This mashup of 2016’s biggest hits is a hot mess

Look, you probably don’t need to hear this again – but 2016 has been a right shitter. Brexit, Trump, Boris, Bowie, Prince, Cohen… It has not been a vintage year. For new music, however, there’s been a steady glut of credible, and quite frankly brilliant bangers all year round.

Do we need to hear them all at the same time? Probably not. But DJ Earworm has gone and done it anyway. Based off the 25 biggest tracks in the US this year, the DJ has continued an annual tradition and used his musical wizardry to create a mega-mix which sticks with you for all the wrong reasons.

Rihanna is all over it with three of her tracks making an appearance – NME’s Song Of The Year ‘Work’, ‘Needed Me’ and Calvin Harris collaboration ‘This Is What You Came For’ – as is Drake with ‘Views’ cut ‘One Dance’. Twenty One Pilots also dominate with three different songs and Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ is one of the song’s cores. All this (mostly) great music results in a stunningly chaotic mess.


It’s the mashup that 2016 deserves, quite frankly.

The video was made using the following songs:

Bruno Mars – ‘24K Magic’

Calvin Harris and Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’

D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty – ‘Broccoli’


Desiigner – ‘Panda’

DJ Snake and Justin Bieber – ‘Let Me Love You’

DNCE – ‘Cake By The Ocean’

Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – ‘One Dance’

Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Work From Home’

Flo Rida – ‘My House’

Justin Bieber – ‘Love Yourself’

Justin Timberlake – ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’

Lukas Graham – ‘7 Years’

Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ – ‘Cold Water’

Mike Posner – ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’

Rae Sremmurd – ‘Black Beatles’

Rihanna – ‘Needed Me’

Rihanna and Drake – ‘Work’

Sia – ‘Cheap Thrills’

The Chainsmokers and Daya – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

The Chainsmokers and Halsey – ‘Closer’

The Weeknd and Daft Punk – ‘Starboy’

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Stressed Out’

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Heathens’

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Ride’

Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’