2012, such an iconic year that we couldn’t include only 10 tracks that are turning 10 years old this year so to follow up on our previous post [here], let’s take a look at 10 more iconic tracks turning 10 years old in 2022!
Showtek & Hardwell – How We Do
On July 30th, 2012, Hardwell united with fellow Dutch duo Showtek to bring us a peak time anthem for ages titled ‘How We Do’. With Hardwell‘s infectious synth work being paired with Showtek‘s intense low-end chord play, this all Dutch team came together to deliver a track worthy of anthem status.
Alesso – Years
Following up on the successful release of ‘Calling’ with Sebastian Ingrosso in 2012, Alesso returned to Refune Records with yet another progressive gem, a track that undoubtedly proved ubiquitous since its release. After being premiered on Swedish House Mafia‘s takeover of Pete Tong‘s Radio 1 show earlier in the year, the instrumental version of ‘Years’ immediately had EDM fans excited, and Alesso shortly after released the highly anticipated vocal version of the track featuring Matthew Koma on the 4th of August, 2012. Energized by the optimistic swoon of Koma‘s lyrics, Alesso‘s production shines as the shimmering piano melodies explode in a flurry of driving drums and uplifting, anthemic synths that are destined to soundtrack the summer and ignite festivals all over the world.
David Guetta ft. Sia – She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)
Having taken over the world with their previous collab ‘Titanium’, 2012 saw David Guetta and Sia follow it up in epic style with the release of ‘She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)’. Not straying away from what made the first collab amazing, the pair of artists doubled down as they gave us another dose of electronic pop goodness but with some electro flavor to make it sound just as fresh as the first collab. Released on the 21st of August, 2012, this single has gained over 250 million online streams.
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
On the 14th of September, 2012, Swedish House Mafia would release their final single before splitting up in 2013 and we’re sure every single dance music fan has danced to this one in the past. Often regarded as the trio’s most successful track, the single has received over 1 billion streams since its release. With powerful vocals and the signature progressive house style, this one is an EDM anthem true and true.
Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity
Released as the title track from this debut album, ‘Clarity’ is a single which is still often regarded as one of the best releases in the 2010s. Written in tandem by Matthew Koma, Porter Robinson, and Skylar Grey, this single lets the vocals take center stage before giving us a wonderful piece of progressive goodness as its drop.
Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan – BFAM
Rewind back to 2012 and it was no secret that two of the most talented young producers in the business were Julian Jordan and Martin Garrix. Both producers, who are self-entitled “Brother From Another Mother (BFAM)”, locked themselves in the studio and churned out an impressive piece of melodic, uplifting progressive meets crunchy, pumping electro. ‘BFAM’ grabs your attention with soothing melodies and when you least expect it, it turns into a fireball of face melding proportions. This collaboration was released on the 12th of November 2012.
Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home
The third official release on the newly launched Protocol Recordings was none other than the excellent collaboration between the Dutchman Nicky Romero and Australian twin sisters Nervo. An incredible melodic vocal progressive house anthem that still holds up to this day was the result of these two exceptional acts coming together in the studio for the first time. ‘Like Home’ has amassed over 50 million online streams since its release, being one of the most streamed tracks in Protocol‘s history. This track was released on the 12th of November 2012.
Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball
Released on the 29th of October, 2012,‘Cannonball’ was created when Showtek and Justin Prime combined in the studio and they did not disappoint. A track that is packed to the brim with huge riffs, enormous builds, killer drops, and an infectious melody, ‘Cannonball’ took over the festival scene in 2012 and it is still receiving love to this day.
Hardwell ft. Amba Shepherd – Apollo
Essential Hardwell records don’t come much bigger than this groundbreaking hit, ‘Apollo’ featuring Amba Shepherd. Just when you thought the bar couldn’t be raised any higher, the enlightening Dutch tastemaker and Revealed Recordings frontman, Hardwell, delivered a groundbreaking new track, ‘Apollo’, as a follow-up to his critically acclaimed masterpiece, ‘Spaceman’, This euphorically charged single, was released on the 26th of November 2012.
Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One
Over the past couple of years, when the Swedish sensation Avicii teamed up alongside a fellow electronic dance music producer, magic would be guaranteed. This is no different for when close friends Avicii and Nicky Romero came together for the first time. Originally leaked and played live as ‘NickTim’, ‘I Could Be The One’ was a highly anticipated unreleased track, gaining traction on YouTube and once the full version dropped, fans were ecstatic. Gaining over 500 million streams since its release – this iconic single still gets spun out by DJs all over the world and crowds love it just as much now as they did several years ago.