The Top Electronic Dance Music Meme Songs

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A comprehensive list of the top electronic dance music meme songs.


Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, is a popular genre of music that is often played at nightclubs, festivals, and concerts. While the genre has been around for decades, it has only recently gained mainstream popularity.

EDM is characterized by its high energy, repetitive beats, and synthesized sounds. Many EDM songs are instrumental, but some also contain vocals.

The popularity of EDM has led to the rise of several popular meme songs. These songs often go viral on social media, and they are often used in memes and Vine videos.

Some of the most popular meme songs include “Sandstorm” by Darude, “ Levels” by Avicii, and “Alive” by Darude. These songs are all characterized by their high energy and catchiness.

If you’re looking for a new song to add to your playlist, or you just want to find a funny meme to share with your friends, check out our list of the top electronic dance music meme songs.

“Harlem Shake” by Baauer

“Harlem Shake” is a song recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer. It was released on May 22, 2012, by Mad Decent imprint label Jeffree’s. The song was popularized by a series of Vine and YouTube videos that began appearing in February 2013. All of the videos feature people dancing to the song’s chorus in a crazy or goofy manner, usually with costumes or accessories.

“Gangnam Style” by PSY

“Gangnam Style” by PSY is a global phenomenon, and it has also spawned a number of memes. The most popular of these is the “Gangnam Style” dance, which involves people imitating PSY’s horse-riding dance moves.

“The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis

The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) is a song by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. The song was released on 3 September 2013 as the lead single from their debut studio album, Top With Cucumber. The song went viral on YouTube, reaching over 100 million views within two months of its release, and becoming one of the most watched videos on the site.

The song is written in the key of C major with a tempo of 128 beats per minute.

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó

The song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by American rapper Silentó became an internet meme after the release of its music video in August 2015. The video features Silentó doing a dance called the “whip” and the “nae nae”, which quickly became popular online. In October 2015, a version of the song featuring the lyrics “You just lost, now hand over the controller” went viral on social media, leading to a series of remixes and mashups with other songs.

“PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” by Piko-Taro

“PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” by Piko-Taro is a 2016 single and music video by Japanese comedian and singer Yasutaka Nakamoto, better known by his stage name Piko-Taro. The song and video went viral on the internet in September 2016, becoming an internet meme.

The song is based on the simple concept of combining two objects together to create a third object, as demonstrated by the lyrics “I have a pen, I have an apple / Apple-pen, pen-pineapple-apple-pen.” This reflects the Japanese practice of mashing up two English words to create a new word, known as wasei-eigo.

The song and video were produced on a low budget, with Piko-Taro recording the song in one take using a cheap Casio keyboard. The music video was filmed in a single shot with no edits. Despite its low production values, the song and video have been praised for their catchy tune and humorous concept.

Piko-Taro’s “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” has become an international phenomenon, with celebrities and politicians alike posting videos of themselves singing or dancing to the song. In October 2016, Piko-Taro made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he performed the song with Justin Bieber.

“Gummy Bear” by Gummibär

“Gummy Bear” (commonly known as “I Am a Gummy Bear”) is a song by German artist Gummibär. The song was released in 2007 and became an international hit, reaching the top ten in over ten countries. The song has been used in a number of memes, most notably the “Gummi Bear Challenge” and the “Gummy Bear Song Challenge.”

“Baby Shark” by Pinkfong

“Baby Shark” by Pinkfong is a popular children’s song that has become a global phenomenon, with over 3 billion views on YouTube. The catchy tune and easy-to-follow dance moves have made it a favorite among kids and adults alike.

The song originated in South Korea, but has been adapted by artists all over the world, including Pinkfong, the original creators. In 2018, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first K-pop song to do so.

The popularity of “Baby Shark” has led to it being used in a number of memes, particularly those involving children or animals. The most popular of these memes is the “Sharknado” meme, which features footage of sharks attacking people or buildings, set to the tune of “Baby Shark.” Other popular memes include “Daddy Shark,” “Mommy Shark,” and “Singapore Shark.”

“Ievan Polkka” by Loituma

“Ievan Polkka” by Loituma is a popular Electronic Dance Music meme song. The song was originally released in Finnish in the 1950s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that it became popular among English-speaking audiences.

The song gained popularity on the internet in 2006, when a video of two Japanese schoolgirls lip syncing to the song went viral. Since then, the song has been used in a variety of memetic contexts, often involving characters from popular culture.

Some of the most popular “Ievan Polkka” memes include videos of the character Hatsune Miku lip syncing to the song, as well as various other Vocaloid characters. The song has also been used in a number of remixes, often with humorous or surreal visual accompaniments.


In conclusion, the ten songs that have been discussed in this article are some of the most popular electronic dance music meme songs. They are all well known and enjoyed by many people around the world. These songs have helped to shape the electronic dance music genre and have influenced many other artists.

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