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DJ Earworm 2014

DJ Earworm’s annual United States of Pop mega-mashup has been around for eight years, and normally, it’s an unabashedly upbeat affair: The existing editions are generally hyper-danceable, sugary confections that manage to both be a celebration of chart toppers and a reminder of how homogenous our most popular songs can be.

But this year’s mix—subtitled “Do What You Wanna Do”—is really mellow. Like, really mellow. There’s lots of ballad-heavy crooning from the likes of Sam Smith and John Legend, which leads to even the craziest bangers, like “Turn Down for What,” coming across as melancholic.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYWwZYLYEs]

Here’s the full list of songs sampled, according to the Youtube video notes:

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Bastille – “Pompeii”

Dj Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”

Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”

Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora – “Black Widow”

Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”

Jeremih feat. YG – “Don’t Tell ‘Em”

Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

John Legend – “All Of Me”

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

Lorde – “Team”

Magic! – “Rude”

Maroon 5 – “Animals”

Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”

One Direction – “Story of My Life”

Passenger – “Let Her Go”

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – “Timber”

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Tove Lo – “Habits”

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