December 6, 2013

"Welcome to the New Age:" United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)

The amalgamated fantasies of youth for 2013. Some will just live it. Most will just continue to live in their parent's basement.

Advertising signs they con
You into thinking you’re the one
That can do what’s never been done
That can win what’s never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) Bob Dylan

A mashup of the 25 biggest hits during 2013 in the U.S.

Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Capital Cities - Safe & Sound
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Eminem feat. Rihanna - The Monster
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly - Cruise
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Imagine Dragons - Demons
Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - Suit & Tie
Katy Perry - Roar
Lady Gaga - Applause
Lorde - Royals
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason
Rihanna - Stay
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. - Blurred Lines
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears - Scream And Shout

Okay, I know. You haven't been paying attention and neither have I. I don't make the pop culture anymore, I just report it.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 6, 2013 11:55 AM
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D.J. Earworm Mashup did a terrific job combining 25 greatest pop hits in 2013. I wonder if each year can be combined like this for study of recurring themes for young adults ?
A young person reviewing all the years would see the recurrent themes and not waste so many years "rebelling, living the fantasy, living the new age, all eyes on us " etc.

Thanks for the mix of old and new on your site.

Posted by: grace at December 6, 2013 1:23 PM