Mixmag readers name The 50 Greatest Dance Tracks Of All Time

What is the most iconic, enduring, game-changing record in the history of dance music? That’s the big question that long-running UK magazine Mixmag put to its readers in its most recent poll. After pulling all the votes together, the results are in, and the top 50 would certainly make for a fun party playlist. The 2000s are represented by names like Soulwax, Justice, Ame, Noir And Haze with Solomun, Swedish House Mafia and Paul and Fritz Kalkbrenner, but it’s no surprise to see the ‘90s leading the way.

Beginning with Darude’s Sandstorm at #50, there are timeless entries from A Guy Called Gerald, Josh Wink, Robin S, Moby, New Order and the late, great Donna Summer with I Feel Love. If you’re heading to Future Music Festival, you’ll be seeing a few of the list leaders very soon, like Richie Hawtin (repped here with his Spastik classic), Avicii and of course The Prodigy with multiple entries. It’s no surprise to see a roll-call of the enduring electronic live acts – The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Faithless, Orbital, the Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Underworld and co. – represented, along with DJ-producers like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Laurent Garnier, Sasha and PvD. But who’s #1? Get scrolling, and let the picking-apart begin…

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. í‚me ‘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]