DJ Earworm has done it again. For the past few years, this audio-visual genius has expertly collaged together a definitive musical mashup of the preceding 12 months' biggest hits, weaving them together in ways that seem both utterly impossible and also totally oh-right-of-course-it-all-sounds-kinda-alike. For the 2013 installment of United States of Pop, which can be seen above, he consulted Billboard's Hot 100 songs chart to determine the 25 most successful tracks of the year. So while Taylor Swift's "Trouble" came out at the tail end of 2012, its domination in the following months made it eligible. You'll find a whole bunch of familiar faces above, and a list with all of their names on it below. Feeling nostalgic for 2013 already? Check out SPIN's unfolding year-end coverage:
Here are the 25 songs DJ Earworm included in his 5:32 creation:
Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc - "Wake Me Up"
Bruno Mars - "When I Was Your Man"
Capital Cities - "Safe & Sound"
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - "Get Lucky"
Eminem feat. Rihanna - "The Monster"
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly - "Cruise"
Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
Imagine Dragons - "Demons"
Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie"
Katy Perry - "Roar"
Lady Gaga - "Applause"
Lorde - "Royals"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
OneRepublic - "Counting Stars"
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me A Reason"
Rihanna - "Stay"
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. - "Blurred Lines"
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"
Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears - "Scream And Shout"