Plunge yourself into the pulse of the dance music scene of 2012 as we delve into the “Top Dance Songs of 2012”. Unveiling the transformative power of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), we spotlight emerging DJ talents who transitioned from bedroom mixing to worldwide recognition, like Cosmic Dawn and Liam Keegan.
The unforgettable sentimentality of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” and the infectious beats of Avicii’s “Levels [Good Feeling]” characterized the sounds of the dancefloor in 2012. The sentimental resonance of Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close” and the emotionally intense “Diamonds” by Rihanna, transformed by Liam Keegan’s extended mix, also became staples in the EDM scene. Carly Rae Jepson’s catchy “Call Me Maybe” received an energetic makeover by the Almighty Club Mix, while Kelly Clarkson’s empowering anthem “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” pulsated through clubs via the 7th Heaven Club Mix. These songs, among others, formed the core of the Top Dance Songs of 2012.
Reflecting on the EDM industry in 2012, we’re confronted by the lucrative nature of this craft. Tiesto, a name synonymous with iconic dance grooves, topped the earnings chart, while artists like Deadmau5 made a significant impact. Despite having a reputation for mimicking others’ styles, Deadmau5 reeled in millions through touring – a testament to the power of live performance in the EDM scene.
An undeniable influence on the Top Dance Songs of 2012 is Beatport. Since 2004, this Colorado-born enterprise has grown into a global platform for over 8,000 independent labels and a catalog exceeding a million titles. As an alternative to mainstream music outlets like iTunes, Beatport has stayed true to its independent roots, maintaining control despite pressure from big labels.
In this third part of the Top Dance Songs of 2012, you may notice some unexpected inclusions. These tracks reflect the influence of Beatport and its alternative dance floors across the globe, as well as the US’s BPM radio. Despite not being associated with major labels, these artists have made significant waves in the EDM scene.
Finally, with this series on the Top Dance Songs of 2012, we bring to light the immense diversity and creativity of the EDM landscape back then. Stay tuned for our final installment as we conclude this year-end celebration of dance music. Until then…ENJOY!
Album : Time Capsule 2012 v3
Artists : Various
Genre : EDM
Length : 01:24:24
1. Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up (X-Beats Mix)
2. Usher – Scream (Cosmic Dawn & Andy Reese Mixshow)
3. The Wanted – Glad You Came (Funk3d Club Mix)
4. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Extended Mix)
5. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side (Ean Sugarman & Timofey Mix)
6. Katy Perry – Wide Awake (Cosmic Dawn Remix)
7. Madonna – Turn Up The Radio (Marco V Remix)
8. Karmin – Hello (Jump Smokers Club Mix)
9. Avicii feat. Etta James – Levels [Good Feeling] (DJ Markell & Allex Franko Remix)
10. Coldplay feat. Rihanna – Princess Of China (eSQUIRE vs. OFFBeat Remix)
11. David Guetta feat. Sia – She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Mikis Extended Remix)
12. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years (Vocal Extended Mix)
13. Havana Brown feat. Pitbull – We Run the Night (Static Revenger Club Mix)
14. One Republic – Feel Again (It’s the DJ Kue Remix)
15. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Extended New Intro)
16. Rihanna – Diamonds (Liam Keegan Extended Mix)
17. Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe (Almighty Club Mix)
18. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (7th Heaven Club Mix)