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!

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

Even if you can't get it on iTunes without buying the whole album, it's worth it. This song is the definition of PROGRESSIVE house. The edit's SUCK. You have to hear the entire song for it to be touching and meaningful. From the sad beginning to the kick to the "drop" which takes 7 great minutes, the slow but steady quieting to what sounds like the most refreshing drop of water in the world, this song is what it is.

This and Ghosts n Stuff are Deadmau5's best songs. Sure this is no Suburban Train, but I love this song with all my heart and I only listen to the full 10-minute version. This song also has the best drop in all of music. All the progressiveness in the song really came together at that part. Keep making music and actually make EDM great again Deadmau5 (and the legend himself, Tiësto). - PhoenixAura81

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2 Levels - Avicii

This song is superb.. The best thing about is that you can hear triple music in a particular time in this song which is awesome... Avicii us the best

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. - phillysports

Well,well,well. I don't think that I need to say anything about this song being on the second place. Instead this deserves to be on the top on every list. You don't get a party song like this, which you can hear about 50 times and still wish to hear more. The music and the superb timing of every acute frequency in the music is what makes it sugar for the mind.

AVICII is greatest edam artist ever, after tiesto

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3 Animals - Martin Garrix

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).

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.

This is the first EDM song I ever listened and definitely my favorite! It's just awesome no matter how many times I've listened to it.

This is my first EDM song I ever listened! - JamesLustre

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4 Opus - Eric Prydz

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.

This song is just awesome trust me, in my opinion (just in mine) this is even better than strobe, those 9 and half minutes can heal your depression your stress, awesome Pryda you are the best

It's been a few years and this song gets me every time. The incredible build up all the way to the progressive drop is really something amazing. This is definitely a song that I will not skip in my playlist.

Thank you Eric Prydz.

5 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.

It's just awesome and Alan walker has done something out of the world by creating this song

Faded is one of the best..5 months and already 300 million views on YouTube... Its awesome

so good./

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6 She Heals Everything - Porter Robinson

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...

7 One More Time - Daft Punk

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.

Ahhh memories. - JamesLustre

so good

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8 I Remember - Deadmau5

The perfect blend of music and vocals, absolutely amazing!

Good bass love the beat I give it a 9

Just listen to the sample.

The God of smooth progressive EDM Deadmau5

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9 Aisha - Gaia
10 Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5

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

The Newcomers

? Lycanthropy - Foxhunt
? Nurture - Glacier

The Contenders

11 Titanium - David Guetta

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

I'm bulletproof

It seems like many people hate David Guetta and I don't know much about him but I like this song.-TheCoolGuy1

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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

Best in this list

It should be in top 20!

I think this should be in top ten list!


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14 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

15 Adagio for Strings - Tiesto

The fact that people would vote for Allan Walker- Faded over this shows that they are just fake mainstream fans of EDM who just listen to the top 40.

It's impossible to choose between this and Deadmau5, but this deserves at least a top 5 spot because without this, most of these other tracks wouldn't even have been here.

This should be at least #2. Tiesto at his absolute best.

This song must be at top5. What a masterpiece! The good old days of Tiesto...

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16 This Night - Filo & Peri
17 Impact - Devinity x Paerila
18 Glue Gun - Fox Stevenson
19 Where Them Girls at - David Guetta

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!

20 The Longest Road - Morgan Page
21 Time Is Now - Devinity
22 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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23 We are Here to Make Some Noise - Armin Van Buuren

Armin forever ❤️

24 Matroda x Shapeless - Jungle in Brazil
25 Fade Into Darkness - Avicii

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

Avicii is

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26 The Drop - Gammer, 4B & Nvrleft
27 In the Air - Morgan Page

But and Sultan + Ned Shepard gave priceless contributions

28 Caliente (Na Na Na) - Matroda x Ricci
29 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.

People, its not a proper edm...
It's a great song but this can't come under EDM and Strobe.
This just got lucky and came here. hey song this is elders play.

What the heck! Get Lucky is not EDM

This isn't edm! Get it off the list! - astroshark

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30 Wake Me Up - Avicii

It needs to be in top ten, anyhow.

Should be number 1

too cool

31 Together We Are - Arty
32 Spaceman - Hardwell

It deserves the number 1 spot...!

The best one from hardwell!

Awesome put at number 1

Best EDM

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33 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!

34 Circus - Conro

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

35 A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay (Hardwell Remix)

Not Hardwell's best but a really good track. Been wondering why it's playing at 30.

No way this is serious

36 Alone - Alan Walker

This is too good

Great - Redrocky416

37 Lean On - Major Lazer

Blow a kiss, fire a gun - DJvedar1234

The best song ever.The beats were catchy and you can dance to it unlike Watch Me Poop. - Hellohi

Suitable for dancing while you're high #smokeweedeveryday

38 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex

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

This track is EDM. Don't worry.

The best of skrillex

The comment 'not really edm' is silly, dubsteb is a part of edm

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39 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

40 Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz
41 Maximal Crazy - Tiesto

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

42 She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) - David Guetta

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

43 Crystalised - The XX
44 Collisions - Droeloe
45 Galvanize - The Chemical Brothers


46 I Remember - Tristam

Hardstyle fans?


FINALLY A GOOD SONG ON THIS LIST! Tristam is amazing and underrated by far if you don't know him you need to listen I also recommend Hellberg for house fans
Feint for DnB fans
Noisetorm for Trap fans
etc I could go on

47 Firestone - Kygo

Tropical house!

48 Stole the Show - Kygo

Yes, Yes, YES!
Best ever, and I have heard many on this list

Very nicely executed track.
The vocals, piano it's just perfect... 🌻

49 For an Angel - Paul Van Dyk

The 1994 version is better than the 2009 version.
Listen to both If you haven't heard them

Dyk's best track according to me.

The BEst!

50 Outside - Calvin Harris
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List Stats

2,000 votes
310 listings
4 years, 255 days old

Top Remixes (10)

1. Strobe - Deadmau5
2. She Heals Everything - Porter Robinson
3. Opus - Eric Prydz
1. Levels - Avicii
2. Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz
3. She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) - David Guetta
1. Tremor - Martin Garrix
2. Toulouse - Nicky Romero
3. Bangarang - Skrillex

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