Today we’re talking about EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Maybe you’re already aware of the latest buzzed-about genre, which uses electronic soundscapes to create the anthems that dominate the radio airwaves, nightclubs and endless energy drink adverts. EDM is super-accessible, popular and not without its critics who argue there’s limited song-craft, little soul, and diminished musicality.
From synth-pop to disco, electronic-inspired songs have been around for more than three decades, so with that in mind we’ve decided to put the latest pop EDM tracks to the test by stripping them back to their purest musical form, and the results might surprise you. Click on a title below to see official sheet music for the original song or browse a great selection of EDM sheet music arranged for pianists and vocalists here.
Energize those musical muscles because here’s the 10 hottest EDM covers that weren’t just designed for a nightclub at 2 a.m.
#1 “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
You’ll no doubt recognize our first choice, it’s Spotify’s most-streamed song. 19-year-old Jegz shares his adaption with us.
#2. “Clarity” by Zedd
Composer Evan Duffy has amassed quite a following on YouTube, and rightly so. He gets the dynamics just right.
#3. “Titanium” by David Guetta
An inspired choice from YouTubers Hermann & Alex.
#4. “Lights” by Ellie Goulding
More piano sparkle from Harvard University’s Kristina Hu.
#5. “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” by Skrillex
A highly energetic piano cover from Evan Duffy.
#6. “Levels” by Avicii
You’ll no doubt recognize this one from the airwaves. Charis provides a delightful piano rendition for us.
#7. “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce
#8. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia
We couldn’t mention Piano covers without The Piano Guys. Here’s there desert-dwelling dance-tastic version.
#9. “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” by Deadmau5
#10. “Language” by Porter Robinson
We enjoyed Evan’s earlier efforts so much that we had to feature his version of “Language.” We’re sure you’ll agree it’s a worthy sign-off for our journey into EDM piano.
Which one was your favorite? Did we miss it? Share with us in the comments section below!