Flashback Through The Grammys: Best Dance Recordings

Posted at March 20th, 2015 | by NikitaBhanu | in Dance Music, Entertainment, Music, Videos

The Grammy awards were started in 1959 and have seen lots of changes as the music industry progresses every decade. Although dance music artists are now being recognized with a bunch of nominations and even awards, the industry maybe has some more growing to do before it can have a group of its own.

A lot of dance music is finally being recognized in the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Artist Ellyn Harris and her Committee for the Advancement of Dance Music lobbied for over two years to encourage the Academy to acknowledge dance music. In 1998, Harris’ efforts paid off when the Academy first presented the award to Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder at the 40th Grammy Awards for the song “Carry On”.

The category did not disappoint its enthusiasts. Every year since, the nominees have been amazing and completion has gotten tougher. Here’s a quick over look of the winners of the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording from 2010 to 2017.


  1. 2010 – Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”

“Poker Face” was the second single released by Lady Gaga from her debut album “Just Dance”. It peaked on almost all worldwide charts within a week of its release and was even ranked ninety sixth at Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Best Songs of the 2000s decade.



  1. 2011 – Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)” 

“Only Girl (In the World)” was performed by Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and peaked at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.



  1. 2012 – Skrillex,”Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” 

“Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites” was released as the lead single from Skrillex’s second EP of the same name.The song has since become his most commercially successful single to date, peaking within the charts of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden.




  1. 2013 – Skrillex and Sirah ,”Bangarang” 

“Bangarang” was again released as a single from Skrillex’s EP of the same nameand features guest rap vocals from Sirah. The song debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and quickly peaked, spending more than 20 weeks on the chart.




  1. 2014 – Zedd featuring Foxes, “Clarity” :

“Clarity” was the first roaring success by German/Russian EDM producer Zedd featuring the vocals of British singer Foxes. It serves as the third single from his debut studio album of the same name. The song was Zedd’s first entry to the Billboard Hot 100 and debutedat 86 eventually peaking at 8.




  1. 2015 – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

“Rather Be” was the fourth single from the British electronic group Clean Bandit’s debut studio album, New Eyes (2014). It features vocals from Jess Glynne. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and was the third fastest-selling single of 2014.




7. 2016 – Jack Ü & Justin Bieber – “Where R Ü Now”

This track put Justin Bieber on a worldwide map, appreciated by more than just his usual fans. It went viral the second it released and it’s still quite a favourite.




8. 2017 – The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down

One of the most popular tracks by The Chainsmokers, this one broke quite a few records and topped every chart it was on.





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