In every music festival there’s always that one song, or in dire cases, songs, that get played in almost every single set. Everyone cries to the heavens naming out the anthem, or perhaps pondering over the ID— or maybe the crowd will just go bonkers before the intro is even halfway done. Well, Tomorrowland 2014 is no exception to this rule, and these are the top 10 ten songs that were played at the festival—over, and over, again.
1. Steve Angello x Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman – “Payback”
Released a little over 3 months ago, “Payback” seemed to be one of the artists’ favorites at Tomorrowland, and probably the case for the rest 2014 in general.
2. Afrojack & Martin Garrix – “Turn Up The Speakers”
Afrojack is a friend to all and a collaborator with many, and these collabs more than stand out when featured in the sets of his many colleagues.
4. Dyro – “WOLV” Dutch producer
Dyro is starting a new record label bearing the same name as its premiere track, a cut which is already pulling in loads of attention, and lots of hands in the air.
5. Route 94 – “My Love” feat. Jess Glynne
British DJ and Producer Route 94 has transitioned from dubstep to deep house, and his debut single has reached insane levels of success. It seems everyone and their momma is into deep house these days, and, with that, comes a slew of remixes, and a whole lotta plays.
6. Zombie Nation – “Kernkraft 400” (W&W Remix)
Dutch dance duo W&W took on the task of remixing a 1999 classic, and DJs running the EDM gamut have been including it in their sets left and right. Don’t act like you don’t love this one.
7. Hardwell & Martin Garrix – “Carousel”
It’s cute, it’s tough, and it sounds like it’s coming from a titanium music box– “Carrousel” is the latest from Dutch buddies Garrix and Hardwell.
8. TJR & VINAI – “Bounce Generation” (Original Mix)
I know, I know, everyone knows this track, but it’s got that certain je ne sais quoi everyone just wants to get down to.
9. Bastille – “Pompeii” (Audien Remix)
Although this remix found its way via bits and pieces in mashups more so than in its entirety, this version by Audien of an already ultra-popular song was one of the biggest hits during both weekends of Tomorrowland.
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs W&W – “Waves”
It goes without saying that the official anthem of Tomorrowland this year wasn’t going to be left out of the list, because that just wouldn’t be right.
By Brian and Jéanette, owners and writers for YoungJugglers