Afrojack's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks
The Netherlands is home to some of the most successful DJs and producers in the world, and Afrojack is one of the country's true headliners.
His towering physique might make him look more like an NBA power forward than a dance hitmaker, but make no mistake, it's the charts where he does his scoring. He's worked alongside Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta and other top-tier acts, garnering the attention of fans from nearly every genre. The producer born Nick van de Wall has been pumping out tracks under the Afrojack moniker since 2006 and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Here’s Billboard Dance's list of the 10 best Afrojack songs to date.
15. Afrojack - "Bangduck"
This bouncy cut from 2010 is perfectly catered to the festival and nightclub scene. Its spiraling electro stabs have an infectious resonance to them.
14. Afrojack - "Used To Have It All"
If you're a fan of Calvin Harris' "How Deep Is Your Love" with Disciples, then Afrojack's soulful single "Used To Have It All" (with rising singer Fais) should be right up your alley. The melodic house production comes fit with clubby backbone.
13. Afrojack - "Replica"
Let's throw it back to 2010 with this jam. The heavy-hitting electro house weapon gradually builds into a siren-based drop that will grab everyone's attention.
12. Afrojack - "Rock The House"
"Rock The House" is packed to the brim with pure energy. Get ready for big melodies, fat kicks and a room full of dancing bodies.
11. Afrojack - "As Your Friend" (feat. Chris Brown)
"As Your Friend" enlists the help of Chris Brown, who adds some pop to the dance track. The single was added onto the Dutch producer's debut album, Forget The World, as part of the deluxe edition.
10. "Hey" (Fais feat. Afrojack)
Fais and Afrojack team up once again on "Hey", a catchy single with a house frame and whistling melody.
9. Afrojack - "SummerThing!" (feat. Mike Taylor)
The Dutch producer throws fans a curveball with "SummerThing!" featuring Mike Taylor. He kicks things off with a breezy summer sequence, but abruptly shifts gears with a thumping big room drop. The stark contrast will likely throw you off at first, but get you hooked by the second half.
8. Afrojack - "The Spark" (feat. Spree Wilson)
This Afrojack song is your feel-good jam that crosses the worlds of dance and pop, incorporating dirty Dutch elements processed for the mainstream listener.
7. Afrojack - Afrojack & Steve Aoki – "No Beef"
Afrojack and Steve Aoki, better known together as Afroki, know how to throw a party. "No Beef" features a high-pitched lead that will have your ears ringing until the morning after. The music video is just as crazy as the song itself.
6. Afrojack - "Turn Up The Speakers" (Afrojack & Martin Garrix)
If you attended a dance music festival in 2014 or 2015, you probably heard Afrojack's "Turn Up The Speakers" collaboration with Martin Garrix… many times. The song was built for the main stage and raving masses. Cue the pyro!
5. Afrojack - "Ten Feet Tall" (feat. Wrabel)
4. Afrojack - "Can’t Stop Me" (Afrojack & Shermanology)
"Can’t Stop Me" came at the perfect time. It was released during the heart of dance music's meteoric rise in the U.S. and is chock-full of bright, stadium-sized synths.
3. Afrojack - "Hey Mama" (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)
2. Afrojack - "Take Over Control" (feat. Eva Simons)
"Take Over Control" became an international hit for Afrojack, earning platinum status in the U.S. It spent 20 weeks on The Hot 100 and peaked at No. 41.
1. Afrojack - "Give Me Everything" (Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)
"Give Me Everything" is another example of where more is… more. Afrojack, along with Ne-Yo and Nayer, were brought onboard to make Pitbull's dance-pop record a major pop success. The song powered its way to No. 1 on The Hot 100 in 2011.