Currently loving and dancing to this house remix of Loren Allred’s Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. This is the VMC Epic Remix and it’s appropriately titled, it’s an epic house banger!
It’s that time of year, when DJs pull together their mashups of the best music hits. One of my favorites always comes from DJ Earworm. For over a decade – this is his 11th annual mashup – he’s pulled together the top 25 songs into a catchy pop remix. Check out this year’s mashup, “United State of Pop 2017 (How We Do It)”.
Another year has come to a close and one of the best parts of wrapping up a year are all of the music hit mashups that remixers have pulled together. I always love the remixes by Robin Skouteris and DJ Earworm. If you haven’t heard their work, you’re in for a treat. I’ve included their 2016 mashups below along with some others that I’ve found and enjoy. Take a moment to reflect on some of the best pop songs of 2016. Enjoy!
PopLove 5 – Mashup of 2016 – Robin Skouteris
DJ Earworm Mashup – United State of Pop 2016 (Into Pieces)
Squiller – 2016 Anthem
As we enter December it’s time for retrospectives of the past year. A particular “year in review” that I always look forward to is DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop. His 2014 United States of Pop is titled Do What You Wanna Do. This annual collection is a mashup of the 25 biggest hits during 2014 in the U.S. as determined by Billboard’s weekly Hot 100 charts.
I am in love with the current Oreo ad campaign “Wonderfilled”. It is fun, fresh, playful, and actually encouraged me to look up “Wonderfilled” and learn more about America’s favorite sandwich cookie. (Wait, what are all these new flavors!?) Could it be that advertising and marketing have actually done their job? Indeed, it is possible!
I stream my favorite television programs and get my commercials during the 60-90 second breaks on Hulu and network streaming websites/apps. Recently, I’ve seen many spots for Oreo, all featuring a fun, upbeat song about Oreo and their new flavors. Turns out, the song in this 30 second spot is sung by Tegan & Sara, Indie-pop artists whom I do love. Not only is the ad catchy, but Oreo has a SoundCloud page where you can download many different versions of “Wonderfilled” – genius!
I’ve perused the Oreo “Wonderfilled” website, their YouTube and SoundCloud sites, and learned more about the new flavors. Hello, Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy! I’ve even downloaded (and will be enjoying) Tegan & Sara’s version of “Wonderfilled” (yes, I know it’s a commerical, but it’s a fun and uplifting song). I love how this Oreo campaign breaths life into one of the classic modern American cookies. It reminds me of how much I really do love Oreo, while also compelling me to try a new flavor or two.
Will I look at Oreo differently when I go grocery shopping? Absolutely. I’ll linger in that aisle and might pick up a package or three. Good job, Oreo and The Martin Agency (responsible for the “Wonderfilled” campaign), I have been reminded of the fun and deliciousness of Oreo and perhaps I’ll even greet the world with a new sense of wonder and awe.
Tegan & Sara’s “Wonderfilled” spot – Dare to Wonder:
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” team put Brian Williams and a couple of his pals (Lester Holt and Kathie Lee) into “Rapper’s Delight,” the 1979 classic by the Sugar Hill Gang. Watch Brian rap – extremely well, I might add – below.