon of great songs of the decade.

My opinion is that a small portion of any generations music will survive to be regularly consumed by the next generations.  However, the quality of the music that survives this vetting process is such that it makes current unvetted pop music look worse by comparison.  Some of these are skewed by certain truly great artists becoming extremely popular (see the Beatles and MJ), but more of ess I think its the same for all generations.  The best floats to the top over time and that's all we really see.


December 4th, 2013 at 11:42 PM ^

Yep, good points, agree with all of it. 

I do like Night Fever, though! (The scene from Saturday Night Fever of the big group doing the line dance with that playing over is cinematic bliss!

Also, I'm a Kanye fiend as well.  I liked Yeezus, loved it actually.  There's such mixed opinions on it, though, with many who think they're hip-hop heads not liking it at all.  I think there is some legitimate, I don't know, genius -hate the term for this type of discussion- to it and it's an overall great production.


December 5th, 2013 at 1:16 AM ^

Try "Right Away, Great Captain!" If you like something simple but with great lyrics and passion. It's a trilogy about a sailor who finds his wife cheating on him with his brother. The third album is on spotify.


December 5th, 2013 at 2:05 PM ^

This one seems like a bit of a clustercuss. He had one from a few years ago that was much better. He's good but as far as mashup artists go he's nowhere near Girl Talk or 3lau.


December 5th, 2013 at 4:02 PM ^

I’ve got eclectic musical tastes.  But I suppose when you’ve reached your mid 60s, and you remember living through the early folk era in Greenwich Village that’s the subject of the new Coen brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis, some of the pop music of recent years gets passed by.  So, I appreciate DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop mash-up videos.  But this one was more to my liking, and I always have been disappointed that they didn’t make a full-length version.