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The Year in Pop in 5 Minutes: DJ Earworm’s Annual “United State of Pop” Mashup Is Here

’Tis the season for year-end retrospectives, and few are as reliable as DJ Earworm’s annual “United State of Pop” mashup, which collects the year’s biggest hits into one seamless, multilayered musical bonanza.

This year’s edition, subtitled “50 Shades of Pop,” is an excellent way to catch up on the hit singles you missed, but it also highlights just much love was in the air in 2015. Granted, matters of the heart are always prominent in pop, but this year hit that theme hard: From “Hello” to “Hotline Bling” to “Can’t Feel My Face” to anything on Taylor Swift’s 1989, the year’s biggest chart-climbers mapped the shifting landscape of modern romance. The list of all 50 featured songs can be found over on YouTube.