The Top 5 Techno Music Tracks of All Time

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A countdown of the top 5 techno tracks of all time, as selected by music experts.


Techno music has come a long way since the days of its underground origins in Detroit. It has now evolved into a global phenomenon, with techno tracks regularly topping the charts in countries all over the world.

In this article, we will countdown the top 5 techno tracks of all time, as voted for by our panel of expert judges. So without further ado, let’s get started!

5. ‘Voodoo Ray’ by A Guy Called Gerald
4. ‘Strings of Life’ by Derrick May
3. ‘ Plymouth Rock’ by Jeff Mills
2. ‘Release Yourself’ by Carl Cox
1. ‘Mazarini’ by DJ Misjah & DJ Tim

Daft Punk- One More Time

Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and had continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synthpop. They are also known for their visual stylization and costumes associated with their public personas. Daft Punk’s music is noted for its incorporation of elements from diverse styles, including punk rock, disco, acid house and hip hop.

One More Time is a song by Daft Punk released as a single on October 30, 2000, upcoming their second studio album Discovery (2001). It became one of the most successful dance singles of all time,[1] reaching number one in Australia,[2] Canada,[3] France,[4] Germany,[5] Italy,[6] Spain,[7] Sweden[8] and the United Kingdom.[9][10][11][12][13] In October 2010 it was voted ‘Best Dance Track of All Time’ by Mixmag.[14][15]

The House of Love- Shine On
The House of Love are an English rock band, formed in London in 1986. Oriented around singer-songwriter Guy Chadwick, the band’s early work was associated with the neo-psychedelia subgenre. Their first three albums attracted attention due to Chadwick’s songwriting and lyrics often covered dark subjects such as drug addiction (“Shine On”),[1] prostitution (“I Don’t Know Why I Love You”)[2] and media manipulation (“Destroy the Heart”).[3][4][5] The House of Love’s first album was played heavily on college radio in North America and helped them to gain popularity there.[6][7][8]”Shine On” was included on CMJ New Music Monthly’s compilation album dedicated to “The Best 800 Songs You’ve Never Heard”.[9]”I Don’t Know Why I Love You” was ranked at number 33 on Pitchfork Media’s Top 200 Singles of the 1980s list.[10]”Real Animal” was placed at number 16 on Pitchfork Media’s Top 200 Songs of the 1980s list ability to evoke atmosphere and emotion through theirF Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1969 in Düsseldorf. Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic music, they were influential in bringing together elements of pop music with Kraftwerk’s unique composition style influenced subsequent electronic dance music genres such as techno, trance and drum and bass. “Trans Europe Express”, their sixth studio album released in 1977, was inspired by Europe’s increasing unity following World War II expressed through technology such as railways which connected different cities. The title track “Trans Europe Express” became one of Kraftwerk’s most successful songs peaking at number sixteen on the UK Singles Chart. In 2002, “Trans Europe Express” was honoured with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award while being ranked at number 72 on Pitchfork Media’s Top 100 Songs of the 1970s list

The Chemical Brothers- Galvanize

The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and other acts, they are credited with bringing the big beat genre to mainstream popularity in the 1990s. In the UK, they have had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.

“Galvanize” is a song by The Chemical Brothers, featuring Q-Tip on vocals. It was released as single from their 2005 album Push The Button. The song peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Swedish House Mafia- Don’t You Worry Child

Swedish House Mafia was a supergroup made up of three producers- Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello. “Don’t You Worry Child” was their last track before they broke up and it quickly became a fan favorite. The track is an emotional rollercoaster, with a beautiful vocal performance by John Martin and a drop that will leave you feeling uplifted.

Fatboy Slim- Right Here, Right Now

“Right Here, Right Now” is a song by English electronic dance music producer and DJ Fatboy Slim. It was first released on 13 September 1999. The song reached number one in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2000, where it stayed for three weeks; in doing so, it became Fatboy Slim’s biggest hit single to date. In the song’s lyrics, Cook reflects upon socio-cultural changes that have taken place since he was growing up.

The track samples “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” by American country music artist Skeeter Davis, which was originally released in 1962. The song also contains elements of “Be Thankful for What You Got” by American soul singer William DeVaughn, which was originally released in 1974.

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