If you were to somehow condense all of 2018's most impactful moments in mainstream music down to a mix that's just under four minutes in length, it's hard to imagine anyone doing a better job at it than DJ Earworm.
Tuesday, Earworm shared his expected "United State of Pop 2018 (Turnin' It Up)" mix. The track's 3:57 running time is stacked with songs from Drake, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Juice WRLD, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Halsey, and more all careening in and out of each other's path to give you a pretty spot-on sonic assessment of the past 12 months in pop culture power plays.
Bazzi, BlocBoy JB, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, and something called a "Florida Georgia Line" also made the cut. Stream the full mix up top via YouTube, then feel free to become temporarily immersed within your own existential fascination with the passing of time and the inherent ridiculousness of life itself by revisiting previous Earworm year-end mixes, like this one from 2012:
Drake has been all over similar year-end coverage, including in Apple Music's detailed annual breakdown of the biggest albums and songs of the year. Drake bagged four spots in both the 10 most streamed U.S. and most streamed global songs rankings. Scorpion, his "Summer Games"-featuring 2018 album, was named the most streamed album of the year. The album also landed among Complex's choices for the year's 50 best albums. That's the power of "Summer Games," readers.