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What This Crazy Mash-Up Tells Us About Pop In 2012

By Lucy Jones

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Posted on 05 Dec 12

 
 

Here's a clever, if slightly depressing, pop mash-up featuring Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Psy, Ellie Goulding, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and others. What can we glean from Daniel Kim's 'Pop Danthology'? 2012's been full of eurodance synths, handclap beats, auto-tune, 90s rave keys, elder stateswomen who first found fame 10 years ago (P!nk, Xtina, J-Lo, Nelly Furtado) and way-ohs. It's often said that most pop songs use the same four chords. It seems the main examples of the year are in the same key as well. Must try harder!













FULL SONGLIST:

1. Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain"
2. Adele - "Skyfall"
3. Alex Clare - "Too Close"
4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - "Let's Go"
5. Carly Rae Jepson - "Call Me Maybe"
6. Cher Lloyd - "Want U Back"
7. Chris Brown - "Don't Wake Me Up"
8. Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music"
9. Christina Aguilera - "Your Body"
10. David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne - "I Can Only Imagine"
11. David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj - "Turn Me On"
12. David Guetta feat. Sia - "Titanium"
13. Demi Lovato - "Give Your Heart A Break"
14. Ellie Goulding - "Lights"
15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams - "Finally Found You"
16. Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber - "Live My Life"
17. Flo Rida - "Whistle"
18. Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones"
19. Fun. - "Some Nights"
20. Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - "We Are Young"
21. Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
22. Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch - "Ass Back Home"
23. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Dance Again"
24. Jessie J - "Domino"
25. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean - "As Long As You Love Me"
26. Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"
27. Karmin - "Brokenhearted"
28. Katy Perry - "Part Of Me"
29. Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
30. Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger"
31. Ke$ha - "Die Young"
32. LMFAO - "Sorry For Party Rocking"
33. Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj - "Give Me All Your Luvin'"
34. Maroon 5 - "One More Night"
35. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone"
36. Nelly Furtado - "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"
37. Ne-Yo - "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)"
38. Nicky Minaj - "Pound The Alarm"
39. Nicky Minaj - "Starships"
40. One Direction - "Live While We're Young"
41. One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
42. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson - "Good Time"
43. P!nk - "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
44. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - "International Love"
45. PSY - "Gangnam Style"
46. Rihanna - "Diamonds"
47. Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"
48. Rita Ora - "How We Do (Party)"
49. Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child"
50. Tyga - "Rack City"
51. Usher - "Climax"
52. Usher - "Scream"
53. The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
54. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons - "This is Love"
55. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma - "Spectrum"

 
 
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