Label: Magik Muzik
Year: 2005

Why?: This 2005 update of a string orchestral composition from the 1930s helped catapult Tiesto to stardom

Sure, Tiesto's been at it for a while–the Dutch DJ/producer/labelhead/EDM icon has been making music since 1994–but his stock, which started to rise in the early 2000s, felt like it hit a fever pitch with his 2005 update of "Adagio For Strings." This track was a part of his "Parade of the Athletes," which was a live mix he played during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, and ended up becoming an unrelenting trance track that certified the "trance king" crown Tiesto once wore.