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.

2 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

I had this song now twice for dance shows

This should be number one because it’s one of the underrated songs that topped the Hot 100 for a LONG time, just as long as I Gotta Feeling and We Belong Together were number one, and people call songs like those overrated! - aceboogieog

Perfect blend of the 70s, 80s and 2010s, bravo Mark and Bruno!

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

3 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

99% of this decades songs are horrible, but Adele was one of the few exceptions.

This should be in top 3, no doubt.

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

Is nothing like pretty much any other song this decade. The fact that it was the #1 song of 2012 is astonishing - OkayThen

YOu dIdN’t hAvE tO cUt mE oFf! - RadioHead03

They just don't make em like this anymore!

Best song I ever heard

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6 Not Afraid - Eminem

This song is awesome. Recovery was a great album and this song and love the way you lie are awesome this one’s better and probably my favourite song ever

By the rap god

rap god

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

7 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!

8 Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

The most badass song of 2013 - Sarane

This song sounded cool.

9 Blackstar - David Bowie

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

10 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

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

Eminem is always the best

Best song

The Contenders

11 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

Indeed this is one of the best songs of this decade! Metallica is back at it, producing what could be a "modern classic"!

Metallica is back! - Metal_Treasure

12 Someone Like You - Adele

Needs to be no1, the song to every break up

13 Counting Stars - OneRepublic
14 Burning in the Skies - Linkin Park
15 Demons - Imagine Dragons
16 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa
17 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

18 Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
19 My Heart is Broken - Evanescence
20 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Another great song by Blind Guardian - christangrant

21 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.

22 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!

23 Hardwired - Metallica
24 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

25 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.

26 Wake Me Up - Avicii

Great man. Gone to soon. Doo Doo doo-doo Doo Doo doo-doo Doo doo-doo Doo Doo doo-doo Doo

This one of my favorite avicii songs, same with hey brother and levels, r.i.p avicii

27 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

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

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!

28 Buried Above Ground - Giles Corey
29 These Walls - Kendrick Lamar
30 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

31 My Town - Hollywood Undead
32 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
33 What Are You Waiting for - The Saturdays
34 All of Me - John Legend
35 Let Her Go - Passenger
36 Bring the Sun/Toussaint L'ouverture - Swans
37 (How Could Anybody) Feel at Home - Open Mike Eagle
38 Transmission - Zedd
39 Stay - Rihanna
40 Money and the Power - Kid Ink
41 High as a Kite - Weezer
42 Take Out the Gunman - Chevelle
43 Young - Tulisa
44 R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys
45 Just Give Me a Reason - P!nk
46 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

Best song by the best band of this generation, a true gift to humanity

47 Starboy - The Weeknd
48 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
49 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

50 Distant Sky - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
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