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Feed your curiosity about the best songs of 2021. Over the years, I’ve become a music tastemaker, so you can trust this special list and discover outstanding artists.

If you come here, you will find hidden treasures but also the biggest hits in the last twelve months. Perhaps, you just need good tunes to celebrate the new times to come.

Electro Wow is still the source of contemporary music and there’s no other list more authentic than this one. Spread the word and share it with your friends!

✦ BEST ELECTRO-POP (SYNTHPOP) SONGS

Martin Brothers – Love Is Optional

Modern Electro-Pop and classic Synthpop influences are felt throughout “Love Is Optional” by Martin Brothers. Subtle piano keys add a sense of elegance that characterizes the duo’s music. They’re based between Los Angeles and Zürich. Bright future ahead!

Glüme – What Is A Feeling

Glüme, the Walmart Marilyn Monroe will hypnotize you with “What Is A Feeling” in the very first seconds. Check out the label Italians Do It Better for similar Electro-Pop tunes, but this one truly deserves a prize. Literally, she’s fabulous.

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

I can’t get enough of The Weeknd. “Save Your Tears”became the most-watched music video globally in 2021, with over 615 million views. I have nothing else to say.

Lauer ft. Dena – Make It Stay

The European music producer experiments with Synthpop and the results are amazing. Vibes and style resonate with the earlier stuff from New Order, Erasure, and Depeche Mode. Not to mention, Dena’s vocals are simply extraordinary that made “Make It Stay” timeless.

Annie – She’s Like The Wind

Annie brings you the catchiest cover of Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind.” It’s close to perfection because it feels simultaneously futuristic and dark. Her fresh aesthetics will keep new and old fans happy.

✦ BEST DANCE-POP (EDM) SONGS

R3HAB, Timmy Trumpet, W&W – Distant Memory

Both the title of this track and the whole sound bring back memories of attending open-air festivals, which hopefully you’ll be able to experience again in 2022. Let’s cross our fingers, it will be great to see R3HAB and other DJs on stage.

Skytech & Bassjackers – All My Love

“All My Love” by Skytech & Bassjackers is an unusual fusion of Retrowave and EDM, bringing a bit of nostalgia in addition to being a quality festival-friendly piece. Put your hands up in the air and enjoy!

Melanie C – Into You

“Into You,” a feminist anthem with a four-to-the-floor flavor. The former Spice Girl, Melanie C aka Sporty Spice will make you dance like never before. Seriously, it’s incredible how the energy rises to high levels.

HEVI LEVI & Ishay Avital – Time

Providing a full dose of epicness, “Time”by HEVI LEVI and Ishay Avital is a good example of top-notch production. In essence, sexy electronic music with blissful acoustics. Hearing pleasant tunes on repeat is always pure joy.

ALWZ SNNY – I’ll Be Alive

Are you ready for a big singalong? ALWZ SNNY’s unique take on the dance music industry is what sets him apart from the rest. “I’ll Be Alive” unleashes feel-good vibes while the massive drops get the blood pumping.

✦ BEST TRANCE SONGS

FEEL, Andrew Mirt & Alexandra Badoi – Our Love

Certainly, this song is quite addictive.”Our Love” is bound to find its place in the hearts of the Trance music community. Once again, Alexandra Badoi doesn’t fail to impress. Producers Philip Belikov aka FEEL and Andrew Mirt have successfully proven themselves to be heavyweight talents.  

Esglo – With Open Arms

Keep your eyes on Esglo, a fast-rising male vocalist and music producer from NYC. There’s plenty of good stuff to explore in his latest album, ‘Poetic Trance,’ nevertheless, “With Open Arms” is an instant favorite. This song features emotive vocals and soaring arpeggiated leads that are sure to send the crowd into raptures with every play.

Ashley Wallbridge ft. Bodine – This Is Home

This is a proper party piece from Ashley Wallbridge. Basically, it’s uplifting from start to end. He embarks on a collaborative journey with Bodine whose powerful vocals hit notes as high as heaven.

Christina Novelli & CQUENZ – All I Want Is You

Infectious lyrics alongside CQUENZ’s fiery synth-driven sounds and Christina Novelli’s glorious singing voice make this banging tune memorable. Warning: It’ll have a lasting effect on all who grant it a listen.

Chicane – Sailing

Chicane needs no introduction. The legend return with a compelling blend of nostalgic beats and Balearic rhythms. Beautiful and relaxing, “Sailing” will remind you of the old Trance days.

✦ BEST HOUSE SONGS

Ewan McVicar – Tell Me Something Good

Ewan McVicar became the King of House music this year with “Tell Me Something Good,” not only at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2021 but also here on Electro Wow. Definitely, another standout release in his catalog.

Salvatore Ganacci – Fight Dirty

You can tell there’s a bit of 80s Disco influence on this housey cut from Salvatore Ganacci. I can’t resist those wonderful violins and it’s actually inspired by the Japanese composer Toshiyuki Kimori. Anime enjoyers will appreciate the visuals above.

Peggy Gou – I Go

Peggy Gou delivers a slice of House music that screams 90s vibes. Indeed, all these effervescent sonic textures serve as a tribute to that decade. An infectious club weapon thanks to the repeated lines of “I Go” in the chorus. 

Otosan, Shadow Child ft. Carrie Baxter – Right Here

Shadow Child has been at the forefront of House music both in Britain and worldwide for over a decade. While Ryan Dickinson and Ultan Burke’s sound as Otosan is already unmistakable. Dropping through Tiësto’s Musical Freedom records this track also sees artist Carrie Baxter lend her vocals for the topline.

Adam Davenport ft. Tye Ellen – Feels Like Tonight

With impressive tribal percussion, Adam Davenport creates his own bouncy style in order to warm up the atmosphere. Of course, “Feels Like Tonight, wouldn’t be the same without the strong diva-esque vocals from Tye Ellen. The producer became the first African American to chart on Billboard for Electronic Dance Music some years ago, and today he continues to chalk up success.

✦ BEST DISCO SONGS

Touchy – Tout Petit La Planète

Touchy bring back the magic of Cosmic Disco for the twenty-first century. “Tout Petit La Planète” is a French song accompanied by a lyric video with English subtitles. As a matter of fact, the musical output is absolutely fantastic.

Little Boots – Landline

Glamour and Disco nostalgia are the main ingredients of “Landline” by Little Boots. No doubt, this tune is delivered with a fierce stylish edge. Besides, her creativity leads her into writing interesting stories all the time.

Selbor – Your Love

I sincerely believe Selbor has a knack for harnessing uplifting funkiness. He transports listeners to the Moroder era with his synths. “Your Love” is a song about accepting loving whoever and whatever you want and doing it without hiding.

James Hersey ft. Chromeo – Closer

An important discovery is without a doubt James Hersey and his collaborative effort with Chromeo. In my opinion, “Closer” is a hugely underrated hit. Super dope, groovy, and irresistibly danceable.    

Kylie Minogue ft. Dua Lipa – Real Groove (Studio 2054 Initial Talk Remix)

Initial Talk is one of the best remixers in the game. He’s got the Midas Touch, everything he touches turns to gold. “Real Groove” byKylie Minogue gets a breath of fresh air in a new form, plus, it was even included in the album’s expanded DISCO: Guest List Edition.

✦ BEST REGGAETON SONGS

Major Lazer ft. Guaynaa – Diplomatico

If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is Diplo’s first Spanish-language track. He and his side project Major Lazer teamed up with Puerto Rican star Guaynaa, who is best known for his viral hit “Rebota.” With “Diplomatico,” they’re merging the worlds of EDM and Reggaeton together.

Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie, Lele Pons – HIT IT

It’s impossible not to twerk to this Latin-infused jam called “HIT IT.” The Black Eyed Peas continue to make impressive strides. Last year, they did a great job with their album ‘TRANSLATION,’ and this new song seems to follow the same winning formula.

J Balvin, Maria Becerra – Qué Mas Pues?

J Balvin and Maria Becerra, two popular Latin American singers of the urban genre joined forces on one of the most-streamed Reggaeton tracks of 2021. In fact, you can watch thousands of choreographies of “Qué Más Pues?” on TikTok.

Rauw Alejandro – Sexo Virtual

“Sexo Virtual” is a deliciously naughty hit and a sure-fire dancefloor-filler! Today, Bad Bunny has very strong competition, and his name is Rauw Alejandro. All comparisons aside, both artists are geniuses.

Sech – 911

No one can deny, Sech reached international fame this year. We all know there are tons of Reggaeton artists these days, but I can assure you that he’s authentic and all his productions are designed to be on the top of the charts, for sure, “911” is between them.

✦ BEST TECHNO SONGS

Will Sparks – Techno Viking

Flaunting his production prowess and versatility, “Techno Viking” is highly captivating for the clubs and festivals. Will Sparks did an awesome tribute to an Internet meme, that still remains much commented.

Nina Kraviz – Skyscrapers (HI-LO Remix)

Nina Kraviz’s “Skyscrapers” has been further enhanced by Oliver Heldens aka HI-LO. This Techno remix keeps the emotive vocals with dark and brooding cinematic effects.

James Hype – Dancing

“Dancing” is an absolute banger! Beyond the exceptional vocal lines, there’s a lot of dynamism in terms of rhythm. It possesses a limitless melodic appeal that will get you moving right away.

Herbrido – Planetechnium

Coming from the hands of rising German producer, Herbrido, this release is built around modern elements of Techno. Sophisticated stomping beats you won’t be able to find anywhere else. “Planetechnium” is a track that feels way ahead of its time!

Ocean & Wavz – Lost.Freedom

Indulge in an intense and vigorous sound design from electronic music producers Ocean & Wavz. In the midst of tribalistic nuances and drum kicks, “Lost.Freedom” instantly hooks listeners from the very first tone.

✦ BEST INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

itsENJ – Moonside

itsENJ is an Afropop duo from Nigeria that has emerged with what could be the most empowering single yet. Despite those happy instrumentals, “Moonside” is actually a protest song that reflects the internal crisis in their homeland. Needless to say, they got the style, the looks, and the originality needed to eat the world.

Chad Rubin – You’ll Find You

The charisma factor is important in order to become a prosperous singer and Chad Rubin put that understanding into practice. “You’ll Find You” is such a feel-good song that infects you with enthusiasm.

Samantha LaPorta – Closure

Independent pop singer Samantha LaPorta currently boats over half a million streams on Spotify. Naturally, she has a singing voice that can easily adapt to any genre. “Closure” is a beautiful ballad for the most romantic souls.

Gregory Dillon – Swing Swing

Gregory Dillon’s avant-garde arrangements and sensitive vocals on the cover of The All American Rejects’ “Swing Swing” will grab your attention. Driven by a dreamy atmosphere, his cool reinterpretation serves as a reminder that any Emo anthem can become a killer track.

KLHH – The Loving Kind

One of my favorite feelings ever is when music is so good that it gives you chills and goosebumps. Bearing this in mind, KLHH is a skillful pianist and songwriter with professional expertise in providing soothing listening experiences. His most unforgettable ballad to date is titled “The Loving Kind.”

By Erick Ycaza

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.