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Revisit DJ Dreamport’s ‘Replay 2012’ Mashup on its 10th Year Anniversary

We take a nostalgic look at DJ Dreamport’s ‘Replay 2012’ on its ten-year anniversary

Published on June 05, 2022

2012 was a crazy year for multiple reasons. Firstly, everyone thought this was the year the world would end – but it didn’t. Secondly, it was a year that featured some of the biggest and most memorable songs of the last decade. Back then, DJ Dreamport released a mashup of 30 of the biggest songs from the Billboard Singles charts of the year, called Replay 2012. It included bangers such as “Payphone”, “Set Fire To The Rain”, and “Call Me Maybe”.

DJ Dreamport

DJ Dreamport

Today, we are revisiting this piece on its 10th anniversary! It seems crazy to imagine that all of these songs are now ten years old! What’s even crazier is the thought process behind Replay 2012. The mashup itself is perfectly delivered with excellent mixes to really tie together all of the most popular songs of 2012. However, there is more substance behind this than you initially think.

When composing Replay 2012, DJ Dreamport commented that the message behind the music is one of perseverance and pride. It starts off dark and gloomy, using some of the slower and darker songs of the year. Eventually, the music lifts and we have more uplifting songs that clear away the gloomy air. It’s a mashup that’s all about staying positive and learning to take what the universe throws at us. Even when life seems terrifying and troublesome, everyone can come together to create a brighter world filled with joy.

It’s a very inspiring message that’s brought to life by wonderful song choices. You can see all 30 songs down below, and click here to view the mashup in its entirety:

  1. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
  2. Alex Clare – Too Close
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  4. David Guetta – Titanium ft. Sia
  5. David Guetta – Turn Me On ft. Nicki Minaj
  6. Ellie Goulding – Lights
  7. Flo Rida – Whistle
  8. Flo Rida – Wild Ones ft. Sia
  9. Fun – We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe
  10. Fun – Some Nights
  11. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra
  12. Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me
  13. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
  14. Katy Perry – Part of Me
  15. Katy Perry – Wide Awake
  16. Ke$ha – Die Young
  17. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  18. Maroon 5 – One More Night
  19. Maroon 5 – Payphone ft. Wiz Khalifa
  20. Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
  21. Nicki Minaj – Starships
  22. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  23. Owl City – Good Time ft. Carly Rae Jepsen
  24. PSY – Gangnam Style
  25. Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  26. Rihanna – Diamonds
  27. Rihanna – Where Have You Been
  28. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  29. The Wanted – Glad You Came
  30. Usher – Scream
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