House music has been around since Frankie Knuckles helped develop it in the chicago club scene about 40 years ago. That means that there are a good few legendary house tracks out there right now. Some may be forgotten, others might still be the biggest hits out there at the moment. This list is based on cultural impact and a little personal preference. Feel free to disagree, music isn’t a science. From old-school Chicago house tracks to modern deep house songs we think these tracks are a pretty good example of some of the best house tracks ever made.
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Fred Again.. - Marea (We've Lost Dancing)
A relatively recent track to start our list off, this song instantly became a lockdown anthem. A beautifully melancholic melody is complemented by vocals from legendary house artist The Blessed Madonna. She talks about how we will make it through these tough times, and that we will rejoice when dancing is allowed again. The song resonated with every single person that enjoys nightlife and proved to be true in the end. With the summer of 2022 being one of the biggest ones in festival & nightlife history.
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
We couldn’t make a list of some of the best house tracks ever made without mentioning Frankie Knuckles’ Marshall Jefferson project. Chicago house at its best. The creator of house music himself made one of the biggest house music songs ever, and it still holds up incredibly well to this day. One of the first, and somehow also one of the best piano house anthems out there right now. A must-hear for any house music fan.
Peggy Gou - Starry Night
Peggy Gou is one of those artists that is truly unique in the dance music scene. Starry night is a song to be experienced, a groovy yet hypnotic bassline drives the track. While a minimalistic chord progression keeps the vibe going. Gou’s vocals are something to behold as well. Dreamy yet powerful, they transcend language (they’re multi-lingual) and give you the feeling of being on your way to a party, glitter on your face, stepping along to the beat.
Inner City - Good Life
This song has one of the most iconic chord progressions ever made. It is still sampled to this day, most recently by Armin van Buuren in this song. Armand van Helden even credits this Inner City song being his first introduction to vocal house music. The soulful vocals by the amazing Paris Grey are a great addition to the thumping beat and iconic chord progression. The track still wreaks havoc on the dance floor to this day, and truly is one of house music’s iconic tracks.
Faithless - Insomnia (Monster Mix)
One of the most iconic festival songs ever, this house track is a masterpiece to behold. A dark & dreamy vocal guides us through a night without sleep. Melancholic beats and melodies take us through his house as he tells us about what he finds. The original is good, but the iconic monster mix is even better. The original milder melodious elements are replaced by massive organs & plucks that are pretty much guaranteed to get crowds jumping. A massive dance music classic.
Did we miss any timeless house songs, or do you disagree with any of our picks? Feel free to let us know. Want to check out more house music? Check out our playlists HERE.