‘Tis the season...of being inundated with Best of 2013 lists and compilations and mashups and more! (Check out E!'s Best of 2013 coverage here.) But here is one mashup that we anticipate every year.
So let's play a game: Listen (do not watch, listen!) to the YouTube video below. It's a mashup by DJ Earworm of the 25 biggest hits of 2013, "determined by Billboard's weekly Hot 100 charts."
The latest edition of his United States of Pop series is called "Living the Fantasy" and we already gave you a hint of what songs it contains (hint: Look up). But how many of the hits can you pick out just by listening to it?
How many could you ID? You just cheated and skipped ahead to this part, huh?
Well, here are the answers, anyway:
Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up"
Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"
Capital Cities, "Safe & Sound"
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky"
Eminem featuring Rihanna, "The Monster"
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, "Cruise"
Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"
Imagine Dragons, "Demons"
JAY Z featuring Justin Timberlake, "Holy Grail"
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
Katy Perry, "Roar"
Lady Gaga, "Applause"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
OneRepublic, "Counting Stars"
Pink featuring Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., "Blurred Lines"
Swedish House Mafia feauring. John Martin, "Don't You Worry Child"
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
will.i.am featuring Britney Spears, "Scream And Shout"
So, was it a good year or a bad year for pop music?