What a massive amount of top EDM tracks came out in the year 2018! And guess what? We’ve listed the 50 very best ones for you! Check out the list, listen to the playlist, and watch all the music videos!
About the Playlist
Let’s review the list and highlight some of these beauties for you. Enjoy the journey through the electronic dance music of the year 2018.
Top 10 EDM Songs 2018
- One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
- Flames – David Guetta & Sia
- In My Mind – Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino
- Jackie Chan – Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone
- Whenever – Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door ft. Conor Maynard
- Therapy – Armin van Buuren ft. James Newman
- Electricity – Silk City & Dua Lipa
- Remind Me to Forget – Kygo ft. Miguel
- Say My Name – David Guetta ft. Bebe Rexha & J Balvin
- Speechless – Robin Schulz ft. Erika Sirola
“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is a dance-pop, diva house, and tropical house track that celebrates the power of love at first sight.
The lyrics express how just one kiss can spark a strong attraction and connection between two people, and how that feeling can be overwhelming and exhilarating.
The song also reflects the confidence and charisma of the singers, who are not afraid to pursue their romantic interests and make them fall in love with them.
Achievements in the music charts – The song was a huge commercial success, reaching number one in 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it spent eight weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart.
It was also the biggest song of 2018 in the UK, as well as in the Netherlands and in the Flanders region of Belgium. The song has been certified multi-platinum in 13 countries, including Diamond awards in France, Mexico, and Poland, as well as a quintuple platinum one in the UK.
In addition, the song won the Brit Award for British Single of the Year at the 2019 Brit Awards.
Final thoughts – “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa is a catchy and upbeat tune that showcases the talents and chemistry of both artists.
It has a nostalgic and summery vibe, influenced by 1990s house music, electro house, Eurodance, funky disco, funk house, psychedelic electropop, and UK garage elements.
The song perfectly exemplifies how a simple concept can be executed with style and flair, resulting in a global hit that appeals to a wide audience.
“Flames”- David Guetta & Sia
Flames is a song by French DJ and record producer David Guetta and Australian singer-songwriter Sia, released on 22 March 2018 as the third single from Guetta’s seventh studio album, 7.
The song is an electropop and house track with elements of dance music and vague ’80s influences. It features Sia’s powerful vocals over a catchy synth melody and a pulsing beat.
The lyrics are about overcoming obstacles and challenges in life and finding strength and courage in the face of adversity.
The chorus repeats the motivational line: “Oh, oh, you’re the light that I won’t let go / Oh, oh, gotta make it through these flames“.
Achievements in the music charts – The song succeeded commercially, reaching the top five on official charts across Europe, including France, Scotland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
It also reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom and Germany, among other countries. In addition, it was the most-played song on European radio in 2018! It also earned Sia a nomination for Best Female Artist at the 2018 ARIA Music Awards.
The music video for Flames was released on 5 April 2018 on Guetta’s YouTube channel. It emulates 1970s wuxia films and features three women training with their martial arts master, who is killed by a group of ninjas led by Guetta.
The women then fight their way to the palace, where they confront Guetta and his fireball powers. The video was directed by Lior Molcho and starred Danny Trejo as the master.
Final Thoughts – “Flames” is a song that showcases the chemistry and talent of David Guetta and Sia, who have proven to be one of the most successful duos in pop music.
It is a catchy, uplifting, and inspiring anthem that encourages listeners to persevere and overcome their fears.
“In My Mind” by Calvin Harris ft. Rag’n’Bone Man
Lithuanian DJ Dynoro and Italian DJ Gigi D’Agostino released ‘In My Mind’ in 2018. The song is based on the homonymous song by DJ Ivan Gough from 2012.
Dynoro released an instrumental version of “In My Mind” in early 2018. Later, he sampled the chorus from “L’amour toujours” by Gigi D’Agostino from 2001. He released this version as a single in June 2018.
The song is a fusion of house and electro genres. Therefore it has a catchy melody and vocals that repeat the phrase “in my mind, in my head, this is where we all came from”.
It can be interpreted as a celebration of music and creativity, as well as a reflection of one’s identity and aspirations.
Achievements in the music charts – In My Mind was a huge hit in Europe. Reaching the number one position in many countries, such as Belgium, Germany, and Austria.
It also reached the top five in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Latvia, France, and Australia. In the Netherlands, it peaked at number two in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Flemish Ultratop 50 charts.
The song received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. They praised its catchy and energetic sound, as well as its nostalgic homage to Gigi D’Agostino’s classic hit.
In addition, the song was often covered and several remixes by both other artists and DJs appeared.
Final Thoughts – In conclusion, In My Mind is a successful and popular song that combines elements of house and electro music with a memorable chorus.
The song showcases the talents of Dynoro and Gigi D’Agostino, as well as their influences and inspirations.
In short, it is a tribute to music and its power to connect people and express their emotions.
50 Best EDM Songs 2018
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa|
|2||Flames - David Guetta & Sia|
|3||In My Mind - Dynoro & Gigi D'Agostino|
|4||Jackie Chan - Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone|
|5||Whenever - Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door ft. Conor Maynard|
|6||Therapy - Armin van Buuren ft. James Newman|
|7||Electricity - Silk City & Dua Lipa|
|8||Remind Me to Forget - Kygo ft. Miguel|
|9||Say My Name - David Guetta ft. Bebe Rexha & J Balvin|
|10||Speechless - Robin Schulz ft. Erika Sirola|
|11||Darkside - Alan Walker ft. Au/Ra & Tomine Harket|
|12||Diamond Heart - Alan Walker ft. Sophia Somajo|
|13||Mad Love - Sean Paul + David Guetta ft. Becky G|
|14||Goodbye - Jason Derülo x David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Willy William|
|15||Stap voor stap - Kav Verhouzer ft. Sjaak|
|16||High on Life - Martin Garrix ft. Bonn|
|17||Like I Do - David Guetta, Martin Garrix & Brooks|
|18||Body - Loud Luxury ft. Brando|
|19||Born to Be Yours - Kygo & Imagine Dragons|
|20||Happy Now - Kygo ft. Sandro Cavazza|
|21||Where Have You Gone (Anywhere) - Lucas & Steve|
|22||Polaroid - Jonas Blue ft. Liam Payne & Lennon Stella|
|23||Live It Up - Nicky Jam ft. Will Smith & Era Istrefi|
|24||Sex, Love & Water - Armin van Buuren ft. Conrad Sewell|
|25||Dreamer - Martin Garrix ft. Mike Yung|
|26||I Could Be Wrong - Lucas & Steve ft. Brandy|
|27||Losing It - Fisher|
|28||Blah Blah Blah - Armin van Buuren|
|29||Lullaby - Sigala & Paloma Faith|
|30||Does It Matter - Janieck|
|31||Savages - Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Bruno Martini ft. Mayra|
|32||Hero - The Galaxy ft. JVZEL|
|33||Take It - Dom Dolla|
|34||Where Did the Love Go - Chico Rose ft. Afrojack & Lyrica Anderson|
|35||This Is Love - Hardwell & Kaaze ft. Loren Allred|
|36||All I Need - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Gucci Mane|
|37||Your Love - David Guetta & Showtek|
|38||Brighter Days - San Holo ft. Bipolar Sunshine|
|39||Natural Blues - Showtek & Moby|
|40||Boom - Tiësto, Gucci Mane & Sevenn|
|41||Bed of Roses - Afrojack ft. Stanaj|
|42||You Don't Have to Like It - Lucas & Steve x Janieck|
|43||How You Love Me - Hardwell ft. Conor Maynard & Snoop Dogg|
|44||Panic Room - CamelPhat & Au/Ra|
|45||One More Day - Afrojack x Jewelz & Sparks|
|46||Rumors - R3HAB ft. Sofia Carson|
|47||Lee - Moguai & Zonderling|
|48||Won't Hold Me Down (Gravity) - Brennan Heart ft. Trevor Guthrie|
|49||Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie - Arlissa & Jonas Blue|
|50||Dancing Alone - Axwell ? Ingrosso ft. Rømans|
We hope you enjoyed our selection of the most exciting and innovative tracks that defined the electronic dance music scene in 2018.
From house to techno, from trance to dubstep, from ambient to experimental, we tried to capture the diversity and creativity of this genre that never stops evolving and surprising us.
Whether you are a fan of the classics or a seeker of the new, we hope you found something that resonated with you and made you want to dance, relax, or explore.
Thank you for listening and reading, and stay tuned for more playlists in the future!