Chances are, you’ve probably already heard at least a few Zedd songs just by being a living human walking around with ears (our apologies to the earless). The young Russian-born, German-raised Anton Zaslavski, has been crushing EDM charts with his signature production style for years. While Zedd’s tracks range from being fun and lighthearted to heartfelt and emotional, all songs possess two common characteristics: each song can plant itself in your head for months on end, and they all have the ability to crossover into pop territory for mainstream consumption.
Whether you’ve been raging to Zedd’s music for years, discovered him after the earth-shattering release of his debut studio album, Clarity, or want to know who the guy from the Bud Light Platinum commercials is and why he’s on your TV, keep reading.
10. Find You ft Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant
Love songs aren’t exactly ubiquitous in the dance music industry, but Zedd is notorious for creating romantic fairytales with his work. The wistfully beautiful “Find You” demonstrates this to a tee. The corresponding surreal music video actually stars the song’s vocalists Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant. Bryant, also the lyricist for “Find You,” stated in an MTV interview that the lyrics are a “friendship love story for me.”
Appropriately featured in the 2013 thriller film Now You See Me, this electrifying song experiments with glitched vocals and a heart-pounding tempo. It’s one of Zedd’s more unique tracks, which represents the true versatility of his style.
8. Slam The Door
It would be blasphemy to write a list of top Zedd songs without including this fun 3-minute gem. The song is destined to bring the listener back to childhood with its sampled clip demanding, “Don’t slam the fuckin’ door…I don’t want any more bullshit anytime during the day.” The song was also one of Zedd’s first original chart toppers, well before he released his first full studio album.
7. Fall Into the Sky ft Ellie Goulding
Anything Ellie Goulding or Zedd touches turns to gold, making “Fall Into the Sky” clear-cut Top 10 material. The party anthem flawlessly combines Goulding’s gorgeous vocals with Zedd’s aggressive bass, making a unique and danceable EDM gem.
6. Stay the Night ft Hayley Williams
It’s no wonder this song has crushed both EDM and Top 40 charts, as it blends the edgy vocals of Hayley Williams from rock act Paramore with electronic elements. “Stay the Night” appeals to fans across the board. If you can grab the pop, rock, and dance fans at once—you’re set.