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500 Greatest Electronic/Dance Songs of All Time
This list focuses on the modern era of electronic music as well the culture and aesthetic associated with this genre of music, which begins with krautrock, particularly Kraftwerk. Some important avant-garde and experimental classical works from the pre- and post-Kraftwerk eras are also included. Disco and funk for the most part were organic musical styles and mostly do not fit in with the definition of electronic music. Hip hop, on the other hand, shares some similar roots and stylings of electronic music, though it has its own distinctive culture and aesthetic.

Criteria: - These Electronic/Dance songs are meant to be taken as a basic starting point for a greatest songs discussion. All these electronic/dance songs are crucial to know for full appreciation of the history of electronic/dance music. Songs are based on influence, popularity, and acclaim.

Edited By: Jeff B.
List Begun: 5-14-09


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500 Greatest Electronic/Dance Songs of All Time
  1. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard (A True Story)
  2. 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare
  3. 2 Live Crew - Throw the D.
  4. 2 Unlimited - Get Ready for This
  5. 4Hero - Mr. Kirk's Nightmare
  6. 69 Boyz - Tootsee Roll
  7. 808 State - Pacific State
  8. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
  9. A Number of Names - Sharevari
10. A Split Second - Flesh
11. Acen - Trip II the Moon
12. Adam Beyer - Drum Code I
13. Adam F. - Circles
14. Adamski - Killer
15. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
16. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat
17. Afro-Rican - Give It All You Got
18. Age of Love - Age of Love
19. Air - Sexy Boy
20. Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction
21. Alexander Robotnick - Problemes D'Amour
22. Alice DeeJay - Better Off Alone
23. Altern-8 - Activ-8
24. Aly-Us - Follow Me
25. Amber - This is Your Night
26. Amber - Sexual (Thunderpuss 2000 remix)
27. Amnesia - Ibiza (Loco Acid remix)
28. Amon Duul II - Archangels Thunderbird
29. Amon Tobin - Four Ton Mantis
30. Annie - Heartbeat
31. Aphex Twin - Digeridoo
32. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
33. Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
34. Aqua - Barbie Girl
35. Armand Van Helden - U Don't Know Me
36. Armand Van Helden - The Funk Phenomena
37. Art of Noise - Close (To the Edit)
38. Art of Noise - Moments in Love
39. Art of Trance - Madagascar
40. Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind
41. Ash Ra Tempel - Light and Darkness: Light - Look at Your Sun
42. Astral Projection - Mahadeva
43. ATB - 9 PM
44. Autechre - Bike
45. Autechre - Dael
46. Autechre - Cavity Job
47. Aztec Mystic - Jaguar
48. Azzido Da Bass - Doom's Night
49. Baby D. - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
50. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
51. Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
52. Basement Jaxx - Romeo
53. Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
54. Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II
55. BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire
          - Doctor Who theme
56. Beloved - The Sun Rising
57. Billie Ray Martin - Your Loving Arms
58. Bizarre Inc. - I'm Gonna Get You
59. Bjork - Human Behaviour
60. Bjork - Venus As a Boy
61. Black Box - Ride on Time
62. Black Box - Strike It Up
63. Black Box - Everybody Everybody
64. Black Dog Productions/Plaid - Object Orient
65. Boards of Canada - Telephasic Workshop
66. Bob Marley vs Funk Star Deluxe - Sun is Shining (ATB remix)
67. Bomb the Bass - Beat Dis
68. Bobby O - She Has a Way
69. Brand New Heavies - Dream on Dreamer
70. Brian Eno - Discreet Music
71. Brian Eno - America is Waiting
72. Brian Eno - 1/1
73. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
74. Bruce Haack - Party Machine
75. BT - Flaming June (BT & PVD remix)
76. Bucketheads - The Bomb
77. Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
78. C + C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
79. Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag
80. Cajmere - Coffee Pot/Percolator
81. Cameo - Word Up
82. Can - Mushroom
83. Can - Spoon
84. Can - Oh Yeah
85. Carl Craig - At Les
86. Cascada - Everytime We Touch
87. Cathy Dennis - Touch Me
88. Ce Ce Peniston - Finally
89. Cerrone - Love in "C" Minor
90. Charles Wuorinen - Times Encomium
91. Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
92. Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
93. Cher - Believe
94. Chicane - Offshore
95. Chicory Tip - Son of My Father
96. Chip E. - It's House
97. CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand Van Helden remix)
98. Cluster - Rote Riki
99. Coil - The Anal Staircase
100. Coldcut - Say Kids, What Time Is It?
101. Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On
102. Colonel Abrams - Trapped
103. Confetti's - The Sound of C
104. Corina - Temptation
105. Corona - Rhythm of the Night
106. Crush - Jellyhead (Motiv8 remix)
107. Crystal Method - Busy Child
108. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman
109. Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love
110. Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
111. Cybersonik - Technarchy
112. Cybotron - Clear
113. Cybotron - Alleys of Your Mind
114. D-Train - You're the One for Me (Francois Kevorkian
         & Hubert Evans III remix)

115. D.A.F. - Der Mussolini
116. Daft Punk - Da Funk
117. Daft Punk - Around the World
118. Daft Punk - One More Time
119. Dance 2 Trance - We Came In Peace
120. DaRude - Sandstorm
121. Dave Clarke - Wisdom to the Wise
122. David Bowie - Sound and Vision
123. David Morales & The Bad Yard Club - In De Ghetto
124. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)
125. Death in Vegas - Aisha
126. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
127. Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here (Hex Hector remix)
128. Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
129. Deep Dish - The Future of the Future
130. Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
131. Delerium - Silence (DJ Tiesto remix)
132. Dem 2 - Destiny
133. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
134. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
135. Devo - Whip It
136. Dieselboy - Invid
137. Dirty Vegas - Days Go By
138. DJ Casper/Mr. C the Slide Man - Cha Cha Slide
139. DJ Hype - Weird Energy
140. DJ Miko - What's Up?
141. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim - Access
142. DJ Seduction - Hardcore Heaven
143. DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like? Part IV
144. DJ Shadow - In/Flux
145. DJ Trace - Mutant Revisited
146. DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
147. DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
148. Donna Summer - I Feel Love
149. Double 99 - RIP Groove
150. Double Dee & Steinski - The Payoff Mix
151. Dust Brothers - Chemical Beats
152. Dynamix II - Just Give the DJ a Break
153. Ed Rush - Bludclot Artattack
154. Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes - Goodbye Kiss
155. Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
156. Eiffel 65 - Blue
157. Einsturzende Neubauten - Yu-Gung (Futter Mein Ego)
158. Electronic - Getting Away With It
159. EMF - Unbelievable
160. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Three N One remix)
161. Enigma - Sadeness Part I
162. Enya - Orinoco Flow
163. Erasure - Chains of Love
164. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut remix)
165. Eric Prydz - Call on Me
166. Euromasters - Where the Fuck is Amsterdam?
167. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
168. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down
169. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
170. Everything But the Girl - Missing (Todd Terry remix)
171. Faithless - Insomnia
172. Farley "Jackmaster" Funk - Love Can't Turn Around
173. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
174. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
175. Fatboy Slim - Everybody Needs a 303
176. Felix - Don't You Want Me?
177. Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene
178. Fennesz - Endless Summer
179. Fingers Inc. - Can You Feel It?
180. Fischerspooner - Emerge
181. Fragma - Toca's Miracle
182. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
183. Frankie Knuckles - Your Love
184. Frankie Knuckles - Tears
185. Freeez - I.O.U.
186. Freestyle - Don't Stop the Rock
187. Front 242 - Headhunter
188. Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea
189. Gary Numan - Cars
190. George Winston - Sea
191. Gigi D'Agostino - I'll Fly With You
192. Gina G. - Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit
193. Global Communication - 14:31
194. Giorgio Moroder - The Chase
195. Giorgio Moroder - From Here to Eternity
196. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
197. Goldie - Inner City Life
198. Goodmen - Give It Up
199. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
200. Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash
         on the Wheels of Steel

201. Green Velvet - La La Land
202. Groove Armada - I See You Baby
203. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
204. Haddaway - What is Love?
205. Hallucinogen - LSD
206. Happy Mondays - Step On
207. Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
208. Hardfloor - Hardfloor Acperience
209. Hazell Dean - Searchin'
210. Herbert - Around the House
211. Herbie Hancock - Rockit
212. Hot Butter - Popcorn
213. Human League - Don't You Want Me?
214. Human Resource - Dominator
215. Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid
216. Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul Van Dyk remix)
217. I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass (Alden Tyrell remix)
218. iiO - Rapture
219. Immortals - Techno-Syndrome (Theme from "Mortal Kombat")
220. Information Society - What's on Your Mind?
221. Inner City - Big Fun
222. Inner City - Good Life
223. Innerzone Orchestra - Bug in the Bassbin
224. Irene Cara - Flashdance...What a Feeling
225. Jam & Spoon - Stella
226. James White aka James Black - Contort Yourself
227. Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy
228. Jaydee - Plastic Dreams
229. Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene Part IV
230. Jeff Mills - The Bells
231. Jesse Saunders - On and On
232. J.J. Fad - Supersonic
233. Joe Smooth - Promised Land
234. Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
235. Johnny Jungle - Johnny Jungle
236. Jonny L - Piper
237. Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness
238. Jungle Brothers - I'll House You
239. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
240. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
241. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
242. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der Junglinge
243. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Elektronische Studie II
244. Kitaro - Shimmering Light
245. Klaus Schulze - Satz Ebene
246. Klein & M.B.O. - Dirty Talk
247. KLF - America: What Time is Love?
248. KLF - Justified and Ancient
249. KLF - 3 a.m. Eternal
250. Kraftwerk - Numbers
251. Kraftwerk - Autobahn
252. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
253. Kraftwerk - The Model
254. Kraftwerk - Home Computer
255. Kraftwerk - Elecktrisches Roulette
256. Kraftwerk - Von Himmel Hoch
257. Kraftwerk - Klingklang
258. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
259. L.A. Style - James Brown is Dead
260. La Bionda - One For Me, One For You
261. La Bouche - Be My Lover
262. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
263. Lasgo - Something
264. Laura Branigan - Gloria
265. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
266. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing At My House
267. Leftfield - Song of Life
268. Leftfield - Not Forgotten
269. Leftfield - Open Up
270. Lennie De Ice - We Are I.E.
271. LFO - LFO
272. Lil' Louis - French Kiss
273. Lil' Suzy - Take Me in Your Arms
274. Lime - Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight
275. Lime - On the Grid
276. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - I Wonder If I Take You Home
277. Lisette Melendez - Together Forever
278. Livin' Joy - Dreamer
279. Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking about You
280. Lords of Acid - I Sit on Acid
281. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys remix)
282. Louis & Bebe Barron - Forbidden Planet theme
283. LTJ Bukem - Demon's Theme
284. LTJ Bukem - Music
285. L'Trimm - Cars with the Boom
286. M - Pop Muzik
287. M People - Movin' On Up
288. M-Beat feat. General Levy - Incredible
289. Madonna - Into the Groove
290. Madonna - Holiday
291. Madonna - Ray of Light
292. Madonna - Vogue
293. Madonna - Hung Up
294. Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop
295. Mainx - 88 to Piano
296. Mantronix - Needle to the Groove
297. Manuel Gottsching - E2-E4*
298. Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie '89
299. Marky Mark - Good Vibrations
300. Marmion - Schoneberg
301. M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
302. Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body
303. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
304. Massive Attack - Protection
305. Massive Attack - Teardrop
306. Masters @ Work - To Be In Love
307. MC A.D.E. - Bass Rock Express
308. Meat Beat Manifesto - Strap Down Part II
309. Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived
310. Metalheadz - Terminator
311. M.I.A. - Galang
312. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
313. Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride
314. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
315. Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
316. Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time
317. Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Frank Sinatra
318. Moby - Go
319. Moby - Thousand
320. Model 500 - No UFO's
321. Modjo - Lady
322. Moloko - Sing It Back
323. Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples of the Moon Parts A and B
324. Mory Kante - Ye Ke Ye Ke
325. Mouse on Mars - Twift Shoeblade
326. Mousse T. vs Hot N Juicy - Horny
327. Mr. Fingers - Mystery of Love
328. Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine
329. Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat
330. Nalin & Kane - Beachball
331. Natural Born Chillers - Rock the Funky Beat
332. Nayobe - Please Don't Go
333. Neu! - Negativland
334. New Horizon - Find the Path
335. New Order - Blue Monday
336. New Order - Confusion
337. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
338. Newcleus - Jam On It
339. Nightcrawlers - Push the Feeling On
340. Nightmares on Wax - Aftermath
341. Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart
342. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
343. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
344. No Mercy - Where Do You Go?
345. Normal - Warm Leatherette
346. Ofra Haza - I'm Nin'Alu
347. Olive - You're Not Alone
348. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares
349. Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules
         from the Centre of the Ultraworld

350. Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
351. Orbital - Chime
352. Orbital - Halcyon + On + On
353. Origin Unknown - Valley of the Shadows
354. Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom
355. Oval - Do While
356. O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei
357. Paperclip People - Throw
358. Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man
359. Paul Hardcastle - 19
360. Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun
361. Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel
362. Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait
363. Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin
364. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
365. Pete Heller - Big Love
366. Phuture - Acid Tracks
367. Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
368. Planet Soul - Set U Free
369. Plastikman - Spastik
370. Portishead - Sour Times
371. Portishead - Glory Box
372. Praga Khan - Injected With a Poison
373. Primal Scream - Rocks
374. Primal Scream - Higher Than the Sun
375. Primal Scream - Loaded
376. Prince - 1999
377. Prodigy - Charly
378. Prodigy - Firestarter
379. Prodigy - Breathe
380. Propellerheads - History Repeating
381. Pump Panel - Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction remix)
382. Quad City DJ's - C'mon 'N Ride It
383. Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
384. Raze - Break 4 Luv
385. Real McCoy - Another Night
386. Real McCoy - Run Away
387. Reel 2 Real - I Like To Move It
388. Renegade - Terrorist
389. Rhythim is Rhythim - Strings of Life
390. Rhythim is Rhythim - Nude Photo
391. Rick Wakeman - Catherine of Aragon
392. Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
393. Robert Armani - Circus Bells
394. Robert Hood - Minus
395. Robert Miles - Children
396. Robin S. - Show Me Love
397. Ron Trent - Altered States
398. Roni Size & Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag
399. Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing
400. Royal House - Can You Party?
401. Royksopp - Poor Leno
402. Rozalla - Everybody's Free
403. Run-D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That
404. Rune - Calabria
405. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot in Lagos
406. Sabres of Paradise - Smokebelch II
407. Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
408. Sasha - Xpander
409. Second Phase - Mentasm
410. S'Express - Theme from S'Express
411. Shamen - Move Any Mountain
412. Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
413. Shannon - Let the Music Play
414. Sharkey & Hixxy - Toy Town
415. Shut Up & Dance - Raving I'm Raving
416. Shy FX - Shake Ur Body
417. Silver Apples - Oscillations
418. Skinny Puppy - Assimilate
419. SL2 - On a Ragga Tip
420. Slam - Positive Education
421. Sleezy D - I've Lost Control
422. Smart E's - Sesame's Treet
423. SNAP! - The Power
424. SNAP! - Rhythm is a Dancer
425. Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden Remix)
426. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
427. Sonique - It Feels So Good
428. Soul II Soul - Back to Life
429. Soul II Soul - Keep on Movin'
430. Source - You Got the Love
431. Space - Magic Fly
432. Sparks - The Number One Song in Heaven
433. Speedy J - Pull Over
434. Spiller - Groovejet
435. Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car
436. St. Germain - Alabama Blues (Revisited)
437. Stacey Q - Two of Hearts
438. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
439. Stereo MC's - Connected
440. Steve Halpern - Spectrum Suite
441. Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body
442. Stone Roses - Fools Gold
443. Strafe - Set it Off
444. Suicide - Frankie Teardrop
445. Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
446. Sven Vath - L'Esperanza
447. Sylvester - (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real
448. T La Rock & Jazzy J - It's Yours
449. T. Power vs MK-Ultra - Mutant Jazz
450. T-99 - Anasthasia
451. Tag Team - Whoomp! There It Is
452. Talvin Singh - Light
453. Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri
454. Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Part I
455. Tangerine Dream - Atem
456. Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
457. Technohead - I Wanna Be a Hippy
458. Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
459. Telepopmusik - Breathe
460. Telex - Moskow Diskow
461. Terrorist - The Chopper
462. Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
463. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
464. Throbbing Gristle - Zyklon B Zombie
465. Time Zone - World Destruction
466. Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go '97 (Kelly G remix)
467. Todd Terry - Weekend
468. Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing
469. Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden remix)     
470. Tramaine - Fall Down (Spirit of Love)
471. Trans X - Living on Video
472. Transglobal Underground - Shimmer
473. Tricky - Black Steel
474. Tricky - Aftermath Version I
475. Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric?
476. Ultra Nate - Free (Mood II Swing remix)
477. Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour
478. Ultravox - Slow Motion
479. Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier
480. Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
481. Underworld - Rez
482. Underworld - Cowgirl
483. UNKLE - Rabbit in Your Headlights
484. Utah Saints - Something Good
485. Vangelis - Theme from "Chariots of Fire"
486. Vengaboys - We Like to Party
487. Visage - Frequency 7
488. Walter Carlos - Two-Part Invention in D Minor
489. Walter Carlos - Two-Part Invention in F Major
490. Wendy Carlos - Spring
491. Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman
492. Whigfield - Saturday Night
493. Yanni - Keys to Imagination
494. Yello - Oh Yeah
495. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Game
496. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen
497. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Kimi Ni Mune Kyun
498. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Behind the Mask
499. Young Disciples - Apparently Nothin'
500. Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
*(LP treated like a single)

honerable mentions
Influential recordings on Electronic/Dance music, though not all are electronic
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
BBC/University of Manchester, Autumn 1951 - Baa Baa Black Sheep and In the Mood on Ferranti Mark I computer,
a commercial version of the Baby machine.

Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Double Exposure - Ten Percent
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man
Goodman & Buchanan - The Flying Saucer
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
James Brown - Funky Drummer
John Oswald - Plunderphonics (1988 EP and 1989 album)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (For Massenet)
Leon Kirschner - String Quartet No. 3
Manu DiBango - Soul Makossa
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Who - Baba O'Riley
Winstons - Amen, Brother

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stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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