DJ Earworm – United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)

DJ Earworm delivers the 2009 mashup. Head and shoulders above anything else out there.

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United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)

A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2009, according to Billboard.

The Black Eyed Peas – BOOM BOOM POW

Lady Gaga – POKER FACE

Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis – JUST DANCE

The Black Eyed Peas – I GOTTA FEELING

Taylor Swift – LOVE STORY


Jason Mraz – I’M YOURS


Kanye West – HEARTLESS

The All-American Rejects – GIVES YOU HELL


T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake – DEAD AND GONE


Kings Of Leon – USE SOMEBODY

Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – KNOCK YOU DOWN

Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain – BLAME IT


T.I. Featuring Rihanna – LIVE YOUR LIFE

Soulja Boy Tell ’em Featuring Sammie – KISS ME THRU THE PHONE

Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne – DOWN

Miley Cyrus – THE CLIMB



Beyonce – HALO

Katy Perry – HOT N COLD


1. Will this be on iTunes?

–No, not the iTunes store, but it can be in your iTunes for free. Download it from my website, You don’t need to pay the iTunes store to put free mp3s in your iTunes software, you just download the mp3 and then double-click on it (or drag it into your iTunes if that doesn’t work).

2. Why is that artist I hate in your list, and why isn’t that artist I love in your list?

–This is based on the Top 25 songs of Billboard’s 2009 year-end list. I didn’t choose the songs. The complete list is here:…

3. Why is that song from last year in the list? Why isn’t that song which was so popular toward the end of the year on the list?

–Billboard’s cutoff date is Dec 1st, to give them time to calculate the results and publish them well before New Years Day, which is good for me, since I need a little time to put this together and release it before the end of the year!

4. How long did this take you?

–If you add it up, about a month. About two weeks earlier in the year using educated guesswork, and then two weeks between when Billboard released the list and when I put it out.

5. What software did you use?

–Ableton Live for arranging the music. It’s AWESOME, and it’s what I use to DJ live with as well. Final Cut Pro for the video. For acapella extraction, see the next question.

6. How did you get the vocals without the instruments?

–if you search for “acapella” with the name of your song, you might find an isolated vocal. In some cases, I use a bit of Adobe Audition (the Center Channel Extractor effect) for vocal isolation. This removes instruments that are to the left or right in your stereo, and leaves only the sound that’s in the center. You can also use this effect to take an instrumental and a full track to create an acapella. Check out my book “Audio Mashup Construction Kit” for more details on this technique, there’s a whole chapter on it. In a few instances I used Melodyne Studio for vocal isolation.

7. What are the lyrics? Who sang that one part? I didn’t hear that one artist!

–I’ve posted the complete lyrics as well as a guide to where each of the lyrics and instruments came from.

8. I want to make mashups, do you have any tips?

–Learn as much music theory as possible! Get ACID or Ableton Live, and learn it well. Make sure you understand key and tempo, so you can sync everything and get the parts to harmonize correctly. If you’re of a technical mindset, my book “Audio Mashup Construction Kit” covers my techniques in great detail.

9. Can I repost this video?

–PLEASE, NO, and thanks for asking! You can use the MUSIC if you want (please credit me), but don’t simply repost the video in its entirety. I don’t get paid for this and I like to keep the views, comments, and ratings on my video, not some leecher’s channel. I can’t seem to get some people to remove the video no matter how nicely I ask, and youtube can’t seem to help, even though I flag them. I think there’s like half a million views that I’m not getting. I like to be all about positivity, but it is frustrating! Feel free to leave appropriate feedback and ratings on any leechers videos or channels!

10. Doesn’t this prove how much pop music sucks nowadays and is basically interchangeable?

–Not at all. If you alter the tempo and pitch of any music enough, you could get anything to fit together, whether it’s Bach or the Black Eyed Peas. What it does prove is how far technology has come to make these alterations sound convincing. I’ve manipulated some of these vocals HEAVILY.

Great spot by Shealan

Thru You. Kutiman Mixes YouTube

What you’re about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited to create totally new music.

THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube.jpg

It’s already been picked up by Iain Tait at Poke and the guys at W+K London. But it’s so good it deserves to be shared with as many people as possible.

Check out all 8 tracks here.

As the W+K blog says:

Very occasionally, something comes along and makes us go “bastard! we wish we’d done that!”

Pretty inspiring stuff. Back to work to up our game…