Swedish House Mafia – “One” – arguably the song of the summer and anyone who’s been to a pool party or a nightclub has heard this. The song took off like a wild fire and didn’t get put out.
Afrojack – “Take Over Control“ ft. Eva Simons - a late bloomer but still one of the hottest dance tracks of the year. Play this song for anyone and I’d be shocked if they don’t start dancing.
Deadmau5 - “Sofi Needs A Ladder” – for as much as Rolling Stone has a crush on Deadmau5 and for this song not to be included is a shame.
David Guetta – any song off of One Love since it came out in the second half of 2009 and got MAJOR play in 2010
Steve Angello - ”KNAS” – another club banger in the summer of 2010
Edward Maya - “Stereo Love” – from late 2009 and undoubtedly blew up in 2010
Steve Aoki – “I’m In The House” ft. will.i.am – for as much electro as the music industry has gone in 2010 and how big the Black Eyed Peas are, this would be borderline consideration at least.
Those are just a handful of songs that deserve their due but we could go on forever with this and artists who are not being recognized (Yolanda Be Cool & DCup, Roger Sanchez, Alex Gaudino, etc.) for their influence on pop culture. Just because they may not have a song full of lyrics or one incredible line that makes you laugh shouldn’t take away from the sheer talent and popularity. I know not everyone is into electronic music and that’s fine but don’t just dance (no pun intended) with the music throughout the year and then throw it to the curb when it’s time to hand out awards and accolades.