The Best EDM Songs of the Year

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Keep up with the latest and greatest in EDM with our list of the best EDM songs of the year. From party anthems to tear-jerkers, we’ve got you covered.


The best EDM songs of the year 2019 include hits from artists like Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Marshmello. These tracks will get you moving on the dance floor and are sure to be some of the most popular songs of the year. If you’re looking for a party playlist that will keep the energy high, look no further than this list of EDM hits.

Best EDM Songs of the Year

Every year, countless EDM songs are released. But which ones are the best? In this article, we’ll be counting down the best EDM songs of the year. From catchy melodies to hard-hitting drops, these are the EDM songs that you need to check out.

“Alive” – KSHMR

Alive is a song by DJ and producer KSHMR, featuring vocals from singer-songwriter Jake Reese. The track was released on May 22, 2015 as the lead single from KSHMR’s debut studio album, Dreams (2015). Alive peaked at number 31 on the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

The song is an EDM and pop-influenced track with Reese’s vocals being delivered in a “soaring” fashion. The lyrics of the song are about “feeling alive” and enjoying life to its fullest. Alive was met with positive reviews from music critics upon its release, with many complimenting its upbeat and radio-friendly sound.

“Titanium” – David Guetta

“Titanium” is a song by French DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring vocals by Australian recording artist Sia. The song was released as the fourth single from Guetta’s fifth studio album, Nothing but the Beat, on 8 October 2011. The song was written by Sia, Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Afrojack. “Titanium” was produced by Guetta and Afrojack.

In December 2011, “Titanium” peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Guetta’s fifth number-one single on the chart. It also reached number one in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Norway and Sweden. In the US “Titanium” peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number four on the Mainstream Top 40 radio chart.

The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Romain Gavras and premiered on 4 January 2012. The video features people strapping televisions to their chests to symbolize “the world’s addiction to overstimulation.”

“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia

This track by Swedish House Mafia was released in September of 2012, and it quickly became one of the most popular EDM songs of the year. The song has a hauntingly beautiful melody, and the lyrics are both uplifting and motivational. “Don’t You Worry Child” is the perfect song to listen to when you need a little bit of inspiration.

“Levels” – Avicii

“Levels” is a song by Avicii, produced by Avicii and Tim Bergling, and written by Avicii, Jonny Cadwell, Ashley Frangipane, Vlad bondarev, Sebastian Ingrosso and Mike Einziger. The song was released on 28 October 2011 as the lead single from Avicii’s EP of the same name. “Levels” samples Etta James’ 1962 song “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”. Upon its release, “Levels” reached number one in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Slovakia. In his native Sweden and in the United States, it peaked at number two on the Sverigetopplistan and Billboard Hot 100 charts respectively. The song remained at its peak position for five consecutive weeks in Germany. Internationally, “Levels” peaked within the top five of over ten countries.

The music video for “Levels” was directed by Jonas Lindstroem and Markus Lundin of Limelight Film Productions in Stockholm. It features Avicii playing various sports such as ice hockey while experiencing various hallucinations caused by his use of drugs.

“I Could Be the One” – Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

This is one of the best EDM songs because it has a great beat and it is really catchy.

“Atom” – Nari & Milani

At only two and a half minutes, this song is a perfect example of how to pack a lot of energy and fun into a short space of time. The “Atom” drop is massive and will fill any club with happy ravers.

“Treasure” – Bruno Mars

There’s no doubt that “Treasure” is one of the best EDM songs of the year. Bruno Mars has outdone himself with this one, and it’s sure to get you up and dancing. The catchy beat and infectious chorus will have you hooked from the first listen, and you’ll be singing along in no time.

“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk

Since its release in 2013, “Get Lucky” has become one of the most iconic EDM tracks of all time. The song, which was produced by Daft Punk and features vocals from Pharrell Williams, combines elements of disco, house, and pop to create a truly unique sound. It’s no wonder that the track quickly rose to the top of the charts around the world, including in the United States, where it spent six weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Wake Me Up” – Avicii

Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” is one of the most popular EDM songs of the year. The song reached number one in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The song has also been certified platinum in many countries.

“Summer” – Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris’ “Summer” is one of the best EDM songs of the year. The song has a catchy beat and Harris’ vocals are top-notch. The song is also very easy to dance to, which makes it perfect for any summer party.


To conclude, the best EDM songs of the year are a varied and eclectic bunch, ranging from dancefloor anthems to more reflective, introspective tracks. There’s something for everyone in this year’s selection, and we can’t wait to see what next year’s list has in store. Thanks for reading!

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