Now that we’ve officially bid adieu to 2009, I suppose the time has come to look forward instead of back… well, gimme a minute to look back one mo’ time.
Besides spiked egg nog, scandalous holiday parties, and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on the radio every five minutes, December has also traditionally been “Best Of… Lists” season. Sure, I could climb aboard the “What I Like” Express and rattle off my faves of ‘09 (The Fame Monster, “Empire State Of Mind”, The September Issue, Chew Fu remixes) but I will instead turn a spotlight on someone else’s top picks, namely Billboard Magazine, and perhaps then I won’t seem so self-indulgent.
OK, well this part is a little self-indulgent: I was a total Billboard geek as a kid and thought nothing of spending hours after school at the library catching up on old issues—- hey don’t judge, it was either obsess over the top ten records of the week or steal cars and sling dope on the corner. Nowadays, I still pay attention to the charts, but I’m not as vigilant about keeping up on every song on the radio. So there I was minding my own business surfing the net when this guy DJ Earworm comes outta nowhere and awakens the chart nerd in me that I assumed was taking an extended nap.
For the last few years, mash-up maestro DJ Earworm has taken Billboard‘s Top 25 (pop) hits of the year and blended them into a brilliant and seamless medley for your listening and viewing pleasure. The irony is that some of these artists got the big “no, thank you” from me (Flo Rida, Miley Cyrus, Soulja Boy) this year, but hearing their singles in this context makes me not hate them quite as much. Check out E’s video montage below and then be sure to take advantage of his generosity by downloading the mp3 here.
Billboard Hot 100 Top 25 - 2009
1) The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
2) Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
3) Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis - JUST DANCE
4) The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
5) Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
6) Flo Rida - RIGHT ROUND
7) Jason Mraz - I’M YOURS
8) Beyonce - SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
9) Kanye West - HEARTLESS
10) The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
11) Taylor Swift - YOU BELONG WITH ME
12) T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
13) The Fray - YOU FOUND ME
14) Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
15) Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
16) Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
17) Pitbull - I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
18) T.I. Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
19) Soulja Boy Tell ‘em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
20) Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
21) Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
22) Drake - BEST I EVER HAD
23) Kelly Clarkson - MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
24) Beyonce - HALO
25) Katy Perry - HOT N COLD
And yes I know, “Q, what about the biggest R&B and hip hop records of the year?” Click here, and check ‘em out for yourself. Sadly, there is no DJ Earworm megamix for this list.
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