Today, the 20th of April 2019, marks one year since the unfortunate death of Tim Bergling aka Avicii. His contribution to not just dance music but music in general was undeniable. It’s been a year but his loss is still felt throughout the music industry, and brought awareness to mental health amongst artists. We continue to remember Avicii with his incredible music and with new music on the way he look forward to supporting the charity his family and label have formed as we get to listen to his final works. Today we’ve decided to remember him on this special day with what we think are 10 of his greatest dance tracks, not in any particular order.
Avicii – Levels (2011)
This is one of the biggest ‘EDM‘ tracks ever. When released in 2011 it took the world by storm. It made its way onto commercial radio and stayed there for some time. ‘Levels‘ really brought Avicii and dance music further into the mainstream and ‘Levels‘ guaranteed his pathway to success.
Avicii – Wake Me Up (2013)
Arguably Avicii’s largest track, with over 800 million streams, ‘Wake Me Up‘ was an instant success – playing every where you went. Being by far the most popular single on his debut album ‘True’, ‘Wake Me Up‘s catchy vocals were sung by literally everyone!
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (2010)
’My Feelings For You’ was the most popular of the tracks released with Vicious Recordings and is one of many produced with Sebastien Drums. As with many Avicii tracks, it has a killer vocal that is instantly memorable. ‘My Feelings For You‘ is still an amazing house record today.
Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (2011)
‘Fade Into Darkness‘ released to a great reception amongst fans. Along with ‘Levels‘, this helped Avicii break through into the mainstream. This track still goes strong to this day. It is a prime example of Avicii’s ability to create incredible melodies. There was an alternative release where the instrumental was used for Avicii’s collaboration with Leona Lewis ‘Collide‘.
Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (2010)
Released under Avicii’s real name Tim Berg, ‘Seek Bromance‘ was an remarkable track. It went Gold in three countries and Platinum in Sweden, even under another alias. The vocal version of the track includes vocals from the track ‘Love U Seek’ by Italian DJ Samuele Sartini featuring English singer Amanda Wilson.
Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (2012)
’I Could Be The One’ was an ID for a very long time and made waves in dance music before it was even released. It was originally titled ‘Nicktim‘, based on Nicky and Tim’s names and was a mashup with the vocals from Justice ‘D.A.N.C.E.‘. This collaboration solidified Avicii and Nicky Romero’s friendship and served as an absolutely amazing release for the dance music community and the world to enjoy.
Nadia Ali – Rapture (Avicii Remix) (2010)
One of the many incredible remixes from Avicii was Nadia Ali’s ‘Rapture‘. It’s not the only one of Avicii’s remixes that have become even bigger than the original. The remix consists of Nadia Ali’s great vocals leading into another of Avicii’s killer melodies.
Avicii – Waiting For Love (co-produced with Martin Garrix) (2015)
Avicii working with Martin Garrix is something that we were very lucky to get. Martin is not credited as a title artist however he is officially a co-producer for this record. It was released in 2015 as the lead single of Avicii’s most recent album ‘Stories‘.
Avicii feat. Sandro Cavazza – Without You (2017)
’Without You’ is the most recent on this list – released in 2017. One of the many tracks that feature Swedish vocalist Sandro Cavazza, the drop features Avicii’s impeccable sound with the energy and melody to match. With almost 500 million plays on Spotify, this and his track ‘Lonely Together‘ with Rita Ora are his most popular from the AVĪCI EP.
Bob Sinclar – New New New (Avicii Meets Yellow Remix) (2010)
Definitely not a mainstream remix from Avicii now, as well as back in 2010. This almost 8 minute remix is certainly one of the best from the Swede – awesome house vibes with of course an excellent trademark Avicii melody. This hidden gem is a part of ‘Strictly Bob Sinclar’ as well as Avicii’s ‘Strictly Miami’ compilation.
Today marks the day of the launch of a newly formed charity by Avicii’s family entitled ‘Tim Bergling Foundation’, a nonprofit dedicated to helping treat mental illness and prevent suicide. With all proceeds from Avicii’s upcoming album ‘Tim‘ going to said charity.
Thank you Tim, we will always remember you.
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