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    101 Best, And Most Popular Electronic Dance Tracks Since 1990

    Electronic Music has been around for almost half a century. Evolving from disco in the 70s to underground raves/clubs and finally reaching mainstream radio, the sound of electronic music is mainly intended for one thing: to make people dance. I have curated 101 original mixes of electronic music tracks of the last 25 years, taking into consideration the popularity of the tracks, their commercial and critical success, as well as the social impact on pop culture that have made these tracks an essential part of electronic music. I will also provide the non-electronic songs the producers sampled to give an insight into the origin of these classic tracks. It fits perfectly with the saying "Good artists copy, great artists steal". So turn that bass up and enjoy these beats.

    101. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin - 2011

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    We start our list with a sing-along track from the Swedes. The track was certified platinum and charted dance and top 40 charts around the world.

    100. What is Love - Haddaway - 1993

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    A big Big BIG hit across the globe. The use on SNL is pretty funny too!

    99. 9 PM - ATB - 1998

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    Probably the most popular dance track that uses a pitched guitar as one of the elements, this track was ATB's debut single and was certified platinum in the UK.

    98. Roger Sanchez - Another Chance - 2001

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    Using a sample from Toto's I Won't Hold You Back, this worldwide hit might be the House DJ's most famous track.

    97. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers - 2009

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    This track was produced and composed by Armand Van Helden and it was used in many commercials upon its release.

    96. Reload - Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash ft. John Martin - 2012

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    The track was already hot when it was released. The added vocals from John Martin made it a sing along track at festivals and clubs around the world.

    95. This is What it Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren - 2013

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    Maybe the Dutch DJ's most popular/radio friendly track, it was nominated for the best dance recording at the 2014 Grammys.

    94. Rattle - Bingo Players - 2011

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    While the added vocal from Far East Movement is more popular, the original is still going to be the best.

    93. Earthquake DJ Fresh VS Diplo ft. Dominique Young Unique - 2013

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    The drop WILL always make the crowd go wild.

    92. Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat – Fatboy Slim & Riva Star ft. Beardyman - 2013

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    EAT SLEEP *ENTER ANYTHING HERE* REPEAT

    91. The Veldt - Deadmau5 ft. Chris James - 2012

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    Inspired by Ray Bradbury's novel, Joel actually found Chris James via twitter, and he was really impressed with his cover of the song and decided to add it into this beautifully melodic track

    90. Chase The Sun - Planet Funk - 2000

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    Sampling Ennio Morricone's Alla Luce Del Giorno, this track charted dance charts worldwide and was remixed by several DJ's, making the track a classic.

    89. I Got A Feeling - The Black Eye Peas ft. David Guetta - 2009

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    A quintessential party starter track from its release. A summer tune that topped charts around the world as well being certified platinum in many countries.

    88. I'm Not Alone - Calvin Harris - 2009

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    The track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Who can blame it, with this catchy melody and deep vocals of the Scottish producer?

    87. The Island - Pendulum - 2010

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    The main melody could be chanted at festivals sort of like Zombie Nation's Kenkraft and White Stripe's Seven Nation Army.

    86. At Night - Dave Spoon - 2006

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    This song was HUGE when it first came out.

    85. Ya Mama - Fatboy Slim - 2001

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    Often mistakenly called Push The Tempo, the track samples the guitar riffs from Colosseum's The Kettle and vocals from Doug Lazy's Let The Rhythm Pump, to name a few. Funny music video too.

    84. Pacha On Acid - Afrojack - 2010

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    Probably the newest and most popular acid track.

    83. I Can't Stop - Flux Pavilion - 2010

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    Every time a DJ drops this track suddenly following a different track, the crowd will go nuts!! Check out Skrillex's.

    82. Promises - NERO - 2011

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    While the remix with Skrillex won a Grammy, this dubstep/drum and bass/ electro track debuted straight to number one on the UK singles chart.

    81. Punk - Ferry Corsten - 2002

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    An uplifting track often dropped by DJs in festivals to amp up the crowd.

    80. Hello - Martin Solveig - 2010

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    This is probably the French producer's most successful track to date. The track has been used in countless TV shows and commercials.

    79. Tell Me Why - Supermode - 2006

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    This cool track coming from two thirds of the Swedish House Mafia (Axwell and Steve Angelo) sampled two Bronski Beat songs: Smalltown Boy and vocals from Why?

    78. I See You Baby - Groove Armada - 1999

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    A fun, and energetic tune coming from the British duo. It has a pretty funny music video too. Ohh MTV..

    77. Porcelain - Moby - 2000

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    Another track from his groundbreaking album Play; this one has a weird music video that fits the track perfectly.

    76. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit - Fedde le Grand - 2006

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    An ode to the city that brings us techno, this electro track was a hit when it was released, topping the UK singles chart and several other European charts. The vocal sample was taken from Matthew Dear & Disco D's Hands Up for Detroit.

    75. Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce - 2010

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    This nu-disco tune coming from A-Trak and Armand Van Helden charted in many countries, topping some. The randomness of the title fits perfectly with the track.

    This hip, cool track was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording and is featured in many commercials and TV shows. The music video is not bad either, with cameos from Kanye, Diplo, and The Roots, to name a few.

    74. Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni - 2005

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    Coming from Kaskade's band, the track has a haunting feeling with Becky Jean William's voice.

    73. Bangarang - Skrillex - 2012

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    While the track's sound might be hard to digest, for people who enjoy this type of music, this Grammy winning and platinum certified track is a sheer fun ride.

    72. Breathe - Télépopmusik - 2002

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    This downtempo Grammy-nominated track is the French duo's first single. It went in several charts in the US and was used in several commercials to provide a smooth, elegant sound.

    71. Firestarter - The Prodigy - 1996

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    This demonic track was the group's first number one single in the UK charts.

    70. Let Me Think About It ft. Ida Coor - Fedde le Grand - 2007

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    The combo of Fedde's break melody with Ida Coor's vocals is perfect. It's so groovyyy...

    69. Sky And Sand - Fritz and Paul Kalkbrenner - 2008

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    A chillout track from the German brothers.

    68. Technologic - Daft Punk - 2005

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    A track that consists of a robot voice chanting technological commands? How ironic and yet so good.

    67. Bodyrock - Moby - 1999

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    Basically, every track from his album Play was a pop culture phenomenon, with many of the songs being licensed for commercials, and other media. This song is probably the most popular from the bunch.

    66. Star Guitar - Chemical Brothers - 2002

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    In 2012, Fatboy Slim was asked to remix the song and declined the offer since he thought the song couldn't be improved. A really cool music video too by the French director Michel Gondry. Must check the music video! You should feel what I feel, You should take what I take.

    65. D.A.N.C.E. - Justice - 2007

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    The French duo said this track was a blend of several Michael Jackson songs. This track has also been sampled by several artists, from Jay-Z to Britney Spears. It was nominated for Best Dance Recording in the 2008 Grammys.

    64. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon - 2013

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    The trap song that went platinum a couple of times in several countries and went viral with its WTF music video (more than 200 million views) features neighbors in an apartment complex trying to control their urge to bust a move.

    This track was a party song staple in 2014; it was played so many times on radio stations and clubs across the globe to the point that some people said it was overplayed. Whether it’s overplayed or not, crowds will dance every time Lil Jon asks the question. A little info: The French producer Tchami is also one of the writers of the track. WHAT?!

    63. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk - 2001

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    The Alive version was a Grammy winner for Best Dance Recording and was sampled by Kanye for his track Stronger, while the robots sampled heavily Edwin Birdsong's Cola Bottle Baby . It’s a SAMPLINGEPTION!!

    62. Seek Bromance - Tim Berg - 2010

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    Combining the vocals of Samuele Sartini's Love You Seek with Tim's Bromance, this track fused really well. It amped the tone of the track.

    61. Lola's Theme -The Shapeshifters - 2004

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    Heavy sampling Johnnie Taylor's What About My Love, a dance classic that reminds anyone about something when they listen to this track.

    60. Cry – Bingo Players - 2011

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    It’s pretty ironic, I think, that when you listen to this song you can’t help but smile. With lyrics taken from Piano in the Dark by Brenda Russel , this pop hit gained a larger audience after it was covered by Flo-Rida, getting it be played on hip-hop stations.

    59. Busy Child – The Crystal Method -1997

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    This breakbeat track from the Vegas duo is probably their biggest hit yet. Coming from their debut album Vegas, the track stayed on the Billboard dance charts for many months, which made this track timeless. The track was also featured as one of the songs for FIFA 98 video game. I guess we didn’t know…

    58. Language - Porter Robinson - 2012

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    Eargasmmmmmm....

    57. Rej - AME - 2005

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    An eerie classic track coming from the German duo.

    56. ZHU – Faded - 2014

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    Our newest track on the list comes from the mysterious DJ, ZHU. With its seductive lyrics and calm melody, this Grammy nominated track started off being played mostly on underground radio stations until it peaked at number one on the US Dance Chart.

    55. Gold dust - DJ Fresh - 2010

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    This drum and bass track added Ce'Cile's vocal two years after the original track came out and it 100% improved the track. Nice music video too. This track will bring memories for some people.

    54. Lady (Hear Me Tonight) – Modjo -2000

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    Featuring the guitar sample from Chic’s Soup for One (Nile Rodgers co-wrote the track), this house track made it into the top 10 in several countries while still having a sort of elegance.

    53. Block Rockin’ Beats – The Chemical Brothers - 1997

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    One way or another, somehow you’ve stumbled across the track. Winner of the Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1998 Grammy Awards (yes! Rock! Whaaat?), this track has been featured in dozens of commercials, movies and TV shows to demonstrate.. What’s up? We’re ready!

    52. Better Off Alone - Alice Deejay - 1998

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    This song was huge when it first came out, charting top 10s around the world and it was certified platinum in the UK. The track was heavily sampled in Guetta's Work Hard, Play Hard. Who can resist the opening melody of this track?

    51. Epic - Sandro Silva & Quintino - 2011

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    Whenever this track is dropped in clubs or festivals (the bigger the venue the better), I can assure you that the crowd will respond with an ooohhh.. With a drop like this it shouldn't be named anything other than "Epic". This track has spawned countless imitators, but none will have the same impact as this track's drop.

    50. Pon De Floor - Major Lazer - 2009

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    This dance hall and baile funk track (the video is even weirder), coming from Diplo and Switch, has been sampled in Beyoncé’s Run the World. Its main melody is so funky that the music video with people dancing daggering choreography fits it perfectly. Side note: Afrojack wrote this track with the group.

    49. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - 2009

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    While the opening riffs bear similarity with Coldplay’s Clocks, the track became an instant hit after it was played at EDC 2009 and got a lot of airplay on mainstream radio. It could be argued that this is one of the summer songs of 2009, with the general audiences starting to accept electronic dance music in mainstream airplay.

    48. Days Go By - Dirty Vegas - 2001

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    This Grammy-winning track reached number 14 on the US Billboard Hot Chart and was popular when it was used in a Mitsubishi commercial, among other things.

    47. Toca’s Miracle – Fragma - 2000

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    Released in the beginning of the new millennium, this track is actually a mashup of two previous tracks, Coco Star’s I need a Miracle and Fragma’s Toca Me.

    This catchy tune was critically acclaimed worldwide and became the gold standard of club music in its era, despite some legal disputes over the copyright.

    46. Leave The World Behind - Swedish House Mafia - 2009

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    This track is a staple song for the Swedes for a long time, placing them one of the best producers and DJs whether as a group or separately.

    45. Strobe - Deadmau5 - 2010

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    This track is a deadmau5 classic. With its long ambient buildup to the gorgeous drop, this track is a staple at festivals every time he plays live.

    44. As The Rush Comes - Motorcycle - 2004

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    Gabriel & Dresden with JES teamed up as Motorcycle to make this haunting rock inspired track.

    43. Rapture- iiO - 2001

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    Nadia Ali's voice made this catchy song a worldwide hit.

    42. Silence – Delerium - 1999

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    This ambient trance track received a major boost after it was remixed by Tiesto. However, the original track’s hypnotizing sound became a surprise hit, breaking in number 25 on Billboard’s Adult top 40.

    41. Federico Franchi – Cream - 2007

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    Released in 2007, this track from Italian Producer / DJ Federicho Franchi would have people telling themselves Ahh.. I know this song.. The track is not even 10 years old but it does kind of feel like it’s a classic. Every once a while DJs drop this sample in the middle of another track and the crowd just goes wild.

    40. The Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim - 1998

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    “Right about now, the funk soul brother / Check it out now, the funk soul brother”. When people hear those lyrics, nothing would remind them of anything except this track.

    The widely popular second single from Norman Cook got onto the Billboard Top 100 and has since been used in video games (FIFA 99), TV shows (Friends) and movies such as Bruce Almighty and Office Space, to name a few.

    Since the song sampled 4 different songs, Fatboy Slim did not receive any royalties for the song; rather, all the 4 artists sampled received an equal amount of the royalties.

    39. Clarity – Zedd - 2012

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    People couldn’t go anywhere in 2013 without hearing this song. The track was a commercial and critical success, making its way to dance and top 40 charts across the globe. Winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording, this track was actually written with the help of Porter Robinson, Matthew Koma and Skylar Grey. It’s all clear now.

    38. Breathe – The Prodigy - 1996

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    Another breakbeat track coming from the demonic English band The Prodigy, it is probably best recognized by the opening guitar riff. This track was a worldwide hit, claiming top charts in many countries and being featured in many commercials and movies.

    37. Infinity – Guru Josh Project - 2008

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    Relax… Take your time… This song is really something. The sax intro is timeless. While the original track is quite different from its re-release a year later as well the 2008 version, people then and now would still be nostalgic when they hear the sax intro.

    36. Titanium – David Guetta - 2011

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    This ballad, coming from the French producer and Australian pop singer SIA, with the helping hands of Dutch producer Afrojack to name a few, was a massive hit worldwide. We can’t imagine this song without Sia’s vocals. With empowering lyrics and a catchy hook, this song was a commercial success from the start, and may be Guetta’s and Sia’s most popular track of their careers.

    35. For An Angel – PVD - 1994

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    Quite possibly PVD’s most famous track, his debut track (yes! Debut track) was first released in 1994 and received critical acclaim, catapulted him becoming one of the highest trance DJs, if not of all genres, upon his arrival on the scene. His 2009 is awesome too!

    34. Children – Robert Miles - 1995

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    One of the reasons this Italian DJ created this track was to calm ravers or party people to prior driving back home after an event, to minimize car accidents. The dream-like piano melody which was a pioneer of dream trance/house is really recognizable and made this track peak at number one in many dance charts across the globe.

    33. Pjanoo – Eric Prydz - 2008

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    I believe that most party people nowadays recognize this track but don’t know what it is called or the artist. First produced in 2006, Prydz didn’t get the reaction he thought he would until he played it again in 2008 in a club in Stockholm for fun and the crowd went wild. Someone recorded it and it went big on YouTube. The track was released in 2008 and spent ten consecutive weeks on the UK Dance Chart.

    32. Meet Her at The Love Parade – De hool - 1997

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    Named after the former German Electronic Music Festival, this house track is famous for its main melody. This De Hool track has been remixed by a plethora of DJs and producers since its release in 1997 and charted dance charts across the globe.

    31. Burn with Desire – Armin Van Buuren - 2003

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    This track brings so many memories. Personally, I think I was introduced to electronic music and fell in love with this song. Euphoric, beautiful with deep lyrics, this track coming from the Dutch maestro Armin is one of his staple songs he plays when he performs live with the haunting voice of Justin Suissa.

    30. Move for Me – Kaskade & Deadmau5 - 2008

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    Another night out… Another dance floor.. This track is for sure one of my favorite songs of all time. The sultry voice of Haley Gibby, who would later go on to provide vocals for other Kaskade hits, helped this track to become the two producers’ first number one hit on the US Billboard Dance Chart.

    The same formula was used in their follow-up track (#16 on our list) a year later. It’s a crime that these two haven’t produced any other tracks since.

    29. We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - 2011

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    Where Get Lucky reinvented the electronic dance music to the mainstream, this track popularized the genre to the mainstream with its catchy synth intro and Rihanna’s powerful vocals.

    It was the number one track in several countries as well topping year-end charts in 2011 and 2012, not to count the multi-platinum in many different countries, including 7x platinum certified in the United States. The track found some love in many not so hopeful places.

    28. Around the World – Daft Punk - 1997

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    These robots do have a gift in making timeless songs. This simple yet beautiful track was an instant club hit across the world, introducing them to the dance scene in style. The music video, which was directed by Michel Gondry, the director behind Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, is a classic. Probably the best dance music video of all time. Simple and futuristic, like the song.

    27. Calabria – Rune RK - 2003

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    Named after a region in southern Italy, this catchy track received a popularity boost after it was mashed up by Alex Gaudino and the duo Nari & Milani as Destination Calabria. The current Firebeatz remix is widely played by DJs who want to pump up the crowd during shows.

    26. Sun & Moon - Above and Beyond - 2011

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    Arguably the trance group's most popular song. This sad song about a breakup has lyrics so deep that girls would literally cry when they hear it live. It's a sing-along track that became the staple of the group.

    25. Hey Boy, Hey Girl - Chemical Brothers - 1999

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    Using a vocal sample from Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Tree's The Roof is on Fire, this track was featured in several commercials and games to create a menacing dance environment.

    24. Harlem Shake – Baauer - 2012

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    The track that started the worldwide meme, this early trap tune spent five weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100. Using a sample from Plastic Little’s Miller Time , the track received critical acclaim from music critics, making it more than just a novelty song, Never before has an electronic track had such a big impact on pop culture.

    23. Call on Me – Eric Prydz - 2004

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    The track is so good that Steve Winwood, the artist he sampled the lyrics from Valerie, lent his voice for this Prydz track. The track peaked at the number one spot of the UK Singles chart without the help of its NSFW music video, which is awesome in its own right. Aerobics should be like this.

    22. Lethal Industry – Tiesto - 2001

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    This grimy track from Tiesto’s first album makes you feel like you are entering an eerie industrial complex. Many remixes made this song timeless. With its epic melody, this is the track that DJs play when they want to say, Let’s do this shit.. It’s going down.

    21. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex - 2010

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    This dubstep (or more correct “Brostep”) track, which is also Sonny’s most commercial single to date, has been certified platinum in several countries. This Grammy winning track introduced the mainstream audience to the genre dubstep, and paved the way for other dubstep artists to be noticed. Interestingly enough, Skrillex used the sample of Rachael Nedrow’s exclamation “Yes, oh my God!” in her video successfully speed stacking cups .

    20. Café del Mar - Energy 52 - 1993

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    Named after a famous bar in Ibiza, this early trance track charted three times in the UK Singles Chart. All remixes. A melody so recognizable, no wonder a plethora of DJs wanted to remix this track.

    19. Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx - 2001

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    This festival anthem coming from the British group is widely popular; every time the track is played, the crowd will shout the lyrics in unity. Charting not only on dance charts but also singles chart in many countries, the track gained popularity when it was featured over the closing credits of Lara Croft's Tomb Rider movie in 2001. The track used samples from Gary Numan's song M.E. and This Wreckage.

    18. Satisfaction – Benny Benassi - 2003

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    Whether it’s the male/female speech synthesizer vocals, or the funky drop, this early electro track brought the genre to the mainstream. The Italian producer’s debut single and most successful track yet was certified gold in several countries, and it would be remixed countless times, whether just taking the vocal samples or the drop.

    17. I Remember – deadmau5 & Kaskade - 2008

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    The second and last (hopefully not) collaboration from the Canadian and American producers cemented their names in the up and coming dance scene. The featured vocals, again by Haley Gibby, made this track a haunting yet beautiful piece.

    A sequel to their previous collaboration, this time Joel got the first billing in the credits. Where Move for Me feels like the night has just started, this track feels like the night is about to end – on a beautiful note, that is.

    16. We Are Your Friends – Justice vs. Simians - 2006

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    A staple in festivals and clubs around the world for its iconic chants, this track from a French duo with an English band will have crowd singing along to the comforting lyric. It is absolutely guaranteed than whenever a DJ drops the lyric, the crowd will shout it in unity.

    15. Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - 2012

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    This UK Garage - House track coming from the Lawrence brothers is a multi-platinum track in many countries around the world. With Sam Smith’s vocals, this track became a sleeper hit in the US Billboard hot 100 after it crossed over to pop radio stations in 2014.

    14. Insomnia – Faithless - 1995

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    If you don’t know it by now, this British dance group, Faithless, ruled the mid and late 90s dance scene along with The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. Maxi Jazz’s haunting voice as well as their poetic lyrics took this song into dance charts all over the world upon its release, and when it was remixed and re-released in 2005 it re-entered the UK dance charts.

    The big buildup and memorable drop make this song timeless; it will always keep party goers cheering every time this song is dropped.

    13. Sandstorm – Darude - 1999

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    A trance track that will go into electronic music history books, it gained global recognition not only because of its memorable melody but also because it has been used in countless commercials and for its usage in sports arenas across the US.

    The track became an internet phenomenon between online commentators, with YouTube getting in on the action when they displayed the message “Did you mean: Darude – Sandstorm by Darude” when a user searched for any video involving music, as an April Fools’ Day joke in 2015.

    12. Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation - 1999

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    If you have ever been to any sporting events the past 10 years, most likely you will hear this track being played. Probably their most successful track to date, this track sampled Star Dust, a song by David Whittaker for the game Lazy Jones. It became a worldwide phenomenon and has been used in commercials and movies since its release.

    11. Smack My Bitch Up – The Prodigy - 1997

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    The third and final single from their The Fat of the Land album, this track was not a hit from the start; rather, it received a cult following. The track and its NSFW music video received much controversy due to the lyrics and the debauchery of the music video. No amount of controversy will make this track timeless.

    10. Get Lucky – Daft Punk - 2013

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    It’s the summer anthem of 2013, the first single from their most anticipated album since Alive in 2007, winner of the coveted Record of the Year and Album of the Year for Random Access Memories to name a few at the 2014 Grammys, multi-platinum record in more than 10 countries, and the number one record and album in nearly every country from Mexico to France to Slovakia.

    This track resurrected the stale current electronic sounds by returning to the genre where it all started: Disco. The production of the track took roughly 18 months to complete, and had a terrific marketing campaign, from being teased during an intermission at Coachella to a small spot during the commercials on Saturday Night Live. It became an instant hit when it finally came out, while giving us unrealistic expectations every time we go out at night.

    9. Animals – Martin Garrix – 2013

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    Garrix was only 15 or 16 when he made this club banger. The minimalist drop was nothing like anyone had ever heard before. Interpreting the Busta Rhymes song What It Is , this track was a commercial success, reaching top 10 charts in any country that has pop radio stations, making it a multi-platinum track in many countries.

    No wonder the track has been viewed more than 500 million times on YouTube.

    8. Levels – Avicii - 2011

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    I remember the first time I heard this track. It was played on Avicii’s first Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, and I was amazed by the beautiful melody I was hearing. In the mix, he only previewed the track with just the short instrumental version. The track didn’t have a name yet; it was listed on the track list as ID.

    When the full track finally came out with the added Etta James vocal, WOW... just WOW. It was such a cheerful track. I must have had the track on loop. The track is multi-platinum in several countries (8x in Sweden), and was a top ten hit in many countries.

    7. One – Swedish House Mafia - 2010

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    Even before Pharrell added the vocals to the already epic track, this track was already a festival and club favorite. The group’s debut track (not counting the two previous tracks they made with Laidback Luke) was an instant club banger and probably their most menacing track to date.

    The opening note stretch and main melody was documented in their documentary Take One. The track was certified platinum (seven times!) in Sweden and received several Gold and Platinum certifications in other countries.

    6. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust - 1998

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    This nu-disco track written and produced by half of Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter, and Alan Braxe with vocals from Benjamin Diamond was the highest-selling single of the year in the UK. Sampling Chaka Khan’s Fate , this track is the only production from their collaborative group, Stardust. Critically acclaimed, the song received three platinum certifications from Australia, UK and France. With lyrics this good, it could well be an homage to music lovers.

    5. Born Slippy – Underworld - 1996

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    Gaining immense popularity when it was used in the movie Trainspotting, this track is definitely the British group’s most successful track to date. It has been remixed, mashed up, and sampled numerous times. It was even played at the London Olympics.

    Whether it’s the piano intro or the slurring vocals from the band’s frontman, this track made it into several best lists of songs in the 90s as well as all time.

    4. Praise You – Fatboy Slim - 1999

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    In the 90s, still in the early era of MTV, this track, along with 90s electronic musical acts such as Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy, received big airtime play on the channel.

    Using a vocal sample from Camille Yardbrough’s Take Yo’ Praise and a piano sample from the track Balance and Rehearsal on JBL sessions , this electronic song crossed over to the mainstream radio stations where it peaked at number two on the US Billboard Alternative top 40. It’s a simple yet beautiful track with an awesome music video; Oscar winner Spike Jonze directed the video featuring himself and several dancers doing an impromptu dance in front of a movie theater in Westwood.

    3. Adagio for Strings – Tiesto - 2005

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    Most likely the Dutch DJ’s best work to date, this haunting and intimidating track made Tiesto a household name in the electronic dance community.

    Sampling the main melody from Samuel Barber’s track of the same name , it was already a beautiful track when it was featured in many movies such as Platoon¸ and was also John F. Kennedy’s favorite track until Tiesto revamped it and made a vicious version of his own.

    2. Show Me Love – Robin S. - 1990

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    This track would probably be considered one of the house anthems of all time by clubbers, ravers, electronic music enthusiasts, and people in general. With a catchy melody and a commanding voice from Robin S., the track is absolutely guaranteed to make people cheer and sing along the lyrics wherever this track is played.

    Countless remixes, mashups, and sampling, with the most popular remix by Steve Angelo and Laidback Luke, have cemented this song as a timeless track for years and years to come.

    1. One More Time – Daft Punk - 2000

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    A smile will probably light up any person listening to this track. Considered one of the best songs of all time in many lists, it’s the French duo’s most successful song before Get Lucky. The composition, with different euphoric sounds mixed together with promising lyrics, definitely makes this song a classic for years to come.

    An homage to the love of music and dance, as well as a celebratory track raising the important question Why can’t the party still go on?, as long as this track is played, dancers will dance and the party will continue. At least for One More Time.