THE TOP 20 MOST OVERPLAYED EDM SONGS contains some songs just don’t know when to give up In an age where media encompasses everything we do, fads seem to grow old much faster than they used to. Songs used to be able to stay at the top of the chart for months at a time, but that is rarely the case anymore.This is a list of songs that every DJ should just take off their set list because they’ve been beaten to death. This list is not meant to judge the quality of any of these songs, but only that they, at some point, over-saturated the EDM scene. Disagree? Feel free to comment below to let us know which songs you would add to the list.
20. I Can’t Stop – Flux Pavilion
This Flux Pavilion track was huge in the dance music scene in 2010, before Jay-Z and Kanye West sampled it in their hit “Who Gon Stop Me.” The track is still getting played out at festivals across the world, and Flux even remixed the track in 2013, calling it “I Still Can’t Stop.”
19. Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay
Bringing it all the way back to 1999, this song will be stuck in your head the rest of the day. This song was a chart topper in many countries and is still a throwback track at many clubs around the country.
18. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland
This song was a massive hit, giving us a little bit of progressive house on the radio in the late 2000s, before the “EDM” movement really blew up.
17. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon
When we first wrote our “Top 10” a few months back, this song hadn’t hit radio airplay yet and was just finally starting to get played out at festivals. Now the track has finally gotten to the point where even the mainstream radio listeners are tired of it.
16. Alive – Krewella
This song was Alive at one point, but we’re pretty sure it’s dead now. Krewella’s first major hit took the mainstream dance world by storm. This song was incredibly successful on the radio, and my guess is that most people got tired of the repetitive nature of the track.
15. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
This song was played out beyond repair. The music video even has over 300 million views, demonstrating its impact on the mainstream dance fan.
14. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk
Such an iconic song, even Kanye couldn’t stay away from sampling it.
13. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
18 Months was one of the most successful dance albums on radio ever, and this song was arguably the biggest track on the album. The remix from Diplo and Grandtheft was pretty big in the festival circuit as well.
12. #SELFIE – The Chainsmokers
This track is one of the only tracks competing with “Turn Down For What” for most overplayed track of 2014. The Botnek remix, which resurrected the track in time for festival season, hasn’t helped the cause, either.
11. Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes
We left this out of the top 10 because this song still holds a special place in our hearts. However, there is no denying that this song got overplayed at festivals and on the radio, hitting number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Are you annoyed yet?
In an age where media encompasses everything we do, fads seem to grow old much faster than they used to. Songs used to be able to stay at the top of the chart for months at a time, but that is rarely the case anymore.
This is a list of songs that every DJ should just take off their set list because they’ve been beaten to death. This list is not meant to judge the quality of any of these songs, but only that they, at some point, over-saturated the EDM scene. Disagree? Feel free to comment below to let us know which songs you would add to the list.
10. Harlem Shake – Baauer
About six months before the Harlem Shake went viral, it was my favorite song and I played it at every party I went to. Then, the entire world decided they had to make their own Harlem Shake, and thus the song became about as annoying as nails on a chalkboard.
9. In My Mind – Axwell, Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl
This song’s beautiful lyrics and melody shot it straight to the top of the EDM charts, but after it’s been played on nearly every festival main stage, we’re tired of hearing it.
8. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (A-Trak Remix)
We all know those stabbing synths that seemingly every DJ in the world has cut to in the middle of their set… and it was great, for a while. However, DJs I think it’s time for this track to be retired from your set list (for now, at least).
7. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
This anthem was the last single released by Swedish House Mafia and helped build the hype for their final tour. This song received massive radio airplay and unfortunately it lost its shine after a while.
6. Internet Friends – Knife Party
Sometimes I wish I could block this song on Facebook.
5. Sandstorm – Darude
If one more person tells me this is their favorite “techno” song, I’ll lose it.
4. Cinema – Benny Benassi (Skrillex Remix)
Probably one of first “dubstep” songs that got widespread play in bars and clubs across the world, it was important to the rise of Skrillex as a powerhouse in dance music. But truthfully, DJs, there are much better Skrillex tracks you can play.
3. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Who didn’t love this song when it first came out? Unfortunately, the radio and mainstream media was aware of the hype and within days “Get Lucky” was played at every radio station and bar in the country.
2. Levels – Avicii
This song became the butt of every joke after becoming one of the first songs of the new-wave “EDM” wave to get massive radio airplay. It didn’t help that Flo Rida ruined the track when he sang over it for “Good Feeling.”
1. Animals – Martin Garrix
I’ll give Martin Garrix his props for the success of this song, but this track quickly became one of the most annoying songs of all time. When deadmau5 dropped the McMaNGOS “Martin Garrix Had a Farm” remix at Ultra, I think it was his way of announcing this song was officially dead.