The Top Electronic Dance Music Songs of the ’90s

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Looking for a blast from the past? Check out our list of the top electronic dance music songs of the ’90s! From classics like The Prodigy’s “Firestarter” to more obscure tracks, there’s something for everyone.

What is Electronic Dance Music?

Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, is a type of music that is typically produced by DJs and played at clubs, festivals, and concerts. It is characterized by its use of electronic instruments and electronic beats, and often has a fast tempo. EDM is often used as a term to describe the various genres of electronic music, such as house, techno, drum & bass, dubstep, and trance.

The ’90s – A Decade of Change

The ’90s was a decade of change. After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world was left with two superpowers: the United States and China. The ’90s saw the rise of Islamic extremism and the beginning of what would become known as the War on Terror. In America, the ’90s were a time of prosperity and relative peace. But it was also a time of great change, as the country elected its first president from outside the traditional political establishment and saw a series of watershed Supreme Court decisions.

In music, the ’90s were a time of transition. The decade began with the dominance of grunge and alternative rock, but by its end, electronic dance music had come to prominence. The following songs are some of the most iconic electronic dance music tracks of the ’90s.

The Top Electronic Dance Music Songs of the ’90s

The ’90s was a great decade for music, especially electronic dance music. There were so many great songs that it’s hard to narrow it down to just 10. But we’ve done it! Here are the top 10 electronic dance music songs of the ’90s.

‘Sandstorm’ by Darude

“Sandstorm” by Finnish producer Darude was released in 1999 and quickly gained popularity in the United States, eventually becoming one of the most iconic electronic dance tracks of the decade. The song features a catchy melody and a thumping bassline that is sure to get any party started.

‘Boom Boom Boom Boom’ by Vengaboys

Boom Boom Boom Boom is a song by Dutch group Vengaboys. It was released in 1998 as the lead single from their second studio album, The Party Album!. The song peaked at number one in the Netherlands and Belgium, and charted within the top ten in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

‘Be My Lover’ by La Bouche

‘Be My Lover’ was released in 1995 and was an instant hit, reaching number one in seven countries. It was one of the first electronic dance music songs to cross over into the mainstream pop charts and is still a favorite of EDM fans today. The song features a catchy melody and simple, yet effective, lyrics that make it perfect for dancing.

‘No Limit’ by 2 Unlimited

2 Unlimited was a Dutch electronic dance music group founded in 1991 by Belgian producers Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde. The group is best known for their hit singles “No Limit”, “Get Ready for This”, and “Twilight Zone”, all of which topped the charts in numerous countries.

“No Limit” was released in 1993 and immediately became a smash hit, reaching the #1 spot in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, and Switzerland. The song would go on to sell over three million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

“Get Ready for This” was released as the follow-up single to “No Limit” and was just as successful, peaking at #1 in the Netherlands and Belgium and reaching the Top 10 in several other countries.

“Twilight Zone” was released in early 1995 and became another massive hit for the group, topping the charts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland.

‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ by Snap!

‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ by Snap! is widely considered to be one of the greatest electronic dance songs of all time. The song was a massive hit in the early ’90s, spending seven weeks at the top of the UK charts and becoming a worldwide smash. The song’s catchy hooks and iconic chorus made it a dancefloor favorite, and it remains one of the most popular EDM songs of all time.


In conclusion, the ’90s were a great decade for electronic dance music. With so many different songs and artists to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. However, the songs on this list represent some of the best that the genre has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of trance, house, techno, or any other subgenre of EDM, there’s bound to be something on this list that will get your foot tapping. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to take a trip down memory lane.

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