What are the (truly) best vocal Trance tracks of all time? (The Top 100)

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I know the lists of vocal Trance track have been done almost to death, but you must understand that every single playlist I search on Spotify or Youtube is beyond the point of acceptable cheese in this genre, filled with so many average tracks, modern butchered remakes or misplaced euro dance pop. To put simply, the lists and suggestions on offer just suck hard.

This forum is the only place where I can respect the opinions and suggestions of what truly are the greatest and highest quality vocal Trance records from the scene. I'm interested to see which ones you guys consider are the special ones, the 9 or 10 out of 10 tracks for you. For me the genre of Vocal Trance is extremely special in itself. Always looking to discover ones I missed too. If you want to share your personal top 5 the feel free to do so.

I'll collect all your suggestions below, to form a list. Eventually we could organize into a casual best 100, adding some in and taking some lesser ones away. Currently we are at 93 suggestions...

In no order;
  • Above & Beyond - Cant Sleep
  • Luminary - Amsterdam (Smith & Pledger Remix)
  • Delerium - Silence (Tiesto Remix)
  • Oceanlab - Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Remix)
  • Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun
  • Libra - Calling Your Name (Original)
  • Freefall ft. Jan Johnston - Skydive
  • Delerium - Silence (Tiesto remix)
  • Agnelli & Nelson - Holding Onto Nothing
  • Armin Van Buuren - Virtual Friend
  • Ernesto vs Bastian - Dark side of the moon
  • Chicane - Saltwater
  • Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix)
  • Evolution ft. Jayn Hanna - Walking on fire
  • Agnelli & Nelson - Everyday (Lange Remix)
  • The Thrillseekers - Dreaming of you
  • Vivian Green - Emotional rollercoaster (Above & Beyond Mix)
  • AVB - Shivers (Rising Star Remix)
  • Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix)
  • Above and Beyond - No One On Earth (G&D Remix)
  • Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes (G&D Sweeping Strings Remix)
  • Tiesto - Just Be
  • BT vs. Sasha feat. Jan Johnston - Remember Magnetic North (Mr Goodman's Remember Me Remix)
  • Tucandeo presents Storyline feat. Anthya - Crystal Sky (Intro Mix)
  • Interstate - I Found You (Original Mix)
  • Cosmic Gate feat. Tiff Lacey - Open Your Heart (Original Mix)
  • BT feat. Jan Johnston - Mercury & Solace (BT 12'' Mastermix)
  • BPM - Angel (Matt Bradshaw Remix)
  • Dreamcatcher - I Dont Wanna Loose My Way
  • Mansun - Wide Open Space (Perfecto Remix)
  • Chicane. - Lost U Somewhere (Heliotropic Mix)
  • Keemo - The Dawn
  • Lucid - Out There
  • Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun (Tiesto Remix)
  • Andain - Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix)
  • Andain - Summer Calling (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
  • Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Armin's Tribal Feel Remix)
  • Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms (Club Mix)
  • Reflekt - Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Remix)
  • Solarstone - Like A Waterfall
  • Aspekt - Forever
  • Oceanlab - Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
  • Oceanlab - On A Good Day (Metropolis Mix)
  • Human Movement ft Sophie Moleta - Love Has Come Again
  • Robert Miles - Fable
  • Tilt ft Marie Naylor - Angry Skies (Terrestrial Vocal Mix)
  • Rio Klein - Fearless (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)
  • ATB - Stars Come Out
  • Andrew Rayel ft Jano - How Do I Know
  • Andy Moor ft Sue McLaren - Trespass
  • ATB - Here With Me
  • Andrew Bennett - Heaven Sent (Vocal Mix)
  • Ursulas World - I Will Be With You Again (John Johnson Club Mix)
  • IIO - Rapture (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
  • Rank 1 ft Shanokee - Such Is Life
  • Ascension - Someone
  • Grace - It’s Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix)
  • Lange - Happiness Happening
  • Nalin & Kane - Open Your Eyes
  • Libra - Call Your Name (Ferry Corsten Remix)
  • Coast 2 Coast - Home
  • Olive - Your Not Alone
  • BT - Dreaming (Lucid Club Mix)
  • Oceanlab - Miracle (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
  • Rank 1 - Breathing
  • Delerium ft Jani - After All
  • Armin Van Buuren ft Justine Suissa - Wall of Sound
  • Cass & Side - Perception
  • Chicane - Dont Give Up (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)
  • Hosanna (Whirloop Remix)
  • Tiesto - In My Memory
  • Matt Lange ft Cristina Soto - The Other Shore (Matt Lange Club Mix)
  • Allure ft Julie Thompson - Somewhere Inside of Me
  • Robert Miles ft Maria Naylor - One and One
  • DJ Cor Fijneman feat. Jan Johnston - Venus (Meant To Be Your Lover)
  • Blank & Jones feat. Bobo - Perfect Silence
  • Empyreal Sun feat. Elles de Graaf - From Dark To Light (Lange Mix)
  • Beam feat. Niki Saletta - I Roam (Pierre Pienaar Remix)
  • Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan - We Control The Sunlight
  • Agnelli & Nelson present A & N Project - Wear That Dress (preferably Sean Tyas Remix)
  • Paul van Dyk feat. Second Sun - Crush
  • Young Parisians feat. Ben Lost - Jump The Next Train (preferably Kyau vs. Albert Remix)
  • Cosmic Gate ft Emma Hewitt - Not Enough Time (Club Mix)
  • Cor Fijneman ft Jan Johnston - Venus (Tiesto Remix)
  • Matt Darey ft Kate Louise Smith - See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)
  • 4 Strings ft Susanne Teutenberg - Let It Rain
  • Above & Beyond ft Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love
  • Tiesto ft BT - Love Comes Again
  • RAM ft Susana - RAMelia
  • Solid Sessions - Janeiro (AvB Remix)
  • Holding onto nothing (PvD Mix)
  • PvD with Aly & Fila - Guardian
  • Smith & Pledger - Connected

What obvious classics are we missing?
 
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In no order:
  • Libra - Calling Your Name (Original)
  • Freefall ft. Jan Johnston - Skydive
  • Delerium - Silence (Tiesto remix)
  • Agnelli, Nelson - Holding Onto Nothing
  • Armin - Virtual Friend
Honorary:

Ernesto vs Bastian - Dark side of the moon
 
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Random order as well:

Chicane - Saltwater <-- does this count?
Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix)
Evolution ft. Jayn Hanna - Walking on fire
Agnelli & Nelson - Everyday (Lange Remix)
The Thrillseekers - Dreaming of you

In case saltwater didn't count, I'd add Vivian Green - Emotional rollercoaster (Above & Beyond Mix)
 
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AVB - Shivers (Rising Star Remix)
Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Pronti & Kalmani Vocal Mix)
Above and Beyond - No One On Earth (G&D Remix)
Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes
Tiesto - Just Be


Jusinte Suissa is probably my favourite vocalist of all time though. Love what they did with Oceanlab and the club remixes, mainly Breaking Ties, Sirens of the Sea and Miracle. Special shout out to Delirium Silence, the first trance vocal I ever heard probably. Danced to it countless times.
 

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My personal favourites:

5. BT vs. Sasha feat. Jan Johnston - Remember Magnetic North (Mr Goodman's Remember Me Remix) [listen here]
4. Tucandeo presents Storyline feat. Anthya - Crystal Sky (Intro Mix) [listen here]

3. Interstate - I Found You (Original Mix) [listen here]
2. Cosmic Gate feat. Tiff Lacey - Open Your Heart (Original Mix) [listen here]
1. BT feat. Jan Johnston - Mercury & Solace (BT 12'' Mastermix) [listen here]
 
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I love my UK pop trance when comes to vocals <2005

7. Novecento - Leaving Now (DJ Dado Remix) - very old track that fits right into a robert miles set
6. BPM - Angel (Matt Bradshaw Remix) - very classic flip n fill, kenny hayes track thats not a cover song. '00' did a remix on this track
5. Dreamcatcher - I Don't Wanna Loose My Way - the original
4. Mansun - Wide Open Space (Perfecto Remix) - I don't think there will be any rockband to trance remix as good as this
3. Chicane - Lost U Somewhere (Heliotropic Mix) - I'm pretty sure this the best remix of a chicane track
2. Keemo - The Dawn - PS2 Wipeout's signature track, really love this one, hayday of games and pop charts filling with dnb, happy hardcore, trip hop, house, big beat, trance eurodance and even techno. A true testament era for everyone
1. Lucid - Out There / Lucid - Crazy - strap jacket, emo lyrics, hot goth girl and roland 808. They really don't make em like they use to.
 
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Im pretty sure no one on this forum dislikes vocals as much as me. But with that said, there are a few exceptions.

1. Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun (Tiesto Remix)
2. Chicane - Saltwater
3. Andain - Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix)
4. Andain - Summer Calling (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
5. Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Armin's Tribal Feel Remix)
 
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Tiesto - Your Loving Arms (Feat. Karen Overton) .... That's the greatest on in my collection.

Reflekt - Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Remix) ..... I know its pop but it has the feels guys

Solarstone - Like A Waterfall .... JES you stole my heart (I will take any mix)

Aspekt - Forever ....Before I learned english I would search the lyrics to try and decipher her angelic voice. Cuts deep.

Oceanlab - Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix)..... her voice brings grown men to tears
 

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Are we talking the track in general or "just" the vocals?
 

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My number 1 by a mile. Always loved the vocals on this. I think I posted this in the thread for this tune on here, but the original source of the lyrics is a sort of Christian folk song called 'Now the green blade riseth'
Works amazingly well for this though and gives the track a very ethereal feel.

My other 4 in no particular order... and I'll probably change my mind tomorrow:

Oceanlab - On a Good Day
Just such a great vibe to this tune, always brings a smile to my face.

Robert Miles - Fable (Message Version)
Can I say this one? Is it technically trance? Too obvious? :LOL:

Tilt feat. Maria Naylor - Angry Skies (Terrestrial Vocal Mix)
Tilt were amazing back in the day. Great production, great melody, superb vocals... just a great tune.

Rio Klein - Fearless (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)

A&N were on fire at this point - so many great tunes. This one doesn't get enough credit imo.
Hard to find a good quality version of it sadly.

 
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What a shame I had a huge vocal playlist list on a note on my newer phone (dead since Saturday).

I will try to give you some lesser known but deep emotional tracks on top of my head...

I was listening to this one today I actually searched for the lyrics since I forgot the name. Might be a bit cheesy for some, but very emotional song rare even for trance. ATB - Stars come out

I can see why some people hate modern Andrew Rayel when in the past he produced deep emotional music like that. Andrew Rayel feat. Jano - How Do I Know

What more needs to be told about that one Andy Moor+Sue McLaren(one of the most underrated vocal in trance, paired with the right producer OMG). Andy Moor feat. Sue McLaren - Trespass (check the remixes too specially Antillas and Dankann)

I would say Kyau & Albert has always danced around the commercial side of trance. But boy do I love Albert on the vocals. Easily one of the best male vocals in trance. So I am going to skip them in this list. But still worth a while to check their discography if you have time.

Now everybody knows ATB - Ecstasy, but most missed some really amazing songs the same album - No Silence like Here With Me

Ofc I am obsessed with Atb so I might be a bit biased since I am definitely one of his biggest fans for 20+ years now. But he always finds very unique vocalists. Speaking of ATB he really loves working with Heather Nova, and through the years they had some amazing songs, so it's hard to pick a favourite maybe the Renegade remix from A&T

ATB - Feel You Like A River (feat. Heather Nova) - HQ

ATB feat. Heather Nova - Renegade (A&T Remix)
 

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That wasn't made by Tiesto.
I just realized I don't actually know who produced the original Karen Overton version.
The title is supposed to be Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms. I don't know which producer made the background track, though.
And yeah, it's one of the better vocals in trance. Definitely enjoy the darker theme over the usual diva stuff.
For those viewing this thread: if you like Your Loving Arms, definitely check out Armin van Buuren - Virtual Friend. It also has "dark" vocals and a brooding/gloomy aesthetic, which is neat to hear in trance. Virtual Friend is IMO one of Armin's best and most underrated productions as well.
 

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My number 1 by a mile. Always loved the vocals on this

Completely forgot about this one. Is there another remix that was popular as I recognise the vocals but not the music. But yeah this is a great unique vocal
 
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Completely forgot about this one. Is there another remix that was popular as I recognise the vocals but not the music. But yeah this is a great unique vocal
Sounds like she's moaning, squeaking and mumbling to herself rather than singing IMO, outside of the vocals its rather mediocre too. I can certainly see it grow on someone given the time but for me its simply a no go.
 

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I just realized I don't actually know who produced the original Karen Overton version.
Was it Jose Amnesia? I think I saw that somewhere. Nobody is credited on Discogs for it.
 
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Was it Jose Amnesia? I think I saw that somewhere. Nobody is credited on Discogs for it.
Yeah I remember seeing that somewhere. No clue if that is true, though. The lack of credits is concerning.
 

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