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WHAT IS THE GREATEST DANCE TRACK OF ALL TIME?

WHAT IS THE GREATEST DANCE TRACK OF ALL TIME?

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February 19th, 2013

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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. Âme ‘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

Released at the peak of the Skint Records-led big beat explosion, at a time when ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ was elevating Norman Cook to superstar DJ, it’s now a universal anthem of strident empowerment.
9. Sasha ‘Xpander’ [deconstruction/BMG], 1999

Progressive house was all but dead by 1999. Sasha and Charlie May resurrected the form triumphantly with the stunning surges and tidal melodies of Xpander, named after the analogue synth it was written on.
8. PVD ‘For An Angel’ [Deviant Records], 1998

Originally from his PVD’s ‘45 RPM’ album, it was rediscovered, toughened up and re-released as the ‘E-Werk Remix’ during the Gatecrasher-led late-‘90s trance boom, becoming a scene-defining hit.
7. Plastikman ‘Spastik’ [Novamute], 1993,

He’s done so much but perhaps still Richie Hawtin’s greatest achievement, ‘Spastik’ is imperious, terrifying, the sound of a spitting, Touretting drum machine having a break down, a murderous, metallic jazz take on techno.
6. Stardust ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ [Roulé], 1998

Improvised around a Chaka Khan guitar loop by French producer Alan Braxe and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, garnished with Ben Cohen’s rudimentary yet perfect vocals, Stardust proved that Bangalter had an uncanny ability to turn disco metal into crossover gold.
5. Faithless ‘Insomnia’ [Cheeky], 1995

“Long build, big drop, big riff.” Faithless executed the blueprint so perfectly on Insomnia that they had to play it twice at every gig. An astonishing cocktail of Buddhist street poetry, piano house, orchestral pop and Euro-trance.
4. Underworld ‘Born Slippy’ [Junior Boys Own], 1995

Before Trainspotting, this was originally a b-side, a seemingly uncommercial ten-minute mix of improvised, one-take lyrics and jackhammer beats. Last summer it featured in the Olympic opening ceremony.
3. The Prodigy ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ [XL], 1997

The last of a trilogy of controversial singles which saw the Prodigy discussed in Parliament. Thrillingly combative street music, polished for so long it became raw again, beats sicker than a zombie orgy.
2. Tiesto ‘Adagio For Strings’ [Independance], 2004

Barber’s classical Adagio was a deeply serious work. Tiesto, inspired by Ferry Corsten’s 1999 remix, collides brutal beats with lachrymose strings for an anthem which fanfared his rise to world’s biggest DJ.
1. Daft Punk ‘One More Time’ [2000 / Virgin]

Is it the loop? Slower than the average house tune, somehow the breathless, chiming slice of compressed euphoria seems to be constantly accelerating, pulling us along after it, further and higher into ecstasy. And then, just as you think you may smile yourself to death – boom! The bass and beat drop and we are off.
Is it that extended breakdown? So soon into the track that it’s almost the track itself, a confident inversion of the usual template that contributes to ‘One More Time’ being one of the single most suspenseful, dramatic slices of dance music ever made?

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