Electronic Dance Music or popularly known as EDM has been the most sought after genres of music in today’s world. EDM concerts being sold out have become a common phenomenon. Popular EDM festivals like Sunburn (Asia’s largest EDM music festival held in India) and Tomorrowland (one of the world’s largest EDM festivals held in Boom, Belgium) have been headlining the music community. No wonder the tickets for Tomorrowland 2017 were sold out in 64 minutes.
We have prepared a list of the Hottest 10 EDM tracks of 2016.
- Run Wild by Hardwell ft. Jake Reese
Run Wild is one of the craziest tracks where Harwell’s progressive beats meet Jake Reese’s crisp vocals. Titled after the album, this is the second collaboration of the duo after Mad World.
- Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
This hit song from The Chainsmokers featuring singer Daya made to the top 10 charts in several countries. It peaked at No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 2 on the UK Billboard. It even received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording category.
- Cold Water by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber
Written in collaboration with Diplo and Ed Sheeran, the song Cold Water was pre-released by Major Lazer following Justin Bieber’s excitement regarding the song. The song carries some similarity with Bieber’s Love Yourself and carries coastal beats. It’s a road-trip song.
- Let Me Love You by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber
This upbeat song carries great lyrics. Sung by Justin Bieber and mixed by DJ Snake, it peaked at 12th position on the US Billboard Hot 100. This soft-EDM track is soothing and carries a laid-back tempo.
- This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Carrying a mid-tempo, this song by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna was criticized for manipulating Rihnanna’s voice extensively. Co-written with then girlfriend, Taylor Swift, this song reached over 1.25 billion views on Youtube.
- Closer by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
Hitting the No.1 spot at US Billboard Hot 100, it remained there for 12 consecutive weeks. The song has also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Inspired by Blink 182’s ‘I Miss You’, this song’s lyric video was the first of its kind to cross over a billion views on Youtube.
- Alone by Marshmello
Inspired by Daft Punk and Deadmau5, Marshmello wears a marshmallow-shaped helmet covering his full head. The song Alone is one of his best works and shows his great remixing capabilities with heavy bass and unique synth sound.
- In The Name Of Love by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha
Peaking at No.24 on the US Billboard, the songs confirmed Platinum certification in US itself. Carrying the unique voice of Baby Rexha and the futuristic beats and tempo mastered by Martin Garrix, this definitely is one of the best songs of 2016.
- Bomb A Drop by Garmiani
This song was the No.1 most played track at Tomorrowland 2016. This track pairs up booming drums with roaring vocal chants and trap beats. This Swedish DJ has been said to channel the energy and attitude of hip-hop in his EDM hits.
- Dharma by Headhunterz & KSHMR
This song carries elements and chorus from the Indian Music scene. Headhunterz made this song in collaboration KSHMR, who is known for his roots in Indian music. Fused with melody and chants, this song is simply amazing.