Last night, the world was shocked with the devastating news of the death of Swedish music producer and DJ Avicii. 28-year-old Avicii, whose birth name is Tim Bergling, passed away in Oman. The globally renowned artist had retired from performing in 2016 after acute health issues emerged but continued to create EDM hits. His untimely demise has left the music industry and world at large, shaken and we will always remember him fondly for his tracks, especially these five hits, which made him a worldwide sensation.
1. Waiting For Love, 2015
The heart wrenching story of a happily-in-love senior couple who find themselves separated. Finding their way back to each other is tough, especially with obstacles along the way but they never give up on love.
2. The Nights, 2014
The song begins with a haunting monologue about being remembered for the life lived, not the money made. Along with its catchy beat and wonderful video, listen close for a dose of deep lyrics like "One day you'll leave this world behind, so lead a life you will remember." Goosebumps.
3. Levels, 2011
This number pushed Avicii into the spotlight and made him music icon that performed to packed concerts across the world. When a worker in a monotonous job breaks out to the beat, you'll understand why Levels came to be the hit it is.
4. Broken Arrows, 2015
Avicii's music made sure to give you a thumping tune as well as touching story woven around it. Broken Arrows is no different. The story of a father and daughter overcoming their struggles, which is inspired by true events, will leave you with happy tears.
5. Hey Brother, 2013
Depicting the relationship between two brothers, this video shows their journey through the years, right until the heartbreaking end, where you also get a glimpse of Avicii himself. Don't forget to get the tissues out.
Rest in peace, dear Avicii and thank you for the music.