10 Best Deadmau5 Songs for New Listeners

Published: November 19, 2013

This list is designed to guide new listeners toward some of the best songs Deadmau5 has put out so far. There may be varying opinions among other listeners, but these are what some feel may be the best way to ease into listening to Deadmau5.

  1. Ghosts N Stuff (Feat. Rob Swire)

    This is the one Deadmau5 song that almost everyone has heard at some point in their life. The song is extremely well made. The chord structure is sure to delight even the most critical music listeners, and Rob Swire's vocals compliment them completely.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ArUgxtlJs

  2. Strobe

    "Strobe" is one of those songs that is extremely addicting. What starts out as a beautiful, slow song turns into a danceable masterpiece. The whole thing takes the listener on a journey that is sure to please everyone's ears. This is also one of Deadmau5's longest songs, but the listener will enjoy every second of it. 

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKi9Z-f6qX4

  3. Right This Second

    This song is yet another one of Deadmau5's journeys. The whole first half is spent building up the song to the danceable joy that it is. His use of minor chords gives the song a dark feeling, which is very much what people expect when they hear Deadmau5.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A67GQgoiinM

  4. Raise Your Weapon

    This beautiful song is a lyrical, and musical gem. It is a calming, yet uplifting piece of work. With a steady beat and warming chords in the first half, this song is for those who like to listen to peaceful songs, while the second half is for those who are interested in a more intense feeling.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnwfTHpnGLY

  5. Animal Rights

    This song is an interesting, active piece. Deadmau5 collaborated with Wolfgang Gartner to create this one. The listener can hear the distinct sound of both of these artists, combined into one enjoyable fusion. Few songs entice the listener to dance as much as this one.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNXuQJo94pc

  6. There Might Be Coffee

    "There Might Be Coffee" is a blend of orchestral instruments with the classic dance music Deadmau5 brings the listener. Extremely well made, this song is the perfect fusion of the two genres. The production quality is phenomenal, and the listener can tell just how much time was put into this.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7kIwISX5fM

  7. Telemiscommunications

    Deadmau5 enlists the help of the beautifully voiced angel, Imogen Heap, for this song. Her lyrics and his music mesh perfectly together to create what is easily one of the softest, most interesting songs on a Deadmau5 ablum. This one is sure to please everyone with its soft aesthetic.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2LFI6abQI4

  8. The Veldt

    This song has an interesting story. Deadmau5 showed a preview of the instrumental to everyone, and an unknown singer messaged him back with vocals for the song. Deadmau5 thought the vocals fit perfectly, so he included them in the track. He was right. The vocals combine with the music to create this accidental masterpiece. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to be a Deadmau5 fan.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSANu-oAHHQ

  9. Sleepless

    This song is more on the experimental side of things. From the enticing electronic voice to the random noises that are going on, the song is far from the norm. That being said, it has this congruity that makes it everything fit together. This is a listening experience that everyone should enjoy.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2L599fMDPI

  10. Professional Griefers

    Last, but not least, is "Professional Griefers". This song includes elements of punk rock and electronic music. It's the perfect song for listeners who are interested in harder styles of music. The upbeatness of the song will also entice those who are into dance music, while not overpowering the rock aspects.

    Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2Bc5qMhE4

Deadmau5 has many songs that are worth listening to, but these are some of the best for new listeners to start with. They all have different characteristics, but they all retain the "Deadmau5 feel" that his listeners love to hear. These songs will help ease newcomers into the world of Deadmau5.