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'The 50 Greatest Dance Tracks of All Time' - Mixmag readers have decided

00:00 Nov/30/1999

’What is the Greatest Dance Track of All Time?’ The question that one of the most popular UK magazines asked its readers in the most recent poll. Now, the votes are in and it’s time for conclusions..





The 50-track playlist would be perfect for a party, as a variety of different tastes and dance music genres are covered. In the top, you’ll see tracks that were released between 1977 to 2011.  This year, celebrating three decades since its original release, New Order’s ’Blue Monday’ is the iconic track that got recognition as the 18th of all time. A Guy Called Gerard was the only other ’80s act which got ranked, with the ageless ’Voodoo Ray’ caming in at the 42nd spot.


2000s are represented by Soulwax, Justice, Ame, Noir And Haze with Solomun, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner. 90s obviously stole the show, starting with Darude, Massive Attack, Aphex Twin and Moby at the latter half and finishing with Chemical Brothers, Sasha, Fatboy Slim and the multiple entries earning Prodigy at the first half.


Another act that got mentioned more than once, is the same that nabbed the first place from Tiesto and his 2004 megahit ‘Adagio For Strings’. Daft Punk is the winner, and ’One More Time’ the ever-lasting master piece released in 2000.



The 50 Greatest Dance Tracks Of All Time, as voted by Mixmag readers:


50. Darude ‘Sandstorm’ [16 Inch Records], 1999

49. Age Of Love ‘Age Of Love’ [Diki], 1990

48. Chase & Status ‘Blind Faith’ [Ram], 2011

47. Jaydee ‘Plastic Dreams’ [R&S], 1992

46. Soulwax ‘NY Excuse’ [Pias], 2005

45. Josh Wink ‘Higher State’ [Strictly Rhythm], 1995

44. Groove Armada ‘Superstylin’ [Pepper], 2001

43. Frankie Knuckles/ Jamie Principle ‘Your Love’ [Persona], 1986

42. A Guy Called Gerald ‘Voodoo Ray’ [Rham!], 1988

41. LCD Soundsystem ‘Losing My Edge’ [DFA], 2002

40. Âme ‘Rej’ [Defected], 2006

39. Armand Van Helden ‘U Don’t Know Me’, [Armed], 1999

38. Justice ‘Phantom Pt 2’ [Ed Banger], 2007

37. Massive Attack ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ [Virgin], 1991

36. Noir And Haze ‘Around (Solomun remix)’ [Noir Music], 2011

35. The Future Sound Of London, ‘Papua New Guinea’ [Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ Records], 1991

34. Robin S ‘Show Me Love’ [Champion], 1993

33. Aphex Twin ‘Window Licker’ [Warp], 1999

32. Moby ‘Go’ [Outer Rhythm], 1991

31. Orbital ‘Chime’ [FFRR], 1990

30. Goldie ‘Inner City Life’ [FFRR], 1995

29. Larent Garnier ‘Man With The Red Face’ [F Communications], 2000

28. Rythim Is Rythim ‘Strings Of Life’ [Transmat], 1987

27. Benny Benassi ‘Satisfaction’ [D:vision], 2002

26. The Aztec Mystic ‘Knights Of The Jaguar’ [Underground Resistance], 1999

25. The Prodigy ‘Firestarter’ [XL], 1996

24. deadmau5 featuring Kaskade ‘I Remember’ [Mau5trap], 2008

23. Energy 52 ‘Café Del Mar’ [Eye Q/], 1993

22. The Prodigy ‘Out Of Space’ [XL], 1992

21. Above & Beyond ‘Sun & Moon’ [Anjunabeats], 2011

20. David Guetta ‘A Little More Love’ [Ultralab], 2001

19. Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ [Casablanca/GTO], 1977

18. New Order ‘Blue Monday’ [Factory], 1983

17. Swedish House Mafia ‘One (Your Name)’ [Polydor], 2010

16. Avicii ‘Levels’ [Universal], 2011

15. Daft Punk ‘Around The World’ [Virgin], 1997

14. Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner ‘Sky And Sand’ [BPitch Control], 2009

13. Armin van Buuren feat Nadia Ali ‘Feels So Good’ [Armind], 2011

12. Silence (Tiesto remix) ‘Delerium’ [nettwerk], 1999

11. The Chemical Brothers ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ [Freestyle Dust/Virgin], 1999

10. Fatboy Slim ‘Right Here, Right Now’ [Skint], 1999?

9. Sasha ‘Xpander’ [deconstruction/BMG], 1999?

8. PVD ‘For An Angel’ [Deviant Records], 1998?

7. Plastikman ‘Spastik’ [Novamute], 1993

6. Stardust ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ [Roulé], 1998?

5. Faithless ‘Insomnia’ [Cheeky], 1995?

4. Underworld ‘Born Slippy’ [Junior Boys Own], 1995?

3. The Prodigy ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ [XL], 1997?

2. Tiesto ‘Adagio For Strings’ [Independance], 2004?

1. Daft Punk ‘One More Time’ [Virgin, 2000]



(via Mixmag)


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