Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Rumor had it that DJ Earworm’s music video mash-up wouldn’t go live until December 25. Looks like Christmas came early. The music maestro unveiled his newest masterpiece and it really elevates the previously-released audio.

Ever since, I heard his “United States of Pop” 2009 roundup, I’ve anticipated DJ Earworm’s yearly masterpiece highlighting the year’s biggest tracks. Dare I say it, but I think it’s his best one since his 2009 mashup.

I was in Portland this past weekend and heard this wicked mashup on the radio. Within a few seconds, I had a feeling it was from my favorite DJ artist. And low and behold I was right. DJ Earworm definitely has own distinctive style- upbeat and melodious. Born Jordan Roseman, Earworm has been dazzling us with his annual mash-up since 2007. Check out his 2012 edition, titled “Shine Brighter”, featuring Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, PSY, Gotye, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, One Direction, fun. and many, many more including Phillip Phillips’ American Idol coronation song, “Home“.

United States of Pop 2012 Shine Brighter Music Video

United States of Pop 2012 Shine Brighter Lyric Video

What do you think? How does it compare with his previous mash-ups? Are you a fan of DJ Earworm? Sound off below.