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 thoughts on “Best EDM of the 2010s

      1. 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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      2. 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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