The Best House and Techno Songs of All Time

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From deep house to techno, these are the best songs of all time according to our experts.


Developed in the late 1980s by DJs and producers from Chicago, house music has been a staple in the underground club scene for decades. With its signature 4/4 beat and deep basslines, house music is designed to make you move. Here are some of the best house and techno songs of all time.

Frankie Knuckles – Your Love

Frankie Knuckles’ “Your Love” is a house music anthem. The song was released in 1986 and quickly became a staple in clubs around the world. “Your Love” is widely considered to be one of the best house songs of all time.

Green Velvet – Flash

Green Velvet – Flash

“Flash” is a track by American DJ and producer Green Velvet. It was released in 1996 as a single from his debut album, Constant Chaos. The track became a worldwide hit, peaking at number one on the UK Dance Chart and reaching the top 40 in several countries.

Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me

“You Don’t Know Me” is a song by American record producer Armand Van Helden. It was released in November 1999 as the lead single from his second studio album, 2Future4U. The song peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 29 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. A re-release of the song in 2006 peaked at number 14 on the UK chart.

The song samples “You Don’t Know Me” by Ray Charles.


There are many different types of techno, but the best techno is the kind that gets your heart racing and your feet moving. Techno is the perfect music to dance to, and it can also be used to improve your mood and get you pumped up for the day ahead. The best techno songs of all time are the ones that make you feel like you can conquer the world.

Jeff Mills – The Bells

“The Bells” is a techno song by Jeff Mills, released on his album of the same name. The song is widely considered a techno classic, and has been described as “one of the most important pieces of techno ever made.”

Robert Hood – Minus

Robert Hood is a techno producer from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his work with the group Underground Resistance, and for his solo work as “The Innovator.” His track “Minus” is a classic example of Detroit techno, with its stripped-down sound and heavy use of the Roland TR-909 drum machine.

Richie Hawtin – Minus Blue

hawtin is a Canadian DJ and producer of techno music. He is best known for his work under the alias Plastikman and for his pioneering work in the techno music genre. He is also the founder of the record label Minus and thefounder of Plus 8 Records.

“Minus Blue” is a track by Hawtin, released as Plastikman on the album Consumed in 1998. The track peaked at number 29 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart in November 1998.

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