It’s time to turn up the volume and crank up that bass to enjoy the best EDM songs of 2016 that pounded their way to the top of the charts so far in the first half of the year. As the weather cools down, the beats are turning up with all kinds of top EDM songs that will fuel the rest of your year and fill your portable music player with bass. Whether you are into trap, dubstep, electro house, or future bass, the 2016 EDM charts have something for you. The mellower tones of the tropical house anthems by Kyga and Calvin Harris will feel like manna to the soul. And the energized beats of Tiësto and The Chainsmokers will have you out on the dancefloor in no time.
Whether you're planning to bring the roof down with the coolest house party on the block, getting ready to hit the road for a well-deserved vacation, or looking for new music to amp up your current commute, work, or gym playlists, take a look at our selection of this season's best EDM songs to add a boost of energy and bass to your music collection.
"Don't Let Me Down (ft. Daya)"
Artist: The Chainsmokers
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, the production duo behind The Chainsmokers, are no strangers to ruling the roost on the EDM charts across the world. After dominating the dance charts with their double-platinum single from 2015, "Roses," the duo has dropped yet another chart topper with their infectious new single "Don't Let Me Down." Featuring compelling vocals by Pittsburgh teen pop singer, Daya, this EDM song will take you on an unexpected ride through haunting electric guitar lines that rapidly jump into a full trap breakdown as the chorus gets your adrenaline pumping. Take this single along with you whenever you need a quick boost to your mood.
"This Is What You Came For (ft. Rihanna)"
Artist: Calvin Harris
Rihanna lends her exuberant vocals to this breezy EDM song by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. This single marks their third collaboration since their smash hit, "We Found Love" in 2011. Taylor Swift even lent a helping hand, collaborating on the lyrics with Harris. "This Is What You Came For" is one of those catchy dance numbers where you can't help but tap your feet to the rhythmic beats and head straight to the dancefloor to show off some of your moves.
"Raging (ft. Kodaline)"
"Raging" is the fifth single off Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo's debut album, Cloud Nine. Kygo collaborated with Irish rock band Kodaline for the vocals on this single and co-wrote this EDM song with English singer-songwriter James Bay. The rhythmic flow of piano notes alongside a soft bassline lends the feel of a ballad to this melodic number, as Kodaline sings passionately about the raging love between two people.
"Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber and MØ)"
Artist: Major Lazer
Major Lazer teamed up again with Justin Bieber and MØ for his latest EDM song, "Cold Water." The electronic ballad topped the EDM charts in many countries and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list. "Cold Water" is a laid-back pop-infused love song about never letting go. Bieber's and MØ's distinct vocals create the perfect combination to complement the easy flow of the song. Its vibrant electronic chords and catchy beat make it the perfect treat to enjoy while basking in the sun.
"I Keep Running feat. Sheare"
Artist: Benny Benassi
Best known for his 2002 hit song "Satisfaction," Benny Benassi is a veteran DJ who manages to keep rolling out epic new EDM songs along with collaborating with some of the freshest artists on the scene. From his latest album "Danceaholic," Benny brings us a dance anthem titled "I Keep Running." Featuring smooth vocals from artist Sheare, this EDM song brings fans a fresh style while staying true to Benny's trademark deep house sound.
"Summer Nights (ft. John Legend)"
On his latest jam, "Summer Nights," DJ and dance music icon Tiësto reunites with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Legend. Their lively single brings together Tiësto's high-octane dance beats with Legend's soul-funk style, blending harmoniously. "Summer Nights" will keep any party rocking till the early hours of the morning.
Bump Those Beats
For those who would like to unleash their inner DJ and throw a huge party, Sony's GTK-XB7 High Power Home Audio System will drop those beats loud and turn any space into a club. A built-in handle lets you easily carry this speaker anywhere around the house or head outside to party under the stars. Let your DJ skills shine as you hustle out your own remixes with special sound effects, while LED lights on the speaker pulsate to the beat. These customizable LED lights feature multicolor patterns ranging from pure white to fun rainbow combinations and can be synchronized to the beat to match the atmosphere of the party. And if you need even more ways to pump up the party, consider connecting multiple speakers in the Party Chain for a higher sound output. You can designate the GTK-XB7 as the "Party Host" and sync your favorite EDM songs with the other systems in the chain for a killer boost in volume.
To throw a smaller get-together in your dorm or by the pool, get your hands on the Sony EXTRA BASS SRS-XB3 Portable Wireless Speaker. Its compact size makes it easy to carry with you anywhere, and its innovative EXTRA BASS technology maximizes sound to make your EDM songs come to life so you can feel the energy behind every deep bass sound. Its water-resistant design allows the party to follow you wherever you go, especially made for outdoor festivities with friends. And feel free to party as long as you want to because the SRS-XB3 speaker features an extended battery life of 24 hours. Whether you are sharing the best EDM songs of 2016 with a few friends in your dorm, or hosting an impromptu outdoor dance party, the SRS-XB3 speaker can go with you anywhere
Arm yourself with the best EDM songs and a power-packed speaker, and just kick back and let the music take you on a euphoric journey.