The Top 10 Electronic Tracks of the Decade: a blog address the top electronic tracks of the decade and list them in order.
The top ten list is a familiar genre for music fans, but this is the first one I’ve seen that really does it right. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on the best tracks from this decade in electronic music, aka “dance” music. Though there could be thousands of worthy tracks to choose from and many worthy genres, I’ve focused mostly on house, minimal techno, and dubstep. The order is approximate, both within each year and overall.
Dieselboy & Kaos – Barrier Break (Barrier Break EP) – Dieselboy was a staple of the late 90s drum n’ bass scene in North America; this track is a welcome return to his earlier output. There’s some great FX work on the synths toward the end of the track as well.
Mathew Jonson & The Mole – Synchronicity (Synchronicity EP) – This track may not be either artist’s best work but it sure is an absolute joy to dance to. It also features some excellent percussion samples (notably starting at 1:04), which I love because
The Top 10 Electronic Tracks of the Decade: a blog address the top electronic tracks of the decade and list them in order. The blog discusses the music and why it deserves to be in the top 10. This blog also discuss how they came up with their list, what are their criteria, etc. The tone of this blog is professional and informative.
The Top 10 Electronic Tracks of The Decade
For the last decade, electronic music has been a dominant force in pop culture. As its popularity has surged, the genre has diversified, with different subgenres drawing their own fans.
As we enter a new decade, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve seen so far. Here are the ten best electronic tracks of the past ten years.
10. “We Are Your Friends” by Justice vs Simian
This 2006 hit is one of the most anthemic songs ever put out by an electronic band. It blends a catchy dance beat with a memorable guitar riff from the band Simian. The song was used in a popular commercial for a well-known beverage company, and quickly became one of the most recognizable tracks on this list.
9. “Swedish Beauty” by Avicii
Avicii exploded onto the scene with this 2010 single from his debut album. The song features a synth hook that loops over and over again, eventually building up into a high energy dance track perfect for late night clubbing.
8. “Strobe” by Deadmau5
Deadmau5 has been one of the most
The Top 10 Electronic Tracks of the Decade
10. “Derek” by Four Tet (Rounds, 2003)
Four Tet has made many great songs over the years, but this is probably his crowning achievement. It uses a sample from “Strange Overtones” by David Byrne and Brian Eno, which in turn samples Derek Bailey’s guitar work. This song is an ambitious attempt to bring together jazz, ambient and electronic music into one magnificent piece of art.
9. “Bleed For You” by Matthew Dear (Leave Luck to Heaven, 2003)
The first track on Matthew Dear’s Leave Luck to Heaven album has been described as an “elephant-stomping” dance floor filler. It also happens to be one of my favorite tracks ever. I consider it to be a bit of a dark horse on this list because there are many people out there who’ve never heard it before. The song features intermittent vocals that say: “I bleed for you.” And it’s true; I do bleed for this song.
8. “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” by Phoenix (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, 2009)
This critically acclaimed French band put out their best album yet in 2009 with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
What better way to cap off the final day of the decade than with a list of the top 10 electronic tracks of the decade? The list below is based on my own personal favorites, and while I tried to keep it as diverse as possible, there are some artists that show up more than once. Some of these tracks may be a little bit older than 10 years, but they’re all great nonetheless and they helped define the sound of this decade.
Here’s to 10 more great years in music (and many more top 10 lists).
10. Daft Punk – “Around the World” (1997)
9. Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.” (2007)
8. Underworld – “Born Slippy .NUXX” (1995)
7. Fatboy Slim – “Praise You” (1998)
6. Basement Jaxx – “Where’s Your Head At” (2001)
Electronic music has come a long way since the 1970s. The decade was filled with many electronic hits and became a huge part of mainstream music. Here are the top 10 electronic songs of this decade.
1. “Sexy Bitch”
David Guetta featuring Akon (2009)
This song by David Guetta and Akon was one of the most popular songs of 2009. It topped both the US and UK pop charts and hit number one on iTunes in over seven countries. It received a nomination for Record of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards, but lost to Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody”.
Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (2007)
The second biggest hit on this list is Timbaland’s 2007 collaboration with OneRepublic, “Apologize”. It topped charts in 16 countries and became the highest-selling single of 2007 in Germany, Poland and Switzerland. In 2008, it won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, but lost Record of the Year to Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”.
1. Daft Punk – Da Funk
2. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
3. Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thing
4. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
5. Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
6. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
7. Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
8. Propellerheads – Spybreak! (Short One)
9. Moby – Go (Woodtick Mix)
10. Underworld – Born Slippy