"Party on the Floor"
July 6, 2011 7:42 AM   Subscribe

For the second year in a row, DJ Earworm has created a mashup video, "Party on the Floor" of all fifteen artists who performed at Capital FM’s 2011 Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium on June 12th. The video premiered during the concert. His official website has more videos and free, downloadable MP3's. Last year's remix: Like, OMG Baby. (His year-end pop-mashups: previously on Metafilter.)

Links to videos included in this mashup:
(Many of these are links to videos posted by VEVO on youtube, which are almost all blocked in Germany, sorry. The main Earworm video in this post is unrestricted.)

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull – On the Floor
Jessie J – Price Tag
Jessie J – Do it Like a Dude
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Nicole Scherzinger – Don’t Hold Your Breath
Example – Changed the Way You Kiss Me
Mike Posner – Cooler than Me
Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster
The Wanted – Glad You Came(Video not available in Australia, Canada, USA, Germany or New Zealand.)
Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs & DEV‬ ‪- Like A G6‬
JLS, featuring Tinie Tempah – Eyes Wide Shut
JLS – Love You More (This is the BBC Children in Need 2010 video)
Katy B – Katy on a Mission
Katy B featuring Ms. Dynamite – Lights On
Cee-Lo Green – Forget You (Explicit version is "Fuck You")
Cee-Lo Green – Bright Lights, Bigger City
Enrique Iglesias – I Like It
Wretch 32 – Traktor
Mann – Buzzin’
posted by zarq (15 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Also, "The Only Time is Tonight (Earworm vs. YouTube)" is a full-length promotional music video for YouTube's new Android app (the video is an ad, but the remix is the focus, and of course the music is quintessential Earworm.)

This mashup features:
Avril Lavigne - "What The Hell"
Black Eyed Peas - "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
Chris Brown - "Yeah 3X"
Enrique Iglesias - "Tonight"
Ke$ha - "We R Who We R"
Rihanna - "Only Girl"
Willow Smith - "Whip My Hair"
posted by zarq at 7:44 AM on July 6, 2011

One more thing (and then I'll shut up, I promise): If you're looking for a decent introduction to DJ Earworm that isn't a flood of 15+ popular artists in a single track and doesn't sound like a dance anthem, check out "If I Were A Free-Fallin' Boy." It's a mix of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" and Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy."
posted by zarq at 7:50 AM on July 6, 2011

I'm not a huge mix o'hits person even though I respect the craft involved, so Earworm is usually not my guy outside his appearances on the Bootie best-of mashup compilations. I love the Petty/Beyonce mashup, though. It appears on the 2008 Bootie compilation.
posted by immlass at 8:00 AM on July 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Second to GirlTalk (who is local to me, so I'm biased), DJ Earworm is my favorite mashup artist. His "No One Takes Your Freedom" (Scissor Sisters/Beatles/George Michael/Aretha Franklin) is potentially my favorite mashup period. While I do enjoy a lot of the traditional songs used in the genre, I think he's great at using other songs to open it up to a broader audience.
posted by librarianamy at 8:04 AM on July 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

I wanted to hate this, but these are pretty great. I'll have to rethink my position that Earworm is an amateur that got popular by accident....
posted by schmod at 8:16 AM on July 6, 2011

Earworm is a pretty good DJ name.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:25 AM on July 6, 2011

Earworm is really good at what he does, but I wish he'd go a bit further afield with his music choices. Mashing up 'everything that is on the radio this week' is just so..... safe.

The early days of mash-ups were all about incongruity and discovering unexpected connections between, for example Iggy Pop and Salt n' Peppa, or Destiny's Child and Dolly Parton.

Mashing up a bunch of records made by the same 5-6 producers using the same synths and samples doesn't give you anything new, doesn't reveal any undiscovered relationships between the songs. It's just a Reader's Digest Condensed version of listening to Hot 99.5 or whatever your local station is.

Which is fine, but I wish he would try harder.
posted by empath at 8:54 AM on July 6, 2011 [3 favorites]

Norwegian Recycling is my boy, when it comes to unexpected (and sometimes obvious) links.
posted by cerulgalactus at 9:00 AM on July 6, 2011

Earworm is really good at what he does, but I wish he'd go a bit further afield with his music choices. Mashing up 'everything that is on the radio this week' is just so..... safe.

Yeah, I'll take Girl Talk over Earworm any day of the week. GT has this delicious 'you got chocolate in my peanut butter!' action happening, and Earworm is generally 'you poured Sunny D into my Tropicana OJ.... bleh.'
posted by FatherDagon at 9:02 AM on July 6, 2011

cerulgalactus: "Norwegian Recycling is my boy, when it comes to unexpected (and sometimes obvious) links."

I had been considering a post a few weeks back, and found this in the archives. flatluigi is awesome.
posted by zarq at 9:14 AM on July 6, 2011

Commercial pop music is like this unchanging, fire-breathing dragon that young virgins get fed to year after year. Somebody kill it.
posted by swift at 9:36 AM on July 6, 2011

Thanks for that Scissor Sisters mashup, librarianamy; that's awesome!
posted by immlass at 10:52 AM on July 6, 2011

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeek in the mornin'
Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeek in the evenin'

posted by Lipstick Thespian at 2:14 PM on July 6, 2011

Thanks for that link, zarq - I don't know how I missed it the first time.
posted by cerulgalactus at 4:00 PM on July 6, 2011

You're welcome! Me either.
posted by zarq at 9:01 AM on July 7, 2011

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