There were several headlines in 2006 that we have since forgotten about a decade later, such as Hannah Montana, Saddam Hussein and Steve Irwin just to name a few. As dance music celebrates several significant milestones in 2016, some of the genre’s most iconic tracks from 2006 have survived the test of time and are getting ready to celebrate their 10th birthday this year.
EDMTunes had highlighted some of the most memorable tracks from 2011, eclipsing their 5th birthday this year. We are digging deeper into the electronic music history books and looking at 6 tracks from 2006 who approach a decade of relevancy. We honor these songs still heard from nightclub to festival main stage around the globe.
Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit
Release Date: June 26, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 24M
Fun Fact: Lyrics are commonly misunderstood as “I love this city”, but are actually “our lovely city”.
Tiesto – He’s A Pirate
Release Date: July 4, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 1M
Fun Fact: Before being released on Tiesto’s Elements of Life album (2007), this song was a bonus track on the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Soundtrack.
Faithless – Music Matter
Release Date: November 27, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 2M
Fun Fact: Released on the album To All New Arrivals, which followed the band’s ‘final tour’, the track’s lyrics mirror a very sincere ‘thank you’ from Faithless to their fans.
David Guetta vs The Egg – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)
Release Date: August 14, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 16M
Fun Fact: French auto-maker Citroen featured this track in their commercial for the C4 hatchback.
Brennan Heart – Master Blade
Release Date: January 16, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 500k
Fun Fact: Brennan Heart’s original release of the track inspired by the movie ‘Blade’ (1998) was under the pseudonym “Blademasterz” which he used shortly after joining the Scantraxx Record Label in 2006.
Paul Oakenfold – Faster Kill Pussycat
Release Date: March 21, 2006
YouTube Views At Time Of Writing: 600k
Fun Fact: “Faster Kill Pussycat” features vocals from the late actress Brittany Murphy.
Which of these songs do you think is most likely to survive another 10 years? Let us know in the comments below!