Rager Onions Presents: The Top 10 EDM Songs of 2013

After compiling over 100 of the best songs from 2013, the staff at Rager Onions put their super-powers (our brains) together and narrowed it down to ten. Ten s0ngs that not only caught our ears, but blew our minds.

Without further adieu, the Top 10 EDM Songs of 2013. 

10. Protohype chilled out a little with this track, and the result was a masterpiece. With one of the most motivational songs of 2013, “Fly” is a tasty dubstep anthem for any music palette. Seriously, even your grandma might like it.

9. The dark horse, Andy Duguid, takes trance to a whole new level with “7Even”. Like all great songs, this one gets better with every listen. One might even call it ‘orgasmic’.

8. The French sensation has done it again. Madeon may not be old enough to drink alcohol in the U.S. yet, but he did produce one of the top-10 EDM songs of 2013. Kids these days.

7. Disclosure and Flume in the same sentence? You know it’s going to be nothing but gold.

6. Coming from one of this years top LP’s, Sub Focus also found his way onto the top-10 with this up-beat, D&B melody. Whether you’re having problems at work, problems with a girl, or problems doing laundry on a consistent basis – this song will surely put you on the right path. 

5. Dillon Francis did a lot in 2013. But nothing was more impressive than his first love song, “Without You”. According to Dillon’s Soundcloud, “This song is very meaningful to me because as TEED and I were working on the song I was having relationship problems of my own. He ended up writing the song about the whole situation i was going through..”

4. Just nasty. Trap isn’t dead yet, you guys. You heard it hear first: What So Not is the future of trap.

3. Audien exploded in 2013, and we’ll expect nothing less in 2014.

2. Our #1 EP of 2013 belonged to KOAN Sound & Asa’s Sanctuary. “Starlite” took the EDM world by storm, and for good reason.

1. The song that was at the top halfway through the year, stays at the top. Funky, passionate, and perfect for love making – this collaboration from two of EDM’s brightest minds will go down in the record books. Because “Easy” was the best EDM song of 2013.

Honorable Mentions:

The best remix of 2013 belongs to Kat Krazy.

We just can’t say enough about Sound Remedy. So we won’t.

This song got bumped from the top-10, but The M Machine deserves a lot of love for this “Tiny Anthem”.

You’re going to hear this song on the radio a lot over the next few months, but make no mistake about it – it was one of the best EDM songs produced this past year.

We’re all hippies at heart.

True: The Next Avicii Song That’s About To Blow Up


During 1 of my 3 daily visits to Dunkin Donuts, I was halted in my path by the song playing on Dunkin Radio.

Yes, Dunkin Donuts has their own radio station. I guess when you provide instant, cream-filled happiness to millions of Americans every morning, you can do whatever the fuck you want.

Kind’ve like Avicii. The producer that did what he wanted, as inferred from the title of his chart-topping album (peaked at no. 5 on US Billboard 200, currently no. 59), True. Revolutionizing the genre to a small degree, the Swedish superstar took a big risk by infusing folk into dance (twang into techno, if you will), and scratching more relevance off of a term we hate the most: genre.

Ever since he previewed the new album in his Ultra set, there are two songs I’ve been particularly obsessed with.

The first, of course, was “Wake Me Up”. After listening to that song deaf, it was only a matter of time before Kiss FM butchered it.

Which they did.

So when I heard DUNKIN RADIO blasting my favorite song from the album (and maybe my favorite song of the entire year) – it became clear that EDM isn’t going mainstream.

It is mainstream.

I guess this is the price we pay. But your 8-year-old niece shouldn’t be talking about Skrillex at the dinner table, and Avicii doesn’t deserve to be butchered by the radio.

If you haven’t heard it already, stop being a hipster – and listen to “Hey Brother”. The single, featuring raw vocals from Dan Tyminski, plays on Avicii’s new style in some forms, but the melody becomes a soothing masterpiece, filled with electronic optimism and produced for epic journeys (and as I’ve mentioned before, running).

We here at Rager Onions firmly believe it could be one of the top ten tracks of the year. And when we released our Top-10 songs of the year (so far) back in July, we didn’t anticipate including one of the tracks from Avicii’s experimental, but awesome, True. 

So will “Hey Brother” make it? Who knows.

Will Duck Sauce make it? Absolutely not.

You’ll just have to wait until next week, when we’ll be releasing our top-10 albums, and top-10 songs of the year. We don’t mess around with that Billboard bullshit, and we wouldn’t include Avicii just because it’s Avicii.

This year was a big one, and “Hey Brother” is right up there on the top-10 reasons why.