PopCrush Mini-Mix 11: Featuring Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Sam Smith + More [LISTEN]

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Happy weekend, PopCrushers! There’s no better than way to kick off your Friday night than to listen to the latest installment of the PopCrush Mini-Mix — and PopCrush Mini-Mix 11 is one of our absolute faves, with remixed tracks from Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Sam Smith and more.

The playlist kicks off with a newcomer to the PopCrush Mini-Mix: Miss Ariana Grande! Just in time for the release of her ‘Problem’ music video, Ariana’s ‘Problem’ is the perfect way to get your weekend started — we just can’t get over her incredible belting range, those ever-catchy horns in the background, and Iggy Azelea’s sick rhymes.

The mix then slides into Katy Perry’s ‘Birthday,’ a fan favorite and popular fixture on the PopCrush Mini-Mix. But this remix is like none other, interspersing clips of Usher‘s ‘Yeah!’ (“Won’t stop ’til I get you in your birthday suit,” Ludacris raps on the track) in with Katy’s chorus. If there is one thing we’re huge fans of here at PopCrush, it’s a delicious pop song infused with a little urban influence.

Next up is American Authors‘ feel-good ‘Best Day of My Life,’ a happy, upbeat track that will guarantee to put a smile on your face and a little spring in your step. No better way to start the weekend, right? The mix then gets a little more emotional with Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me,’ a heavy tune about a one-night stand. But despite the depth of the tune, it too is remixed into more of a club jam, with a heavy, steady beat as his voice croons in a loop.

The playlist then rolls into Calvin Harris‘ ‘Thinking About You,’ which features Ayah Marar’s sweetly sung chorus heavily in the remix, bringin’ some more girl power into the mix. The club-like beats keep jamming powerfully before the mix ultimately concludes with another PopCrush Mini-Mix staple: Nico and Vinz’ ‘Am I Wrong.’

Check out the track list below, and listen to PopCrush Mini-Mix 11 above!

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, ‘Problem’
Katy Perry, ‘Birthday’
American Authors, ‘Best Day of My Life’
Sam Smith, ‘Stay With Me’
Calvin Harris, ‘Thinking About You’
Nico and Vinz,’Am I Wrong?’

Next: Listen to PopCrush Mini-Mix 10