Krewella's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks
Krewella's mission since day one has been to bring the rock to the rave. Their high-energy shows and bass-bending releases swiftly catapulted them to the forefront of dance music in 2013.
The group experienced a major setback a year later, however, involving former bandmate Kris "Rain Man" Trindl, who sued the Yousaf sisters for allegedly kicking him out of the group unfairly. A settlement was reportedly signed in August 2015.
The trio-turned-duo turned over a new leaf in 2016, rebranding their image and sound to reflect their Pakistani heritage. Krewella's comeback has been in motion ever since.
Whether you’re a fan of their melodic anthems and grimy electro cuts or are just now discovering them, here's Billboard Dance's list of the 10 best Krewella songs to date.
10. Krewella – "Beggars"
Krewella gives fans a heavy dose of adrenaline with "Beggars," a collaboration with U.K. duo DISKORD. The rage-filled record comes packed with intensity that will make you want to start a rebellion.
9. Krewella – "Be There"
The Yousaf sisters head down memory lane here, taking home movie snippets and incorporating them into the music video for their warm-hearted single "Be There."
8. Krewella – "Enjoy the Ride"
This Krewella song is driven by liberating progressive house chords and an anthemic vocal hook. Put the convertible top down for this one.
7. Krewella – "Come & Get It"
"Come & Get It" melds the worlds of complextro and drum and bass. It allows just enough time for a solid mosh, followed by a brief resting period before running back into the pit.
6. Krewella – "Team"
Krewella's pop-powered single "Team" sports a summery sound reminiscent of certified hitmakers DJ Snake and Jack U. They drive the "team" concept home by repping custom Krewella hockey jerseys, available for fans to order as well.
5. Nicky Romero & Krewella – "Legacy"
“Legacy” was built for the main stage. Its high-octane synths and rumbling bass line became a festival weapon for both Nicky Romero and Krewella. The song also made its way into Ultra's epic 2013 aftermovie, which has more than 10 million views.
4. Krewella – "Killin' It"
It's time to rally the head bangers. The group unleashes a flurry of heavy dubstep sounds on "Killin' It" and doesn't hold back.
3. Krewella – "Somewhere to Run"
The sisters channel their electro roots on "Somewhere to Run" and add some acoustic rock drums that follow suit with their preceding release "Say Goodbye." This marked their second release as a duo, after Kris Trindl's departure.
2. Krewella – "Live for the Night"
"Live for the Night" is the lead single from the group's debut album, Get Wet, and carries a pumped-up melody. While most commercial dance releases do without grimy bass synths, Krewella embrace their signature sound here and successfully maneuver the electro-bodied production into that territory.
1. Krewella – "Alive"
This Krewella song is an absolute jam. It peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013 and is their highest-charting single to date. The track went platinum in the U.S. and has amassed 100 million total streams.