Electronic dance music, or EDM as it’s somewhat controversially called these days, has existed in one form or another since the advent of the first drum machine. Of the millions of electronic tracks produced since, these 12 represent the best of the best.
Djs such as: The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix and Robin Schulz have been dropping head bangers all year, putting them on Billboard’s list of the best and most played EDM songs of 2016. The EDM community had a huge breakthrough this year, so 2017 looks like it will be nothing short of great. Let’s first check the top 12 EDM tracks and hope there are more wonderful EDM tracks will be listed in this post.
#1. Strobe – Deadmau5
This song is what helps define true EDM. There’s no real “drop,” it’s just progressive. It goes to show you don’t need loud, annoying, ridiculous sounds to make a perfect EDM track. I’m truly happy this song is at #1 (at least as of now), because that’s where it deserves to be. And I really hope this song will stay at its top position for years to come, because it is truly the best. Even if you can’t get it on iTunes without buying the whole album, it’s worth it.
#2. Levels – Avicii
I’m not a fan of EDM, like at all. I usually stick with rock music and classic hip hop. But this song just makes me feel so happy! It’s like an adrenaline shot that makes you just want to dance with joy. When I’m doing work, I can just put on this song and I can forget a lot of my troubles for a while. If your progressive house song can get a hard rock enthusiast to dance, that’s a major accomplishment.
#3. Animals – Martin Garrix
If you haven’t listened to this song, I recommend it. This EDM song is special because it was the most thought out and best composed. Listen to the song over and over again and you’ll notice that every little sound has a complete purpose. Most EDM songs are thrown together as long as they are catchy, but Martin Garrix is a true artist and composes his songs with an open mind.
#4. Opus – Eric Prydz
Don’t be fooled by how recent the song is, it brings so much promise that it’ll make you have feelings that you haven’t felt since Strobe. This song really tests you because the buildup is so long, but the rest is worth more than a thousand words. This truly is the next Strobe, and a masterpiece that takes you back to the past where electronic was real and not fake like it is now.
#5. She Heals Everything – Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson, the best in emotional EDM
#6. Faded – Alan Walker
Not only is it beautifully composed, and extremely unique, and incredibly well-mixed, but it’s catchy as hell. So overplayed though.
#7. One More Time – Daft Punk
Nice song but Strobe is always the best, can’t be beaten.
#8. I Remember – Deadmau5
The perfect blend of music and vocals, absolutely amazing!
#9. Ghosts N Stuff – Deadmau5
This, the funk (by daft punk), kill the noise (by kill the noise), I remember (by deadmou5) and cinema (skrillex version), nuclear (zomboy), and all I ask of you (skrillex) are my five EDMsongs
#10. Titanium – David Guetta
Love this song! Absolute perfection of beats combined with awesome voice of six sends a chill down your spines! I PROMISE.
#11. Forever is Ours – Armin Van Buuren
This song is like heaven to me. The magical piano with Emma Hewitt’s voice makes you want to replay it over and over and over again without you getting tired of it. A true perfect masterpiece by the Trance King Armin himself.
#12. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Technically it actually is a form of EDM, as much as it sounds organic, but in no way is it daft punks best track, its actually for me, probably last on the list of best songs by daft punk.
Source: The top tens