Rolling Stone has published its list of greatest dance songs of all-time.
Dance music has evolved immensely over the years and is nowto today's contemporary music ecosystem. In order to land on their high-profile list, the songs "had to be part of 'dance music culture,'" according to Rolling Stone. "It's a more specific world, but an enormous one too, going back nearly fifty years and eternally evolving right up to today and into the future," the outlet writes.
Covering 200 tracks, the list features electronic dance music classics like's "Levels" (#52), 's "Promises" (#42), 's "Turn Down For What" (#22) and 's "Latch" (#10).
Perhaps one of the modern marvels of dance music is's seminal dubstep anthem "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," which was released in 2019 as part of his breakthrough EP of the same name. It landed on the 64th spot in Rolling Stone's list. Combined with his influential live performances at the time, the record's success cemented Skrillex as a true staple in dance music.
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Aphex Twin, Green Velvet and Disclosure also made the list, which comprises 200 songs.
Insomniac's November festival will also feature performances from Above & Beyond, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, SLANDER, Said The Sky, SVDDEN DEATH and many more.
"Streaming music platforms' payouts per stream are minuscule, and declining each year—leaving working musicians with little of the income generated by these platforms."
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, and ' "Get Lucky" from 2013 swooped in at #176. The track came after Williams met Daft Punk at a party for Madonna, according to Rolling Stone. "You don't need MDMA for this music, because it's so incredibly vivid," Williams said at the time.
Not far behind at #197 is' "Melody," which was released by Spinnin' Records in 2015, a peak time in dance music and festival culture.
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