Around the office, we like to say “opinions are like butt-holes. Everybody has one.”

Actually, we never say that. That wouldn’t be smart, because were an opinion-based news publication. And lately, our editor has been bitching at us about “brand messaging” or something like that.

So instead, how about we say something like, “opinions are like butt-holes. Everybody has one. But, it’s what you do with it that matters.”

Yeah, let’s go with that.

The list below is an example of something we do with our opinions. Whether or not it matters is up to you.

Still, the annual ranking you are about to embark on is the piece I hold dearest to my heart. Every year, the research and man hours I put into this ranking seems to triples – not to mention the hours upon hours of wasted time sitting and thinking over something as trivial as a ranking of our top 25 EDM songs from 2014.

But that’s what makes music so compelling, isn’t it?

Ranked by our ears and written with our fingers, here are the top 25 EDM songs from 2014.

Enjoy. Or don’t enjoy.

We can’t keep making all of your decisions for you.

25. “Satisfy” by Nero

24. “Sculpted” by Haywyre

23. “Fast Forward” by Oliver

22. “Boss Mode” by Knife Party

21. “Bright Lights” by Syn Cole

20. “Say My Name” by Odesza

19. “Walking With Elephants” by Ten Walls

18. “Hotplate” by Moody Good

17. “Hindsight” by Audien

16. “Sea of Voices” Porter Robinson

15. “Tension” by Ilan Bluestone

14. “Set Me Free” by Martin Garrix & Dillon Francis

13. “Years of War” by Porter Robinson

12. “Far Away” by Kill The Noise & Feed Me

11. “Imperium” by Madeon

10. “Tell Me” by What So Not & RL Grime

9. “Flicker” by Porter Robinson

8. “Summer” by Calvin Harris

7. “Collapse” by Zeds Dead

6. “Liberate” by Eric Prydz

5. “You” by Galantis

4. “Five Hours” by Deorro

3. “Take U There” by Jack U ft. Kiesza

2. “Sleepless” by Cazzette

1. “Hideaway” by Kiesza

(Featured Image courtesy of DiploTreasure Fingers, Skrillex,
Pierce Fulton, Marcus Schulz, AU5,
and Porter Robinson, via SoundCloud, ThisSongIsSick,  
MonsterCat YouTube, and EDMTunes