Your Top 5 Armin Van Buuren Tracks

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I'm gonna do another one of these as I enjoy seeing the opinion and tracks shares in the forum. Armin has good back-catalogue with a wide range of styles. I'm sure we will get a big mixture of top tracks.. When making this thread I went back through my collection and was very impressed with how good some of his tracks were, some of the best I've ever heard actually. I would also give him credit at being the best pop trance artist we got in the scene (2008-2012). Some of his chart hitting vocal hits are actually enjoyable, even for an old snobbish prog dweller like myself.

Top 5

1. Moogwai - Viola (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
2. Armin & Airwave - Slipstream
3. Mark Otten - Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
4. Armin - Blue Fear
5. Armin van Buuren & M.I.K.E. - Pound
 

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Picking out the top 5 for Armin is interesting because he has a lot of excellent tracks yet IMO very few that truly "stand out" head and shoulders above the rest. If I had to pick, and being truly honest about my taste:

1. Armin van Buuren - Imagine
2. Armin van Buuren - Virtual Friend
3. Armin van Buuren - I Don't Own You
4. Rising Star - Clear Blue Moon
5. Aria - Dido (Universal Religion mix)

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Honorary mentions
Armin van Buuren - Mirage
Armin van Buuren - Communication
Armin van Buuren - Blue Fear
Alibi - Eternity
 
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Ooh that's gonna be hard for me, as he's one of the artists whose discography I've explored extensively. There are some of his tracks that I'll put on the most, and there are some that are objectively miles ahead of the rest. Will have a good and long think about this and post mine when I'm ready.
 
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Ooh that's gonna be hard for me, as he's one of the artists whose discography I've explored extensively. There are some of his tracks that I'll put on the most, and there are some that are objectively miles ahead of the rest. Will have a good and long think about this and post mine when I'm ready.
This is like the opposite perspective on Armin and how I went about the list, haha. In my case I just thought, "okay, what are the tracks I've heard the most from him?"
The only track I don't hear regularly is Dido, but I remember being blown away by it when I first heard it. Had a fairly difficult time finding track #5, actually.

Definitely interested in seeing your list!
 

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Despite the fact that I've made at least a hundred of memes about Armin by now, I still love his old stuff and have a lot to mention.

These type of threads is my weakness - I always want to fully open up and show my tastes, hehe.

As usual, the closer to the first place, the more shivers I received.

And as a tradition, I’ll start off with...

Honourable mentions:

20. Armin van Buuren - Golddigger
19. Yahel - Devotion (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
18. Armin van Buuren ft Gabriel & Dresden – Zocalo
17. Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
16. Perpetuous Dreamer - Dub.Wav
15. Moogwai - Viola (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
14. Armin van Buuren feat. System F - From The Heart
13. Armin van Buuren - Communication Part 2 (Armin van Buuren's Remake)
12. Major League - Wonder?
11. Armin van Buuren feat. Jan Vayne – Serenity


And now my top 10:

10. Mark Otten ‎- Mushroom Therapy (Armin van Buuren Remix)
09. Riva - Time Is The Healer (Armin Van Buuren Dub)
08. Aria - Dido (Armin Van Buuren's Universal Religion Mix)
07. OceanLab - Sky Falls Down (Armin van Buuren Remix)
06. Alibi - Eternity (Original IC Mix)
05. Armin van Buuren - Miserere & Rush Hour
04. Armin van Buuren & Sean Tyas - Intricacy
03. Ayu - Appears (Armin van Buuren's Rising Star 12" Instrumental Mix)
02. Armin van Buuren ft. Ray Wilson - Yet Another Day
01. Armin van Buuren – Sail (Original Mix)


And a few versions of Armin’s tracks I personally love:

- Tuvan (Andy Blueman Remix)
- Sail (Carl B's Without Hope Remix)
- Yet Another Day (Hiver & Hammer's Ground Control Remix + Interstellar Remix)
- Coming Home (Arctic Moon Remix)
- Shivers (Alex M.O.R.P.H.'s Red Light Dub)


P.S. original Viola > AvB remix IMO
 
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Not gonna think about it too much, but so I can look cool before all mine are mentioned:

Aria - Dido (Armin van Buuren's Universal Religion Remix)
Airscape - L'Esperanza (Armin van Buuren Rising Star Remix)
Song For The Ocean
Solarstone - 7 Cities (Armin van Buuren Remix)
Airwave vs Rising Star - Sunspot (DCML Remix)
 
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Never been a huge fan of Armin, but like the odd one or 2 of his tracks:

In no particular order:

System F feat. Armin van Buuren - Exhale
Aria - Dido (Armin van Buuren's Universal Religion Remix)
Vincent de Moor - Shamu (Armin Remix)
Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Armin van Buuren Remix)

This has to be #1 though:

 

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My best tracks pretty much summed up in this tribute mix. A few observations - nearly all his best work came in 99-02. His remixes were better than his originals.


01 Aria - Dido (Armin van Buuren's Universal Religion Mix)
02 Armin van Buuren feat. Gabriel & Dresden - Zocalo
03 Ayumi Hamasaki - Appears (Armin van Buuren Sunset Dub)
04 Armin van Buuren pres. Darkstar - Feel Me
05 Vincent de Moor - Shamu (Armin van Buuren Remix)
06 Mark Otten vs Carrie Skipper - Time Is Serene (Armin Mashup)
07 Perpetuous Dreamer - Dust.Wav
08 Denzil & Dwayne - Force Of Habit (Armin van Buuren Remix)
09 Armin van Buuren - Communication
10 Solid Sessions - Janiero (Armin van Buuren Remix)
11 DJ Manta - Holdin' On (Armin van Buuren Remix)
12 Gouryella - Walhalla (Armin van Buuren Remix)
13 Riva - Time Is The Healer (Armin van Buuren Remix)
14 Shane - Too Late To Turn (Armin van Buuren Remix)
15 Armin van Buuren - Shivers
16 Oceanlab - Sky Falls Down (Armin van Buuren Remix)
17 Yahel - Devotion (Armin van Buuren Remix)
18 Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Armin's Tribal Feel)
19 Armin van Buuren - Blue Fear
20 Armin van Buuren pres. Rising Star - Clear Blue Moon

https://soundcloud.com/magdelayna%2Farmin-van-buuren-tribute-mix
 

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I always liked his remixes more than his originals, with some exceptions. He had a signature remix style for a period and I thought he always managed to take already good tracks and give them more power and uplifting feelings.

1. Solid Sessions - Janiero (Armin van Buuren Remix)
2. AVB - Communication
3. Solarstone - Seven Cities (Armin Van Buuren)
4. Mak Otten - Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
5. Riva - Time Is The Healer (Armin van Buuren Remix)
 

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1. System F featuring Armin Van Buuren - Exhale
2. Armin Van Buuren feat. Airwave - Slipstream
3. System F featuring Armin Van Buuren - Exhale (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
4. Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Armin's Tribal Feel Remix)
5. Airwave vs Rising Star - Sunspot

The last good track i heard from him was the 24 remix from 2005, after that his sound quickly went much more commercial.
 
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1. Armin van Buuren Feat System F - From the Heart
2. Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Armin van Buuren Remix)
3. Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Armin's Tribal Feel Remix)
4. Aria - Dido (Armin van Buuren's Universal Religion Mix)
5. Gaia - 4 Elements (Original Mix)

Hounrable mentions

Mark Otten - Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
Armin van Buuren - Communication Part 1 & 2
Armin van Buuren - Astronaut (original Mix)
Armin van Buuren feat System F - Exhale
USA - Disco Remedy (Armin Van Buuren Gimmick Mix)
Armin van Buuren ft. Susana - Shivers (Original Mix)
24 - Longest day (Armin van Buuren Remix)
Iio - Rapture (Armin van Buuren Remix)
Armin van Buuren - Feat Victoria Horn - Wait for You (Original Mix)
Armin Van Buuren feat. Airwave - Slipstream

Perpetuous Dreamer - Dub.Wav
Moogwai - Viola (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
Armin van Buuren feat. Jan Vayne – Serenity
Armin van Buuren - Miserere & Rush Hour
Armin van Buuren - Sail
Armin van Buuren - Love you More
Armin van Buuren - Burned with Desire (Original & Rising Star Remix)
Rising Star - Star Theme (Thank God for Music and Star Theme)



This is where the vocal samples come from 18 minutes 6 seconds.

 
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Let's go. Armin was the guy that started it all for me.

1. System F featuring Armin Van Buuren - Exhale (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
2. Solid Sessions - Janiero (Armin van Buuren Remix)
3. AVB - Blue Fear
4. AVB - Communication
5. AVB - Shivers (Rising Star Remix)
 

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1. AVB - Shivers (Rising Star Remix)
2. Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Armin van Buuren Remix)
3. Mak Otten - Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
4. Armin van Buuren - Communication
5.Moogwai - Viola (Armin Van Buuren Remix)

Special mention to Unforgivable 🧀
 

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Here are my top 5:

1. Armin - Precious
2. Armin ft Airwave - Slipstream
3. Rising Star - Clear Blue Moon
4. Armin - Lost Soul Society
5. Major League - Wonder? (with Tiesto)
 

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1. Armin - Blue Fear (1996)
2. Armin - Virgo (1999)
3. Darkstar - Feel Me (1999)
4. Shane - C'est Musique (Armin remix) (1999)
5. Yahel - Devotion (Armin remix) (2000)

His best music for me came from the 1996 - 2000 period. Can't think of anything he made after 2000 that makes me go wow.
 
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Honorable Mentions:
Faithless - Not Going Home (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
Kerli - Walking On Air (Armin Van Buuren's Club Dub Mix)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Begging You (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
Armin Van Buuren ft Jennifer Rene - Fine Without You



5. Armin Van Buuren ft. Justine Suissa - Burned With Desire (Rising Star Extended Remix)
4. Armin Van Buuren ft. Sharon den Adel - In & Out of Love (Chicane Remix)
3.Armin Van Buuren ft. Nadia Ali - Who's Watching (Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Remix)
2. Armin Van Buuren ft. Jaren - Unforgivable (First State's Smooth Extended Mix)
1.Agnelli & Nelson feat Aureas - Holding Onto Nothing (Armin Van Buuren's Universal Soul Remix)
 

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4. Armin Van Buuren ft. Sharon den Adel - In & Out of Love (Chicane Remix)
3.Armin Van Buuren ft. Nadia Ali - Who's Watching (Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Remix)
2. Armin Van Buuren ft. Jaren - Unforgivable (First State's Smooth Extended Mix)

Why would you list someone elses remixes if you were listing Armin's best tracks hehe?
 
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Why would you list someone elses remixes if you were listing Armin's best tracks hehe?
Well given that those remixes are better than the Original Mixes and for instance make the track as good as I feel it is, I have to consider all the remixes just as I consider his remixes of other tracks.