With the closing parties in full swing this week, it’s time for the last hurrah – we can’t believe it’s gone so fast, but the sun is setting on another glorious Ibiza summer. Thousands of clubbers have swept through the island like a wave of wildfire, eager to soak up as much of the music, magic and madness as possible and make their summer go with a bang.
But now it’s time to sit back and reflect on the season. Which got us thinking about our favourite Ibiza tunes. It’s incredibly difficult to narrow the list down – we could have stretched into tens or even hundreds! But we’ve finally settled on a top Top 10, with which we’ll take you on a chronological journey through some of the biggest and best tracks (in our opinion) ever to hit the White Isle. Are you sitting comfortably?!
There’s nothing we could really say about this track that hasn’t already been said, but you couldn’t kick off an Ibiza selection without it! Arguably THE definitive track of the island, bar none, full stop, ever, in the world. Controversially, we’ve chosen the Out Of Office mix just to give the old classic a new(ish( twist.
Another early classic that has seen more reinventions than Madonna! The second that infamous bassline kicks in, you know just how massive this tune is. Hands in the air!!!
That central hook...so simple, but so effective! This is a track that manages to be heartrending, moving and uplifting all at the same time. Plus with a brilliant video that now has a deserved place in music video history.
This track may not be quite as famous as its peers, but with its Spanish guitar and sultry vibe there’s none other to our mind that encapsulates the spirit of Ibizan sunset quite like it! Even on the coldest winter day, this track has the ability to take you straight to the beach.
Sexy, sassy and with a ridiculously catchy vocal, this track blew up like a volcano in 2002, taking the whole island with it! You actually can’t fail to shake what your mama gave ya when you hear this...
With its instantly recognisable hook (that is in fact a sample of old omd messages), this track builds and builds to a banger of truly epic proportions – they don’t make ‘em like this any more! With more layers than an onion, it might make you cry...but only with sheer joy!
One of the biggest house tunes of 2003, this was always destined to be a future classic! Sweeping through clubs like wildfire, this became THE summer soundtrack in Ibiza and firmly established its place in house history.
One of the most notorious videos of all time helped shoot this track to worldwide chart-topping fame, simultaneously sparking puberty in a million teenage boys the world over.
With a massive piano hook and thumping bassline, this track was all over the island like a rash in 2006. Vocals were later added, but the original is most definitely the best...
Bringing us bang up to date is German groovemaster Tensnake, who came up with THE tune of summer 2010. Enveloping you in its shimmery, Eighties-tastic vibe, this track is pure beach bar sundown in Ibiza bliss! And it’s taking me there right now...
So, there you have it. These are OUR top tunes, but what about yours? Leave us a comment below, tell us the tunes that take you down your own personal Ibiza memory lane...if you can remember much at all! ;)