21 Best Beat Drop Songs (Nastiest Beat Drops)
If you’re a fan of electronic dance music (EDM), you know beat drops are central to many of the genre’s most popular songs. From EDM heavyweights like Skrillex, Flux Pavilion and Bassnectar to lesser known artists, almost every artist in this genre has at least one song with a massive beat drop. We have created a list of the best beat drop songs for your listening pleasure.
Read on to learn about the 21 best beat drop songs of all time.
1. Tennis Court – Lorde (Flume remix)
Lorde isn’t the artist that comes to mind when you think of beat drops. His song Tennis court does not originally have a beat drop. However, EDM legend Flume saw an opportunity to remix the song and add a massive drop.
Flume’s remix debuted during a set at Coachella. At first, the crowd was surprised by this unique song choice. However, everyone went crazy when that massive bass drop hit. The remix has been a crowd favorite ever since.
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2. Worlds Apart – Seven Lions feat. Kerli
Seven Lions are one of the most unique EDM artists of all time. He is even credited with creating a subgenre called future bass. One of his best-known releases is his worlds apart PE. This EP includes Do not go, which features EDM favorite Ellie Goulding. The biggest bass drop, however, is on the title track.
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3. Gold Love – Flux Pavilion feat. Rosie Oddie
Flux Pavilion is an extremely popular EDM artist who is known for creating songs with massive drops. It’s hard to choose one, but we went with golden love. This song was originally posted on SoundCloud as a single by his highway PE. It was an immediate hit and helped the EP sell well.
4. Easy – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson
Easy is one of the most popular songs by duo Mat Zo and Porter Robinson. This song was released on the legendary Ministry of Sound label, which has released many iconic EDM songs and albums. Easy reached number 28 on the official UK charts, which is an extraordinary achievement for an EDM song.
5. Raise Your Weapon – Deadmau5 (Madeon remix)
Raise your weapon is one of the most iconic house songs of all time. The original was released in 2010 and was an instant hit. However, it does not exhibit a massive bass drop. Many artists have remixed the song and added huge drops, including Madeon. His remix was released in 2011 and quickly became popular for its heavy bass drop.
6. In My Thoughts – Don Diablo
Don Diablo’s In my thoughts it’s a bit of a change of pace. It doesn’t feature the heaviest bass. Instead, it features many melodic rhythm changes. These smaller rhythm drops build slowly as the song gets progressively faster and heavier.
7. Animals – Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix broke through and made a name for himself in the EDM scene at a very young age. In fact, he was only 17 when Animals was released in 2014. The steep bass drop in this song made it hugely popular almost immediately. Garrix’s career took off and he has since released many songs with brutal bass drops.
8. Wake Up – Kayzo & RIOT
Kayzo and RIOT had already made a name for themselves in the EDM scene before deciding to team up. their song Wake up features a brutal drop in rhythm and a catchy melody. This helped make the song popular upon its release. In reality, Wake up garnered around 200,000 plays within 24 hours of its release.
9. Make It Bun Dem – Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Skrillex seemed to be releasing hit after hit in the early 2010s, and almost all of its songs had brutal bass drops. Make it bun dem, which was released in 2012, has one of the most nasty beat drops in Skrillex’s entire discography. It also has a unique reggae-inspired sound brought to it by Damian Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley. The song’s distinctive sound has been dubbed “rudeboy bass” by Skrillex fans.
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10. TSUNAMI – Borgeous & DVBBS
Borgeous and DVBBS reunited in 2013 for a collaboration that quickly became popular in the house scene at the time. They created music in the big room house subgenre, including TSUNAMI. As the name suggests, this song features a rhythm drop that hits listeners with a powerful surge of bass. It was the most played track at the 2013 Tomorrowland festival, which was one of the most important EDM festivals held that year.
11. Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (Illenium Remix)
The Chainsmokers are known for releasing EDM-inspired tracks with heavy bass. In fact, many of their songs, including Do not let me down, already have big bass drops. This makes The Chainsmokers songs appealing to EDM artists who are looking for songs to remix. There are a number of remixes of this song, by Illenium being the most popular and has the biggest beat drop.
12. Bass Head – Bassnectar
Bassnectar has been a mainstay of the dubstep scene since the very beginning. He had quite a bit of success, but his most iconic songs were mostly released near the start of his career. His 2010 hit bass head is one of his biggest and first hits.
Bassnectar is aptly named, as his songs almost always feature massive bass with huge drops. Any number of his songs could have made it to this list, but we chose bass head because it was such an important moment in the history of dubstep.
13. Cannonball (Earthquake) – Showtek & Justin Prime feat. Matthew Koma
Dutch artists have been at the forefront of EDM since the 1990s, if not before. Although Dutch artists are known more for their melodic house than their bass-heavy house, this duo goes against that convention.
When Dutch artists Showtek and Justin Prime worked together in 2012, fans held their breath to see what brutal bass they could create. The duo come out Cannonball (earthquake) that year, which featured some of the heaviest bass many fans have ever heard. Matthew Koma also has a memorable feature in this hit song.
14. Raise your hand – Ummet Ozcan
Turkish EDM artist Ummet Ozcan has been around since 2006, although he hasn’t had many massive hits. Raise your hands, like many of Ozcan’s songs, features an immense drop in rhythm. These songs are worth listening to, but Raise your hands is his most iconic song.
This song features a slow build to a single bass drop, rather than the double drop that was popular at the time. This made the song not only very popular among EDM enthusiasts, but also very influential for EDM producers. “Raise Your Hands” is one of many songs on this list released by Spinnin Records.
15. Bangarang – Skrillex feat. Sira
If an artist were to appear on our list more than once, it had to be Skrillex. bangarang is another one of his most popular songs, and it features several huge bass drops. The bass made it a big hit when it was released in 2012. It also features Skrillex’s signature beeps and beeps. Rapper Sirah also has a memorable feature that has certainly contributed to the popularity of this unique song.
16. Power Glove – Knife Party
Knife Party is best known for its iconic Haunted house registration. This album was released in 2013 and remains popular among house lovers to this day. There were a lot of hits on this record, but we chose power glove for our list. The reason is simple: it has the heaviest bass drop of any song on the album.
17. Get Low – Dillon Francis and DJ Snake
Many of the best beat drop songs on this list were created when successful artists decided to collaborate to produce bass-heavy dance songs. Get low is another example of this phenomenon. It was released in 2014 on Mad Decent Records. The lyrics might be a little repetitive, but that’s not the point of the song. It features heavy bass throughout and its multiple bass drops have made it popular in clubs to this day.
18. Opus – Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz has released many popular songs in the progressive house subgenre since his debut in 2015. While he’s certainly released quite a few songs with big drops since then, our favorite is Opus on his first record. This song has been remixed many times with different bass drops, but we still prefer the original.
19. Mammoth – Dimitri Vegas, MOGUAI & Like mike
Skrillex may be the only individual artist to make our list more than once, but Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are the only duo to make our list multiple times. Like Skrillex, they were EDM icons of the early 2010s and released many brutal bass-driven songs during that time.
The first is their song Mammoth, the title of which accurately describes its huge pace drop. This song is still very popular in the big room house subgenre. Unsurprisingly, it has been remixed several times.
20. Tremor – Dimitri Vegas, as Mike and Martin Garrix
Our second inclusion of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike features another fitting title. Tremor has such a huge drop that it could register on the Richter scale. This song is yet another favorite in the great hall subgenre, as are so many of the songs on our list. Tremor was released in 2014 by EDM label Spinnin’ Records.
21. Core – RL Grime
RL Grime is one of the few artists on our list who is not a house or dubstep producer. Instead, RL Grime specializes in the trap. His fan favorite in 2014 Heart has one of the biggest drops of any song in the genre.
RL Grime is known for his remixes, especially remixes with heavy bass drops. However, we prefer his original song Heart for his unique and enormous fall. This song has been remixed many times, but none of the remixes have bass that can beat the original.
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