The Top Electronic Music Hits of 2016

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A look at the top electronic music hits of 2016. These are the songs that got us moving and shaking on the dance floor.


It’s no secret that electronic music has been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, electronic music again proved to be one of the most popular genres, with a number of hits topping the charts. Here are some of the top electronic music hits of 2016.

What is electronic music?

Electronic music is a genre of music that is produced using electronic devices such as synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers. It emerged in the early 1950s and was initially used in experimental and avant-garde music. In the 1960s, electronic music began to be used in pop and rock music, and in the 1970s it became a major part of disco, techno, and other genres. Today, electronic music is a major part of many genres such as House, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Trance, and more.

The top electronic music hits of 2016

The top electronic music hits of 2016 include a wide range of artists, from established superstars to newcomers. Here are some of the biggest and most popular electronic songs of the year:

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
This song was an instant hit when it was released in July, quickly becoming one of the most streamed songs of 2016. The Chainsmokers are a duo who met while attending Syracuse University in New York state, and “Closer” is their first number one hit. Halsey, who is featured on the track, is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from New Jersey who has been making waves in the music industry since 2014.

“Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
If “Closer” wasn’t enough, The Chainsmokers also topped the charts with “Don’t Let Me Down,” which features vocals from 18-year-old Daya. This song was released in April and spent 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, eventually peaking at number three. Daya is a relative newcomer to the music scene, but she has already made a huge impact with her powerful voice.

“This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Calvin Harris is no stranger to success, and he teamed up with pop superstar Rihanna for this massive hit that was released in June. “This Is What You Came For” spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was one of the biggest songs of the summer. Harris is a Scottish DJ and producer who has been making electronic music since 2002, while Rihanna is a world-renowned singer and actress who needs no introduction.

“Cold Water” by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
Major Lazer is a group made up of three DJs: Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire. They collaborated with Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ for this catchy track that was released in July. “Cold Water” spent two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was one of the biggest hits of Major Lazer’s career. Bieber is of course one of the biggest names in pop music, while MØ is an up-and-coming singer whose real name is Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen.

The future of electronic music

There’s no doubt that electronic music is one of the most popular genres today. With its catchy beats and addictive melodies, it’s no wonder that people can’t get enough of it.

But what does the future hold for electronic music? Will it continue to be popular? Or will it fade into obscurity?

Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: electronic music is here to stay. And there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.

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