Yet another installment in what has become an annual New Year’s tradition. It’s the United State of Pop, which mashes up the Top 25 songs of the year, according to Billboard magazine.
In 2010, pop has gone into serious all-out party mode. In 2009 the music was encouraging us to pick ourselves back up after being knocked down again, and to rock out to some great dance music while you’re at it. This year’s music tells us to keep going now that we’re up and having fun. In fact, the fun seems to be in such overdrive that it borders on recklessness. Usher urges us to ‘dance like it’s the last night of your life”, and Katy Perry wants us to “run away and don’t ever look back”. Even the songs that aren’t about parties have parties in their videos, like this year’s entries from Mike Posner and Lady Antebellum.
It’s a great thing about music that you can leave your worries and lose yourself in the moment. In our current world of dance pop culture fantasy, this takes place at a club, where you can drink, meet the most amazing person you’ve ever met, and where as Ke$ha says, “the party don’t stop”.
Personally, as a DJ performing mostly at raging party-ish events, I can relate. My career path has been crazy lately, and I’m definitely not ready for the party to stop!
So with that in mind I urge you all please……
DON’T STOP THE POP
Ke$ha - Tik Tok Lady Antebellum - Need You Now Train - Hey, Soul Sister Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls Usher Featuring will.i.am - OMG B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes Eminem Featuring Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Taio Cruz - Dynamite Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars - Nothin’ On You Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull - I Like It Young Money Featuring Lloyd - Bedrock Jason Derulo - In My Head Rihanna - Rude Boy Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce - Telephone Katy Perry - Teenage Dream Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Usher Featuring Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars - Billionaire Eminem - Not Afraid Iyaz - Replay