As we approach the end of the decade, it is time to start rounding things up and what better way to sum up the 2010s than with a healthy list of the best songs. From pop bops to classic rock anthems, we're going to count down some of the best tracks the past ten years have had to offer us.
This list has been curated with three factors in mind: Song sales, chart rankings and, the most influential, how much I personally enjoyed them, so don't get too butthurt if you don't see your fave. It's probably a great song but just missed out on the list.
So, sit back and enjoy scrolling! I can guarantee you'll be ready to update your playlist with some of these bangers.
100. Adele - Turning Tables.
via: VEVOWell, we might as well start this off the right way, with Adele. The woman of the decade.
99. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now.
via: VEVOThis country-inspired heartbreak song slipped into the list. Someone pass me a tissue!
98. A Day To Remember - Right Back At It Again.
via: VEVOCommon Coutesy was a great album all-round.
97. Jessie Ware - Say You Love Me.
via: VEVOThis decade's most underrated soul singer, Jessie Ware. If you haven't heard her music, add this song to your playlist, ASAP.
96. Hunter Hayes - Wanted.
via: Hunter HayesThis little cutie released this song that propelled him to superstardom and has been going ever since.
95. Loreen - Euphoria.
via: Warner Music SwedenThe 2012 Eurovision winner stole the hearts of Europe and the rest of the world with this absolute banger.
94. Nicki Minaj - Superbass.
via: YouTubeIf you don't know the rap to this then you're canceled.
93. Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love.
via: VEVOThis club banger really couldn't be missed.
92. MKTO - Classic.
via: VEVOI remember blasting this out during the final years of high school. God, that was a while ago now...
91. Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time.
via: VEVOThis track lived up to its name.
90. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party).
via: Rita OraRita Ora came into the music industry with a bunch of bangers and this was one of them.
89. Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts.
via: YouTubeChristina Perri gave us one of the best heartbreak songs of any decade. "Jar Of hearts" is made for growing post-relationship blues.
88. Kodaline - All I Want.
via: VEVOYes, this song featured in The Fault in Our Stars and became the national anthem for tweens everywhere.
87. Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna.
via: VEVONow I'll admit, I listened to this song and vowed to live by its lyrics for the rest of my life... So far, it's working out... well.
86. Ed Sheeran - The A Team.
via: VEVOEd Sheeran hit the scenes with this classic. From literally starting in 2010, he is now one of the most successful people in the industry.
85. Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo - Secret Love Song.
via: YouTubeIt's a banger.
84. Juice Wrld - Lucid Dreams.
via: Lyrical LemonadeRIP Juice, you will truly be missed.
83. FUN - We Are Young.
via: YouTubeIt has been exactly 6 years since this song came out.
82. Lukas Graham - 7 Years.
via: YouTube"Once I was seven years old..."
81. One Direction - Little Things.
via: One DirectionIf you haven't heard this song, then you've totally not felt the feels that One Direction have to offer.
80. Tinashe - 2 On.
via: YouTubeTinashe left her stamp on the decade with this mellow bop. Listen at your own risk because this is the (very) explicit version...
79. EXO - Call Me Baby.
via: SMTOWNAfter announcing they would be going on a hiatus for a while, Korean boyband EXO came back with this banger to show everyone else who is boss. Since then, it's just been onwards and upwards.
78. Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness.
via: YouTubeAnother woman of the decade: Lana Del Rey.
77. Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams.
via: YouTubeEvery time I hear this track, I can't help but sing along to it like I'm in some sort of movie.
76. Sia - Chandelier.
via: SiaNo one could ever match Sia's powerful voice.
75. Far East Movement - Like A G6.
via: YouTubeIf you don't remember this song playing at every frat party, then you've never lived.
74. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem.
via: YouTubeNo one could ever forget this tune.
73. Charlie Puth - Attention.
via: YouTubeCharlie Puth only came onto the scene in the second half of the decade, but boy did he leave a dent with his catchy pop songs!
72. Christine and the Queens - Tilted.
via: YouTubeThis singer brought French music back into the mainstream.
71. Post Malone feat Swae Lee - Sunflower.
via: YouTubeI had a hard time deciding which Posty song to add to this list, but in the end, this one claimed the seventy-one spot.
70. Zara Larsson - Never Forget You.
via: YouTubeWatching this music video and finding out that this was actually a love story between Zara and a fictional character called "The Gruffalo" really freaked me out... Good song though.
69. Calvin Harris feat Florence and the Machine - Sweet Nothing.
via: YouTubeThe most underrated artist of the decade has to be Florence and the Machine.
68. Demi Lovato - Skyscraper.
via: YouTubeAn emotional start to the decade with this tune. Demi bared her entire soul here.
66. Macklemore - Thrift Store.
via: YouTube"I'm gonna pop some tags Only got twenty dollars in my pocket I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up This is f***ing awesome."
65. Ariana Grande - Problem.
via: YouTubeIf we're going to talk about the queen of being overplayed, you can't count Ariana Grande out.
64. Lil Wayne - How To Love.
via: YouTubeA life lesson in music video form.
63. Martin Garrix - Animals.
via: YouTubeAnother party anthem.
62. Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You.
via: YouTubeEvery single person's Instagram bio had suddenly started quoting this song and so obviously it had to make it onto the list.
61. OneRepublic - Counting Stars.
via: YouTubeA good comeback by this band. It's a shame "Apologize" wasn't in this decade...
60. Florida Georgia Line - Cruise.
via: YouTubeI'm not a big country fan, but this duo really got me listening to the genre. Wow. This song was everywhere and at one point, even WWE used it as a promo song!
59. Childish Gambino - This Is America.
via: YouTubeWhen the video to this song came out, the whole world was left scandalized as it exposed the truth behind the treatment of black people in America.
58. Lil' Nas X - Old Town Road.
via: YouTubeRemember this viral song? I still can't get it out of my head!
57. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball.
via: YouTubeMiley Cyrus swinging naked on an actual wrecking ball? Of course, that was bound to make the headlines.
56. Pharell - Happy.
via: YouTubeUnlike its name, this song actually made me sad because of how much it was overplayed.
55. Maroon 5 - Payphone.
via: YouTubeAny excuse to see Adam Levine shirtless...
54. Mr. Probs, Robin Shultz - Waves.
via: YouTubeAt fifty-four, we have the ultimate summer anthem.
53. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines.
via: YouTubeThis song did hit number one, even though it brought with it so much controversy.
52. B.O.B feat Haley Williams - Airplanes.
via: YouTubeNothing can ever top this song... Besides the other fifty-one songs on this list.
51. The Lumineers - Ho Hey.
via: YouTubeSo much love for this song!
50. Adele - Rolling in the Deep.
via: VEVOI can't help but start this list with an absolute classic. Adele, one of the best musicians of this decade, released two albums in the early years so we'll be seeing more of her very soon.
49. Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times.
via: YouTubeA musical masterpiece.
48. Taylor Swift - I Knew You were Trouble.
via: YouTubeRumors stated that this song was actually based on Swift's whirlwind romance with none other than Harry Styles...
47. Calvin Harris feat Rihanna - We Found Love.
via: YouTubeThis was released in 2011 and still reigns as a banger in 2019.
46. PSY - Gangnam Style.
via: YouTubeI remember when everyone was singing this song, despite their lack of Korean knowledge. Good times...
45. Adele - Someone Like You.
via: YouTubeI'm still not over the sentiment of this song.
44. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang.
via: YouTube3 of the baddest b*tches in the music industry showing the world how it's done.
43. Avicii - Wake Me Up.
via: YouTubeRIP Avicii.
42. Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar.
via: YouTubeThis song featured in iTunes' Song of the Week and eventually went on to become the Song of the Year.
41. Green Day - American Idiot.
via: YouTubeIf you don't know the lyrics to this, are you feeling okay?
40. Lorde - Team.
via: YouTubePure Heroine is one of the best albums ever written and yes, it includes this song.
39. Khalid - Better.
via: YouTubeA summer evening vibe of a song.
38. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
via: YouTubeBieber's comeback really left the world shook. It doesn't matter if you like him or not, it's just a fact.
37. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful.
via: YouTubeThe perfect karaoke song, no matter who you are.
36. Dua Lipa - New Rules.
via: YouTubeI've now named this the official female anthem, next to "Survivor" by Destiny's Child.
35. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive.
via: YouTubeImagine Dragons have so many more classics, but this one is the only one that made it onto the list.
34. Rihanna - Work.
via: YouTube"Work, work, work, work, work, work..."
33. Billie Eilish - Bad Guy.
via: YouTubeThis is probably the most overplayed song this year, but we still love it.
32. Fall Out Boy - Alone Together.
via: YouTubeThis was my college anthem. I still remember every word...
30. A Great Big World feat Christina Aguilera - Say Something.
via: YouTubeThis song has over 432 million views on YouTube.
29. Birdy - Skinny Love.
via: YouTube"Skinny Love" was released in 2011.
28. Drake - One Dance.
via: YouTubeI still can't the lyrics of this song out of my head... Yikes. It also won Song of the Year.
27. Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved.
via: YouTubeLewis Capaldi came out of nowhere and still managed to sneak into the top 30 songs of the decade. Impressive.
26. Lizzo - Good As Hell.
via: YouTubeBaby, how you feelin'?
25. DJ Snake feat Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna - Taki Taki.
via: YouTubeThis was a lethal collaboration. We loved it!
24. Cardi B - Bodack Yellow.
via: YouTubeAnd if you didn't get enough Cardi B in the previous song, then here you go. This will leave you satisfied.
23. Lady Gaga feat Bradley Cooper - Shallow.
via: YouTubeOne of the best movies of the decade featuring one of the most popular songs of the decade... A winning combo.
22. Halsey - Without Me.
via: YouTubeProbably one of the most overplayed songs of the decade... Still great though.
21. The Greatest Showman - This Is Me.
via: YouTubeWho could ever get bored of this song, let alone this entire soundtrack?
20. Sam Smith - Lay Me Down.
via: YouTubeSam Smith never fails to disappoint.
19. Passenger - Let Her Go.
via: YouTubeSeven years on and this song still gets to me...
18. Taylor Swift - Blank Space.
via: YouTubeThe ultimate psycho girlfriend tune. Swift did well here.
17. Kendrick Lamar - Humble.
via: YouTube"B*tch, be humble."
16. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.
via: YouTubeCan you believe this only came out seven years ago? It feels like it's been ages!
15. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud.
via: YouTubeAnother cute love song by the Artist of the Decade.
14. Bruno Mars feat Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk.
via: YouTubeMark Ronson's biggest tune of the decade.
13. Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth - See You Again.
via: YouTubeRIP Paul Walker.
12. Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes.
via: YouTubeThis better be everyone's motivational tune.
11. Ariana Grande - One Last Time.
via: YouTubeAriana is, without doubt, one of the best female artists of the decade.
10. Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do.
via: YouTubeThis decade saw the birth of the raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey films. If you haven't heard this song, then you must have been living under a rock.
9. Hozier - Take Me To Church.
via: YouTubeThis made the top 10 for obvious reasons - it really had an impact on society as a whole.
8. Justin Bieber - Sorry.
via: YouTubeAnother great banger from Justin Bieber. No matter how much this song was played, it was hard not to sing along!
7. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You.
via: YouTubeYou know how this one goes, right? "Shape of You" hit the number one spot in thirty-four countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
6. John Legend - All Of Me.
via: YouTubeLegend has always been a great musician but knowing he wrote this song for his wife on their wedding day just makes it all the better.
5. Eminem feat Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie.
via: YouTubePlease tell me you can also recall every word of Eminem's rap in this song? It did so well that a follow-up song was released right after.
4. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors.
via: YouTubeThere have been some amazing comebacks in this decade but no one could ever top Justin Timberlake, can they? JT's got a style that will always remain timeless.
3. Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber - Decpacito.
via: YouTubeThis song became the breakthrough of Spanish music in the Western mainstream. "Decpacito" became the number one trending single in almost fifty countries!
2. Camila Cabello - Havana.
via: YouTubeIt's been two years since this song came out and I still can't get it out of my head. And the video is very cute too, so it is worth the watch if you haven't already!