Are you annoyed yet?
In an age where media encompasses everything we do, fads seem to grow old much faster than they used to. Songs used to be able to stay at the top of the chart for months at a time, but that is rarely the case anymore.
This is a list of songs that every DJ should just take off their set list because they’ve been beaten to death. This list is not meant to judge the quality of any of these songs, but only that they, at some point, over-saturated the EDM scene. Disagree? Feel free to comment below to let us know which songs you would add to the list.
10. Harlem Shake - Baauer
About six months before the Harlem Shake went viral, it was my favorite song and I played it at every party I went to. Then, the entire world decided they had to make their own Harlem Shake, and thus the song became about as annoying as nails on a chalkboard.
9. In My Mind – Axwell, Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl
This song’s beautiful lyrics and melody shot it straight to the top of the EDM charts, but after it’s been played on nearly every festival main stage, we’re tired of hearing it.
8. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs (A-Trak Remix)
We all know those stabbing synths that seemingly every DJ in the world has cut to in the middle of their set… and it was great, for a while. However, DJs I think it’s time for this track to be retired from your set list (for now, at least).
7. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
This anthem was the last single released by Swedish House Mafia and helped build the hype for their final tour. This song received massive radio airplay and unfortunately it lost its shine after a while.
6. Internet Friends – Knife Party
Sometimes I wish I could block this song on Facebook.
5. Sandstorm – Darude
If one more person tells me this is their favorite “techno” song, I’ll lose it.
4. Cinema - Benny Benassi (Skrillex Remix)
Probably one of first “dubstep” songs that got widespread play in bars and clubs across the world, it was important to the rise of Skrillex as a powerhouse in dance music. But truthfully, DJs, there are much better Skrillex tracks you can play.
3. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Who didn’t love this song when it first came out? Unfortunately, the radio and mainstream media was aware of the hype and within days “Get Lucky” was played at every radio station and bar in the country.
2. Levels - Avicii
This song became the butt of every joke after becoming one of the first songs of the new-wave “EDM” wave to get massive radio airplay. It didn’t help that Flo Rida ruined the track when he sang over it for “Good Feeling.”
1. Animals - Martin Garrix
I’ll give Martin Garrix his props for the success of this song, but this track quickly became one of the most annoying songs of all time. When deadmau5 dropped the McMaNGOS “Martin Garrix Had a Farm” remix at Ultra, I think it was his way of announcing this song was officially dead.