It's nearly been 6 months since I started listening to trance and its' subgenres and I want to make a list for others that may be interested in getting into trance or those who are looking for trance they've never heard before. I made this list composed mostly of my favorites in the order that I think it most accessible to a "wider audience" and to help a bit I have list a short description of the song and/or the feeling they bring to me so that you can choose which ones for the mood you're in. Naturally, the same mood they bring out in me or the mood I am in while listening to them may be different than yours, but it's there as a sort of practical guide.
Note: a lot of these are not on last.fm or are only available in preview so I put the first 5 embedded and the rest are to youtube links.
Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes
sadly and happily euphoric
Armin Van Buuren - Misrere and Rush Hour
a very passionately angry song
Mungo - Under The Sea (Sebastian Brandt Remix)
aptly named as it envelops me in a sea of euphoria each and every time!
Aluna - All Of My Life (Airpanel Club Mix)
the most beautiful vocals i've ever heard, sad words and music - my favorite next to As The Rush Comes and Under The Sea]
Armin Van Buuren - Sail
profoundly sad, no vocals
Agnelli & Nelson - Holding Onto Nothing (Club Mix)
just beautiful vocals by Audrey, very sad song, great beat
Ehren Stowers - Both Worlds (Colontonio remix)
happy euphoria, beautiful acoustics as well
Arksun - Arisen (Paolo Caronna Adds More Melody mix)
DJ Shah Feat. Adriana Thorpe - Who Will Find Me (Main Mix)
so happy and relaxing
John O'Callaghan - Big Sky (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)
Very beautiful, one of the best vocal pop-trance songs
Above And Beyond - Can't Sleep
Jose Amnesia feat. Jennifer Rene - Wouldnt Change A Thing (Original Mix)
This one hurts.
Darren Tate Vs. Jono Grant -Let The Light Shine In
somewhat sad yet very uplifting happy ending!
Stenna - Skyline (Arizona)
so much fun!
Super8 & Tab - Elektra
DJ Shah - Flamenco Mediterraneo
flamenco - trance fusion! This is great
Kaskade - 4 AM (Adam K and Soha Mix)
this is more progressive house, but I love it so much it has to be here
Above And Beyond - Good For Me (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
Talla 2XLC - No Inbetween (John O'callaghan mix)
Mystery Island - Perfect Escape (Original Mix)
Thanks to RoverTheOctopus for many of the uplifting trance reccomendations! Also, Melotron definately deserves a shout. I searched for bands like them and found many reccomended "similar artists", yet nothing compared to their melody, vocals, or energy. I really liked Folge Mir Ins Licht (Verdienter Mix des Volkes) and I found what I was looking for in TRANCE!