The results are in: the UK loves electronic dance music.
In fact, they love dance music so much that it makes up more than 25% of the country’s top 10 tracks this year, according to a new report from recording industry trade group BPI. The report concluded that the genre is second only to pop music, which can arguably be classified as dance these days.
The BPI report suggests that 26.1% of all tracks in the Top 10 UK singles this year are considered dance music. This is an 80% increase from 2021.
“Britain has always excelled in dance music, so it’s gratifying that the genre’s renaissance is being fueled in part by local talent, including groundbreaking artists LF System and Eliza Rose, who have both spent several weeks at number one on the Official Singles Chart this year,” BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said in a statement. “It’s fascinating to see how other genres such as hip-hop and pop translate into dance and to see the dance music embraced by global superstars Drake and Beyoncé.”
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Here are the top 10 titles in the UK this year:
1. Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott – “Where Are You Now”
2. LF system – “Fear of feeling”
3. Belters Only – “Make Me Feel Good” (featuring Jazzy)
4. Jax Jones – “Where Have You Been” (with MNEK)
5. Luude – “Down Under” (feat. Colin Hay)
6. David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson – “Crazy What Love Can Do”
7. Bad Boy Chiller Crew – “BMW”
8. Beyoncé – “Break my soul“
9. Eliza Rose and the Interplanetary Criminal – “BOTA (Badest of All)”
10. Tiesto and Ava Max – “Currency“