Two different music mixing masterminds have created year-end mashup videos that merge dozens of 2013’s hottest songs and music videos, and they’re both steaming up the YouTube charts.
Jordan Roseman, better known as DJ Earworm, has been a media favorite, earning stories and tweets from Spin Magazine and Billboard about this year’s edition of “United State of Pop,” which the DJ has been churning out since 2007.
But underdog Daniel Kim’s “Pop Danthology” has garnered almost twice the amount of YouTube views in the 24 hours since both mashups were posted. This is the fourth annual “Pop Danthology,” and it boasts a continuously upbeat rhythm and little repetition.
DJ Earworm’s approach goes for the sentimental, putting a heavy focus on somber lines from Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s “Stay” and the smash Lorde hit “Royals,” from which the DJ draws this year’s mashup theme “Living the Fantasy.”
The “Pop Danthology” also includes the viral sensations “What Did the Fox Say?” by Ylvis and “Harlem Shake,” and even an homage to cinema with a brief clip of Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect” singing “Cups.”
So which is better? Take a trip down musical memory lane with both videos and you be the judge.