BPM: The Ultimate Electronic Dance Music Playlist

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Looking for some new tunes to get your groove on? Check out our Ultimate Electronic Dance Music Playlist, featuring the best in EDM from around the world!

Introduction to BPM

Dance music is an energising and often fast-paced genre that gets people moving. The tempo of a dance track is measured in ‘beats per minute’ (BPM), with most falling between 120-150 BPM. While some songs may go as slow as 110 BPM or as fast as 200 BPM, the vast majority of tunes you’ll hear out in a club or festival will sit within the standard BPM range. In recent years, electronic dance music has become increasingly popular, with various sub-genres emerging and evolving. No matter what your taste, there’s bound to be a style of EDM to suit you.

What is BPM?

BPM stands for “beats per minute,” and is a measurement of the tempo of a song. In general, the faster the BPM, the more energetic the song will be. For example, a slow ballad may have a BPM of 60-70, while an upbeat pop song may have a BPM of 140-160.

The term “electronic dance music” (EDM) encompasses a wide range of genres, allunited by their use of electronic instruments and beats. EDM can be divided intoseveral subcategories, including house, techno, trance, drum and bass, and dubstep.

While there is no definitive BPM for each EDM subgenre, songs within each category tend to have similar tempos. For example, most house songs fall between 120-130 BPM, while most techno songs fall between 130-150 BPM.

If you’re looking for the perfect playlist to get you moving on the dance floor (or just help you power through your workout), look no further than our Ultimate Electronic Dance Music Playlist! We’ve got all your favorite EDM subgenres covered, so no matter what kind of groove you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

The Benefits of BPM

BPM, or beats per minute, is a measure of tempo in music. Most popular songs have a beat rate of around 100-150 BPM, but electronic dance music typically has a rate of 120-160 BPM. Higher BPMs mean that the music is more fast-paced and energetic, which can be perfect for working out, dancing, or simply getting pumped up.

There are a few benefits to listening to music with a higher BPM. First, it can help you get into a more active mindset. If you’re feeling sluggish or uninspired, bumping up the tempo can give you the motivation you need to get moving. Second, higher BPMs tend to be associated with positive emotions like happiness and excitement. So if you’re looking for a pick-me-up, electronic dance music may be just what you need.

Finally, listening to fast-paced music can actually help improve your physical performance. Studies have shown that listening to upbeat tunes can increase both endurance and speed. So if you’re looking to step up your game at the gym or on the running trail, make sure your playlist is full of high-BPM jams.

The Best BPM Songs

If you’re looking for the best BPM songs, look no further! This playlist has all of the latest and greatest hits from your favorite artists. Whether you’re in the mood to dance or just relax, these songs will definitely get you moving. So crank up the volume and enjoy!

How to Use BPM

BPM, or “beats per minute,” is a measure of tempo in music. It’s generally used to describe how fast a song is, and it’s helpful for music makers and music listeners alike. If you’re a producer, understanding BPM can help you make better choices about which tracks to make and how to put them together. If you’re a DJ, BPM is an essential tool for mixing. And if you’re just a casual listener, knowing the BPM of your favorite songs can help you find more songs that fit your taste.

There are a few different ways to measure BPM. The most common method is probably tapping along with the beat until you get a good estimate of the tempo. You can also use a metronome, or if you’re using digital audio production software like Ableton Live or Logic Pro, there are usually tools built in for measuring BPM.

Once you know the BPM of a song, it can be helpful to find other songs with similar tempos. This is especially useful for DJs who want to mix two tracks together seamlessly. It’s also helpful for producers who are looking for inspiration or trying to find the right track to complement their own productions.

There are a few different ways to find songs with similar tempos. You can search for them manually by looking up the BPM of each track and comparing it to the others, or you can use one of the many online tools that will do this for you automatically. Some digital audio production software also has tools that will help you find similar tracks based on tempo.

No matter how you find them, once you have some songs with similar tempos, it’s up to you to decide how to use them. You could mix them together using DJ software or audio production software, create a playlist of songs that gradually increase in tempo (or decrease), or just listen to them all back-to-back and enjoy the ride!


We hope you enjoyed our BPM: The Ultimate Electronic Dance Music Playlist. We’ll be back next week with another great playlist for you to enjoy. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other playlists and stay up-to-date on all the latest electronic dance music news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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