Hear the Year in Pop in 8 Minutes

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Dec. 3 2012 1:50 PM

The Year in Pop in 8 Minutes

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Though it was sometimes hard to tell, there was more to pop music this year than Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, and "Gangnam Style." Mashup maven Daniel Kim has blended all those songs together with 52 other hits from 2012.

Is it just me, or do a few of these tunes sound better this way?

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David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog. Follow him on Twitter.