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Top Electronic/Dance Songs of 2018 by The Nocturnal Times




This year was harder than ever for us to choose our favorite tracks of 2018. Factoring quality, influence, popularity, and overall impact, we’ve narrowed it down to our top songs of the year. See the full list of The Nocturnal Times Top Electronic/Dance Songs of 2018. Be sure to follow our official end of year Spotify playlist to keep these tunes on loop until the new year begins.

Music leaves a lasting impression, which is why we never take our top tracks of the year lightly. After nearly 12 months of consideration — and keeping up with thousands of major & indie label releases, and independent artist releases for our weekly Nocturnalist — we’re proud to present our favorite tracks of 2018.

In what’s still a singles-driven market, there were hundreds of quality electronic/dance music albums released in 2018 as well — making it even more difficult to narrow down our selection. Check out The Nocturnal Times Top Electronic/Dance Albums of 2018.

Listen to & Follow the Top Electronic/Dance Songs of 2018 by The Nocturnal Times:

    • Kaskade with Phoebe Ryan – Almost Back [Columbia Records/Sony]

    • Halsey feat. Stefflon – Alone (Calvin Harris Remix) [Astralwerks]

    • Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD – Audio [RECORDS, LLC/Columbia]

    • MK, Jonas Blue & Becky Hill – Back & Forth [Area 10/Big On Blue Entertainment/Sony]

    • Idris Elba – Badman [7Wallace]

    • Sofi Tukker – Batshit [Sofi Tukker/Ultra Records]

    • What So Not feat. Winona Oak – Beautiful [Counter Records]

    • Hardwell & Maddix – Bella Ciao [Revealed Music]

    • Louis The Child with Wafia – Better Not [Interscope Records]

    • Ekali & ZHU – Blame [OWSLA]

    • Malaa – Bling Bling [Confession]

    • GG Magree – Bodies [Deadbeats/Lowly Palace]

    • Loud Luxury feat. Brando – Body [Armada Music]

    • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano x Nicola Fasano & Adam Clay – Born Again (Babylonia) [SONO/Armada Music/Subside Records]

    • Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours [Kygo/KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records/Ultra Records]

    • CamelPhat x Cristoph feat. Rem Cooke – Breathe [Pryda Presents]

    • Gareth Emery feat. Evan Henzi – Call To Arms [Garuda/Armada Music]

    • KSHMR feat. Jake Reese – Carry Me Home [Dharma/Spinnin’ Records]

    • Alison Wonderland – Church [EMI Music Australia]

    • Louis The Child with Quinn XCII – The City [Interscope Records]

    • Ellie Goulding x Diplo feat. Swae Lee – Close To Me [Polydor Records]

    • Jon Bellion – Conversations With My Wife [Capitol Records]

    • Axwell /\ Ingrosso feat. RØMANS – Dancing Alone [Astralwerks/Refune Music/Axwell Music]

    • Alan Walker feat. Sophia Somajo – Diamond Heart [MER/Sony Music Sweden]

    • A-Trak feat. Todd Terry – DJs Gotta Dance More [Fool’s Gold Records]

    • Martin Garrix feat. Mike Yung – Dreamer [STMPD RCRDS/Sony Music Netherlands]

    • Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Dreamer [Virgin EMI]

    • Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson) with Dua Lipa – Electricity [SILK CITY IP/Columbia Records/Sony Music UK]

    • ODESZA feat. Sasha Sloan – Falls (Kaskade Remix) [Foreign Family Collective]

    • Keanu Silva – Fine Day [HEXAGON]

    • David Guetta & Sia – Flames [What A Music/Parlophone/Warner Music France]

    • Keys N Krates feat. Ouici – Flute Loop [Dim Mak Records]

    • Snails & Adventure Club feat. Sara Diamond – Follow Me [Slugz Music]

    • Ekali & Medasin feat. Elohim – Forever [OWSLA/Atlantic Records]

    • Marshmello & Anne-Marie – FRIENDS [Asylum Records/Atlantic Records UK/Joytime Collective]

    • TroyBoi feat. Destiny – Frustrated [Mad Decent]

    • Kaskade, BROHUG, Mr. Tape feat. Madge – Fun [Arkade]

    • Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD – Genius [RECORDS, LLC/Columbia]

    • Virtual Self – Ghost Voices [Virtual Self]

    • QUIX feat. Jaden Michaels – Giving Up [Dim Mak Records]

    • Gorgon City, Kamille & Ghosted – Go Deep [Virgin EMI]

    • ILLENIUM with Call Me Karizma – God Damnit [Nick Miller/UMG Recordings]

    • What So Not & Skrillex – Goh [Counter Records]

    • Seeb x Bastille – Grip [Universal Music AS/Virgin Records]

    • Rezz & 1788-L – H E X [mau5trap]

    • Marshmello & Bastille – Happier [Astralwerks/Joytime Collective]

    • Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Happiness Amplified [Anjunabeats]

    • Zedd & Elley Duhé – Happy Now [Interscope Records]

    • Kygo feat Sandro Cavazza – Happy Now [Kygo/Sony Music International/Ultra Records]

    • Sia vs. David Guetta & Afrojack – Helium [Monkey Puzzle Music/Atlantic Records]

    • The Chainsmokers feat. Winona Oak – Hope [Disruptor Records/Columbia Records]

    • Autograf & Klingande feat. Dragonette – Hope For Tomorrow [Ultra Records]

    • benny blanco with Calvin Harris – I Found You [Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records]

    • RL Grime & Daya – I Wanna Know [WeDidIt Records]

    • Netsky & David Guetta – Ice Cold [BD music Limited/Republic Records]

    • DVBBS x Blackbear – IDWK (Loud Luxury Remix) [Ultra Records/Kanary Music]

    • Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind [B1 Recordings/Lithuania HQ]

    • Tiësto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone – Jackie Chan [Musical Freedom/PM:AM Recordings]

    • Pete Tong with The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley feat. Seal – Killer [UMC/Universal Music]

    • Tchami & Malaa – Kurupt [Confession]

    • Phantoms feat. Vanessa Hudgens – Lay With Me [Casablanca Records/Republic Records]

    • Valentino Khan – Lick It [Spinnin’ Records]

    • San Holo feat. Sofie Winterson – lift me from the ground [bitbird]

    • RL Grime, Miguel, Julia Michaels – Light Me Up [WeDidIt Records]

    • David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Brooks – Like I Do [What A Music/Parlophone/Warner Music France]

    • Lost Frequencies feat. the NGHBRS – Like I Love You (Orjan Nilsen Remix) [Found Frequencies/Armada]

    • MGMT – Little Dark Age [Columbia Records/Sony]

    • FISHER – Losing It [Catch & Release]

    • Shawn Mendes x Zedd – Lost In Japan (Remix) [Island Records]

    • ODESZA – Loyal [Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune]

    • DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim [DJ Snake Music/Interscope Records/Geffen Records]

    • DROELOE – Many Words [bitbird]

    • Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – The Middle [Interscope Records]

    • Cashmere Cat with Major Lazer & Troy Lanez – Miss You [Mad Love/Interscope Records]

    • deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Monophobia [mau5trap]

    • Gorgon City – Motorola [REALM]

    • SNBRN & Autograf feat. Kole – Move All Night [Ultra Records]

    • Chromeo feat. DRAM – Must’ve Been [Atlantic Records]

    • ZHU & Tame Impala – My Life [Mind of a Genius]

    • Alison Wonderland – No [EMI/Universal Music Australia]

    • RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place [Rose Avenue Records/Reprise Records]

    • Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Northern Soul [Anjunabeats]

    • Martin Garrix feat. Khalid – Ocean [STMPD RCRDS/Epic Amsterdam]

    • Calvin Harris with Dua Lipa – One Kiss [Sony Music Entertainment UK]

    • Cheat Codes & Little Mix – Only You [Simco Limited/300 Entertainment]

    • Don Diablo feat. Paije – People Say [HEXAGON]

    • Calvin Harris with Sam Smith – Promises [Sony Music Entertainment UK]

    • Above & Beyond – Red Rocks [Anjunabeats]

    • Steve Angello feat. T.D. Jakes – Rejoice [SIZE Records]

    • Alesso – REMEDY [Alefune/10:22pm/UMG Recordings]

    • Kygo & Miguel – Remind Me To Forget [Kygo Music/Sony Music International/Ultra Records]

    • Mark The Beast – Rip Me Up [Circus Records]

    • Oliver Heldens & Sidney Samson – Riverside 2099 [HELDEEP RECORDS/Spinnin’ Records]

    • Midnight Kids with Matthew Koma – Serious [RCA Records/Sony Music]

    • The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy [Disruptor Records/Columbia Records]

    • NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Captain Cuts feat. Georgia Ku – So Close [ToWonder Music]

    • Illyus & Barrientos – So Serious [Toolroom Productions]

    • Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo [Atlantic Records UK]

    • Prismo – Solo (HARBER Remix) [PRMD Music/ICONS]

    • Vicetone feat. Haley Reinhart – Something Strange [Monstercat]

    • Galantis feat. Uffie – Spaceship [Big Beat Records]

    • Robin Schulz feat. Erika Sirola – Speechless [Warner Music Group Germany]

    • Pryda – Stay With Me [Pryda Recordings]

    • Lane 8 – Stir Me Up [This Never Happened]

    • ZHU, JOY. – Stormy Love, NM [Mind of a Genius]

    • HARBER – Summer You [450 Music]

    • MØ & Diplo – Sun In Our Eyes [Sony Music UK]

    • ARTY feat. April Bender – Sunrise [Armada Music]

    • Gareth Emery & Emma Hewitt – Take Everything [Garuda/Armada]

    • DJ Snake with Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – Taki Taki [DJ Snake Music/Geffen Records]

    • Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy [Armin Audio/Armada Music]

    • The Chainsmokers feat. Kelsea Ballerini – This Feeling [Disruptor Records/Columbia Records]

    • Party Pupils feat. Audien – This Is How We Do It [Dim Mak Records]

    • Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD – Thunderclouds [RECORDS, LLC/Columbia]

    • Gryffin with Elley Duhé – Tie Me Down [Darkroom/Geffen Records]

    • ARTY – Tim [Armada Music]

    • Medasin feat. Sophie Meiers – Tired [ALT:Vision Records]

    • RÜFÜS DU SOL – Treat You Better [Rose Avenue Records/Reprise Records]

    • Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara – Ultimatum [Island Records/PMR Records]

    • Armin van Buuren x Vini Vici x Alok feat. Zafrir – United [Armin Audio/Armada Music]

    • Dillon Francis feat. Fuego – We The Funk [IDGAFOS]

    • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike feat. Wiz Khalifa – When I Grow Up [Smash The House/Epic Amsterdam/Sony Music Netherlands]

    • The Him – White Lies [Daily Deep]

    • Halsey – Without Me (ILLENIUM Remix) [Capitol Records]

    • AFSHeeN feat. Angel Taylor – Would It Be Ok [Be Yourself Catalogue]

    • Marshmello x Juicy J feat. James Arthur – You Can Cry [Joytime Collective/Columbia Records/Sony Music]

    • Ran-D – Zombie [Roughstate/Armada Music]


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