EDM really turned it up in a big way this past year—and DJ Roz has been making the most out of all these instant dance floor hits. While you may have caught some of the top tracks of 2016 while getting wild to the beats of this Los Angeles live DJ, it’s definitely a year worth reviewing. As you make way for the New Year and its new music, here are the top EDM songs you won’t want to leave behind.
Top EDM Tracks of 2016
1. Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
There’s no doubt that the Chainsmokers are some of the hottest names in EDM and their pairing with Halsey really took their style to the limit in 2016. Not only has this song made waves in the electronic dance circuit, but it has been touted as the one of the longest chart-topping singles of year. If you love this track, be sure to check out another popular hit from this DJ duo, “Don’t Let Me Down.”
2. Let Me Love You – DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber
While this song has remained in the top 10 for electronic music on the Billboard charts, it has also found a place as No. 41 on Billboard’s “Top Pop Hits of 2016.” This genre-bending track heats up style with the innovative beats of French music producer, DJ Snake, and the entrancing vocals of pop megastar Justin Bieber. It’s a tune you cannot tune out.
3. In the Name of Love – Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha
When “In the Name of Love” dropped in July, it was clearly not just a winner for the summer—but for the entire year. This melodic EDM track has since been a festival favorite—namely due to its blend of rich vocals and its steady progression.
4. Cold Water – Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MO
2015 was a big year for Major Lazer when he debuted “Lean On” with sultry singer MO, but the two didn’t rest on their laurels when they returned in 2016 with “Cold Water.” This time, Justin Bieber joined in for an uncanny dance party hit that is a crowd-pleaser each and every time. A must-listen if you love tropical beats and rhythmic duets.
5. This What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
A year-end EDM list wouldn’t be complete without a cameo from the denizen of dance himself, Calvin Harris—once again accompanied by Rihanna. The two let this fresh song out into the world, providing a new take on deep 90s dance club hits that would inspire any vogue-off.