40. Magnetic Man – “I Need Air” (2010)
The London dubstep super-trio’s (Skream, Benga and Artwork) infectious first single explores how love can be simultaneously intoxicating and smothering.
Loving Lyrics: “Now I’m drowning in your ocean, and I’m running and feeling like I don’t care. You penetrate my space and now you’re looking outta place. Cause you make this hard for me — I need air.”
39. Late Night Alumni – “Empty Streets” (2005)
Kaskade’s four-piece house outfit hit its stride on this contemplative street-lit ballad.
Loving Lyrics: “If this love’s not meant to be. If the heart’s not ready to open. If we make it, I won’t see how it’s broken.”
38. Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – “Thing Called Love” (2011)
This Group Therapy fan favorite is a cautionary reminder to always express one’s true feelings set over a euphoric trance beat.
Loving Lyrics: “There’s a thing called love that we all forget. And it’s a wasted love that we all regret. You live your life just once. So don’t forget, forget about a thing called love.”
37. Tiësto ft. Sneaky Soundsystem – “I Will Be Here (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)” (2009)
One of Tiësto’s most underrated tunes received an even less-heralded remix from Wolfgang Gartner that has actually held up better than the original.
Loving Lyrics: “When the big world falls apart, and you think that the feeling will linger. You need somewhere to start. I will be here.”
36. Tim Berg – “Seek Bromance” (2010)
Before he was Avicii, the Swedish artist was known as Tim Berg — and this hit single was his introduction to the dance world.
Loving Lyrics: “I will give to you the love you seek and more. So what are you waiting for?”
35. Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill – “Gecko (Overdrive)” (2014)
The rising Dutch star topped the U.K. singles chart after Becky Hill channeled feelings of overwhelming attraction over his high-octane instrumental.
Loving Lyrics: “I can’t stop this feeling. baby. Only you can make me come alive. When we’re crashing, let’s have passion. Boy, you’ve got my heart on overdrive.”
34. Hot Natured – “Benediction” (2012)
Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Ali Love hit the U.K. Top 40 in 2012 with this smooth vocal house number.
Loving Lyrics: “Feel like my love, feel like my love has found a home. I feel like our love has found a home. Benediction in my mind, benediction in my heart and soul.”
33. Gorgon City – “Ready for Your Love” (2014)
Gorgon City’s most commercially successful single explores cathartic renewal against a catchy house backdrop.
Loving Lyrics: “I’m ready for the rain to pour down on me. I’m ready for a change to come and set me free. I’m ready for my loss to become victory. But most of all, most of all, I’m ready for your love.”
32. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – “I Got U” (2014)
Duke Dumont’s smash single is a feel-good anthem that casts off materalistic concerns for a cherished connection.
Loving Lyrics: “Ask me what I did with my life, I spent it with you. If I lose my fame and fortune, really don’t matter. As long as I got you, baby.”
31. Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)” (2013)
The tropical house star has many loving reworks, but his buoyant take on Gaye’s standard is arguably his most electric.
Loving Lyrics: “And when I get that feeling, I want sexual healing. Sexual healing is good for me.”
30. Porter Robinson – “Language” (2012)
Porter Robinson tested the deeper waters that would eventually produce his sprawling Worlds LP with this sentimental fan-favorite in 2012.
Loving Lyrics: “Give me release. Let the waves of time and space surround me. Yeah, ‘cause I need room to breathe. Let me float back to the place you found me. I’ll be okay.”
29. Seven Lions – “Days to Come” (2012)
The Santa Barbara producer’s opening salvo on OWSLA was a mesmerizing and melodic dubstep gem that explores love and longing in mythical terms.
Loving Lyrics: “Quietly I keep you close to me. Quietly I feel you when I’m dreaming.”
28. Galantis – “Gold Dust” (2015)
Galantis’ beautifully produced ballad brings the chills every time.
Loving Lyrics: “Keep coming down that street. There’s a hollow in this house whenever you go.”
27. Benny Benassi – “Cinema (Skrillex Remix)” (2011)
There’s nothing sensual about Skrillex’s crushing dubstep drop, but the verses that precede it are proven heart-warmers.
Loving Lyrics: “I could watch you for a lifetime. You’re my favorite movie. A thousand endings. You mean everything to me.”
26. Frank Wiedemann & Ry X – “Howling (Âme Remix)” (2012)
This haunting tale of nighttime seduction features ethereal atmospherics and outstanding songwriting.
Loving Lyrics: “Cold, I swam into your spell. On the rite of god we fell. You were plush and I laid bare. You had me howling. Cold, I fell into your skin. On the night you led me under your sin. You had me howling.”