As the whole world gathers in stadiums, bars, and restaurants to cheer their countries on in the World Cup, we are reminded that things are best when we come together. Sports and music share that bridge-building capability. We unite on the pitch, in the stands and on the dance floor to celebrate what we all have in common. Our colors may be different, our anthems may not sound the same, but we all have the same love the game and the groove.
When the 2018 World Cup comes to a celebratory end, it's important that we hold on to that golden glow. Let this playlist electronic dance music songs about unity and coming together to inspire you toward happiness and harmony all year through.
Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko – “Together”
Bright electronic bounce hits you like a fresh breeze on this pop-forward jam. You don't have to know where you're going, as long you're with the ones you love and feel-good songs like this are cued up.
Fischerspooner – “Togetherness”
Here's a cool vibe for opening the party. It's a synth-laden darkness with sensual energy you can feel from across the room. Dim the lights and get ready for a party. We're in this together now.
DJ Falcon and Thomas Bangalter – “Together”
Daft Punk fans should recognize this as the sample from the duo's Alive 2007 encore track. Originally released in 2000, “Together” is a house classic and a delicious disco treat sure to make anyone feel the love.
Marshmello – “Together”
Recently, released as part his Joytime II sophomore album, “Together” is rainbow-trap as only Marshmello can deliver. A steady beat sets the tone for vibrant melodic layers and a build/drop that will get the whole room jumping as one.
Robotaki – “Together We're Screwed”
“Together We're Screwed” is the sweetest track from Robotaki's Science EP, and it definitely inspires hand-holding rain or shine. When you've got chemistry with someone special, don't ask questions. Just let the magic flow.
Kaytranada – “TOGETHER” Feat. AlunaGeorge
Off his 99.9% album, Kaytrana and AlunaGeorge come “Together” on a downright groovalicious sing-along sweet as birthday cake. There's no fighting when Aluna's breathy voice puts a hush on the room.
Avicii – “Lonely Together” Feat. Rita Ora
Even if you're lonely, you don't have to be alone. Avicii and Rita Ora know there's love around the corner, whether or not it was built to last. The uplifting synth melody will carry you to a happier place and time where we can all dance side by side.
Calvin Harris, Gwen Stefani – “Together”
From Calvin Harris's 2014 LP Motion, “Together” reminds us that it's never too late to let love into your life. It's not his biggest hit, though it does feature No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani with a powerful vocal, a solid combination for any music fan.
ARTY – “Together We Are” Feat. Chris James
Together, we are stronger, happier and more alive. Positive energy radiates from this 2013 ARTY single in all directions. It's like a dose sunshine straight to your heart.
Mecca:83 – “Togetherness”
A laidback beat ends our list from Mecca:83's Life Sketches Vols 1&2. Samples Outkast's Big Boi and Mos Def give voice to a relaxing musical experience perfect for soundtracking those lazy days spent lounging around the house with friends.