Top 10 Avicii Songs Only True Fans Will Understand

I broke into tears halfway through this article while browsing through his music and singing along. It brings me back to my college days back in 2013, the rise of electronic dance music. While there are plenty of DJs releasing their tracks as it began to influence pop music 5 years ago, most of my favorites were songs by Avicii. I’ve always loved the genre for the enthusiastic and positive vibe it gives to lyrics that simply express exactly how I deeply felt.

Avicii’s last Instagram post captioned “??It’s always sunny in California??”

Avicii was one of the top EDM artists. His recovery from an appendix and gallbladder operation in 2014 was good news for everyone, yet in 2016 he continued to struggle with health issues causing him to retire from touring. Today, the internet broke for news of his passing at age 28. His music which had always brought nostalgia to me now means so much more. Here’s a list of some of my favorites to commemorate him…

10. The Nights

He said, “One day you’ll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember.”
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die
My father told me

9. Wake Me Up

They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn’t know I was lost

8. Addicted To You

You came into my crazy world like a cool and cleansing wave
Before I, I knew what hit me baby you were flowing through my veins
I’m addicted to you,
Hooked on your love,
Like a powerful drug
I can’t get enough of,
Lost in your eyes,
Drowning in blue
Out of control,
What can I do?
I’m addicted to you!

7. Without You

You
Said you’d follow me anywhere
But your eyes
Tell me you won’t be there
I got to learn how to love without you
I got to carry my cross without you
Stuck in the middle and I’m just about to
Figure it out without you
And I’m done sitting home without you
Fuck I’m going out without you
I’m going to tear this city down without you
I’m going Bonnie and Clyde without you

6. X You

I need to feel that radio activity
Want you to be the heartbeat inside of me?
Yeah, I need to feel that radio activity
Come with me, this is the sound of the young and free
I need to feel that radio activity
Want you to be the heartbeat inside of me?
Yeah, I need to feel that radio activity
Come with me, you’ll break the law if you come with me

5. The Days

Heart ache, heart break
All over town
But something flipped like a switch when you came around
And I’m in pieces, pick me up and put me together
These are the days we’ve been waiting for
On days like these who could ask for more?
Leave them coming ’cause we’re not done yet
These are the days we won’t regret
These are the days we won’t forget

4. Levels

Oh, sometimes
I get a good feeling, yeah
Get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before, no no
I get a good feeling, yeah

3. I Could Be The One

Do you think about me when you’re all alone?
The things we used to do, we used to be
I could be the one to make you feel that way
I could be the one to set you free
Do you think about me when the crowd is gone?
It used to be so easy, you and me
I could be the one to make you feel that way
I could be the one to set you free

2. Silhouettes

Press play, fast forward
Nonstop we have the beaten path before us
It was all there, in plain sight
Come on people, we have all seen the sunshine
We will never get back to
To the old school
To the old rounds, it’s all about the newfound
We are the newborn, the one
(We are here to stay)
We’ve come a long way since that day
And we will never look back, at the faded silhouette

1. Fade Into Darkness

Looking up there’s always sky
Rest your head, I’ll take you high
We won’t fade into darkness
Won’t let you fade into darkness
Why worry now? You’ll be safe
Hold my hand, just in case
And we won’t fade into darkness
Fade into darkness
No, we won’t fade into darkness
Fade into darkness
The Swedish DJ visited Manila last May 15, 2013, for a one-night performance at the Mall of Asia Arena. Losing the chance to see him play live at music festivals, I’m still glad the world got to hear and will forever have the music he produced. In his Twitter account, Tim Bergling (his real name) expressed his gratitude for being nominated at the Billboard Music Awards in a pinned post. I will always sing and dance to his songs with all my heart.
What is your favorite Avicii song? Share with us in the comments below!





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