Best Electronic Songs of 2016 (So Far) [YouTube Playlist]

Looking back in time, the rise of disco took over the ’70s, the ’80s were a period dedicated to the birth of techno and house, while the ’90s put an emphasis on dance-pop. Now that it’s 2016, electronic dance music has become increasingly popular and as its influence has seeped into other genres some would say it has become a dominant force. Halfway through the year, we decided to reflect on a few tracks that have made an impact in music by providing you with the best electronic songs of 2016 (so far).

Electronic music is a genre that can be broken down into multiple sub-groups depending on a specific BPM rate, which include deep / progressive house, techno, trap, dubstep, nu disco, funk, trance, and more. Aside from the successful, high-energy radio hits like “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Paradise,” “Mean What I Mean,” and “Never Forget You,” we also added a few downtempo house tracks like “Just a Lover.” “Disparate,” “Stolen Phone,” and “Division” have an ample amount of experimental sound, while “Silhouette,” “It’s Strange,” and “All My Friends” consist of a breezier synth beat. “Wow,” a song by Beck, contains a new alternative take on electronic music.

Listen to the full 32-track playlist above, courtesy of YouTube.

“Never Be Like You” – Flume ft Kai
“BOSS” – Disclosure
“Char” – Crystal Castles
“Silhouette” – Goldroom
“The Mountain Will Fall” – DJ Shadow
“Mean What I Mean” – AlunaGeorge
“The Enemy” – Mat Zo ft Sinead Egan
“Just a Lover” – Hayden James
“Disparate” – Four Tet ft Champions
“It’s Strange (Le Marquis Remix)” – Louis the Child ft K.Flay
“Better” – Mija & Vindata
“Safe and Sound” – Justice
“I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) – Mike Posner
“What if I Go” – Mura Masa
“All My Friends (Wave Racer Remix)” – Snakehips
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers ft Daya
“Ingrid is a Hybrid” – Dusky
“Wow” – Beck
“Youth” – Glass Animals
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – Phantogram
“Generationwhy” – ZHU
“Paradise” – Benny Benassi ft Chris Brown
“Coexist” – LEO ISLO ft Tontario
“Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix)” – Hundred Waters ft Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, and Robin Hannibal
“Make It Work” – Majid Jordan
“Keeping Me Under” – Two Another
“The Arena” – Lindsey Stirling
“Talk” – DJ Snake ft George Maple
“Division” – Tycho
“Stolen Phone” – Gold Panda
“I Want You” – Marian Hill