Best EDM Songs

The Top Ten

1 Strobe - Deadmau5

21% of the voters on this list must have been 13 year old girls who don't even know what edm stands for. There's no other way that get lucky could be number one on this list, let alone the top 10. Heck, it's not even their best song! Harder better faster stronger, one more time, technologic and around the world could easily top it, just to name a few. Anyways enough about that. Strobe may be 10 and a half minutes, but it will be some of the 10 and a half happiest minutes of your life. From the beautiful intro to the changing melody to the huge drop to the mysterious sounds, this track is an edm masterpiece to say the very least!

The cool thing about edm is there is is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the best song, I think everybody's opinion about this song and on other songs are pretty reasonable considering everybody has different tastes. Edm is a lot different than any other genre of music because it is very flexible with almost any type of ear, for example if you like rap and rap only I guarantee that there is and edm song that you would like because most people who like rap like a hard kick and hard bass this can very well cut into edm. But my point is is that we all have different ears and yes we can probably all agree on one edm song that we all like but we could probably never agree on the best edm song ever that we all like.

Unique, beautiful, and complex. A masterpiece.

I know this is insanely long, but I needed to describe everything.

This song is ten minutes of pure awesomeness. It begins with a slow, quiet, simple beat and a bit later some piano is added in. At around minute four, things begin to heat up and it quickly becomes deadmau5 at his best. In fact, not just deadmau5--ANY artist. This song comes not for money or fame, not as a filler track to make an album longer. It comes from the heart.

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 it's top position for years to come, because it is truly the best.

The edits on the Strobe EP are garbage. You have to buy the whole EP (or the album it was featured on, "For Lack of a Better Name") ...more

Buddy, deadmau5 isn't the best out there. Granted this is a great song, but "fire starter" from The Prodigy's "fat of the land" album is pretty close to the definition of true electronic dance music. If you don't agree with me, look at their total revenue compared to modern edm acts. - 8chAnonymous

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2 Levels - Avicii

Forget EDM, one of the best songs of all time. After 50 years from now you really think people will remember Deadmau5 over Avicii? Levels is a whole other Dimension.

One of the greatest and most important songs in EDM history, a modern classic

A classic in the making. Literally the bohemian rhapsody of edm.

Yes - WhoIsJoe

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3 Animals - Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is by far my favorite EDM producer and DJ of all time, and I've never heard a song that was bad made by him. Keep up the great music!

Drop is just a beast

Best of bigroom! - KRX

I admit that the drop is super catchy, but the melody is very repetitive. There are many more creative songs out there; Animals is definitely not the best EDM song (considering EDM as an umbrella genre for other electronic genres).

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4 Opus - Eric Prydz

Much better than Strobe...

Great build up to a great drop. This is deeper than some orchestral peices I have heard.

Legendary... just legendary

Don't be fooled by how reacent 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 build up 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.

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5 Faded - Alan Walker

Even though it's a modern equivalent to Dreamscape by 009 Sound System. It's still a great track. - Joco

I like Faded, but the Restrung is better

Sing me to sleep is better in my opinion. - KRX

Best song in the known universe, alan walker is just a beast

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6 She Heals Everything - Porter Robinson

Definitely one of the best Porter Robinson live edits. It takes Shepherdess, an extremely rare and underrated song that's already amazing, and makes it a million times better. - Atham

Not even out yet. Just goes to show how special Porter Robinson's music can be and how emotive it is

Porter Robinson, the best in emotional EDM

When porter says "she heals everything"... it sends shivers down my spine...

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7 Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5

Made me love Rob Swire, introduced me to EDM, and I still listen to it. - KRX

This and Strobe are Deadmau5's BEST SONGS! This is the one song I could dance to ALL DAY! - PhoenixAura81

This, the funk (by daft punk), kill the noise (by kill the noise), I rememeber (by deadmou5) and cinema (skrillex version), nuclear (zomboy), and all I ask of you (skrillex) are my fave edm songs - HYDRAflash

8 I Remember - Deadmau5

Just a beautiful song overall - KRX

The perfect blend of music and vocals, absolutely amazing!

Good bass love the beat I give it a 9

Just listen to the sample.

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9 One More Time - Daft Punk

Never get old

so good

Nice song but Strobe is always the best, can't be beaten. - Iluvnovemberrain

How is this not No. 1? It at least has creativity in the song.

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10 Aisha - Gaia

The Contenders

11 Titanium - David Guetta

David Guetta is the god of DJ's.!
This is a live proof...

NOPE - KRX

Love this song!...absolute perfection of beats combined with awesome voice of sia sends a chill down your spines!...I PROMISE

Easily the best EDM song ever, the opening tune is so melodious and the drop is just outstanding, a masterpiece from Guetta and Sia

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12 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.

Need a more deserving place.
Top of the roof, but Intense's still better.

13 Bangarang - Skrillex

Never gets old! - KRX

I think this should be in top ten list!

It should be in top 20!

Best in this list

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14 Spaceman - Hardwell

Best EDM

It deserves the number 1 spot...!

The best one from hardwell!

Awesome put at number 1

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15 Adagio for Strings - Tiesto

This should be number 2

The best trance ever

This is an AMAZING song, but Forever Today is better. - PhoenixAura81

This should be in top 3

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16 Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

Needs to be higher up. This song gives me hope. - KRX

Deserves a lot higher than 56

awesome

17 Disconnected - Pegboard Nerds
18 Kinetic - Jay Eskar

Jay Eskar is the artist who broke me out of the box that surrounds mainstream EDM and placed me in the lesser known artists' fanbase. I can't thank this exact song enough (especially because Future House is my favorite genre! ) - syntaxEDM

19 Divinity x Technicolor x Innocence (Mashup) - Porter Robinson & Madeon

YEEES! So beautiful! - KRX

20 This Night - Filo & Peri
21 Gecko x Cinema - Elephante
22 Impact - Devinity x Paerila Impact - Devinity x Paerila

Devinity's music is such an understatement when it comes to the best edm song ever. I know that the vocals aren't mainstream rapping, but that's what makes it the best, because the vocal talent fits perfectly with the lyrics, someone who's going through a crisis, and asking themselves questions about life itself. - syntaxEDM

23 Glue Gun - Fox Stevenson

This song had me laughing at the title. strange choice, but in the end it is one of the best liquicity singles I've ever heard, hands down. - syntaxEDM

24 Where Them Girls at - David Guetta

Kill me now... - KRX

This has been my favourite song of all time, since I was 12! I still love it today! Its upbeat and like in the music video, once it starts playing. You just can't stop dancing!

25 Swamp Thing - Pegboard Nerds
26 The Longest Road - Morgan Page
27 Time Is Now - Devinity

Future house once again! time is now by devinity is the best song from him by far (and he only has like 3 singles out, impact, this one, and crystals). the thing about this song is that it has such a bouncy feel with such impactful lyrics about how this is our time and we could change the world for the better. I have cried to this song, no lie. - syntaxEDM

28 Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato

Get this song OUT of this list.

How the hell is this even on here?

If this is EDM, what's the name of the artist?

Ok I like this song but this does not count as EDM, maybe on a pop list? - Aquaturtle

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29 We are Here to Make Some Noise - Armin Van Buuren

Armin forever ❤️

30 Gold (Stupid Love) - Illenium & Excision

Amazing. One of my favorite songs.

Agreed! - KRX

31 Matroda x Shapeless - Jungle in Brazil Matroda x Shapeless - Jungle in Brazil

One of the few reasons matroda is one of my favorite artists is that all of his songs mash so perfectly with other songs. they're very simple ghetto house/straight up techno, and I'd never thought I'd hear myself say this AT ALL, but I think I may like techno a little bit! - syntaxEDM

32 Surface - Aero Chord
33 Fade Into Darkness - Avicii

This one is the literal best. It sends a great message and is often the song I use for when I'm depressed. I might be a bit biased as I am an Aviciier big time, but still. RIP, Tim Bergling.

One Of the Best. I can't Believe The Song Better than it on this list is get lucky..

Why is get lucky even in the top 1000?

Great song.i listen it frequently! Perfect EDM - Chinmayketkar

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34 Wallpaper - Kevin Macleod
35 The Drop - Gammer, 4B & Nvrleft

Such an odd combo of breakbeat, trap, and straight up THUDDING HARDCORE KICKS. and yet it works so well! 4b & nvrleft are such great producers, and I'm so pleased that they got a spot on the remix package for the drop! - syntaxEDM

36 In the Air - Morgan Page

But and Sultan + Ned Shepard gave priceless contributions

37 Wake Me Up - Avicii

NEEDS TO HIGHER UP! COME ON PEOPLE! - KRX

Should be number 1

It needs to be in top ten, anyhow.

too cool

38 Caliente (Na Na Na) - Matroda x Ricci Caliente (Na Na Na) - Matroda x Ricci

Some songs make me laugh so hard because of the vocals. this song has up and down vocals that go up real high first, then way down low next. - syntaxEDM

39 Top of the World 2 - Stephen Walking
40 Together We Are - Arty

Super nice! - KRX

41 Toulouse - Nicky Romero

Such an amazing song. Never get tired of listening to it!

Not the the songs above r not awesome, but this song has something different to it!
Love that bass, though!

42 Alone - Alan Walker

Yes

This is so much better than Faded...One of Alan Walker's best along with Force and Faded...

Great - Redrocky416

This is too good

43 Circus - Conro

Conro is amazing - TheLegoJedi

Underrated Monstercat songs like this are always going to get my appreciative votes on this sort of list,where gems can easily be found within the label.
this might be one of the best Conro songs on the label (apart from Kick It) and is just a full on relaxing vibes.
good moves on placing this at 34.

I AM SO GLAD THIS IS ABOVE ALAN WALKER! Such an underrated artist, never ceases to amaze every release! - syntaxEDM

44 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex

All those idiots who skip this song midway and say "it's just screeching and wobbling", I have to say that I pity you guys. This is the best piece of music that can fall on an ear. Just give it a chance. I have heard more than tens of thousands of EDM tracks and I'm pretty sure this track tops them all. Strobe is my second favourite. Also, I would like to condemn those retards who have put mainstream garbage like animals and titanium on this list. Try listening to language by porter robinson. Funnily it's not even here. This list is EDM disrespected hilariously.

This should be in the top 20 instead of Bangarang, honestly.

This track is EDM. Don't worry.

The best of skrillex

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45 Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz

Underrated.. check this Artist out!

People please listen to this song it's a kick ass tropical treat, but the problem is Robin Schulz is underrated, and his music is heavenly. Listen to this song, you'll know.

46 The Veldt - Deadmau5
47 Suburban Train - Tiesto

This should be at the top. Strobe is an amazing song, but Suburban Train is the best song of all time, not just in EDM. Tiësto is literally (in my opinion) the god of all music (besides Metallica). - PhoenixAura81

48 She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) - David Guetta

David Guetta's best song in my opinion. - PhoenixAura81

49 Collisions - Droeloe

DROELOE is so underrated, it's unreal. I'm surprised no one has said more on this. - syntaxEDM

50 Maximal Crazy - Tiesto

This song is awesome. The best of Tiësto's newer songs. - PhoenixAura81

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Top Remixes (12)

1. Strobe - Deadmau5
2. She Heals Everything - Porter Robinson
3. Opus - Eric Prydz
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1. Strobe - Deadmau5
2. Divinity x Technicolor x Innocence (Mashup) - Porter Robinson & Madeon
3. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
KRX
1. Levels - Avicii
2. Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz
3. She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) - David Guetta
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