The Top 20 House Hits Of All Time
House music has been around since the 1980s and has had a significant impact on the music industry. From its origins in Chicago, it has spread across the world and become a staple in clubs, festivals, and even radio stations. Here are the 20 biggest house music hits of all time, listed in no particular order.
„Jack Your Body“ by Steve „Silk“ Hurley – This track from 1986 is considered one of the first house music hits and helped define the genre.
„French Kiss“ by Lil Louis – Released in 1989, this track is known for its sultry, repetitive beat and iconic vocal sample.
„Can You Feel It“ by Mr. Fingers – This 1986 track by Larry Heard is a classic of the genre and features soulful vocals and a catchy piano riff.
„Good Life“ by Inner City – Released in 1988, this song by Kevin Saunderson’s group is a feel-good anthem that still gets played at parties today.
„Strings of Life“ by Derrick May – This 1987 track is an instrumental masterpiece that helped define the Detroit techno sound and is still a favorite among DJs.
„Finally“ by CeCe Peniston – This 1991 hit features Peniston’s powerhouse vocals over a catchy, uplifting beat and remains a classic of the genre.
„Big Fun“ by Inner City – Another hit from Kevin Saunderson’s group, „Big Fun“ is a joyful, upbeat track that embodies the spirit of house music.
„The Whistle Song“ by Frankie Knuckles – This 1991 track by the „Godfather of House“ features a catchy whistle sample and a driving beat that still fills dancefloors today.
„The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)“ by The Bucketheads – This 1995 track features a sample from Chicago’s „Street Player“ and is a favorite among both house music fans and sports arenas.
„You Don’t Know Me“ by Armand Van Helden – Released in 1999, this track features a sample from Duane Harden and is a catchy, upbeat anthem that still gets played at clubs around the world.
„Show Me Love“ by Robin S. – This 1993 track is a dancefloor classic that features Robin S.’s powerful vocals over a driving beat.
„Professional Widow“ (Armand Van Helden Remix) by Tori Amos – This 1996 remix turned Tori Amos’s original track into a dancefloor anthem with its catchy beat and memorable hook.
„U Don’t Know“ by DJ Sneak – This 1998 track features a sample from the classic house hit „Love Can’t Turn Around“ and is a favorite among DJs and fans alike.
„Lady“ (Hear Me Tonight) by Modjo – This 2000 hit features a catchy guitar riff and a disco-inspired beat that helped bring house music to a wider audience.
„Music Sounds Better with You“ by Stardust – This 1998 hit features a sample from Chaka Khan’s „Fate“ and is a feel-good anthem that still gets played at parties today.
„Love Story“ by Layo & Bushwacka! – Released in 2002, this track features a sample from the film „Love Story“ and is a haunting, emotional anthem that still resonates with fans.
„Pjanoo“ by Eric Prydz – This 2008 hit features a catchy piano riff and a driving beat that helped make Eric Prydz a household name.
„One More Time“ by Daft Punk – This 2001 hit from the legendary French duo is a dancefloor classic with its catchy hook and infectious beat.
„Get Lucky“ by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – This 2013 hit brought Daft Punk back into the mainstream and features the smooth vocals of Pharrell Williams over a funky, disco-inspired beat.
„Levels“ by Avicii – This 2011 hit from the late Swedish DJ and producer features a catchy melody and uplifting lyrics that helped define the sound of modern EDM.
These 20 tracks represent some of the biggest and most influential hits in the history of house music. From the early pioneers like Steve „Silk“ Hurley and Derrick May to modern superstars like Avicii and Daft Punk, these artists have helped shape the genre and inspire generations of fans and musicians. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just love to dance, these tracks are sure to get you moving and remind you why house music is still going strong after all these years.