Skip navigation! Story from Music. There are few things in the world as fun as totally letting go and dancing. Of course, dancing requires good music. You can't break it down to slow, moody music — unless you've got moves like Solange or Janet Jackson. For the rest of us, a dance party requires upbeat dance tunes. You need songs that you can't help but move to. Songs that make you start swaying in your seat.
In , dance music went in many disparate directions, with artists from the realm expanding further into the fields of pop, rock, country, house, tech-house, techno, disco, bass and beyond, altogether establishing electronic music as one of the most eclectic -- and thus one of the most interesting -- genres in the world. While the year's 50 standout tracks are certainly varied, they're linked by a shared ability to get feet moving, heads bobbing and emotions swirling. Indeed, while the dance scene is home to many types of artists and fans, whatever our electronic genre of choice, we're all after that same feeling of unity, catharsis and elevation that a quality track can so effectively provide. Though Alison Wonderland has sung on much of her own discography, her recent releases have begun to feature her vocals more prominently, and rightly so. The year was almost over, but Amtrac came through in the early half of December with one last groovy earworm we just had to put on our list. It's an ode to the beauty of repetition, played out in sonic loops and building layers. Interstellar synth lines glitter over soulful piano chords, lone guitar wails and driving bass rhythms, while Amtrac grabs the mic to deliver an infectious vocal designed in the style of a sample. The music video plays on themes of obsession, depicting a man consumed by the never-ending search for UFOs. But despite the sunny lyrics and seemingly happy strums, the emotional track strikes a melancholy tone. The London-based producer has kept up his signature moves -- the dusty shuffling, spectral voices and hangar-sized echo -- while swerving into clubbier territory.
Top Dance Songs 2020
Would Gou storm with that arena-sized momentum? So far, the answer is a resounding yes. Hold on to your hat and clutch your pearls: Gesaffelstein's first-ever Billboard Hot top 40 hit as a lead artist is one of the most NSFW breakthroughs of recent years. The music video also features some stunning views of the mecha-Gesaffelstein, the head-to-toe metallic monster that is the producer's new look. It's that fun.
From French-Canadian electronic producer Marie Davidson's riotously scathing critique of modern capitalism to Dolly Parton's chart-topping foray into the world of EDM, here is a list of some of the year's best dance tracks. In a media and technology-saturated global society, where the public is continuously bombarded with coverage of mass shootings, human rights violations, and political scandal, finding an outlet to de-stress is becoming psychologically crucial, whether we admit it or not. From ancient Greece to the Renaissance and into the glittery nightclub scene of the late 20th century, dancing has always been a vehicle for escapism and dealing with the struggles of life. Beyond the beach raves, yacht parties, and mass-marketed EDM festivals of the past decade, dance music has often fostered a sense of solidarity and empathy in the face of crises and chaos. In the wake of tragedy, the pulse of the beat prevails. As we approach the next Roaring Twenties, electronic music continues to splinter into different subgenres. Glitch house, nu-disco, progressive trance, acid techno, synthwave, trap, tech-house, electropunk, jungle, breakbeat, garage — the variety is seemingly endless. Still, one thing is for sure, the recent doom-laden articles declaring its demise are merely commenting on the dwindling festival scene.