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Suppose you were knocked unconscious on December 31st, 2011, knowing that this would be the last time you’d see Dick Clark ring in a New Year with you:

RIP, old friend.

… and you went through all of 2012 in a 320+ day Rip Van Winkle-like coma, missing out on all that 2012 would bring with pop music, for good and for ill:

But then you miraculously wake up just to spite the Mayans or something, and decide that you need an eight-minute crash-course on 2012 Pop Music (for whatever reason).

Vancouver-based artist Daniel Kim (Facebook) strives to create such mash-ups every year.  The process is supremely labor-intensive, and he provides a brief, engaging overview of his process on his blog, The Gift of OCPD.

The mash-up is available below:

His alphabetical list of inclusions:

1. Adele – “Set Fire To The Rain”
2. Adele – “Skyfall”
3. Alex Clare – “Too Close”
4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”
5. Carly Rae Jepson – “Call Me Maybe”
6. Cher Lloyd – “Want U Back”
7. Chris Brown – “Don’t Wake Me Up”
8. Chris Brown – “Turn Up The Music”
9. 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”





klap
12.03.12
ten ten ten twenties on yo titties bitch

Funeralopolis
12.03.12
this is so well done, damn.

Sanders
12.03.12
Surprisingly catchy considering that 99% of the included songs are unadulterated shite

omnipanzer
12.03.12
So much to hate in one bite sized offering.

SowingSeason
12.03.12
So much shitty music in such a short time frame...might as well call it the trash compacter remix

omnipanzer
12.03.12
lol Sowing

Tyrael
12.03.12
Fuck yes Sowing

SowingSeason
12.03.12
Where's We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

SgtPepper
12.03.12
@Sowing
I was just about to say that. I dont personally like Taylor Swift music, but that song gets stuck in your head for days. I honestly find myself looking it up on youtube at random times just to listen to it.

jdennis31
12.03.12
pretty awesome even if i can't listen to the whole thing. guy's gonna be super rich soon if not already

truekebabpower
12.03.12
I can only imaginethe nostalgia while listening to this mix a few years from now, I mean these songs marked 2012 whether we like it or not and the mix itself is surprisingly not so annoying really

ILJ
12.03.12
It is kind of strange that a compilation featuring popular music is void of Taylor Swift. Like her or not she's immensely popular.

toxin.
12.03.12
"I was just about to say that. I dont personally like Taylor Swift music, but that song gets stuck in your head for days. I honestly find myself looking it up on youtube at random times just to listen to it."
embrace it man
that's what I thought
then I realized she rules

Jom
12.03.12
He only picked four keys to work with when making the mash-up, so maybe he couldn't alter the key to her song without making her sound like Crazy Frog.

NightmareCinema16
12.03.12
List=good. I'm kind've glad the T-Swift Song was not put down.

Captain North
12.03.12
I actually have totally missed most of those songs. And the ones I have heard, for the most part, arentneven that catchy so how the fuck did they get big (like we are young, diamonds and call me maybe)

klap
12.04.12
call me maybe isn't catchy??!?

Captain North
12.04.12
I honestly thought it was just dull and flat throughout. I found other people singing it more catchy than Jepsons version

Trebor.
12.04.12
Youtube comments made me want to kill myself as expected

Trebor.
12.04.12
I've heard like 3 of these songs

tiesthatbind
12.04.12
This is actually pretty impressive despite my hatred of most of these songs. He actually made them listenable.

robin
12.04.12
a sputnik thread with people complaining about pop music!?!?!??!?!

CatfishSoup
12.04.12
That was great

Aids
12.04.12
I enjoyed that quite a bit. All of the hooks and none of the bullshit. Perfect way for me to listen to top 40. (the Gotye song is 2011 though GOSH!)

Aids
12.04.12
the mashup is disparately lacking t-swift's Trouble but yeah, pretty sweet. the guy is from Vancouver too, yee boi

Aids
12.04.12
desperately* damn

Captain North
12.04.12
Yeah but Gotye is awesome so who cares.

menawati
12.04.12
compacted shit but well done compacted shit

DaveyBoy
12.04.12
Nice find Jom.

Pretty cool trash compacting.

theacademy
12.04.12
yo teh kelly clarkson part was so cool

treeqt.
12.04.12
jb on dat rack city swag

fish.
12.04.12
RIAA is gonna have a fit

NightmareCinema16
12.04.12
Many recording companies are.

Rev
12.07.12
i'm pretty sure ive started liking pop music more than any other genre D:

natey
12.11.12
mashed potatoes

Wolfhorde
12.11.12
I think I have never agreed with Sowing this much. Some of these songs make me want to throw kettlebells at people.

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