School Year In Review: A Look Back on The Top Club Hits
1) “LE7ELS” by Avicii
Oh, sometimes I get a good feeling. I get a feeling that Avicii’s monster hit, “LE7ELS”, is absolutely the club song of the year. It’s been sampled, mashed up, recut and replayed with several major artists ranging from David Guetta to Flo Rida. LE7ELS even appeared in the Bud Light Platinum commercial – a testament to its universal appeal. His latest live rendition, unveiled under an incredible fireworks show at Ultra in Miami, features samples from Gotye’s hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know”. Hear this song taken to the next le7el played in reverse, mixed by George Monev on thissongissick.com.
2) “We Found Love” by Calvin Harris & Rihanna
No song gets more feet on the dance floor and hands in the air than Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s collaboration “We Found Love”. Even at the Kong, where one could actually find love in a hopeless place, this song gets the crowd going. You will be certain to find love with another Calvin Harris hit featuring Kelis: “Bounce”.
3) “Titanium” by David Guetta & Sia
DJ Magazine, the Forbes of electronic music, awarded David Guetta #1 DJ of the year for 2011. Featuring the vocal stylings of Sia, “Titanium” truly makes you feel bulletproof, with nothing to lose. This song is guaranteed to inspire confidence on the dancefloor (or on the treadmill). I was lucky enough to catch Sia’s surprise appearance with Guetta on stage at Coachella’s second weekend. For more, hear Guetta and Jennifer Hudson “Night of Your Life”, also on the album Nothing But The Beat.
4) “Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia
The obviously Swedish DJ trio including Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello blew up dancefloors across the globe and apartments in One Western with “Save The World”. In addition to turning up the crowd, The Mafia turns up the love with their music video, which features a super adorable pack of heroic puppies saving victims of various crimes like mugging, carjacking and vandalism. Dog lovers and anyone with a heart will be on the brink of tears. Like it? Love it? Listen to the trio’s other stellar hit with Laidback Luke and Deborah Cox “Leave the World Behind”. Sadly, no puppies in the music video.
5) “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
Known for their big hair, colorful partyshades and bright neon animal print Spandex pants, the LMFAO crew really nailed it with fist-pump-inducing Party Rock Anthem, officially kicking off a self-titled new genre, Party Rock. Both the Anthem and it’s beta evolution (also known as “Sexy And I Know It”), was performed with Madonna in this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show – one of the best shows ever. Up the rage factor with 3LAU’s mash up “Turbulent Rock Anthem”.
Rage. Rinse. Repeat.