Top 10 Greatest Songs of the First Half of the 2010s (2010-2014)

Well, the first half of the decade is nearly over. And as this has been a very... eventful 5 years in music, I say it's about time we look back on the decade so far, and pick out the best of the best, the most fun, emotional, or downright awesome music from the first half of the '10s.

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1The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Jackie turns this song from Game of Thrones into a mournful anthem using the maturing lower register of her golden voice. - BobG

A Beautiful and haunting song sung by Jackie Evancho as only she can. Jackie makes anything that her voice touches turn into gold.

This song is great, the more I listen the more I hear.
There is complexity and simplicity at the same time,
As well as strange beauty.

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2Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

It's too overplayed and overrated, but it's the best mainstream song when compared to the rest.

It's the most successful song according to Billboard, so it needs to be number 1 - DontMessWithDaddylonglegs

Here to say that this list is retarded! Every single song here sucks ass and you people have no idea what real music is! So enjoy thrashing me, I am true to myself.

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3Happy - Pharrell Williams

I Love This song. Oh wait,I Don't. Otherwise I wouldn't Be posting anything

4Sexy and I Know It - Lmfao
5Gangnam Style - Psy

How can this song be in this list?

6Get Lucky - Daft Punk

They always be my favorite electronic artist thanks to this funky beat of a track.

7Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

These songs sucks...really you don't know what real music is..wecking ball is noy good song and the video is porn.I don't want to talk about gangam style or bang bang...the only good songs are a sky full of star and rap god by Eminem

8Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

This song. This song is, in every way, undoubtedly, one of the greatest pieces of music I have ever heard. It's sort of difficult to put to words how amazing this song is.
Don't You Worry Child was the last song the Swedish House Mafia ever produced, and they could not have chosen a better note to go out on.
The production is just epic. John Martin's vocals are indreduble. And when this song comes to the chorus and the beat drops, it sends shivers up my spine.
The message of this song is basically this: when things are looking down and you're depressed, never give up hope: everybody has a purpose, and anybody can achieve greatness.
It's a shame to see the Swedish House Mafia break up, because this is very easily the greatest piece if electronic music I have ever heard.
Thank you, Swedish House Mafia.
Thank you for this masterpiece.

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9Bang Bang - Jessie JV1 Comment
10All of the Lights - Kanye West

Kanye West's best song possibly ever, "All Of The Lights" is a captivating, powerful story of struggle, familial issues, sadness, and losing grip on sanity. Coming from one of the greatest musical geniuses of our time, Kanye's rapping skills an lyrics are great as always, but the real power in this song is in the production, undoubtedly Kanye's best production to date. In the tradition of the rest of MBDTF, this song is jam-packed with guest singers, such as Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, and many others on the chorus, such as La Roux, John Legend, and even Elton John, making this a truly star-studded song. It even comes packed with a colorful, energetic music video (which DOES have a seizure warning, so be careful). Pure musical glory.

Kanye's best song possibly ever, All Of The Lights is a captivating, powerful story of struggle, sadness, anger, familial issues, and slowly losing grip on sanity.
Coming from one of the greatest musical geniuses of our time, Kanye's rapping and lyrical skills are great (as always), but the real power of this song is in the production. Undoubtedly Kanye's greatest production to date. Continuing the tradition of the rest of MBDTF, this song is jam-packed with guest singers, including Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, and many others on the chorus like La Roux, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and even Elton John, making this a truly star-studded song.
It even comes packed with a colorful, high-energy music video (which DOES have a seizure warning, so be careful).
It's pure, musical glory.

Pathetic list. I was looking for Runaway, but I'll support this song instead. And Linkin Park is terrible. Especially their modern stuff.

The Contenders

11Shake It Off - Taylor SwiftV1 Comment
12All the Right Moves - OneRepublic

Um, sorry, but it can't be here. The song cam out in 2009, and it IS a masterpiece, but if we're talking about songs 2010-2014, we can't put it on here.

But if we could... GREAT SONG!

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13Hall of Fame - The Script

Ah, The Script. One of my all-time favorite bands hit this decade with one of the most inspirational, powerful ballads of all time. Danny is at the height of his vocal performance here, and the instrumentation is just as powerful as the singer. I was slightly concerned when I heard will.I. am was going to be involved, but god damn, he is at the best he has EVER been here. Just listening to this song gets you pumped up, ready to accomplish anything. It's basically the new Eye Of The Tiger.

Will.I.am and the Script should collaborate more - mysterious

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14Counting Stars - Onerepublic

About the only good song on the list. - RiverClanRocks

15Yeah 3x - Chris Brown

Ladies and gentlemen, the ultimate party song.
It's fun, bouncy, catchy, energetic... Everything a party song needs to be. Just hearing the first few seconds of this song make me want to get up and dance uncontrollably. Having a bad day and want to cheer up? Listen to this song. In a good mood and want to party to something? Listen to this song. It's the universal cure for boredom.
YEAH! YEAH. YEAH!

16A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
17Rap God - Eminem

HOLY CRAP THIS SONG IS AWESOME! Eminem is easily one of the best, if not THE best rapper alive. And as good as classic Eminem songs like Lose Yourself or Stan are, I say this is Eminem's best song. I don't even have much of an explanation for this one, it's just. so. AWESOME! Seriously, just go listen to it. Right now. You'll see what I mean.

Best rapper of All Time. I don't like This song. I hare It when people say that they are the best, he hasn't done that in his Whole career, Just like lebron James during the finale and he lost

THE BEST RAP SONG IN THE WORLD! Eminem is the best rapper in the world! I love it!

18Lights - Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is one of the greatest new talents of the decade. And no song better captures her pure talent than Lights, a dark, aptmospheric tune that really gets in your head. It also has a very beautiful music video that perfectly matches the haunting tone of the song. Here's hoping Ellie Goulding can get many more hits in the future.

19Spectrum - Florence and the Machine
20Some Nights - Fun.

Back when I knew nothing about music, I thought We Are Young was one of the best songs of all time.

Now, I look back and shake my head at my foolishness. To be honest, I still probably now nothing about music.

What I do know is this: If you haven;t listened to Some Nights, you can't say anything about top songs of the 2010s.

This was my favorite song for ages.

Now THIS is what you call a great song.
Some Nights is one of the most shinig examples of going all-out on a song and succeeding flawlessly.
Everything about this song, the pounding instrumentation, Nate Ruess's passionate vocals, the breathtaking video, just screams "amazing".
Fun. have had some great songs, but damn, I doubt they're gonna top this.

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