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Hear DJ Earworm’s ‘United State of Pop 2015’ Mash-Up

Fifty of the year’s biggest singles are sampled, from “Hello” and “Hotline Bling” to “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Bad Blood”

With less than a month remaining in 2015, DJ Earworm has unleashed his annual “United State of Pop,” a five-minute mega mash-up that incorporates 50 of the year’s biggest hits into one seamless ode to what has dominated radio for the past 12 months. This year’s mix, produced for Billboard, includes everything from Adele’s “Hello” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” to Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” “United State of Pop” is also accompanied by a keenly edited montage spotlighting the memorable moments from each single’s corresponding music video, like Drake’s gif-worthy dancing and Adele’s battle with the wind.

Subtitled “50 Shades of Pop,” this year’s mix leans heavily on the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” during its first half, while the second half of the mash-up is more of a laid-back, anything-goes hodgepodge of 2015’s huge hits from the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Fall Out Boy and One Direction.

Reminisce about the year that was with “United State of Pop (50 Shades of Pop)” and check out the full rundown of singles sampled below:

Adele – “Hello”
AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake – “You Know You Like It”
Andy Grammer – “Honey, I’m Good.”
Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “I Don’t F**k With You”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”
Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
Fall Out Boy – “Centuries”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz – “679”
Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – “Worth It”
Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini – “GDFR”
Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”
Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake – “Lean On”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin”
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih – “Somebody”
Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”
Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post To Be”
OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
One Direction – “Drag Me Down”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo – “Time Of Our Lives”
R. City feat. Adam Levine – “Locked Away”
Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”
Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You”
Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
SIlento – “Watch Me”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift – “Style”
Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”
Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams”
Tove Lo – “Talking Body”
Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

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