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We'll Have DJ Earworm's 2017 Pop Music Mash-Up On Repeat Until New Year's

From "Despacito" to "Shape of You."

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Christmas has come early this year thanks to DJ Earworm's annual music mash-up, "The United State of Pop." This year's version, titled "How We Do It," looks back at some of 2017's biggest hits — 25 of them, to be exact. If we can't have all our favorite artists collaborate in real life, this really is the next best thing.

The mash-up begins with the unmistakable opening beat from Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," before transitioning into song of the summer "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, combined seamlessly with hits by Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Imagine Dragons, and Taylor Swift.

Earworm's creation blends more than just the song's beats. It also takes the lyrics into consideration, at times seeming to create an entirely new song out of the artist's existing words. "This is how we do it down in Puerto Rico / This is how we do it all the time / Down in Vegas, in Miami, / Down in Paris, in Manhattan, / In Havana, down in L.A.," the opening lines go, borrowing words from various hits. 

That's not even to mention the visual aspect. If you've ever wanted to see Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, and Bruno Mars — as well as a host of other stars — together in one music video, this is your chance.

Listen to the full mash-up in the video below:

(H/T: Billboard)

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