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Top Dance Songs of 2013 Volume 4

Presenting volume 4 of the “Top Dance Songs of 2013” series.

Having meticulously crafted all four parts over the previous months, it is evident that Electronic Dance Music (EDM), as most know it, might be nearing a plateau.

That is not to suggest that its popularity will decline in 2014; on the contrary, it will continue to soar. However, the oversaturation and commercialized sounds pushed out by major labels, producing anthem after anthem, has blurred the lines between distinct artists and producers. This “copycat” strategy seems to be the prevailing trend, echoing successes like the Swedish House Mafia in the “Top Dance Songs of 2013”.

Young talent, Zedd, provides an excellent case in point. The enormous success of “Clarity” last year and “Spectrum” from the “Top Dance Songs of 2013”, both from his debut with Interscope, led to the release of the expanded version of his album. The new single, “Stay the Night”, unfortunately followed the same blueprint, hinting at a creative impasse by his label. 2014 could offer him a fresh chance to deliver something unique that resonates both on the dance floor and radio.

Avicii understands the need for innovation. His single “Wake Me Up”, initially criticised for its country or folksy undertones, turned out to be a colossal EDM track of the year. If a major label were involved, we might never have heard this gem.

This conversation brings us to the 2013 disco revival led by the legendary Daft Punk. It was a smart move by Sony to put substantial promotion behind their latest project. “Get Lucky” landed a spot in the “Top Dance Songs of 2013”, and rightfully so. With a groovy bassline reminiscent of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers’ smooth guitar work, the track would comfortably fit into a 1979 playlist. Though a full-fledged disco comeback might not be on the horizon, it wouldn’t be surprising to see its offshoot, NuDisco, breaking into mainstream music in 2014.

The surge in EDM’s popularity, evident from the likes of Tiesto’s residency in Las Vegas, mirrors the significant financial investments the genre has attracted. The fuse lit in the “Top Dance Songs of 2013” will continue to burn brightly into 2014, perhaps reaching a crescendo in 2015.

Party Favorz has been tracking these shifts from Disco to Hi-NRG to House Music and Trance. Every dance music trend evolves from its predecessor, typically with a unique twist, and the future should be no different. While we’re not predicting specific sound trends, our dedication to dance music remains constant. With the “Top Dance Songs of 2013” series coming to an end, Party Favorz is fully prepared to guide everyone towards “the next big thing” as it unfolds.

Until the next time…ENJOY!

Album : Time Capsule 2K13 v4
Genre : EDM
Year : 2013
Total Time : 1:17:54

1. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me (Steve Smart & Westfunk Club Mix)

2. Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (Extended Mix)

3. Alesso vs. OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself (Extended Remix)

4. Maroon 5 – Daylight (Joe Maz Remix)

5. Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Cosmic Dawn Club Remix)

6. Paramore – Still Into You (Steven Redant Remix)

7. Emeli Sande – Next To Me (Manhattan Clique Remix)

8. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – Stay (Liam Keegan & Anton Powers Remix)

9. Tiesto feat. Kyler England – Take Me (Original Mix)

10. Ke$ha – C’mon (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix)

11. Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (Tiesto Remix)

12. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Cosmic Dawn Club Remix)

13. Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj – Beauty and A Beat (DJ Laszlo Club Mix)

14. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment (Extended)

15. Lady Gaga – Applause (Funk3d Club Remix)

16. Lorde – Royals (Wild Boyz Remix)

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