Top 10 Most Iconic Songs of the 2010s

Which songs will be remembered from the 2010's? This list is not based on quality at all, but on decade defining hits.

The Top Ten

1 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

This song will stand the test of time in my opinion and will be remembered, it's a very iconic performance of the decade. - Martinglez

The biggest hit of the DECADE, so of course. - Bammer73

I used to dance to this. It still makes me dance when I hear it. lol - Misfire

2 Old Town Road [Remix] - Lil Nas X

Got the horses in the back

One of the songs at the end of the decade is iconic, it defines the meme world and popular music. - Martinglez

Yay my 2,019th comment!
Anyway, yeah, 2019's biggest hit that won't die out probs for a while. - Bammer73

3 Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

Definitely if anything I think this song might be more influential than the top 2 although I like them more the fact is it was not just getting artists who already released music in Spanish more views (which it did there are so many songs in Spanish with more than a billion now) it also lead to singers who primarily perform in English on Spanish tracks such as Little Mix, Demi Lovato Selena Gomez I think even Beyonce was on a remix of Mi Gente. - Powell

The latin trend and how it started in the USA. This song is very iconic and is the most watched video on YouTube. - Martinglez

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4 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Adele is a very iconic artist from the decade, and one of her biggest hits is pretty iconic. - Martinglez

My childhood favorite! - Misfire

5 Hello - Adele

This song was everywhere and Adele is a very popular artist from the decade - Martinglez

6 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Whilst I don't like it, it is pretty iconic. - Martinglez

7 Somebody that I Used to Know - Gotye
8 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

This song kinda defines Taylor's career this decade. - Martinglez

9 TiK ToK - Kesha

One of the most notable pop tracks of the decade. - Martinglez

It was a massive hit but it sounds so dated already I am not sure whether it will be remembered I guess you could say the same about California Gurls or Firework though. - Powell

10 Get Lucky - Daft Punk

The Contenders

11 God's Plan - Drake

I honestly have no idea how this song goes. I've never listened to it, but I have heard of the title. - Misfire

I don't think you are missing much I wouldn't say it's a terrible song but it's pretty boring. You would probably think oh this song if you heard it though it was everywhere last year. - Powell

Drake topped charts a lot this decade, and if one song is remembered from him it's this one. - Martinglez

12 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Why isn't this higher? Songs like these, whilst they might be annoying, are definitely the most ICONIC songs, and how has someone not heard of this before? - micahisthebest

Yeah after thinking about it a bit more that would not be so unreasonable it compares pretty well to Hello. By the way I actually think it is a pretty good song not a masterpiece but better than about half the songs ahead of it (not that this is a factor). - Powell

13 Royals - Lorde

Agree this song was hugely important for later pop music it is not my favorite Lorde song or even close but it has affected lyrical themes, production and even singing styles in pop. It influenced not only newer artists but also some more established ones and besides being very influential on sound of pop music it has also received dozens of covers it is one of the most covered songs of the 2010's and received praise from many famous artists including older rock artists such as David Bowie. - Powell

14 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
15 Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
16 Midnight City - M83
17 Gangnam Style - Psy

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It is still one of the most viewed songs on YouTube and had a similar effect on K pop as Despacito had on Latin Pop - Powell

18 Roar - Katy Perry

Katy Perry is a pretty notable singer from the decade, and this is one of her most iconic moments. - Martinglez

19 Payphone - Maroon 5
20 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
21 Happy - Pharrell Williams
22 Venom - Eminem
23 Let Her Go - Passenger

I don't think it it was really that influential but everyone seems to know this song so I think it is pretty iconic. - Powell

24 Let It Go - Idina Menzel

It has more covers than any other song from the 2010's so I think it is quite iconic. - Powell

25 Lights - Ellie Goulding
26 Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
27 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
28 Demons - Imagine Dragons
29 Girls Like You - Maroon 5

I don't like this song but it is iconic. - Powell

30 Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
31 Work - Rihanna

Rihanna is like that one kid in kindergarten who thinks she owns the playground. But get scared and backs down when the 5th graders come around. - Sjakson

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