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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.

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.

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