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Canadian independent electro house musician Daniel Kim keeps the Holiday tradition, so he has recently published his mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012. The seamless mix called Pop Danthology 2012 features samples, verses, bits and pieces of 55 top pop songs of the passing year and the selection is fairly broad, featuring songs as diverse as  the smashing indie pop hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra , Justin Bieber’s teen pop track “Boyfriend” and, of course, the inevitable PSY and his “Gangham Style”, the K-Pop phenomenon that has recently broken every single YouTube record in the website’s history, clocking at 901,719,146 views as of  December 7 2012.

Madonna and PSY on Stage – Sound and Vision of 2012

It took Kim three months to create this 8 minutes long mash-up. In addition to being hits that have made an impact on the passing year’s pop music scene, it was essential that all songs were recorded in the same time signature so the remix would run smoothly and seamlessly, so it took one month until Kim gathered the right songs.

Another month went by  in planning and another one in arranging and mixing, until the final version of Pop Danthology 2012 was published:

So, here it is – the sound of 2012 in 8 minutes. Pop Danthology 2012 received mostly positive online reviews and in addition to being a great work of remixing, it is likely to have some future historic significance – listening to this in 2022 will probably be even more fun than it is now.

The complete list of the songs featured in Pop Danthology 2012:

01. Adele – “Set Fire To The Rain”
02. Adele – “Skyfall”
03. Alex Clare – “Too Close”
04. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”
05. Carly Rae Jepson – “Call Me Maybe”
06. Cher Lloyd – “Want U Back”
07. Chris Brown – “Don’t Wake Me Up”
08. Chris Brown – “Turn Up The Music”
09. Christina Aguilera – “Your Body”
10. David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne – “I Can Only Imagine”
11. David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj – “Turn Me On”
12. David Guetta feat. Sia – “Titanium”
13. Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart A Break”
14. Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams – “Finally Found You”
16. Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber – “Live My Life”
17. Flo Rida – “Whistle”
18. Flo Rida feat. Sia – “Wild Ones”
19. Fun. – “Some Nights”
20. Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
21. Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
22. Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch – “Ass Back Home”
23. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Dance Again”
24. Jessie J – “Domino”
25. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean – “As Long As You Love Me”
26. Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
27. Karmin – “Brokenhearted”
28. Katy Perry – “Part Of Me”
29. Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
30. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
31. Ke$ha – “Die Young”
32. LMFAO – “Sorry For Party Rocking”
33. Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj – “Give Me All Your Luvin'”
34. Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
35. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”
36. Nelly Furtado – “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”
37. Ne-Yo – “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)”
38. Nicky Minaj – “Pound The Alarm”
39. Nicky Minaj – “Starships”
40. One Direction – “Live While We’re Young”
41. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
42. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson – “Good Time”
43. P!nk – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
44. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown – “International Love”
45. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
46. Rihanna – “Diamonds”
47. Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
48. Rita Ora – “How We Do (Party)”
49. Swedish House Mafia – “Don’t You Worry Child”
50. Tyga – “Rack City”
51. Usher – “Climax”
52. Usher – “Scream”
53. The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
54. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons – “This is Love”
55. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – “Spectrum”


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