The Most Popular Dubstep Songs on YouTube

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This is a list of the most popular dubstep songs on YouTube. These are the songs that have been viewed the most and are the most popular among dubstep fans.

What is Dubstep?

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that emerged in the late 1990s. It is characterized by a distinctive ‘wobble’ bass sound, as well as staccato rhythms and syncopated drums. Although the exact origins of dubstep are disputed, the genre’s roots can be traced back to earlier forms of electronic music such as garage and drum and bass. Dubstep became increasingly popular in the early 2000s, culminating in its inclusion on mainstream radio stations and in popular culture. The popularity of dubstep waned in the late 2000s, but the genre has experienced a resurgence in recent years.

Dubstep has taken the world by storm in recent years, with its unique blend of heavy bass and fast-paced beats. YouTube is a great place to find new dubstep songs, and there are a lot of them to choose from. In this article, we’ll countdown the most popular dubstep songs on YouTube, based on views.

“Bass Cannon” by Flux Pavilion

“Bass Cannon” is a song by English dubstep artist Flux Pavilion. It was released as a single on 13 June 2011, and later included on his debut album Lines in Wax. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 56.

“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex

“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” is a song by American record producer Skrillex. It was released as a single on October 22, 2010. The song is included in the EP of the same name. The song’s title is derived from the book series by Roald Dahl.

The song was well received by critics, who praised its eerie atmosphere and aggressive basslines. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and at number three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2011, the song won two Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.

The music video for “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” was directed by Tony T. Datis and features stop-motion animation of creatures attacking a cityscape made out of papercraft.

“Breathe” by The Prodigy

“Breathe” by The Prodigy is a dubstep song that was released in March of 1996. The song was a commercial success, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Breathe” is one of The Prodigy’s most popular songs, and has been certified platinum in the UK and Canada.

“In for the Kill” by La Roux

This song was released in 2009 and quickly became one of the most popular dubstep songs on YouTube. It has been viewed over 50 million times and has almost 2 million likes.

“Kill Everybody” by Skrillex

This song is by Skrillex, who is a well-known dubstep artist. Released in 2010, this song was one of his first major hits. It has a very dark and intense sound, which is typical of dubstep songs.

From a technical standpoint, dubstep is characterized by sparse, syncopated rhythmic patterns with prominent sub-bass frequencies. The style emerged in London in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a development within a lineage of related styles such as 2-step garage, grime, breakstep, and drum and bass. In general, dubstep is much slower than other forms of electronic dance music, often around 140 beats per minute.

However, there is no one formula for creating a dubstep song. Some producers may use elements of grime or drum and bass, while others may create more ambient or experimental soundscapes. The popularity of dubstep songs can also depend on their use in popular culture – for example, many YouTube videos featuring clips from video games or movies have used dubstep songs as background music.

The following list features some of the most popular dubstep songs on YouTube. While not exhaustive, it provides a good overview of the popularity of the genre:

1) “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex
2) “BASS CANNON” by Flux Pavilion
3) “Tetris” by Doctor P
4) “Get Free” by Major Lazer (featuring Amber Coffman)
5) “Cinema” by Skrillex (featuring Gary Go)
6) “Holdin’ On” by Skream
7) “Levels” by Avicii
8 ) “Promises” by Nero
9) “Wild For The Night” by A$AP Rocky (featuring Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam)
10) “La Roulette Russe 6K72” by Kavinsky


In conclusion, there are many great dubstep songs out there, but these are some of the most popular ones on YouTube. If you’re looking for a good place to start exploring dubstep, then check out these videos.

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