Soundtrack of the Year

This DJ Earworm mix of the year’s biggest songs is, typically, pretty great and catchy:

The fact that he’s able to fit all this stuff together does make me wonder, though, if across pop genres, our music is starting to sound more alike?  Probably not, since it’s so snippetty, but it does suggest that certain shimmery vocal and production styles are in vogue (I’d describe both Taylor Swift’s and Lady Gaga’s vocals as shimmery, so it may be a quality that makes sense only to me, though).  The mix also inspired me to actually listen to Jay Sean’s “Down” in full for the first time, though, and I liked it quite a bit:

Actually reminds me of a No Mercy, though Jay’s Desi and British.  Remember those guys?