Every year, DJ Earworm releases a mash-up of the most popular songs of the year, dubbed “The United States of Pop.” Today he released the 2017 version, unsurprisingly backboned by “Despacito,” a hugely popular single worldwide and currently the most-viewed YouTube video of all time.
Usually this mash-up is a good indicator of the current major trends in music, and, as Billboard points out, 2017’s version has a lighter, more tropical vibe than years past. While the “United States of Pop” videos from 2015 and 2016 feel like slinky bedroom tracks, this year’s is much more jittery, full of steel drums, dancehall beats, and, of course, “Bodak Yellow.”
Here’s the full list of songs sampled:
Bruno Mars - "That's What I Like"
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug - "Havana"
Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow" (Money Moves)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - "Something Just Like This"
Charlie Puth - "Attention"
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne - "I'm The One"
Ed Sheeran - Perfect Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You"
French Montana Featuring Swae Lee - "Unforgettable"
Future - "Mask Off"
Imagine Dragons - "Believer"
Imagine Dragons - "Thunder"
James Arthur - "Say You Won't Let Go"
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble."
Lil Uzi Vert - "XO TOUR Llif3"
Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid - "1-800-273-8255"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber - "Despacito"
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert - "Bad and Boujee"
Portugal. The Man - "Feel it Still"
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage - "Rockstar"
Post Malone featuring Quavo - "Congratulations"
Sam Hunt - "Body Like a Back Road"
Shawn Mendes - "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
Zedd & Alessia Cara - "Stay"