Here are our top ten Avicii music videos to help you process your grief at the loss of a legendary EDM producer and DJ.
In October 2011, the track “Levels” launched Avicii, aka Tim Bergling from Sweden, into the mainstream. Some call it one of the greatest EDM songs of all time, making it a defining song of a generation. Then in 2012, he collaborated with David Guetta on “Sunshine” and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. After this he went through a country music phase and “Wake Me Up” became his most popular song. The next year he DJ-ed with Madonna on stage. One fateful night in Ibiza he peer pressured Mike Posner into taking a pill, inspiring a hit song.
Bergling stopped touring in 2016 due to health problems. But released an EP titled Avīci (01) in August 2017 with six tracks. It featured collaborations from Aluna George, Cashmere Cat, Rita Ora and more. This contained some of his last singles with music videos that are included here.
1. Lonely Together ft. Rita Ora
“Lonely Together” was track two on Avīci (01). It featured vocals by British pop singer Rita Ora. Alan Walker remixed it in November 2017.
2. What Would I Change It To ft. Aluna George
“What Would I Change It To” featuring vocals by Aluna George was accompanied by a lyric video that had a lot of astronauts and crows in it.
3. Broken Arrows
“Broken Arrows” featuring vocals by Zac Brown Band was one of Avicii’s country-EDM songs. They dropped an emotional music video about sports and family to go with it.
4. Waiting for Love
“Waiting for Love” made everybody cry with a music video about an elderly man dealing with the loss of his wife. Avicii premiered it at Ultra Music Festival 2015.
5. The Nights
The music video for “The Nights” released in 2014 opens with the words, “…When I die I want to be remembered for the life I lived. Not the money I made.”
6. Wake Me Up
Since it was released in the summer of 2013, the YouTube video for “Wake Me Up” has accumulated over 1.5 billion plays, making it Avicii’s most popular song of all time.
7. Hey Brother
“Hey Brother” is a song about Avicii’s advice to his brother. It featured vocals by American bluegrass singer Dan Tyminski. The music video has railroad tracks, a trailer park and sparklers.
Released in 2012 “Silhouettes” had a controversial music video about sex reassignment surgery. The vocals are by Swedish singer Salem Al Fakir.
9. I Could Be the One
This mashup of Avicii and Nicky Romero is an official track that is the property of UMG. It had a feminist music video about a woman who quits her boring job to go to Ibiza.
“Levels” by Avicii is one of the most recognizable melodies in the history of EDM. It includes a sample of “Something’s Got a Hold of Me” by Etta James.