Picking just 50 tracks has been a nightmare but every single tune in this list is solid gold so crank your system and enjoy Tophat feat. The work of Swedish producer and Karlovak Recordings bossman Mr. Vocals are supplied by electro-pop princess Robyn — a huge star in her own right — though her melodies seem to be more of a background feature than the main event. Sakro followed up a prolific with five quality releases this year, which affirm the young Mexican producer amongst the upper echelons of the minimal scene. Bicep have had a pretty good year, what with their self-titled album landing via Ninja Tune in September to widespread critical acclaim. Dusty and forgotten, sleek and modern. Love it or hate it, you cannot ignore this monster dance hit from Camelphat on Defected.
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The dance music scene came alive in Many of the genre's biggest names pushed themselves in new directions, turning in their turntables for synthesizers and microphones, or climbing in the studio with acts from pop and hip-hop to create new intersectional sounds that better reflect modern listeners' genre-blurred interests. When compiling our list, we at Billboard Dance decided to weigh both quality and impact. Below, you'll find our picks for 's best dance songs that made a major impact on the charts and on the influence of the genre as a whole. They're the songs we think will go on to define the year, the songs you couldn't escape and the songs you didn't want to. Krewella, "TH2C". Don Diablo feat. The unlikely pairing resulted in a beautiful, feel-good indie electronic record. Yuna, "Don't Call Me". Emergency brain surgery left her unable to speak or hear music, this California beat queen relearned her craft and stole the year with a series of melodic and triumphant releases.