Best Songs of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

From "Game Of Thrones".
Dark and haunting, yet beautiful vocals that this girl was born to sing.

This interesting track from the monumental album "Awakening" gets a haunting yet exquisite treatment from Jackie. - BobG

I have never heard of 5 of the top 6

I love Jackie Evancho's version of this theme.

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2 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

This should be in top 3, no doubt.

3 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

The only song I can listen to over and over and enjoy it like it's the first time I heard it

Get this up into the top 10, we need a song to break up the rock crowd. - JackMM

Sounds like something MJ would have done. Definitely one of the best of this decade thus far (posted in August 2018).

How on earth isn't this no1 it went like triple platinum or someething

4 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Great song that is awesome in every meaning of the word. Deserves to be number 1 on the list and still better than all the overrated pop/rap garbage that is on this list

You're joking! Number 11? This song kicks too much ass and it sounds much much better than all the songs on this list!

Metal or not, this song is mind blowing. the bass drum was awesome. don't know if its rev or portnoy though. - zxm

Its A7X of course it's good!

5 Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

They just don't make em like this anymore!

Best song I ever heard

Correction it's Sombody I Used to Know. Still a modern day classic in the making reguardless.

6 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Underrated masterpiece that should be number 1 if you listen to this and tell me its bad you have no good taste in music - christangrant

#358? Oh... Guys, do yourself a favour and give a listen to this masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure

Needs to be number 1 - christangrant

Yay! It's number 4 now!

7 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

Should be higher than all of these songs it's amazing

Eminem is always the best

Best song

8 Blackstar - David Bowie

I perfer lazurus, but still, this is just amazing, one of bowies best - RecklessGreed

9 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

This song bursts with emotion and the singing! The music! The vibe! It all lifts our spirits! It is truly mesmerizing! And I expected it to be in the top ten and it isn't even on the list? That is shocking! Come on people, take a listen please! You've got to! It's better than all these guys!

This is the only good song of the 2010s! Man this decade sucks for music, but this song is awesome

10 Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

The Newcomers

? Coming Home - Sjonni's Friends
? Silent Storm - Carl Espen

The Contenders

11 Not Afraid - Eminem

#85? This is the best song from the best artist

By the rap god

rap god

12 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

Metallica is back! - Metal_Treasure

13 Someone Like You - Adele

Needs to be no1, the song to every break up

14 Demons - Imagine Dragons
15 Counting Stars - OneRepublic
16 Hardwired - Metallica
17 Believer - Imagine Dragons
18 Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
19 On GP - Death Grips
20 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Loved this song since... Firt time I heard it! Meaning, pure... People should make more songs like this... Besides, Adele is a great singer!

21 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
22 My Heart is Broken - Evanescence
23 Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair - Arctic Monkeys

I love to see Arctic Monkeys so high (I think they deserve the #1 stop) but I don't understand why this song? It's good, but Arctic Monkeys has done so much better the past 5 years than this, listen to 20 seconds of Knee Socks, Do I Wanna Know or No. 1 party anthem and be blown away.

A British song from an awesome British band. Arctic Monkeys are here to stay. Without these guys there probably would be no Automatic or Fratellis.

This is certainally a fresh sound from an equally fresh british band. Anything that puts a nail in generic pop's coffin can only be a good thing.

24 Can You Smell the Napalm - The George Jacobs Experience

The 50s had Elvis, the 60s had The Beatles, the 70s had Led Zeppelin, the 80s had Michael Jackson, the 90s had Nirvana and grunge, the 2010s had The George Jacobs Experience

A true masterpiece, definitely under rated and should be in the top 20... At Least

Great song, catchy chorus, definitely should be higher


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25 Jesus Alone - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
26 Re-Wired - Kasabian

Heard in the video game Sleeping Dogs.

This song is from Kasabian's latest album Velociraptor. Kasabian are probably the most consistant in terms of quality.

27 Born to Die - Lana Del Rey

Best song ever

28 Dirty Rotten Bastards - Green Day

Wonderful and very very underrated song! The modern Jesus of Suburbia

I Love The Title More Than The Song Itself. Every time I Look At The Tittle I Laugh

Not gonna lie, this was one of my favorites from Tre. - ProPanda

29 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Another great song by Blind Guardian - christangrant

30 Waiting for the End - Linkin Park

What this is the best song released in that year

No way Nightmare is anywhere near it

Just Listen before voting...

Definitely no. 1 Material

31 Paradise - Coldplay

Amazing song! My favourite of the 2010s for sure.
The singing, piano melody, drums, the organ, keyboard and the orchestra in the background all combine to make this a wonderful song. The song starts with a short organ solo before jumping into a somewhat quiet piano-singing section with thundering drums before jumping into the main chorus, drowned out by the intense power of the organ and orchestra. After this the song cleverly utilized the loud-quiet strategy while keeping the drums satisfyingly loud and thundering on, with violins flying up and down octaves in the background. An amazing song, a musical masterpiece!

I'd like to know why is Katy Perry higher than Coldplay

Vocals - 9
Lyrics - 9
Instrumental - 9
Effort - 10
Originality - 10
Overall - 48/50

32 Buried Above Ground - Giles Corey
33 The Sound - The 1975

How ironic, I find this right below what used to be my favorite song of the decade, Don't You Worry Child. - ProPanda

Cool, but Somebody Else is the real MVP. - djpenquin999

34 Because We Can - Bon Jovi

Every song from the 2010s suck! Except for this one.

35 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy
36 The Throne - Blind Guardian
37 My Town - Hollywood Undead
38 What Are You Waiting for - The Saturdays
39 Runaway - Kanye West

Definition of a masterpiece

40 Bring the Sun/Toussaint L'ouverture - Swans
41 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
42 Let Her Go - Passenger
43 I'm Going to Do It - Giles Corey
44 Ravens - Mount Eerie Ravens - Mount Eerie
45 Transmission - Zedd
46 Team - Lorde
47 Stay - Rihanna
48 Money and the Power - Kid Ink
49 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
50 R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys
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