Stepping back into the vibrant world of dance music for the year that was, let’s explore the Top Dance Songs of 2018 that took the music scene by storm. This year marked a resurgence of Legacy artists, who contributed some of the most memorable dance club hits and carved a niche on our list of Top Dance Songs of 2018.
Prominent artists like Toni Braxton, Barbara Tucker, Crystal Waters, Donna Summer, and Diana Ross were particularly influential. Diana Ross’s spectacular performance saw her clinching two number-one spots on the dance charts. However, our final selection of Top Dance Songs of 2018 included only her melodious rendition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, while her “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down” medley, despite its conceptual appeal, was omitted due to less-than-stellar execution.
The year 2018 wasn’t just about well-established names, though. Several artists like Dua Lipa, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello, who had broken into the limelight the previous year, continued to enjoy significant success. However, the year didn’t birth any major new talents. While Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato had their fair share of successful releases, on the whole, the year’s offerings were somewhat underwhelming.
The true heroes of the Top Dance Songs of 2018 were the DJs. Veterans like Eric Kupper, MK, StoneBridge, Barry Harris, and Dave Aude ensured dance music enthusiasts had plenty to groove to. David Guetta, now a legend in the industry, released a series of successful tracks that year. Similarly, Tiesto continued to demonstrate his relentless creativity and passion for music.
However, the Top Dance Songs of 2018 also had fresh names asserting their presence. Jonas Blue, Marshmello, and Zedd made people around the world move to their infectious beats, with Zedd claiming the coveted title of ‘Song of the Year’ with his hit “The Middle“. Another promising talent, Purple Disco Machine, was the harbinger of a potential modern-day disco revival.
Calvin Harris, one of the most prodigious artists in the industry, perfectly encapsulated the state of EDM in 2018. Responding to a fan’s query about his return to EDM, Harris stated, “EDM has been sad, slow songs for years now, doesn’t have anything in common with the music I love to make. 2010-2014 EDM was more house-influenced to me. Anyway now I’m out the bubble and making big records with amazing singers that sound like house music to me.”
The essence of his statement reflects the evolution of dance music since its inception in the late ’70s. Despite the rise of genres like Reggaeton, Moonbatan, and Trap, many music lovers still crave the energetic, uplifting music that inspires them to dance – the kind that made it to our list of Top Dance Songs of 2018.
Stay tuned for more rhythmic delights, as our year-end party set, “Blow Your Own Horn 2019,” is due for release soon. Until then, take a deep dive into the Top Dance Songs of 2018 and let the music guide your steps. Dance on!
Album: Year in Dance 2018 pt. 3
Genre: EDM, House, Dance, Club
Total Time: 02:40:45
1. Netta – Toy (Amice Remix)
2. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim (Lumberjack Remix)
3. Tony Moran feat. Kimberly Davis – You’re Good For Me (Barry Harris Ultra Mix)
4. Vassy & Lodato – Doomsday (Lodato Extended Remix)
5. Alan Walker feat. Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals – All Falls Down (Kue Remix)
6. Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue – Alien (M-22 Remix)
7. Ariana Grande – Breathin’ (Division 4 & Matt Consola Remix)
8. Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (Apollo Remix)
9. R3Hab & Conor Maynard – Hold On Tight (Midnight Kids Remix)
10. Joe Bermudez feat. Louise Carver – Crazy Enough (eSQUIRE Remix)
11. MK – 17 (Dark Intensity Remix)
12. Post Malone – Better Now (Jacked Remix)
13. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (Jason Reilly & Alphalove Remix)
14. David Guetta & Sia – Flames (Pink Panda Extended Mix)
15. Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Pink Panda Remix)
16. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (PeteDown Club Mix)
17. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (Dave Aude Club Remix)
18. VASSY & Afrojack feat. Oliver Rosa – Lost (Extended Mix)
19. NF – Let You Down (HBz Bounce Remix)
20. Sabrina Carpenter – Almost Love (Country Club Martini Crew Extended)
21. Zedd feat. Alessia Cara – Stay (Jonas Blue Remix)
22. Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso feat. Florida Georgia Line & Watt – Let Me Go (DJ Mexx & DJ Karimov Remix)
23. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (Blu-Rey & Tone Terra Remix)
24. Halsey – Bad At Love (Generik Extended)
25. The Chainsmokers feat. Emily Warren – Side Effects (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
26. Martin Garrix feat. Khalid – Ocean (Dubvision Remix)
27. Toni Braxton – Coping (Stadiumx Remix)
28. Dirty Werk, Steve Smooth & DJ Bam Bam – Stand Up (Scotty Boy & Luca Debonaire Extended Remix)
29. Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It (Kue Remix)
30. Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You (Cahill Remix)
31. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar (Jolyon Petch’s Proper Club Mix)
32. Cheat Codes & Little Mix – Only You (Wideboys Club Mix)
33. Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo (Wideboys Remix)
34. Jonas Blue feat. Liam Payne & Lennon Stella – Polaroid (Zac Samuel Remix)
35. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (Kokiri Remix)
36. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me (Ray Rhodes Remix)
37. StoneBridge feat. Haley Joelle – Meet In The Middle (Stonebridge Extended Mix)
38. Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Eric Kupper Epic Mix)