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Top EDM tracks of 2013

Martin Garrix gets "Animal"
Photo by Mark Davis

2013 was a huge year for EDM music. It was the year Avicii went mainstream, the year Eric Prydz finally became a household name, and the year Zedd became an international sensation with his hit "Clarity."

Picking the top five tracks of 2013 is a difficult task, especially because there were so many groundbreaking songs. But few of the songs hit the cultural landscape button like "Animals," by Martin Garrix. The song's trip-hop beats and musically mind-blowing synths made this song a number one hit all around the world.

Lana Del Rey might have experienced a backlash in 2012, but--thankfully--her song "Summertime Sadness" was remixed by Cedric Gervais and gave her a huge hit. Thankfully, Lana is working on more tracks with Gervais for her next album.

In many interviews, Zedd claims he had a hard time finding the right person to sing "Clarity" until he found the right voice in English singer Foxes. The song has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies on iTunes worldwide.

Without further ado, here is our list of the top five EDM songs from 2013. Do you agree with our choices? Tell us in the Comments section.

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5-'Reload' by Ingrosso
5-'Reload' by Ingrosso Photo courtesy of Long Beach Music Examiner, photo used with permission.

5-'Reload' by Ingrosso

"Reload" has sold over a million copies since its release in 2013. The song has also turned Sebastian Ingrosso into a mainstream star. This is one jam you will still be hearing years from now.

4-'So Good to Me' by Chris Malinchak
4-'So Good to Me' by Chris Malinchak Photo courtesy of Long Beach Music Examiner, photo used with permission.

4-'So Good to Me' by Chris Malinchak

"So Good to Me" started off as a slow burning hit on Sirius XM's "Pulse" station and soon went mainstream. Malinchak is currently working on Debbie Gibson's comeback album.

3-'Clarity' by Zedd
3-'Clarity' by Zedd Photo courtesy of Long Beach Music Examiner, photo used with permission.

3-'Clarity' by Zedd

"Clarity" is 2013's biggest selling international EDM song. Unfortunately, Zedd didn't have the same success when working with Lady Gaga on her album "ARTPOP."

2-'Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey
2-'Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey Photo courtesy of Long Beach Music Examiner, photo used with permission.

2-'Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey

"Summertime Sadness," when first released, had a hard time hitting the mainstream charts. Once Cedric Gervais remixed the song, it became a major EDM hit.

1-'Animals' by Martin Garrix
1-'Animals' by Martin Garrix Photo courtesy of Long Beach Music Examiner, photo used with permission.

1-'Animals' by Martin Garrix

"Animals" was nominated for several Grammy Awards and deserved to be. The song does a lot without hardly any lyrics. The beat just puts you into another world.