Tuesday 31 December 2019

Top 100 Dance Songs of the 2010s

It doesn't seem five minutes since compiling the top 100 dance songs of the 00s, and yet here we are. A full decade of dance music to reflect on.

Long time readers know the drill by now. These are the best electronic tunes set to repetitive beats you can find anywhere in the world. And while the 2010s had their share of horrors, it also played host to many fine musical moments. Nevertheless, going over this list I cant get away from the idea it's inflected with nostalgia. Not in terms of the preponderance of tunes from the early part of the decade, but instead the constant harking back to previous styles. The trance and house you find here are interspersed with a sprinkling of dubstep and EBM, but no trap, tropical, grime, hardstyle, American-friendly EDM, or synthwave. An old person's list then? Or perhaps the aforementioned subgenres are utterly below par? It's up to you to decide. And so, what we have here are a few crowd pleasers and some even your da might had heard of, and quite a fair amount of niche and underground compositions. All killer, no filler as they like to say.

If you would like to compare this compilation of the hundred greatest bangers with the other All That Is Solid decade-in-dance lists, knock yourselves out. Here reside the lists for the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s and, of course, the 00s.

Here you go. Enjoy the tunes and play them super loud.

100. Timebomb by Laidback Luke feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn (2011)
99. You're Not Alone by Don Diablo feat. Kiiara (2019)
98. Flames by David Guetta and Sia (2018)
97. Cure by Tube & Berger, Alegant (2018)
96. Don't Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix) by Imany (2015)
95. Love's Got Me High by SCALES (2015)
94. Run Away by Denis Kenzo feat. Angel Falls (2016)
93. Winners by Kill Frenzy feat. Kisch (2019)
92. Mangata by Dim3nsion (2016)
91. Graduation by Gemini (2011)
90. 17 by MK (2017)
89. Right Back by Yuri Kane (2010)
88. I Don't Deserve You by Paul van Dyk feat. Plumb (2012)
87. Faded by ZHU (2014)
86. King by Years & Years (2015)
85. Slave of Love by Ivan Roudyk (2015)
84. Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds (2012)
83. Falling by Alesso (2017)
82. Breathe by Jax Jones feat. Ina Wroldsen (2018)
81. Tears In Your Eyes by Nora En Pure (2017)
80. Guilt by Nero (2011)
79. Origins by Factor B and the Noble Six (2017)
78. When a Fire Starts to Burn by Disclosure (2013)
77. The Pop Kids by Pet Shop Boys (2016)
76. White Lies by M22 (2019)
75. Lonely by Eddie Thoneick & Kurd Maverick feat. Errol Reid (2019)
74. Not Giving Up on Love by Armin van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis Bextor (2010)
73. Motivation (Kris O'Neil Remix) by Paul Thomas feat. Ladystation (2012)
72. Remember Love by DJ's United (2010)
71. Silhouette (Allen & Envy Remix) by Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight and Sarah Lynn (2013)
70. Magnum Opus by Thomas Ulstrup (2017)
69. Wonderful Life (Freemasons Remix) by Hurts (2011)
68. Tears (Aurosonic Progressive Mix) by Headstrong feat. Stine Grove (2011)
67. We Can Fly by Jorn van Deynhoven (2016)
66. One Kiss by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa (2018)
65. Chasing The Sun (D Mad V Matt Darey radio mix) by Matt Darey & Aeron Aether feat. Ridgewalkers (2010)
64. This Night (Alex MORPH Remix) by Filo & Peri feat. Audrey Gallagher (2010)
63. Mistakes by CYA (2017)
62. Get Me High by Franky Wah (2019)
61. Meteora by The Noble Six (2016)
60. About You by Sebastian Weikum (2015)
59. Hear Me (Aly & Fila Remix) by Mohamed Ragab feat. Jaren (2016)
58. Flicker by Porter Robinson (2014)
57. Will We Remain? (Spencer Brown Remix) by ilan Bluestone and Maor Levi feat. EL Waves (2018)
56. One Breath by Namnambulu (2017)
55. Another World (Shogun Remix) by Cerf, Mitiska and Jaren (2011)
54. Need U (100%) by Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E (2013)
53. Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne (2014)
52. Northern Soul by Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford (2017)
51. My House by Hercules and Love Affair (2011)
50. Scio by Jay Hardway (2017)
49. Opus by Eric Prydz (2015)
48. Cruel Intentions by Simian Mobile Disco (2010)
47. Eterna by Dim3nsion (2017)
46. The Call by Raized by Wolves feat. Tom Smith (2011)
45. Lonely Inside by Ferry Corsten (2017)
44. Latch by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith (2012)
43. Back Home (Fady and Mina vs Omar Sharif Extended Remix) by Hazem Belatagui feat. Adara (2018)
42. The Sun (Kyau & Albert Rework) by Frida Sundemo (2016)
41. Nothing Without Me by Markus Schulz feat. Ana Diaz (2012)
40. Sexual by Neiked feat. Dyo (2016)
39. I Wrote the Book by Beth Ditto (2011)
38. Rainbow by Estiva with Ruben De Ronde (2018)
37. Cheops (Original Mix) by Matt Bukovski, Andy Elliass and Abys (2013)
36. As We Collide (Orjan Nilsen Remix) by Christian Burns, Paul Oakenfold and JES (2013)
35. Lotus by Shogun (2011)
34. Apprehension by Simon O'Shine and Sergey Nevone (2013)
33. All I See by Bondax (2014)
32. Underwater (Yotto's Dusk Remix) by Rufus Du Sol (2019)
31. Rewind (Mikkas Remix) by Emma Hewitt (2012)
30. The Night Out (Madeon Remix) by Martin Solveig (2012)
29. Always Loved a Film by Underworld (2010)
28. Starboy by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk (2016)
27. Orbion by Armin van Buuren (2010)
26. Now I Feel Good by Starsmith (2014)
25. Once Upon a Time by Schiller (2016)
24. Niton (The Reason) by Eric Prydz (2011)
23. Forever Ravers by ANNA & Kittin (2019)
22. Therapy by Hot Since '82 feat. Alex Mills (2019)
21. Bump n' Grind 2014 by Waze and Odyssey vs R Kelly (2014)
20. You Belong To Me by Bobina and Betsie Larkin (2011)
19. Dancing On My Own by Robyn (2010)
18. Chandelier (Stoto Remix) by Sia (2015)
17. Gotta Keep On by The Chemical Brothers (2019)
16. Love Heals You by Roger Shah & Leilani (2016)
15. F For You by Disclosure feat. Mary J Blige (2014)
14. Too Close by Alex Clare (2011)
13. Magenta by Giuseppe Ottaviani with Ferry Corsten (2013)
12. Breathe by CamelPhat & Cristoph feat. Jem Cooke (2018)
11. Ramelia (Tribute to Amelia) by RAM and Susana (2013)
10. Foolish Dreams by Frozen Plasma (2015)
9. Surga by Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella (2019)
8. Not In Love by Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith (2010)
7. Chronicles of a Fallen Love by The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech (2012)
6. The Mother We Share by CHVRCHES (2012)
5. Headliner by Jorn van Deynhoven (2012)
4. Anahera by Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella (2015)
3. Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont (2015)
2. Count On Me by Chase & Status feat. Moko (2013)

And what could possibly be number one, the greatest dance song of the decade? It was tough, but this just edged it ...


Jimbo said...

Some proper bangers in there. Happy new year!

Unknown said...

Beautiful,best time of my life 1980s to mid 1990s rave scene from illegal raves to loved up festivals,from Brazil to ibiza I traveled, sitting at home in Newcastle upon Tyne at 0924 on new days morning 2020 sober straight & lucky to of had the chance to experience a culture that only comes round once in a life time, met some of the most beautiful nice people who I'm still friends with to this day, thank god there were no smart phones or I would of never worked again due to being in prison 🙊🙉🙈. Happy new year.