Label: Trax Records
Year: 1987

Why?: One of the Chicago house scene's most impactful tracks

Of course Frankie Knuckles, who was an integral part in the creation of Chicago's house scene, would have produced one of the genre's most classic anthems. While his version of Jamie Principle's "Your Love" wasn't the first to be released (that distinction goes to Mark "Hot Rod" Trollan's version, which dropped a year earlier), Frankie helped elevate this track outside of the Chicago scene via his Trax release–this tune went global, and for good reason. There were the Italo disco elements in the bassline, the that unforgettable synth line, and the undeniable appeal of the song's hook. Once you hear those chords, you can send many rooms in the world into a frenzy.