While his name is kind of gross, his work speaks for itself. DJ Earworm has released his mashup of the top 25 Billboard hits of 2010 entitled United State of Pop. I must say, even if you aren’t a fan of the pop music featured in the song, the mashup is expertly done. Have a listen after the jump!
DJ Earworm broke onto the scene three years ago when he started attracting attention for these pop mashups. Born Jordan Roseman, DJ Earworm majored in music theory and computer science at the University of Illinois, which helped him develop his talented ear for detail and technical mastery. To this day, he still plays the piano and has a large black Yamaha grand at his home in San Francisco.
Even when you are a musical genius, there are hurdles along the way. DJ Earworm spoke to the The Global Herald about the challenges he faces:
There seem to be fewer acapellas of the most popular songs floating around the internet. Sometimes I can find studio quality vocals without instruments. Sometimes I have to create my own or clean up other people’s attempts at vocal extraction. This affects sound quality. The other challenge is the diversity of material and themes…I’m trying to create something that comes together as a single message, and there’s so many different messages in the music.
DJ Earworm’s 2010 masterpiece features:
1. Tik Tok ————————– Ke$ha
2. Need You Now —————- Lady Antebellum
3. Hey Soul Sister —————- Train
4. California Gurls ————— Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg
5. OMG —————————– Usher ft. will.i.am
6. Airplanes ———————– B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams
7. Love the Way You Lie ——– Eminem ft. Rihanna
8. Bad Romance —————— Lady Gaga
9. Dynamite ———————– Taio Cruz
10. Break Your Heart ————- Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris
11. Nothin’ on You —————– B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars
12. I Like It ————————– Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull
13. Bedrock ————————– Young Money ft. Lloyd
14. In My Head ———————- Jason Derulo
15. Rude Boy ————————- Rihanna
16. Telephone ———————— Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce
17. Teenage Dream —————– Katy Perry
18. Just the Way You Are ———- Bruno Mars
19. Cooler Than Me —————— Mike Posner
20. Imma Be ————————– The Black Eyed Peas
21. Empire State of Mind ———– Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
22. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love ——- Usher ft. Pitbull
23. Billionaire ———————— Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars
24. Not Afraid ———————— Eminem
25. Reply —————————— Iyaz
Here’s the DJ Earworm United State of Pop 2010 video:
What’s your take on it?