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Top 25 Trance Songs of All Time

Updated on January 31, 2014

Only the Best Trance Songs!

I was a DJ for over 13 years in some huge clubs in the Netherlands and Germany. I always played some uplifting songs when i had the chance, and trance is still my favorite music. These songs are one of the greatest trance songs of all time!

To be short - What is Trance?

Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance where the melodies are combined with bits of vocals or narration. The songs take on average between 6 and 8 minutes, and are characterized by their uplifting 'feeling'. (It depends on your trance songs of course..)

10. Sasha - Xpander (Original Mix)

9. Gouryella - Gouryella (Original Mix) - A Classic!

8. Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston - No One On Earth - The Gabriel & Dresden Remix

7. Gaia - Tuvan (Original Mix)

6. Oceanlab - Satellite (Original Above & Beyond Mix)

Trance Music Origins
Trance Music Origins

Trance Music Origins

Trance music is an art form that relies heavily on the use of electronic equipment and a specific tempo range, typically 130-160 beats per minute (Beats per minute), to create a musical arrangement which is understood to have somewhat hypnotic characteristics.

This musical genre going in the late 20th century and has been influenced by other electronic songs genres, such as house audio, techno, and ambient music. The particular origins of this type of music can be traced to the chemical p house movement of the past due 1980s in the United Kingdom.

The emerging compositions included beats in the range of 130-160 BPM and concerned repetitious chains of melodies that were connected by a series of crescendos as well as breakdowns. Although most of the earliest examples of trance music have been instrumental in nature, vocals quickly came to be included in the arrangements.

The Club Scene

During the The nineteen nineties, trance music became part of the club scene in many Countries in europe, especially Germany. The popularity from the genre in Frankfurt, Germany, am pronounced that many musical experts trace the origin of trance music with vocals compared to that city. The pattern for vocals usually took a training course of being somewhat uplifting naturally, rather than addressing social concerns or having story lines that focus on negative emotional topics, such as broken hearts or a longing for something better in your life.

Trance music offered clubgoers and also music aficionados an alternative to the techno and house music with the late 20th century. The variety was thought to be a audio style that was intended to aid revitalize people rather than be considered a vehicle for perpetuating stereotypes or even promoting political agendas. Forever of the 21st century, trance songs has captured audiences over a global basis. Record labels, clubs and radio outlets around the world specialize in this style of music.

Positive Attitude and Popularity

The general optimistic attitude of trance songs has helped it remain any music form that attracts numerous fans. Compositions are often created with a combination of traditional instruments used in conjunction with a musical synthesizer. Many of the most popular state of hypnosis music artists of the early Modern day tended to structure their own recordings so that the sound had more in common with more well known pop music, which is considered to have helped this type of music be more accessible to the general public. Numerous sources within the musical market also have begun to track the buzz of this genre's songs, albums and also artists, using charts that might be based on factors such as revenue, digital downloads or radio play.

5. Armin Van Buuren & Jan Vayne - Serenity (Original Mix)

4. Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun (DJ Tiesto Remix) - Again, a DJ Tiesto Remix

3. Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Remix) - Amazing...

2. Rank 1 - Airwave (Original Mix) - Theme song from Sensation

1. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix) - The best Produced Trance song of ALL time!

If you hear the long 10 minute version of this amazing song, and you hear very close to the sound inside the track, you know that this is an amazing peace of 'trance' art.

The rest -> 11-25

Save the best for last?

These are the final songs i got!

Search on Youtube, and you have hours of fun!

11. Paul van Dyk - For An Angel (Original Mix)

12. Armin van Buuren ft. Sharon Den Adel - In And Out Of Love (Original Mix)

13. System F - Out Of The Blue (Original Mix)

14. Yahel & Eyal Barkan - Voyage (Tiësto's Magikal Remake)

15. William Orbit - Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)

16. Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt - Waiting (Original Mix)

17. Bedrock - Heaven Scent (Original Mix)

18. Chicane - Saltwater (Original Mix)

19. Above & Beyond feat. Andy Moor - Air for Life (Original Mix)

20. Cass & Slide - Perception (Original Mix)

21. Push - Strange World (2000 Remake)

22. Binary Finary - 1998 (Gouryella Remix)

23. System F feat. Armin van Buuren - Exhale (Original Mix)

24. Ferry Corsten feat Betsie Larkin - Made Of Love (Original Mix)

25. DJ Tiësto - Flight 643 (Original Mix)

I made my own list now. But i want to know what YOUR no1 Trance song is?

What is Your No1 Song of All time? - Your opinion please...

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      rote 23 months ago

      I'm generally a rock fan but one of my all time favorites songs ever is a trance song - Solarstone: Seven Cities (v-one living cities remix). An uplifting tune that I call my Victory! song. :)

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      Dean Sykes 3 years ago

      No Lustral - Every time (Nalin & Kane Remix ,

      No Lost Tribe - Gamemaster ,

      No Tukan - Rainbow

      i can think of loads more that deserve to be there

      Marc Et Claude - I Need Your Lovin Like The Sunshine (Dark Moon Remix) ,

      Sureal - You Take My Breathe Away,

      Humate - Love Stimulation,

      Moogwai - Viola,

      Franchino - 999,

      Mauro Picotto - Komodo (Mega Voices Remix)

      Skip Raiders - Another Day,

      Kristine Blonde - Love Shy (Electrique Boutique Vocal Mix)

      The list can go on and on but most people forget about a lot of these tracks

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      djpari 3 years ago

      Markus Schulz Feat. Seri Vs Dash Berlin - Never Rain Down Again (Myon & Shane54 Dash Up) & Dimension & Arctic Moon & Zedd feat. Foxes - Queensland's Clarity (Arctic Moon Mashup)

      cant believe these didn't make the list :(

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      dcristo 4 years ago

      This track Oceanlab - Satellite, is what got me listening to A&B :)

      If you like instrumental trance, you should check out https://www.facebook.com/instrumentaltrance

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Theme from Norefjell - Tiesto

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song (Ferry Corsten remix)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My all time favorite ... The Baguio Track ... the original mix is my favorite, but love the Bedrock remix re-rocks it.

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      my2165 4 years ago

      Dance with the Devil - Filo & Peri

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Where is Carte Blanche - Veracocha or Café del Mar - Energy 52 (Three N' One Mix)?

      Those are huge trance songs!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Where in God's name is Andy Blueman's "Neverland"??!!!!! YOu have got to be kidding me...it is the most uplifting trance song ever made on this planet!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can't believe Underworld's "REZ" is not on this list let alone the top. That song is so... everything.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Not one of his best known songs, but Olympic flame from the parade of the athletes by tiesto

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      heavyweight infected mushroom

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      heavyweight infected mushroom

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      01-armin Van Buuren -Imagine

      02-Tiesto - Sweet Misery

      03-above & Beyond - alone tonight

      04-Above & Beyond -Tri-State

      05-Tiesto - Just Be

      06-armin Van Buuren -in and out of love

      07-Above & Beyond-Good For me

      08-paul Van Dyk - For An Angel

      09-Tiesto - Bright Morning star

      10-Above & Beyond with Andy Moor- Air for life

      11-armin Van Buuren-Unforgivable

      12-cosmicgate feat emma hewitt = not enough time

      13-Tiesto - Elements Of Life

      14-Tiesto - Walking on Clouds

      15-Tiesto - A Tear in the Open

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Union Jack - Two Full Moons and a Trout (Caspar Pound Mix)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Armin van Buuren - Coming Home :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert - Anphonic (Arty Remix)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      zocalo

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      accadia - into the down (James Holden remix)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      accadia - into the down (James Holden remix)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Earthbound - One Nation, Trance Nation

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      DJRebelstar1 5 years ago

      Great great list, I pretty much love all the songs on your list from 1-25 (never been the biggest expander fan though!). Glad you included Tuvan , I just think that track is mind blowing!

      My number one is the first trance track I have heard and opened my mind to this music. I remember it well.

      14 years old friday night bbc radio 1 and cygnux x - the orange theme came on. So that has to be my number !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my number 1 song would be saltwater by chicane. an absolutely fantastic track in every way possible.

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Saltwater is also amazing, and one of the best classics!

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      I just recently discovered Trance. This is a great list of artists to listen to and learn about. Thanks also for the history of Trance.

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      giosuele 5 years ago

      the best video is the n.7. Gaia - Tuvan

      Amazing! Thanks for sharing...

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      Sp00ky 5 years ago

      great!!!

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      rhadoo7 5 years ago

      Great tracks! ;)

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @Sunshine38 LM: Thanx!

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      Sunshine38 LM 5 years ago

      Very nice trance list !! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow, I am just listening gaia tuvan. I haven't listened it maybe for a year :)

      To be honest for me it is really difficult to make a list of 25 best trance tracks and It is impossible to choose number 1.

      Although, my latest number 1 is stellar - armin van buuren

      before that silent tears - mark shery (orjan nilsen remix)

      before that stasis - vengeance (denga&manus remix)

      before that baltic - dan stone and it just goes....

      And I even haven't looked for new tracks for a month because of my exams :(

      I hope, I could explain why it is so difficult to choose.

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @JZinoBodyArt: Thank you for the nice comments!

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      JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

      I've always been a closet Trance fan, thanks for broadening my horizons!

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      LabKittyDesign 5 years ago

      She isn't trance, but a few of these songs remind us of Venus Hum...

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your nice comment!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I liked the first one the best, 'sasha'. you sure did earn a 'thumbs up' from this reader and listener.

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      sustainableartist 5 years ago

      Nice job and great picks! I do love "Saltwater," DJ Tiësto and various stuff by Delerium :) Also, the Amazon mp3 module was not working for me, and I can't see yours either. The iTunes module seems to work better. Thanks for making the lens!

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Karmi for your reply...

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      @rozalex lm: Thanx for the reply, and i think even for the not trance fans in the world, there are some songs that are almost 'classical'. :)

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      rozalex lm 5 years ago

      Cool lense. Not a huge trance fan myself you got some nice once in here

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I very rarely listen to trance music. However, your list of songs are impressive!