We all look forward to Fridays where the week is finally over and we can let our hair down (literally, for some of us), relax and rejuvenate in readiness for yet another grueling week of hard labor. And what better to do than to hit the club. For DJ’s though, clubbing time is also working time and one must ensure that the club is fully entertained. This of course means having great equipment which you have personally tested (you don’t want an embarrassing malfunction, do you?) and of course a great selection of dance club music.
The music that you choose literally sets the tone of the night and determines whether or not, people stay in that club or seek greener pastures. The following dance club tracks are sure to make the crowd go wild. Here are the top 10 best club songs for 2018.
Table of Contents
- 10. Axwell Ingrosso – More Than You Know
- 9. Tracy Young and Ceevox – Peace, Love and Music
- 8. Miley Cyrus – Malibu
- 7. Robin Schulz ft James Blunt – OK
- 6. Kym Sims – Turn it Up
- 5. DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
- 4. David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U
- 3. Deborah Cox – Let the World Be Ours Tonight
- 2. Rita Ora – Your Song
- 1. Skylar Stecker – Only Want You
10. Axwell Ingrosso – More Than You Know
More Than You Know is a song released in 2017 by Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell who make up the Swedish dance music duo. The two were formerly members of Swedish House Mafia. The song is the second single from their EP which bears the same name. The song achieved great success; peaking at number two on the Swedish Singles Chart. On the US Dance Club Dongs, the song made its debut at number 10. The song also made an appearance in the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and the US Dance/Mix Show Airplay, peaking at numbers 17 and nine respectively. The song’s video gained 35,318,575 views.
9. Tracy Young and Ceevox – Peace, Love and Music
American dance DJ, producer, and remixer teamed up with Ceevox to create this electronic/dance record. The song is an overwhelming 7:58 minute long but considering the quality of the song does not feel like that long. Tracy Young has been a DJ and dance producer for decades. It is therefore unsurprising that she created a track this good and entertaining. Ceevox on the other hand, knew from her childhood that she was meant to be a singer and this dream would later come to pass in the form of dance music. The song itself features vocals mainly from Ceevox. The jam is great for an evening out.
8. Miley Cyrus – Malibu
Retired leader of the twerk nation, Miley Cyrus has taken a significantly different direction with her music, her use of marijuana and even her clothes. Yes indeed, Miley Cyrus of the barely there outfits has decided to go back to her pop and country roots and Malibu showcases her departure from her raunchy lyrics better than any other single off her upcoming EP. The lyrics of the song speak to her current contentment with her life – “Hoping I’ll just stay the same, and nothing will change”. The song, though classified by Rolling Stone as pop-rock has been huge on the dance charts and is giving veteran dance artists a run for their money. The song received 258 million views on YouTube.
7. Robin Schulz ft James Blunt – OK
German DJ Robin Schulz released OK in May 2017. The song is his second single off his upcoming album. The song is primarily deep house and features James Blunt who is a British song-writer. The song has been making appearances in dance charts internationally. The three minute record takes dance music lovers through a bubbly cruise, encountering pianos and splashes of synths. James Blunt’s vocals are of course the icing on the cake, with his passionate, silky vocals that constantly pose the question whether things are really going to be “OK”. The song has a staggering 57 million views.
6. Kym Sims – Turn it Up
The lovely and talented Kym Sims started her illustrious career as an advertising jiggle singer before making her foray into the music scene. Guided by Grammy award-winning record producer Steve Hurley, her dance song, Too Blind To See spent a total of 12 weeks on the UK Chart. Her album which bore the same name also was a chart topper, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. Her latest dance anthem, Turn it Up, has won over her fans yet again and is one of the most played tracks in the club.
5. DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
One can always rely on bad gal RiRi to give us a badasss club anthem. With hits such as Cheers, We Found Love, Where Have You Been under her designer belt, Rihanna has cemented her spot in the clubs. Add DJ Khaled to the mix and you have yourself one of the hottest club bangers of the year. Wild Thoughts is a sultry, tropical-themed track that invokes Rihanna’s braggadocios assertions about her man wanting to see her “naked, naked, naked”. Bryson Tiller’s smooth vocals are the cherry on a perfect cake. This jam will be played in clubs for a long time to come.
4. David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U
2U is a collaborative effort between David Guetta and pop and R&B heartthrob Justin Bieber. The song was a massive success with it peaking at number 4 on the US Dance Charts, being number four again in the US Hot Dance Singles and was number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been played in clubs countless times, attesting to its popularity.
3. Deborah Cox – Let the World Be Ours Tonight
The beautiful Grammy Award-nominated songstress dropped another hit in 2018 that has dominated clubs. Let the World Be Ours Tonight is a powerful statement on overcoming life’s struggles and being a conqueror. Deborah is known for her hit, Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here which was a chart topper and earned her multiple awards including: Soul Train Award, Juno Award, A Lady of Soul Award and Billboard Music Award. Deborah Cox has had many number one hits on the dance charts and Let the World Be Ours Tonight is just another.
2. Rita Ora – Your Song
British pop singer Rita Ora is known mostly for her collaborative tracks with other artists and this one is no different. The song has backing vocals from non-other the serial hit maker, Ed Sheeran himself. The hit peaked at number seven in the UK Singles chart and debuted at number 2 in the US Dance Club Songs. Being an electro pop record, this song is most definitely suited for nightclubs. The song has an impressive 28,085,010 views.
1. Skylar Stecker – Only Want You
Only Want You is written by singer Skylar Stecker and was produced by Tricky Stewart. The song managed to reach number one on Billboard Dance Club in September 2017. The song is dance-pop in nature and is vibrant, lively and up-beat. The teenager is surpassing many heavy weights on the dance scene with this energetic number. The song has also done well on YouTube getting 1,377,487 views.
If the songs above do not make you want to go the club right now and dance your stress away you might as well just resign yourself to staying home like the old fossil that you are. So get down to YouTube and listen to the ultimate top 10 best club songs 2018.