Best EDM of the 2010s

The 2010s was a decade of EDM (electronic dance music) explosion! It was the period when EDM became much more mainstream and heavily influential in top 40 pop songs. “Dubstep” first emerged in the late 90s, but remained largely unheard of until post-2010. Many other genres of EDM, including trance, drum & bass, hardcore, house, jungle, techno, garage, trap, etc. fully thrived.

Here is my personal ranking of the #1 EDM song per decade, along with the special mentions:

2010

Cinema by Benny Benassi

I Can’t Stop by Flux Pavilion

One (Your Name) by Swedish House Mafia

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex

Seek Bromance by Avicii (Tim Berg)

2011

Levels by Avicii

Feel So Close by Calvin Harris

Midnight City by M83

Let it Be by Blackmill ft. Veela

Calling (Lose My Mind) by Alesso ft. Ingrosso

2012

Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia

In My Mind by Ivan Gough

I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

Lights by Ellie Goulding

Alive by Krewella

2013

Wake Me Up by Avicii

Hey Brother by Avicii

Live for the Night by Krewella

Take Me Home by Cash Cash

Doin’ It Right by Daft Punk

2014

Say My Name by ODESZA ft. Zyra

Summer by Calvin Harris

My Love by Route 94

Party Like Us by Liquid Stranger

I See Fire by Ed Sheeran (Kygo Remix)

2015

Lean On by DJ Snake ft. MØ

Savant on Mushrooms by Infected Mushrooms ft. Savant

We’re All We Need by Above & Beyond

Light It Up by Major Lazer ft. Nyla

Drop Dat Ass by Crizzly ft. Crichy Crich

2016

I Took A Pill In Ibiza by Mike Posner (Seeb remix)

Say It by Flume ft. Tove Lo

Beggars by Krewella ft. Diskord

Hold U by Andy Bianchini

Light by San Holo

2017

Slide by Calvin Harris

Get It Right by Diplo ft. MØ

9 (After Coachella) by Cashmere Cat

My Own Hymn by Above & Beyond

Lighthouse by Andrew Rayel & Christina Novelli

2018

Easy by Alison Wonderland

The Middle by Zedd

Happier by Marshmello ft. Bastille

Summer by Modestep

Darkside by Alan Walker

2019

Underground by Lindsey Stirling

Artemis by Lindsey Stirling

Way To Break My Heart by Ed Sheehan & Skrillex

Hypnotoad by Psymbionic

Supa Fly by Boogie T


BEST SONG OF THE DECADE: 2014’S “SAY MY NAME

Here’s to another decade of EDM!

Rest in peace Avicii ❤

*This post has been updated 12/19 to include best song of the decade!*

18 responses to “Best EDM of the 2010s”

  1. Hey! Another EDM lover! Nice to meet you!

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    1. YAY! Hey there, right back at ya! 😀

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      1. I’m more of an Anjunabeats sort of guy, but I admire your selections.

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        1. Oooo, nice! Any specific song recommendations?

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          1. Anjunabeats vol 7 is gold, to me. The whole thing. Mellower, atmospheric trance.

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          2. The mix by Kaskade, The Grand, is really good too.

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          3. Let me know if you like/dislike these and I can tailor further recommendations.

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          4. Some single recommendations:
            Alchemy – Above and Beyond
            You Got to Go – Above and Beyond
            Giving it Out – Above and Beyond
            Red Rocks – Above and Beyond
            Sink the Lighthouse, Maor Levi Remix Edit – Above and Beyond, Maor Levi
            Peace of Mind – Above and Beyond
            Signs of the Fall – Andrew Bayer
            Faces – Andy Moor
            The Wall – ARTY
            Brazil 2nd Edit – Deadmau5
            Strobe – Deadmau5
            This Love Kills Me, Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix – Gabriel & Dresden
            Empty Streets, Haji & Emanuel Remix – Late Night Alumni
            Shadows – Oliver Smith
            These Shoulders, Original Mix – Signalrunners
            Always Do You, Oliver Smith Remix – Spencer Brown, Oliver Smith
            All In – Genix
            Orca – Genix
            Lose Yourself – Genix
            Durban – Genix

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          5. Anjunabeats vol 6 is quite choice as well. Mellower trance.

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            1. LOVE IT!!! Trance is one of my faves! And also thank you for the list of songs!! Those are all amazing DJs. Above & Beyond and deadmou5 are favorites of mine. Also “This Love Kills Me” is perfect. Great list!

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              1. Yeah This Love Kills Me is really unique.

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                1. Yeah it really stands out to me!! 🤩

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                  1. Did you notice the dissonant chords? I think that’s what does the trick, along with the nontraditional synths. Kind of “lame on purpose”.

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                    1. Ohhhh yes I know exactly what you mean but I wasn’t sure how to phrase it. Yeah that’s what makes the song!

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                    2. It’s like it’s upbeat but it drags at the same time…

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  2. Which is the best EDM song of the decade?

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    1. Great question!!!! I would have to say 2014’s “Say My Name”! Just included this in the post now!

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