Top EDM Songs 2020: Alan Walker, Kygo, David Guetta & More

top edm songs 2020

The pandemic shattered the world into pieces. As we continue to fight the Covid-19 virus, life is starting to return to normal. During this darkest year, we can be thankful for some of the artists who became beacons of hope and inspired us, as is evident in this list of the Top EDM Songs 2020.

We present the top EDM tracks from the year 2020, no matter the order in which they became a huge hit during the world’s lockdown.


1. Forever Yours – Avicii & Kygo ft Sandro Cavazza

In a sad twist of fate, after Avicii’s departure from Ultra Music Festival announced a long-planned collaboration, his long-teasing has finally come to fruition. Having picked it back up from the ashes has been a great act of regeneration for Kygo. Both tell a story through the song of how the two of them inspired each other’s music, while also reminding us about how timeless Avicii’s music was.

2. Nightlight – Illenium

Illenium concludes his journey of Ashes, Awake, and Ascend. As the artist describes it, Nightlight is an extremely fitting debut track both for the artist and for fans as it marks the next phase in their lives and their music.

3. Both of Us – Jayda G

Jayda G evokes classic piano house days with royal jazz vocals.

The second half of the song will surprise dancers and is one of the reasons it was nominated for a Grammy.

4. Drown – Martin Garrix ft Clinton Kane

With his evocative vocals, feet-tapping chords, and encouraging lyrics, Martin Garrix knows how to win over listeners. As well as reminiscing about older Martin sounds, the track pays homage to his first experiment “There for you”.

5. Lasting Lover – Sigala & James Arhtur

James Arthur maintains the tropical spirit in this new collaboration with the King of happy feel-good music.It brings together his old sound and a modern era of pop sounds.

6. Mirror – Porter Robinson

It was probably the only way to get over what happened in 2020. “Mirror” is Porter Robinson’s latest emotional offering from his new album “Nurture” and stands out as one of the finest songs. It takes us back to the good old days of “Shelter”.

7. On My Mind – Diplo & SIDEPIECE

Diplo proves once again that he can turn anything into gold. The song is a dance floor heat to which the Grammys also agree.

8. The Difference – Flume Featuring Toro y Moi

Despite tightening up the weirdest sounds, Flume still manages to make the best song ever, giving Drum n Bass a new spin. In addition to showing us how vivid the artist’s imagination is, the music video tells us what kind of artist he is.

9. Children – Tinlicker X Robert Miles

Melodic Techno Giants’ remix is a perfect homage to the legendary track by Robert Miles. It has been done well, and the live set video is evidence that we are still in a trance after listening to it.

10. The Business – Tiësto

In his long career, Tiësto has always been the one to make a new sound a hit. Tik-Tok and Instagram reels made this track a viral sensation, and a new wave of deep house music emerged from it. In addition, the music video captures the weirdness of the genre.

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11. Roses – Saint JHN (IMANBEK REMIX)

In this remix, new entrant Imanbek has produced our track of the year. Social media picked up the viral hit, which got the Grammy and also made history as he is the first winner from Kazakhstan. Like in the video, the track takes us on a ride.

12. ily -Surf Mesa Featuring Emilee

When it comes to social media hits, this is unbeatable. Emily’s soft voice and the smooth groove of the track transport us to the Balearic islands on a warm summer evening.

13. Lose Somebody – Kygo & One Republic

The collaboration track has given a powerful message “Sometimes you have to let someone go.”. As the first single from his studio album “Golden Hour”, the video also introduces us to a totally new side of Kygo.

14. Post Malone – Sam Feldt ft RANI

“All we need is good things” and Sam Feldt has given it to us. A blend of his old sound and new sound, along with the charismatic voice of RANI, shows that he is up to something and this is just the beginning of what he will accomplish in the future.

15. Ok Not To Be Ok – Marshmello & Demi Lovato

Clearly, Marshmello isn’t just a gimmick; he cares for his fans. Demi Lovato encourages us to embrace our feelings by talking about mental health. It is also reminiscent of the days of Retro-pop.

16. Lay Your Head On Me – Major Lazer ft Marcus Mumford

This was another one we needed to get through some tough times this year. Marshall Mumford’s comforting voice gave us some peace. In addition, Major Lazer enlisted the help of 200 artists from around the world to make the music video.

17. Turn Me On – Oliver Heldens & Riton Ft Vula

Oliver Heldens no longer needs to prove that he is the king of summer anthems. Taking inspiration from ‘Yazoo’s’ 1982 hit “Don’t Go”, the drop fully incorporates the melody of the song, while referencing some of the lyrics from ‘First Choice’s’ 1977 song “Doctor Love”. Additionally, it was one of the most played songs that year.

18. Alone Pt.II – Alan Walker &. Ava Max

The perfect sequel to the world’s biggest hit. Following on from “Alone”, this track gives us goosebumps with its orchestral arrangement and entrancing voice. Walker has come a long way and proves that his unique sound will be heard around the world.

19. Back To U – Slander & William Black

It’s no wonder that Annika Wells’ name has been on everyone’s lips. Slander and William Black bring us the classic sound of melodic dubstep and future bass. Additionally, the music video introduces Slander’s fresh visual style, which makes them stand out at live shows.

20. Trust No Body – Dj Snake

Apparently, only Dj Snake can cause a riot with his songs, and this one caused the biggest. He goes ahead and proves he’s more than just a hit maker, but also means serious business. When played live, the song is truly an avalanche of chaos.

21. Voices – Kshmr & Brooks

When two genre-defining artists come together, you know it will be a wild ride. Voices is one of their sweetest EDM tracks, produced with their usual feel-good future bounce vibes.

22. Head & Heart – Joel Corry & MNEK (Timmy Trumpet Remix)

When it comes to viral hits, Timmy Trumpet cannot be ignored. The track became a sensation on tik-tok and Instagram and brought future house music into the mainstream category.

23. Kill Me Slow – David Guetta and Morten

David Guetta premieres this one at the first of his unique live stream series during the pandemic. With its uplifting trance music vibe, Morten delivers a high-level MainStage banger.

24. Midnight (The Hanging Tree) – HOSH

A sleeper hit, German DJ, producer and label owner HOSH teams up with Italian newcomer 1979 bringing back fan favourite poem from “The Hunger Games”. A scintillating slice of melodic house, with vocals by London based singer Jalja,the track crafts a sparse, emotive soundscape that lingers long in the memory. The stunning official video sees Tim Burton-reminiscent animation that acts as a perfect visual representation of the track’s eerie yet emotive vibe.

25. Bad – Don Diablo Ft Zak Abel

With this one, Don Diablo once again lifts our spirits. As a producer Don Diablo wishes to explore different sonic boundaries and add a fresh flare to his music, according to him, a move that has proven successful.His weird synth drop tells us exactly what his guilty pleasures are.

What would be your Top EDM Songs 2020 List?

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Shantanu Gursal


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