The Most Popular Electronic Dance Music Songs

This article is a collaborative effort, crafted and edited by a team of dedicated professionals.

Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for the most popular electronic dance music songs? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top tunes that are sure to get you moving.

What is Electronic Dance Music?

Electronic dance music is a genre of music that is often played in nightclubs, festivals, and concerts. It is characterized by a strong beat and often has a repetitive melody. EDM is often created with electronic instruments and can be mixed with other genres of music to create new and unique sounds.

There are many different subgenres of EDM, each with its own distinctive sound. Some of the most popular subgenres include house, techno, trance, drum and bass, and dubstep.

EDM has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young adults. In the United States, EDM festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival have become popular destinations for music lovers.

Despite its growing popularity, electronic dance music remains a largely underground genre of music. However, with the rise of social media and streaming platforms such as Spotify and SoundCloud, EDM is beginning to gain mainstream attention.

The History of Electronic Dance Music

Dance music is not a new phenomenon. It has been around since the early days of recorded music, with songs like the 1933 classic “Minnie The Moocher” by Cab Calloway. In the 1970s and 1980s, disco became one of the most popular genres of dance music, with hits like “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees and “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson.

In the 1990s, a new style of dance music emerged, known as electronic dance music (EDM). This new genre was created by DJs and producers who were using electronic equipment to create remixes of existing songs or to create entirely new tracks. Some of the earliest and most influential EDM artists include Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, and disco legend Donna Summer.

The first decade of the 21st century saw a huge explosion in popularity for EDM, with festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival becoming household names. At the same time, some of the biggest names in pop music were experimenting with EDM sounds, including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna.

In recent years, EDM has continued to grow in popularity, with artists like Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Marshmello achieving massive success. Here are 40 of the most popular EDM songs of all time:

If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, you’re in for a treat. In this article, we’ll be discussing the most popular electronic dance music songs. From classic tracks to modern hits, we’ll be discussing a wide range of songs that are sure to get you moving. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, we hope you enjoy this article.

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

“Get Lucky” is a 2013 song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, featuring vocals by Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers. It is the lead single from Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. Prior to its release, the song was heavily covered and parodied online.

The song peaked at number one in several countries, including Australia, Canada,France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, “Get Lucky” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single also became Daft Punk’s first number-one single on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart and peaked at number one in Japan. A live version of “Get Lucky” was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers

“Closer” is a song by American electronic duo The Chainsmokers, featuring vocals from American singer Halsey. It was released on July 29, 2016, through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett and Isaac Slade; the latter two are best known as members of the American rock band The Fray. It marks both Taggart and Halsey’s first number-one single in many countries including Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Lebanon, New Zealand, Poland and Sweden. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 behind “Heathens” by twenty one pilots. According to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard in 2016 it was the sixth best selling song in the United States with 1.6 million copies sold that year.

The song is an EDM track with influences of synth-pop and indietronica. Lyrically it talks about a couple reconciling their relationship towards closure. Upon its release “Closer” received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics with some praising its production while others criticising The Chainsmokers’ use of recurring melodic phrases as lazy man’s melody-making.” However it was praised for Halsey’s vocal performance. Commercially the song was an enormous success debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 giving The Chainsmokers their first ever number one single in the United States as well as giving them their biggest hit to date; in addition it peaked atop charts in many different countries worldwide including Australia, Canada and New Zealand making it their first ever number one single in those countries too.”

“Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers

“Don’t Let Me Down” is a song by American electronic music duo The Chainsmokers. It features vocals from American singer Daya. The song was released on April 29, 2016, as the third single from their debut studio album, Memories…Do Not Open (2017). The song peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the duo’s second top 10 hit in the country, following their previous single “Closer”, which peaked at number one. Internationally, the song topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand, and reached the top 10 in more than ten countries, including Canada, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

“This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris

“This Is What You Came For” is a 2016 song by Scottish producer Calvin Harris, featuring guest vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song was released on 29 April 2016 as the fourth single from Harris’ fourth studio album, Motion (2014). It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became Harris’ ninth top 10 single in the United Kingdom. Internationally, the song topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

“I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by Mike Posner

I Took a Pill in Ibiza” is a song recorded by American singer Mike Posner. It was released on April 28, 2015, as the lead single from his second studio album, At Night, Alone. The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song samples “Superstylin'” by Groove Armada.

Similar Posts