It’s almost criminal to compare today’s music to the songs of yesterday. 2016 ended with “Black Beatles” topping the Billboard Singles Chart. You may recognize the song as the theme of all the Mannequin Challenges you watched on Facebook this winter. Back in the day, they had the ACTUAL Beatles! Lady Gaga desperately wants to be Madonna and songs like “Broccoli” and “Panda” were dominating the charts this year. But taken collectively they make a very creative medley. Since 2006, DJ Earworm, a California mashup genius has been releasing his yearly rundown of the Top 40 hits of the year with his “United State of Pop” mash-up. This year’s version includes:
Bruno Mars – 24K, 3 Rihanna songs including “Work”, a trio by the Twenty One Pilots, two by The Chainsmokers, Zayn, Bieber, Timberlake, Sia, and the late Fifth Harmony among the 40 songs compiled in the seamless medley which opens with The Weeknd’s “Starboy”.