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The Nocturnal Times Top Electronic/Dance Songs of 2021

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Another year coming to a close means we’re proud to present The Nocturnal Times Top Electronic/Dance Songs of 2021. From your EDM favorites, to the sub-genres of dance & electronic, including tech & slap house which were especially popular this year, to mainstays like trance, techno, pop dance, tropical house, deep, dubstep, underground, and more — we’ve compiled a list (and playlist) of some of the biggest, most popular, and our favorite songs of the year. Whether original productions, remixes, covers, or collaborations, these are the tracks that stood out most in 2021.

The Nocturnal Times Top Electronic/Dance Songs 2021

*(listed alphabetically)

HRVY – 1 Day 2 Nights 

LP Giobbi, Born Dirty – 24

Cash Cash – 42

SIDEPIECE – Acrobatic 

Gryffin, Jason Ross feat. Calle Lehmann – After You 

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Alive

Zeds Dead, MKLA – Alive 

David Guetta, Jack Back, Fancy Inc., Roland Clark – Alive

Azteck, Afrojack – All Night Long 

Tchami feat. ZHU – All On Me 

Above & Beyond, Justine Suissa – Almost Home  

Alle Farben feat. KIDDO – Alright

Duke Dumont, Channel Tres – Alter Ego 

Shane Codd feat. Charlotte Haining – Always On My Mind

Loud Luxury, Ship Week feat. GASHI – Amnesia 

Armin van Buuren, Timmy Trumpet – Anita 

Roger Sanchez, Oliver Heldens – Another Chance

Timmy Trumpet feat. Lovespeake – Another Level 

SLANDER, Au5 feat. shYbeast, PLYA – Anywhere 

Fastic, twoDB, Over Easy, Linney – Anywhere Tonight

KSHMR feat. NOUMENN – Around The World 

Sultan + Shepard – Assassin 

Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (No Mana Remix) 

HUGEL – Back To Life

Ferreck Dawn, Jem Cooke – Back Tomorrow 

Marshmello, Nitti Gritti feat. Megan Thee Stallion – Bad Bitches

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits (MEDUZA Remix)

Tinlicker, Helsloot – Because You Move Me

Joel Corry, David Guetta, RAYE – BED

Navos – Believe Me

Alan Walker, Conor Maynard – Believers 

Hook N Sling, Galantis, Karen Harding – The Best

Gryffin, Kyle Reynolds – Best Is Yet To Come 

Rita Ora, David Guetta, Imanbek, Gunna – Big

Fred again.. – Billie (Loving Arms) 

Jonasu – Black Magic

ILLENIUM, Tori Kelly – Blame Myself 

twocolors – Bloodstream 

Elderbrook – Body

Goodboys – Bongo Cha Cha Cha

Eli & Fur feat. Camden Cox – Burning 

GRiZ, Jansten – Burn Up The Floor 

Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet – Butterflies 

Calvin Harris feat. Tom Grennan – By Your Side

Chris Lorenzo feat. High Jinx – California Dreaming’ 

RAYE – Call On Me 

Sam Feldt feat. Georgia Ku – Call On Me 

Martin Jensen, Amber Van Day, N.F.I – Can’t Come To The Phone

Surf Mesa, Madison Beer – Carried Away (Love To Love) 

LP Giobbi, Kaleena Zanders – Carry Us 

Topic, Bebe Rexha – Chain My Heart

deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 43

Alesso, Marshmello feat. James Bay – Chasing Stars

MK – Chemical 

Kaskade – Closer

Sonny Fodera, Just Kiddin feat. Lilly Ahlberg – Closer

R3HAB, Andy Grammar – Close To You

LP Giobbi, HANA – Close Your Eyes

Elton John, Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

Eli & Fur – Come Back Around

Petey Martin, Lauren Daigle – Come Back Home

Steve Aoki, Yves V feat. Ryan Caraveo – Complicated

HARBER feat. Robbie Rosen – Count You In

CamelPhat, Green Velvet – Critical

Jax Jones, Jem Cooke – Crystallise 

Galantis, JVKE – Dandelion

The Chemical Brothers – The Darkness That You Fear (Edit) 

Martin Garrix, Julian Jordan, Tinie Tempah – Diamonds 

R3HAB, Timmy Trumpet, W&W – Distant Memory 

DVBBS, Icona Pop – Do It Anyway 

ACRAZE, Cherish – Do It To It

Diplo, Damian Lazarus feat. Jungle – Don’t Be Afraid 

Tiësto, KAROL G – Don’t Be Shy

Camila Cabello – Don’t Go Yet (Major Lazer Remix) 

Alan Walker, Georgia Ku – Don’t You Hold Me Down

Purple Disco Machine feat. Eyelar – Dopamine 

Gorgon City, Jem Cooke – Dreams

SOFI TUKKER – Drinkee (Vintage Culture & John Summit Remix) 

Clean Bandit, Topic feat. Wes Nelson – Drive

Chris Lake, NPC – A Drug From God

ILIRA, VIZE – Dynamite 

Steve Aoki, Jolin Tsai, MAX – Equal in the Darkness 

Dubdogz, JØRD – Everybody Wants To Party

3LAU, Funkin Matt, Frawley – Everything

Alan Walker, salem liese – Fake A Smile 

SG Lewis – Fall 

David Guetta feat. Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign, A Boogie With Da Hoodie – Family

Chet Faker – Feel Good

Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Joel Corry Remix) 

Michael Calfan, HARBER feat. NISHA – Feelings After Dark

Michael Calfan, HARBER feat. NISHA – Feelings After Dark (Kiko Franco Remix) 

Jax Jones – Feels 

San Holo, Bipolar Sunshine – find your way

Purple Disco Machine feat. Moss Kena, The Knocks – Fireworks

ILLENIUM, iann dior – First Time

Kaskade, WILL K – Flip Reset 

Sia, David Guetta – Floating Through Space

Sam Feldt, Rita Ora – Follow Me 

Hayden James, Gorgon City, Nat Dunn – Foolproof 

Vintage Culture, Fancy Inc., Roland Clark – Free 

Riton, Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)

Gareth Emery, Dani Poppitt – Friendly Fires 

Alison Wonderland – Fuck U Love U 

Niiko x SWAE, Zack Martino, Kyle Reynolds – Glue 

Faithless, David Guetta – God is a DJ

Alesso, CORSAK – Going Dumb

Kygo feat. James Gillespie – Gone Are The Days 

Imanbek, Goodboys – Goodbye 

Charli XCX – Good Ones (Joel Corry Remix) 

Travis Scott, HVME – Goosebumps (Remix) 

NERVO, Carla Monroe – Gotta Be You 

Louis The Child feat. Bea Miller – hate u cuz i don’t 

Cheat Codes feat. AJ Mitchell – Hate You + Love You 

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Felix Jaehn feat. Yea – Heard About Me 

Jonas Blue, LÉON – Hear Me Say 

Shallou – Heartaches 

Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem  

Paul Woodford, Amber Mark – HEAT 

Afrojack, David Guetta – Hero

Clean Bandit feat. ann dior – Higher 

Coldplay – Higher Power (Tiësto Remix)

Tommy Trash, Daisy Guttridge – hiiigh 

Armin van Buuren, Davina Michelle – Hold On 

Ilan Bluestone, Giuseppe De Luca – Hopeless Dreamer

Whitney Houston, Clean Bandit – How Will I Know 

John Summit feat. Echoes – Human 

Ofenbach, Ella Henderson – Hurricane 

deadmau5, Foster The People – Hyperlandia (Vocal Mix) 

Rezz, deadmau5 – Hypnocurrency 

RÜFÜS DU SOL – I Don’t Wanna Leave

Tujamo – I Don’t Wanna Go

Riton, RAYE – I Don’t Want You 

David Guetta, MistaJam, John Newman – If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know) 

Peggy Gou – I Go

Felix Jaehn, Robin Schulz, Georgia Ku – I Got A Feeling

Tinashe, TOKiMONSTA – I’m Every Woman

Paul Oakenfold, Aloe Blacc – I’m In Love

Paul Oakenfold, ZHU, Velvet Cash – I’m Into It

David Guetta, MORTEN feat. John Martin – Impossible

PinkPantheress – I must apologize

J Balvin, Skrillex – In Da Getto

Disclosure – In My Arms

Alok, John Legend – In My Mind  

Elderbrook, Bob Moses – Inner Light

KAYTRANADA feat. H.E.R. – Intimidated  

Alok, SOFI TUKKER, INNA – It Don’t Matter

Swedish House Mafia – It Gets Better

San Holo – IT HURTS!

R3HAB, Mr Eazi, Wafia – I Wanna Run Away 

Gryffin, Two Feet – I Want Love

KSHMR feat. Jake Reese – I Will Be A Lion 

Joel Corry feat. Mabel – I Wish

Dolly Parton – Jolene (Destructo Remix) 

FISHER – Just Feels Tight

Frank Walker, Theresa Rex – Kiss Me

Becky Hill – Last Time

Cheat Codes, Tinashe – Lean On Me

Alesso, Armin van Buuren – Leave A Little Love

Marshmello, Jonas Brothers – Leave Before You Love Me

DVBBS, GATTÜSO feat. Alida – Leave The World Behind

Alle Farben, Fools Garden – Lemon Tree

Benny Benassi, Ne-Yo – Let Me Go

Mabel – Let Them Know 

MK, Raphaella – Lies 

PS1 feat. Alex Hosking – Life Goes On 

Swedish House Mafia, Ty Doll $ign, 070 Shake – Lifetime

Flight Facilities feat. Channel Tres – Lights Up 

MATTN, Klaas – The Logical Song

Porter Robinson – Look at the Sky

Paul Woolford, Diplo, Kareem Lomax – Looking For Me

Surf Mesa feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Lose My Mind

Lindsey Stirling, Mako – Lose You Now

Majestic, Nightcrawlers – Losing My Mind 

Steve Aoki, GATTÜSO, Aukoustics feat. MKLA – Losing My Religion 

Alok feat. Alida – Love Again

SLANDER, Dylan Matthew – Love Is Gone (R3HAB Remix) 

Dillon Francis, Shift K3Y, Marc E. Bassy – Love Me Better

Kygo feat. Zoe Week – Love Me Now

Shouse – Love Tonight

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Make It Happen 

John Summit – Make Me Feel

Fred again.., The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) 

David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi – Memories (2021 Remix) 

Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande – Met Him Last Night (Dave Audé Remix)

Cloonee, Wade – Mi Amor 

Kaskade, Ella Vos – Miles To Go 

ZHU, John The Blind – Monster 

Bee Gees, SG Lewis – More Than A Woman (SG’s Paradise Edit) 

Sleepwalkrs feat. MNEK – More Than Words 

Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd – Moth To A Flame

Tiësto, Ava Max – The Motto

Flight Facilities, DRAMA – Move (Edit) 

Porter Robinson – Musician

Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren – Music Means Love Forever 

Ava Max – My Head & My Heart (Claptone Remix) 

Becky Hill feat. Topic – My Heart Goes (La Di Da)

Joshwa, Lee Foss – My Humps

A-Trak, Ferreck Dawn – My Own Way

Coldplay, BTS – My Universe (Galantis Remix)

Steve Aoki, Aloe Blacc – My Way 

Sonny Fodera, KOLIDESCOPES feat. Sinead Harnett – Nah

LODATO – Neon Lights

Kungs – Never Going Home

Black Coffee, Diplo feat. Elderbrook – Never Gonna Forget 

Gorgon City, Hayley May – Never Let Me Down 

Cheat Codes, Little Big Town, Bryn Christopher – Never Love You Again

Gryffin, Boy Matthews – New Blood

Diplo & Mark Ronson pres. Silk City feat. Ellie Goulding – New Love

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Next To Me

Armin van Buuren, The Stickmen Project – No Fun

TELYKast, Loren Gray – Nobody To Love 

Solomun feat. Jamie Foxx – Ocean

Jauz, HALIENE – Oceans & Galaxies 

Icona Pop, VIZE – Off Of My Mind 

Lane 8, Julia Church – Oh, Miles 

Nicky Romero, MARF, Wulf – Okay 

Diplo feat. Elderbrook & Andhim – One By One

SG Lewis feat. Nile Rodgers – One More

Jason Ross, Blanke, Chandler Leighton – One More Day

Robin Schulz, Felix Jaehn feat. Alida – One More Time

Felix Cartal, Karen Harding – Only One

RÜFÜS DU SOL – On My Knees

Tiësto, Lucas & Steve – Oohla Oohla 

Christoph, Yotto, Sansa – Out Of Reach 

The Two Fake Blondes – Out Of The Darkness

Joel Corry, Jax Jones feat. Charli XCX & Saweetie – OUT OUT

MEDUZA, Dermot Kennedy – Paradise

Farruko – Pepas

Gryffin, LOVA – Piece Of Me 

VAVO, Tyler Mann – Pieces 

Grimes – Player Of Games

Martin Garrix feat. Tove Lo – Pressure

Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa – Prisioner (Jax Jones Remix) 

Don Daiblo, JLV, John K – Problems 

Diplo, Paul Woolford, Kareen Lomax – Promises

Dom Dolla – Pump The Brakes 

Alok, Daniel Blume – Rapture

Majestic, Boney M. – Rasputin  

Dillon Francis, Bow Anderson – Reaching Out 

Dillon Francis, Aleyna Tilki – Real Love 

Kito, VanJess, Channel Tres – Recap  

Loud Luxury, Thutmose – Red Handed 

Squid Kids, 71 Digits – Red Light, Green Light

Becky Hill, David Guetta – Remember (David Guetta VIP Remix)

DJ Snake, Malaa – Ring The Alarm 

Lane 8, Davey Havoc – Riptide

Lost Frequencies – Rise

VINAI feat. VAMERO – Rise Up

Yves Larock, Stef Da Campo feat. Jaba – Rise Up 2021 

Ella Henderson, House Gospel Choir, Just Kiddin – Risk It All

Calvin Harris pres. Love Regenerator, Solardo – Rollercoaster

Bonobo – Rosewood

The Knocks feat. Mallrat – R U HIGH

Moore Kismet, WYN – Rumor 

R3HAB, Sigala, JP Cooper – Runaway 

DJ Snake feat. Rick Ross, Rich Brian – Run It 

Snakehips, EARTHGANG – Run It Up

Alan Walker, Jamie Miller – Running Out Of Roses 

Bebe Rexha – Sacrifice

Rezz, PVRIS – Sacrificial 

DJ Snake, Selena Gomez – Selfish Love

Oliver Heldens, Party Pupils feat. MAX – Set Me Free

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix) 

DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion, LISA – SG

Ed Sheeran – Shivers (Dillon Francis Remix)

Julian Jordan, TEO MANDRELLI, Jordan Grace – Shout 

Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren – Show Me Love (Sander van Doorn Remix) 

KVSH, Schillist – Sicko Drop 

ILLENIUM, Valarie Broussard, Nurko – Sideways 

Regard, Kwabs – Signals 

Andrew Rayel – Silver Lining 

ZHU, Yuna – Sky Is Crying

Kaskade – Solid Ground

Jones Blue feat. AWA – Something Stupid 

Louis The Child, BabyJake – Somewhere Else

R3HAB, Jolin Tsai – Stars Align 

The Two Fake Blondes – Song for When Ur Sadddd

Alan Walker, ISÁK – Sorry

Rudimental, Skream – So Sorry

Louis The Child feat. A R I Z O N A – So What

Timmy Trumpet, Afrojack – Stay Mine 

Salvatore Ganacci – Step-Grandma 

Celeste, MK – Stop This Flame 

ILLENIUM, Sueco feat. Trippie Redd – Story Of My Life 

Dom Dolla, Mansionair – Strangers

Doja Cat – Streets (Disclosure Remix) 

Sam Feldt feat. Kesha – Stronger 

Elohim, Big Freedia – Strut 

220 KID, LANY – Stupid Feelings 

Noizu – Summer 91 (Looking Back) 

Matoma, Jonah Kagen – Summer Feeling 

Aluna, Punctual – Summer Of Love

Dragonette, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Cat Dealers feat. Bruno Martini – Summer Thing

SOFI TUKKER, John Summit – Sun Came Up

Skrillex, Noisia, josh pan, Dylan Brady – Supersonic (My Existence) 

Alan Walker, Imanbek – Sweet Dreams

Years & Years, Galantis – Sweet Talker

KREAM – Take Control

ARTY – Take Your Time

Rezz, Dove Cameron – Taste of You

Don Diablo, Galantis – Tears For Later

MEDUZA, Hozier – Tell It To My Heart

Gorgon City – Tell Me It’s True 

SIDEPIECE – Temptation

Danny Quest, Cheat Codes feat. Hayley May – That Feeling

Whethan feat. ericdoa & glaive – Think You Right

HONNE feat. Khalid – THREE STRIKES

Gabry Ponte, LUM!X, Prezioso – Thunder

Bob Moses – Time and Time Again (Single Edit) 

Cash Cash feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lukas Graham – Too Late

Don Diablo, Ty Dolla $ign – Too Much To Ask 

Aluna, Michael Brun, Alicai Harley – Trouble 

DallasK feat. Lauv – Try Again

Morgan page, Lights – Turn Off My Mind

Armin van Buuren – Turn The World Into A Dancefloor (ASOT 1000 Anthem) 

DJ Snake – U Are My High 

TELYKast, Sam Gray – Unbreakable 

Dillon Francis, 220 KID, Bryn Christopher – Unconditional 

Kygo feat. X Ambassadors – Undeniable 

Tinashe, Wax Motif – Undo (Back To My Heart) 

Porter Robinson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Unfold

Mike Candys – Vibe

GRiZ – Vibe Check 

Anabel Englund, Yotto – Waiting For You

Oftenbach feat. Logique – Wasted Love

AJR – Way Less Sad (Cash Cash Remix) 

Martin Garrix feat. Bono & The Edge – We Are The People [Official UEFA EURO 2020 Song] 

Martin Garrix pres. Love Regenerator, Eli Brown – We Can Come Together 

Dua Lipa – We’re Good (Dillon Francis Remix)

Nicky Romero, W&W, Olivia Penalva – We’re Still Young 

Nathan Evans – Wellerman (Sea Shanty / 220 KID x Billen Ted Remix)

Lane 8, Arctic Lake – What Have You Done To Me? 

deadmau5, Lights – When The Summer Dies 

Lost Frequencies, Calum Scott – Where Are You Now

Toby Romeo, Felix Jaehn, FAULHABER – Where The Lights Are Low

Alok feat. John Martin – Wherever You Go 

Craig David, MNEK – Who You Are

John Summit, Nic Fancuilli – Witch Doctor 

Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, John Martin – Won’t Let You Go 

KSHMR feat. KARRA – The World We Left Behind

ILLENIUM, Thirty Seconds To Mars – Woulnd’t Change A Thing

Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici, Tribal Dance, Natalie Wamba Berry – Yama 

Regard, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae – You

Caribou – You Can Do It 

Sigala, Rita Ora – You for Me

Valentino Khan, Nitti Gritti – Your Body 

ATB, Topic, A7S – Your Love (9PM)

ZHU, Arctic Lake, Yours

San Holo, Chet Porter – you’ve changed, i’ve changed 

Gorgon City, DRAMA – You’d Done Enough

benny blanco, Marshmello, Vance Joy – You 

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