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DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) is a San Francisco-based artist who has achieved recognition for his technically sophisticated, songwriting oriented mashups. His annual “United State of Pop” mashups, short mixes featuring the top 25 songs of the year according to Billboard magazine, have reached the Top 100 for national radio play and become internet sensations.

Roseman was born into a family of musicians and raised in eastern Iowa. In his early life, he played piano and produced original electronic music on a computer, later majoring in music theory and computer science at the University of Illinois. He began making mashups recreationally in 2003 using ACID. After encouragement from DJ Adrian at Club Bootie, Roseman created the moniker DJ Earworm ("earworm" referencing a song that repeats compulsively within one's mind) and began releasing mashups via a website.
DJ Earworm has a unique mashup style that consists of a compositional, songwriting approach. He gradually layers samples on top of one another, matching keys and subtly altering melodies. His mashups often convey an entirely new meaning than the original material, such as a political message in “No More Gas”. He has been contrasted with mashup artist Girl Talk, who has a more DJ-oriented style.
He is the author of Audio Mashup Construction Kit (Wiley, 2006), a how-to manual for creating mashups.
At the 2008 IDEA conference, he revealed that he has made mashups using Ableton Live, and now DJs live with the same software.

United State of Pop Series:

Earworm's 2007 mashup, "United State of Pop” consisted of the top 25 songs of 2007 according to Billboard magazine. The song crossed beyond the online download market, reaching the Top 100 for national radio play in February 2008. Earworm is the first mashup artist to have a bootleg mashup enter Billboard’s charts. As of 27 June 2010, the song has surpassed 2.6 million views on YouTube.
United States of Pop 2007 Track Listing
Akon - "Don't Matter" (#11)
Akon feat. Eminem - "Smack That" (#15)
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - "I Wanna Love You" (#8)
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend" (#12)
Beyoncé - "Irreplaceable" (#1)
Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats" (#6)
Daughtry - "Home" (#25)
Daughtry - "It's Not Over" (#17)
Fergie - "Big Girls Don't Cry" (#4)
Fergie feat. - "Fergalicious" (#19)
Fergie feat. Ludacris - "Glamorous" (#10)
Gwen Stefani feat. Akon - "The Sweet Escape" (#3)
Gym Class Heroes - "Cupid's Chokehold" (#23)
Justin Timberlake - "What Goes Around…/…Comes Around" (#22)
Maroon 5 - "Makes Me Wonder" (#13)
Mims - "This Is Why I'm Hot" (#16)
Nelly Furtado - "Say It Right" (#9)
Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah" (#7)
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - "Umbrella" (#2)
Shop Boyz - "Party Like a Rockstar" (#14)
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (#20)
T-Pain feat. Young Joc - "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (#5)
The Fray - "How to Save a Life" (#24)
Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado - "Give It to Me" (#21)
Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - "The Way I Are" (#18)

On December 25, 2008 he released another mashup called "United State of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop)", prominently featuring Coldplay's song Viva La Vida as the backing track. The official YouTube video of the song had 200,000 views within the first two weeks of release. The mashup peaked at #58 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, and entered the Pop 100 chart. As of 11 July 2010, the video reached 5.7 million views on YouTube.
United States of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop) Track Listing
Alicia Keys - "No One" (#3)
Colbie Caillat - "Bubbly" (#21)
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida" (#13)
Chris Brown - "Forever" (#10)
Chris Brown - "With You" (#9)
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - "Kiss Kiss" (#19)
Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer" (#25)
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - "Low" (#1)
Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown - "No Air" (#6)
Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl" (#14)
Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love" (#2)
Lil Wayne feat. Static Major - "Lollipop" (#4)
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - "4 Minutes" (#23)
Mariah Carey - "Touch My Body" (#22)
Natasha Bedingfield - "Pocketful of Sunshine" (#18)
Ne-Yo - "Closer" (#20)
Pink - "So What" (#24)
Ray J & Yung Berg - "Sexy Can I" (#11)
Rihanna - "Disturbia" (#16)
Rihanna - "Don't Stop The Music" (#17)
Rihanna - "Take a Bow" (#12)
Sara Bareilles - "Love Song" (#7)
T.I. - "Whatever You Like" (#15)
Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - "Apologize" (#5)
Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love in This Club (#8)

On December 27, 2009 he released a third year-end mashup, "United State of Pop (Blame it on the Pop)". His most successful mashup yet, the music video has reached over 23.7 million views as of 27 June 2010, and it has peaked at #50 on the CHR mediabase radio chart.
United States of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)
The All-American Rejects - "Gives You Hell" (#10)
Beyoncé - Halo" (#24)
Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (#8)
Black Eyed Peas - "Boom Boom Pow" (#1)
Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling" (#4)
Drake - "Best I Ever Had" (#22)
Flo Rida - "Right Round" (#6)
Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours" (#7)
Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain - "Blame It" (#16)
Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne - "Down" (#20)
Kanye West - "Heartless" (#9)
Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold" (#25)
Kelly Clarkson - "My Life Would Suck Without You" (#23)
Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - "Knock You Down" (#15)
Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody" (#14)
Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (#2)
Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - "Just Dance" (#3)
Miley Cyrus - "The Climb" (#21)
Pitbull - "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (#17)
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie - "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" (#19)
Taylor Swift - "Love Story" (#5)
Taylor Swift - "You Belong with Me" (#11)
T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake - "Dead and Gone" (#12)
T.I. feat. Rihanna - "Live Your Life" (#18)
The Fray - "You Found Me" (#13)
T-Pain, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna have each featured in songs used for every "United States of Pop" so far.
Rihanna and Fergie have featured in the most songs used throughout the series with 5 each. Rihanna featured in "Umbrella" in 2007, "Disturbia", "Don't Stop the Music" and "Take a Bow" in 2008 and featured in T.I.'s "Live Your Life" in 2009. Fergie was featured as a solo artist in 2007 with "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Fergalicious" and "Glamorous". She featured in the 2009 mashup as part of the Black Eyed Peas with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling".
Artists to feature multiple tracks are
Rihanna (5)
Fergie (5)
Akon (4)
Chris Brown (4)
Justin Timberlake (4)
T-Pain (4)
Timbaland (4)
Beyonce (3)
T.I. (3) (3)
Black Eyed Peas (2)
Daughtry (2)
Flo Rida (2)
Katy Perry (2)
Kanye West (2)
Keri Hilson (2)
Lady Gaga (2)
Ne-Yo (2)
Nelly Furtado (2)
Soulja Boy Tell 'em (2)
Taylor Swift (2)
The Fray (2)

Official Mashups

While most mashup artists must rely on bootleg samples and public releases to make mashups, Earworm has been contacted by prominent musicians to make mashups from their source material. DJ Earworm was given multitracks by Annie Lennox to create a unique mash-up piece called Backwards/Forwards which contains nine of her songs.
On September 12, 2009 Earworm released an official Sean Kingston mashup called "A Beautiful Mashup".
Kanye West approved of Earworm’s mashup of West’s “Love Lockdown” and Radiohead’s “Reckoner” in 2008, and posted the accompanying video on his website. Earworm has stated that the Scissor Sisters complimented his use of their material in his mashup "No One Takes Your Freedom".
His latest song, "Like OMG, Baby", was shown as part of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London for Capital FM's Summertime Ball, where all fifteen of the featured artists performed. These are the songs used in his new mix:
. Alexandra Burke - All Night Long
. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
. Chipmunk feat. Esmee Denters - Until You Were Gone
. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
. Jason Derulo - In My Head
. JLS - One Shot
. Justin Bieber - Baby
. Ke$ha - Tik Tok
. Pixie Lott - Mama Do
. Rihanna - Rude Boy
. Scouting For Girls - This Ain't a Love Song
. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
. Usher feat. Will.I.Am - OMG
. The Wanted - All Time Low

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