We usually do a Top 5 New Music Friday including new releases of the week from all artists around the world, but today, after knowing about the death of the world famous DJ Avicii I decided to make the Top 5 of his greatest songs of all time to honour his memory.
This is oddly the more recent song from Avicii in my Top 5 because I decided to go with the songs that put him on the map when he started his career. "Silhouettes" was released in 2012 and it peaked at #9 on Billboard Dance chart.
This is a song from 2011 which is the breakthrough year from Avicii. Even though it didn't make it to Billboard charts, the song became 5x Platinum for single sales over time.
Also from 2011, "Street Dancer" might be less known from fans but this is still one of Avicii's best song in my opinion, if you don't know that one you should definitely listen to it.
Now we go even further in 2010, this is where everything began with Avicii. I couldn't just choose one between the two of them because both are really great. "Seek Bromance" is actually the remix of the original song "Bromance" that had no lyrics at first. This is so old that it's one of Avicii's only song released under both his DJ name and his real name "Tim Berg", coming from Tim Bergling. This is Avicii first Platinum hit.
#1. Levels - Avicii
I assume everybody must know this world famous hit. This is the single that made Avicii famous and it made so many of us dance to it. It's also his second more successful single being 8x Platinum right after "Wake Me Up" with a 12x Platinum certification.
There is obviously way more great song from the artist and I could've included a lot from his recent albums. Some might say he became too commercial, some might not like or even know him for the songs I included in this Top 5, but we can all agree that Avicii has been an inspiration for most of the DJ and producers we know as of today, and he's going to leave a mark in the Dance music community.
May you rest in peace Tim.
Co-founder at Father & Son Records
Source : Spotify
Cover : Avicii