The Best House Music Songs of All Time

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From old-school classics to new-school anthems, these are the best house music songs of all time.


There are many different types of house music, but all of them share a common elements: a strong beat and simple, catchy melodies. House music is often associated with parties and clubbing, but it can also be enjoyed as background music or as a way to get people moving.

Over the years, there have been many great house songs released. Here are some of the best ones:

– Daft Punk – “Around the World”
– Green Velvet – “Flash”
– Armand Van Helden – “You Don’t Know Me”
– Bob Sinclair – “World Hold On”
– David Guetta – “Love Don’t Let Me Go”

The ’90s

The ’90s was a decade that saw the birth of a new genre of music – house. House music was a blend of disco, soul, and electronic music. It was a departure from the traditional pop music of the time, and it quickly became popular in nightclubs around the world. Here are some of the best house music songs of all time.

Daft Punk – “Around the World”

Daft Punk’s “Around the World” was released in 1997 and became an instant classic. The song is an upbeat and catchy house track with a simple but effective bassline, whistling synths, and a memorable chorus. The music video features the band members dressed as robots, and it is one of the most iconic videos of the ’90s.

The Chemical Brothers – “Block Rockin’ Beats”

The Chemical Brothers’ “Block Rockin’ Beats” is not only one of the best house tracks of all time, but one of the best EDM tracks of all time, period. The song was released in 1996 as part of the duo’s hugely successful album Dig Your Own Hole, and it quickly became a club staple thanks to its massive bassline and irresistible hooks. “Block Rockin’ Beats” is the perfect example of the Chemical Brothers’ signature sound: a perfect blend of techno, house, and pop that is equally at home on the dancefloor and on the radio.

The Prodigy – “Smack My Bitch Up”

“Smack My Bitch Up” is a song by English electronic music group the Prodigy, released as their fifth single on 30 November 1997 and taken from their third studio album The Fat of the Land. The song caused considerable controversy upon its release due to its graphic and misogynistic lyrical content, which was added to the chorus at the suggestion of rapper Keith Flint. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost out to Madonna’s Ray of Light. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 80 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

The Aughts

The aughts were a decade of great music, but there were some incredible house tracks that really stood out. Here are some of the best house music songs of all time from that decade.

Soulwax – “NY Excuse”

“NY Excuse” is a song by Belgian electronic band Soulwax. It was released as a single in 2004, and charted at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The song is included on the band’s second album, Much Against Everyone’s Advice.

The song’s title refers to the widespread use of the phrase “I have to go to New York for a few days” as an excuse to leave one’s current location, regardless of whether or not there is any intended purpose for the trip. In an interview with Pitchfork Media, Soulwax member David Dewaele explained: “It was just this inside joke we had. Whenever anyone would ask us to do something and we didn’t want to do it, we’d say we had to go to New York.”

Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”

“D.A.N.C.E.” is a song by French electronic music duo Justice, released as the second single from their 2007 debut album †. The song samples “Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”. The music video for the song was directed by So Me and features several people parodying various Dance Moves from Michael Jackson’s Thriller.”

The Aughts was a decade of incredible change and great music. It saw the rise of digital media, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. In terms of music, we saw the rise of some amazing new artists, including Justice.

Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They are known for their unique blend of EDM, house, and nu-disco. “D.A.N.C.E.” is one of their most popular songs, and it perfectly captures the spirit of the Aughts.

LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”

LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” is the best house music song of all time. The song was released in 2007 as part of the group’s second album, Sound of Silver.

The song is an ode to friendship and to the good times that come with it. It captures the feeling of being young and carefree, and enjoying life to the fullest. The song’s House music beat is infectious, and the vocals are emotive and sincere.

“All My Friends” is a perfect example of how House music can be both emotionally resonant and hugely danceable. It’s a song that everyone can enjoy, whether they’re in a club or at home.

The 2010s

The 2010s were a decade full of great house music. From Avicii to Zedd, there were a ton of great songs that got everyone up and dancing. Here are some of the best house music songs of all time.

Disclosure – “Latch”

Disclosure’s breakthrough track, “Latch,” is a perfect example of early 2010s house music. The U.K. duo’s signature sound—a mix of 2-step garage, deep bass, and trance synths— helped popularize the genre in the mainstream. “Latch” was a massive success, peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

Duke Dumont – “Need U (100%)”

Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%)” is a perfect example of a new jack house song done right. It’s got the requisite four-on-the-floor beat, ’90s R&B samples, and a memorable hook. The lyrics are about as deep as a puddle, but that’s not really the point with this type of song. It’s all about getting lost in the groove and dancing your cares away.

Jamie xx – “Gosh”

British musician and producer Jamie xx released his debut solo single “Gosh” in 2015, to critical acclaim. The song samples the theme tune to the 1980s TV series identification for Yorkshire Television.


After much deliberation, we have come to our final decision regarding the best house music songs of all time. And the winner is…drumroll please…

“Pjanoo” by Swedish House Mafia!

This dancefloor-filler was released in 2008 and quickly became a global hit, topping charts in dozens of countries. Its catchy melody and unforgettable drop make it one of the most iconic house tracks of all time, and it’s still getting heavy rotation at clubs and festivals around the world.

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