Best songs of the decade | TOP 100

By: Amanda S.Mon, 12/09/2019
Best songs of the decade

It’s the end of another decade in music. The 2010s will be remembered as the significant shift in how music was consumed with the decline of CDs and mp3s, and upsurge of streaming platforms. We saw hip-hop take over the Hot 100 charts with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, and Cardi B pushing pop stars off the top of the charts. Another trend was the crossover of Latin pop with inescapable hits like “Despacito,” “Mi Gente,” “Bailando” and “Con Calma.” K-pop was another genre that broke out in the 2010s, with supergroups such as BTS and BLACKPINK giving Asian pop worldwide attention. Viral songs like Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Bauer’s “Harlem Shake” made waves on the internet and became inescapable earworms. Throughout this amazing decade in music, there was also an increase in vinyl sales.

Over the course of the last few weeks, Stingray’s music programmers put together a list of the top 100 songs of the last decade. Real people who actually lived through the era handpicked the music that defined and shaped the musical soundscape of the 2010s. Without further ado, here it is!

100.  Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”

99. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

98. Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

97. Dan + Shay “Tequila”

96. Sam Hunt “Body Like a Back Road”

95. Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry feat. Snow “Con Calma”

94. Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

93. Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”

92. Hozier “Take Me to Church”

91. Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”

90. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”

89. Billie Eilish “bad guy”

88. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

87. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

86. OneRepublic “Counting Stars”

85. Drake “In My Feelings”

84. Ariana Grande “7 rings”

83. Jay-Z & Kanye West “Ni**as in Paris”

82. Lizzo “Truth Hurts”

81. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?”

80. Ariana Grande “thank u, next”

79. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

78. Lukas Graham “7 Years”

77. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”

76. French Montana feat. Swae Lee “Unforgettable”

75. Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ “Lean On”

74. Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla Sign “Psycho”

73. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”

72. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

71. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”

70. The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”

69. OMI “Cheerleader”

68. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera “Say Something”

67. Robyn “Dancing on My Own”

66. Imagine Dragons “Believer”

65. Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

64. Adele “Someone Like You”

63. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg “California Gurls”

62. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better”

61. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can't Hold Us”

60. Magic! “Rude”

59. The Lumineers “Ho Hey”

58. Sia feat. Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills”

57. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”

56. Enrique Iglesias “Bailando”

55. LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem”

54. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are”

53. Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin “I Like It”

52. Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

51. Maroon 5 “Sugar”

50. Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

49. Psy “Gangnam Style”

48. Eminem feat. Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie”

47. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

46. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey “Closer”

45. Katy Perry “Firework”

44. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

43. John Legend “All of Me”

42. Kendrick Lamar “Humble”

41. Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

40. Rihanna feat. Drake “Work”

39. Fun feat. Janelle Monáe “We Are Young”

38. Avicii “Wake Me Up”

37. The Weeknd “Can't Feel My Face”

36. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”

35. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

34. Drake “God’s Plan”

33. Gotye feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”

32. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”

31. Rihanna “Diamonds”

30. J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé “Mi Gente”

29. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines”

28. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”

27. Adele “Rolling In The Deep”

26. Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”

25. Beyoncé “Formation”

24. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

23. Wiz Khalifa “See You Again”

22. Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”

21. Justin Bieber “Sorry”

20. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

19. Katy Perry “Roar”

18. Rihanna “Only Girl (In the World)”

17. Sam Smith “Stay with Me”

16. twenty øne piløts “Stressed Out”

15. Lorde “Royals”

14. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

13. Sia “Chandelier”

12. Idina Menzel & Demi Lovato “Let It Go”

11. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky”

10. Camila Cabello “Havana”

9. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”

8. Lil Nas X “Old Town Road”

7. Drake “Hotline Bling”

6. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”

5. Pharrell Williams “Happy”

4. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”

3. Adele “Hello”

2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber “Despacito”

1. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”


Listen to the top 100 songs of the 2010s selected by Stingray’s music curation team here: A Decade of Hits: the 2010s.

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