The Top Electronic Dance Music Songs of 2018

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A look at the top electronic dance music songs of 2018. These are the songs that got everyone moving on the dance floor.


In recent years, electronic dance music (EDM) has seen a surge in popularity, with festivals and clubs all over the world playing host to some of the best DJs and producers in the business.

So what were the top EDM songs of 2018? Here’s a rundown of the most popular tunes that got everyone moving this year.

1. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott
2. “In My Feelings” by Drake
3. “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
4. “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
5. “Havana” by Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
6. “God’s Plan” by Drake
7. “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
8. “Nice for What” by Drake
9. “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa
10. “Mrsa” Marshmello

“Bum Bum Tam Tam”

“Bum Bum Tam Tam” is a song by MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don and Jeremih. The track was released on Fioti’s album, ‘Bum Bum Tam Tam’ on October 13, 2017. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“All I Wanna Do”

“All I Wanna Do” is a song by American singer Sheryl Crow. It was released on September 27, 1994, as the lead single from her self-titled second studio album. The song was co-written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott. It became Crow’s signature song and one of the most popular songs of the 1990s, winning Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004, it was ranked at number 369 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

The song is about relaxing and having fun. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who is fed up with her job and just wants to have fun. The song has been described as a “sunny ode to carefree living”.

The song was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reaching the top ten in several other countries. In Australia, it peaked at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. In Germany, it peaked at number five on the Media Control AG Top 100 Singles chart.

“No Tears Left to Cry”

“No Tears Left to Cry” is a song by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on April 20, 2018, through Republic Records as the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener (2018). The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. “No Tears Left to Cry” is a Trap-influenced pop and R&B song with house, disco and EDM elements. The lyrics deal with overcoming problems and falling in love.

Critics praised the song for its positive message and catchy melody. “No Tears Left to Cry” debuted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande’s ninth top ten single in the United States. It also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia,New Zealand and Slovakia while reaching the top ten in Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland and Sweden. Worldwide it has sold two million copies and was streamed over 96 million times in its first week of release. An accompanying music video directed by Dave Meyers was released on April 27. In it, Grande dances in various locations throughout New York City. The video pays tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing which occurred following Grande’s concert there in 2017

“This Is America”

“This Is America” is a song by American rapper Childish Gambino. Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson, and Jeffery Lamar Williams, and produced by Glover and Göransson, it was released on May 5, 2018, at the same time that Glover debuted his musical stage performance of the same name. “This Is America” debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100—making it Childish Gambino’s first number-one single as a lead artist—and entered the top ten in several other countries. The song won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards; Gambino became the first hip hop artist to win Song of the Year.

“In My Feelings”

“In My Feelings” is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his fifth studio album Scorpion (2018). The song was released to radio on July 10, 2018, as the album’s fifth single. Co-written by Drake with additional writing from Tory Lanez, Quavo, and Normani Kordei Hamilton, it interpolates City High’s 2001 single “What Would You Do?”, while its beat was produced by TrapMoneyBenny and co-produced by BlaqNMild. “In My Feelings” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, becoming Drake’s record-tying seventh number-one on the chart and his first since “One Dance” in 2016. The song also became a viral dance challenge known as the #InMyFeelingsChallenge or #DoTheShiggy.

“Nice for What”

“Nice for What” is a song recorded by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released to radio on April 6, 2018, as the lead single from his fifth studio album, Scorpion (2018). The song samples the 1993 song “Ex-Factor” by American singer Lauryn Hill. “Nice for What” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to spend eight weeks in the top spot. It also became Drake’s fourth consecutive number one single in Canada and set a new record for most weeks spent at number one in 2018.

“One Kiss”

“One Kiss” is a song by electronic dance music producer Calvin Harris and British singer Dua Lipa. It was released on 6 April 2018 as the lead single from Harris’ upcoming sixth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2018). The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it Harris’ ninth UK number one single and Lipa’s second.

“No Brainer”

“No Brainer” is a song by American Producer DJ Khaled, features Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo. The song was released on July 27, 2018, and is the lead single off of Khaled’s eleventh studio album, Father of Asahd.

The song peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it Bieber’s sixth top-ten single in the United States and Khaled’s fourth. In Canada, the song debuted at number two on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming Bieber’s seventh top-ten single in the country and Khaled’s fifth.

“Taki Taki”

“Taki Taki” is a song by American singer Selena Gomez, French DJ and record producer DJ Snake, and features Rican singer Ozuna and American rapper Cardi B. It was released on October 9, 2018, as the lead single from DJ Snake’s second studio album Carte Blanche. The song peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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