Awwww yeah! The only true Holiday Tradition I willfully honour (aside from being grumpy because it’s so damn cold) is DJ Earworm’s Annual United State of Pop Mash Up.
You know…listening back to 2018’s pop summarized in 4 minutes…this isn’t reflective of how good 2018 really was. Even some of these videos…Childish Gambino’s This Is America pails in the singular creativity of Timberlake’s Say Something (La Blogothèque strikes again!) or the stark uncomfortable commentary issued from Mark Ronson’s Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (directed by We Are From LA) which’ll successfully conclude 2018 on a high creative note.
This Summer we’ll hear a lot of these songs at weddings once the insomnia curing speeches and wildly sexual toasts are over but it’ll be interesting to see how much of them stay with us on that long journey to the middle.
Sammy Younan is the affable host of My Summer Lair: think NPR’s Fresh Air meets Kevin Smith: interviews & impressions on Pop Culture.