Have you checked out DJ Daniel Kim’s 2013 Pop Danthology?
You’ll probably want to do that now.
This year’s mix has Kim’s signature mix of all of the best songs from this year, all mashed up in what he calls a “Danthology,” or an “anthology of various creative works arranged by Daniel Kim.” You can find the track list (in alphabetical order, no less!) and the lyrics and song titles, too, on his site. He also breaks down his workflow and technique in what he says is 180 hours total of work.
I believe him. 2012’s mix featured 50+ songs, so he’s ramping up by the year, it appears.
I can’t keep track of all of my favorite songs this year, in 365 days that had me recommitting to enjoying pop music with no shame whatsoever, so I’m thrilled for the help from DJ Dan. It was Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video that seemed to get all the hype, for instance, but have you listened to the song? It’s really pretty great, so now that the noise has died down, give it a listen. I think you might like it, if you didn’t know that already. I was also a big fan of Icona Pop’s breakout single, “I Love It,” and I cannot even tell you how many times I listened to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” from the day it got leaked pre-release to, well, ten seconds ago. So good. Other faves? Mary Lambert, stepping out from vocals on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s hit to her own spotlight, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, and oh, so many more.
Who were you listening to in 2013? Chances are Daniel Kim highlights it here.
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