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DJ Earworm’s ‘United State of Pop’ 2013: Producer Talks ‘Darker-Themed’ Mash-Up

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DJ Earworm has been mashing up the top 25 biggest songs of each calendar year since 2007, when dance hits like Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape” and Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” were still dominating pop radio. Earworm’s 2013 edition of “United State of Pop,” dubbed “Living The Fantasy,” takes a respite from the series’ usual breakneck speed, as the California DJ acknowledges that contemporary smashes like Lorde’s “Royals,” Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” represent a slight changing of the guard at Top 40.

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