Welcome to our year-end round-up featuring the biggest dance songs of the year, where Party Favorz reflects on the Top Dance Songs of 2017, curated by your humble host. The compilation isn’t just focused on chart successes, but also looks into tunes gaining popularity with DJs and our personal favorites. Despite the diverse spectrum of house music styles, the broader EDM scene has been relatively static in recent years.
There’s a sense of déjà vu; first, it was the commercial exploitation of Deep House around 2015, which later morphed into Future House, leaving Deep House to retreat back into its tranquil, melodic roots. Concurrently, the Big Room Anthems or EDM with its signature drops, popularized by the likes of Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Alesso, and David Guetta, became a trend. More recently, the Reggaeton sound, sparked off by Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s mega hit “Lean On,” has become the beat to chase.
Interestingly, the pace of beats has slowed, and songs resemble radio edits more than extended plays, reflective of the dwindling attention spans of today’s house music fans. A significant concern is the over-processing and manipulation of vocal tracks, often diminishing the natural talent of the singers.
The industry’s focus on quick returns rather than investing in artist growth is a significant issue today. Nevertheless, this compilation, Top Dance Songs of 2017, endeavors to sift through the music maze to present the crème de la crème or songs that personally resonate with dance music lovers. With over 200 songs to choose from, creating this compilation was no easy task. These next three episodes represent our picks for the best dance music of the year.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album: Year in Dance 2017 pt. 1
Genre: EDM, House, Dance
Total Time: 01:41:30
- Axwell Λ Ingrosso – More Than You Know (Firebeatz Rework)
- Sia – Move Your Body (Alan Walker Remix)
- Niall Horan – This Town (Tiesto Remix)
- Dua Lipa – Be the One (Dillistone Remix)
- Halsey – Now Or Never (R3hab Remix)
- Camila Cabello – Crying In The Club (Steve Smart Club Mix)
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Diplo feat. Deb’s Daughter – Hey Baby (Swanky Tunes Extended Remix)
- Rihanna – Sex With Me (Addal Remix)
- Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Ofenbach Remix)
- Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely (PRIDE Remix)
- Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (Country Club Martini Crew Extended Mix)
- David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber – 2U (Extended Mix)
- Clean Bandit & Zara Larsson – Symphony (Country Club Martini Crew Remix)
- Lady Gaga – The Cure (Jad Desenchanntee vs. Dave Aude Remix)
- The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming (Cosmic Dawn Remix)
- Pink – What About Us (Cash Cash Remix Extended)
- Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It (Illenium Remix)
- Ariana Grande feat. Future – Everyday (U-Go-Boy Remix)
- Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull – Lady (Richard Vission Remix)
- CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola (Original Mix)
- Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low (Akkadia Remix)
- Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft (Dave Aude Extended Remix)
- Charlie Puth – Attention (Country Club Martini Crew Remix)
- AJR – Weak (Steve Smart Club Mix)
- Imagine Dragons – Believer (Kaskade Remix)