The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

DJ Earworm blends Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Drake, and more 2018 favorites in annual mashup

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DJ Earworm blends Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Drake, and more 2018 favorites in annual mashupDj Earworm 2018

For more than a decade, DJ Earworm has been blending the year’s top songs into a massive “United States of Pop” mashup at the end of each year. He began the series in 2007, kicking off with a combo of songs from Soulja Boy, Akon, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Fergie, and more. It’s been 11 years since that inaugural mashup, and Earworm hasn’t slowed down in the slightest.

His 2018 edition just made its YouTube debut on December 4, highlighted by tracks from Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Marshmello, and more. The four-minute mashup kicks off with songs from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, and Maroon 5 and Cardi B, before cycling through Drake‘s iconic “In My Feelings,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse,” Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” and dozens others.

Halsey calls out Victoria’s Secret Fashion show for lack of LGBTQ representation

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Halsey calls out Victoria’s Secret Fashion show for lack of LGBTQ representationHalsey Victorias Secret Fasion Show

In a statement on Instagram, Halsey called attention to a lack of inclusivity in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on behalf of the LGBTQ community. This post comes a month after the live spectacle with musical performances from herself, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, and The Chainsmokers. After the event, the chief marketing officer for L Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Ed Razek was quickly put on the chopping block after stating in a Vogue interview that transsexuals are not part of the 42-minute fantasy that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The openly bisexual pop-star used the moment to direct attention to GLSEN, an organization that offers services aimed at protecting LGBTQ youth. She also took time to support the trans community and define her definition of fantasy, which includes “complete and total acceptance.”

Halsey recently collaborated with Illenium, who remixed her number four Billboard chart-topper, “Without Me.”

 

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Illenium surprises with new remix of Halsey’s pop hit ‘Without Me’

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Illenium surprises with new remix of Halsey’s pop hit ‘Without Me’Illenium Press Photo1

At long last, Illenium has just let go of his remix of  Halsey‘s pop hit “Without Me,” which he first teased during his EDC Orlando set. His take on the release adds numerous of his own elements while still retaining the original’s ethos. The rising producer spoke about the remix, stating, “I’m stoked to finally get this one out to the world. I’ve always been a huge fan of Halsey, so being able to put my own spin on one of her tracks was really fun. Super happy with how it turned out, and I’m really hoping that it connects with both our fans.”

Illenium drops Halsey’s vocals into his signature future bass foundation, creating a more mellowed feeling, and frames them with guitar riffs and cymbal clangs. As the song progresses, the artist pivots from the instrumental layers into a drop meant to send his large audiences into a heartfelt frenzy. He connects the instrumental and future bass sections with building electronic layers, tying the remix together into a dynamic whole.

 

Illenium Releases His Official Remix Of Halsey’s Smash Hit – ‘Without Me’

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If anyone is capable of injecting incredible emotional energy into bass music, it is Illenium. From his high energy showstoppers to his more subtle, relaxed productions, one thing remains constant in all of Illenium’s music – soul. In his latest release, Illenium has reworked Halsey’s emotional hit record, ‘Without Me’. Illenium first teased this remix

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Lido Credits Skrillex, Madeon, Halsey And More For The Production Of A Single Off His New EP

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Lido has become synonymous with quality production over the last few years. The Norweigan producer is best known for his outside the box production methods, clean, crisp records and his innate ability to inject layers of emotion into his music. This past Friday Lido released his new EP, I O U 2. The lead-off single

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While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

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Mariah CareyDo you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »

Illenium Debuts New Remix Of Halsey’s ‘Without Me’ At EDC Orlando

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Illenium is not letting a moment pass by in 2018 without making headlines. After a year of major releases, massive shows, and incredible collaborations, the dynamic artist is making sure to finish strong. After his first foray into EDM rap with his latest release, ‘God Damnit’, Illenium took the stage at EDC Orlando this past

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SNL: Watch Lil Wayne Perform With Halsey & Swizz Beatz, Appear In “Booty Kings” Short With Future

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Lil Wayne was the musical guest on last night’s Liev Schreiber-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. The rapper performed “Can’t Be Broken” and “Uproar” from his latest album, Tha Carter V. Swizz Beatz, who produced “Uproar,” joined Wayne onstage for the song. Halsey lent supporting vocals for the “Can’t Be Broken” … More »