The Best EDM Tracks of the Year

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If you’re looking for a roundup of the best EDM tracks of the year, look no further! This blog post includes a list of our top picks.


It’s been an amazing year for EDM, with some truly incredible tracks being released. Here are our picks for the best EDM tracks of the year.

Best EDM Tracks of the Year

It’s that time of year again! Here are our picks for the best EDM tracks of the year. We’ve got a little something for everyone, from top 40 to underground. So turn up the volume and enjoy!

“Alive” – Dirty South feat. Rudy

Since 2008, Dirty South has been one of the most prominent names in the EDM scene. His hits “Phazing” and “Open Your Heart” helped to propel him to the top of the charts, and he’s continued to churn out quality tracks over the years. “Alive” is a prime example of his talent, featuring beautiful vocal work from Rudy throughout the track. The pulsing bass and catchy melodies make it impossible to resist moving your body, and it’s sure to be a staple in any good EDM playlist.

“This Is What It Feels Like” – Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie

Armin van Buuren’s “This Is What It Feels Like” is one of the best EDM tracks of the year. The Grammy-nominated track was released in 2013 and features Trevor Guthrie on vocals. The track peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

“If I Lose Myself” – OneRepublic

“If I Lose Myself” is a song recorded by American rock band OneRepublic for their third studio album, Native (2013). It was released as the album’s lead single on January 8, 2013. The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and Drew Brown, and produced by Tedder. “If I Lose Myself” is an electronic dance music ballad with influences of house and trance. Lyrically, it talks about losing oneself in the moment and forgetting about the world around them. The song received positive reviews from critics who noted it as a return to form for the band after their experimental orientation with their previous album. It peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and charted within the top ten of several other countries including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. “If I Lose Myself” was certified platinum in Italy and Spain

“Wake Me Up” – Avicii

Since its release in June of this year, Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” has quickly become one of the most popular EDM tracks of the year. The song’s mix of trance and country elements has resonated with fans all over the world, and its hook-laden melody is impossible to forget. With over 200 million views on YouTube, it’s safe to say that “Wake Me Up” is one of the best EDM tracks of the year.

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

This is a song by Avicii and Nicky Romero. It was released on December 10, 2012, through LE7ELS Records and Protocol Recordings. The song peaked at number one in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (both the overall singles chart as well as the radio airplay chart), Romania (overall chart as well as radio airplay), Slovakia, Spain (radio airplay only), Sweden and Switzerland. In the United Kingdom it peaked at number two on both the UK Singles Chart and the UK Dance Chart; it also reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs in March 2013. In 2014 it won Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards.


In a year that has been trying at best and downright Dark at worst, the one thing that has helped us all get through 2020 is music. Whether it was turning up to rage in our bedrooms, going hard in the lab making beats or simply zoning out to some beautiful soundscapes, music has been our light in the darkness. Here are our favourite EDM tracks of the year.

-Nero – “Satisfy”
-Calvin Harris – “Summer”
-Zeds Dead – “Collapse 2.0”
-DJ Snake – “Turn Down for What”
-TiĆ«sto – “Adagio for Strings”

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