Top 10 Best Songs of 2010

Think back to 2010. What were you jamming out to? The radio played a killer lineup of pop anthems, hip-hop bangers, and indie rock gems. It was a year of musical diversity, and those tunes are still awesome over a decade later.

We've got a list of contenders for the best songs of 2010, but it's up to you to pick your favorites. Was it a soulful ballad that had you in your feelings? A catchy pop song you couldn't resist? Or maybe some edgy hip-hop that was the soundtrack to your year?
The Top Ten
1 Not Afraid - Eminem

This song has awesome beats and lyrics! "All those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony." "I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in a rhythm for you to know it's a rap."

This song is extremely good. The strong progression makes it an anthem. Not Afraid is up there, and it's such an enjoyable song.

This and Love the Way You Lie are amazing, but I like this one better because it's Eminem on his own. It basically reminds me of the past, the present, and the future. 11/10.

2 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

This song is so sad, yet so powerful. The guitar is very fitting. I like how it sounds. Eminem's verses are outstanding, especially the volcano one. Rihanna's voice is outstanding.

This is the song. The anthem really touched me. It deserves to be high on this list.

When asking the average person if a rap song could be very moving and emotional to the point where your eyes get misty, they would not understand. Love the Way You Lie is a masterpiece in that right.

Eminem really had an awesome comeback with this album after rough years and came up on top again. Then, he released MMLP2 to go out with a bang. An awesome comeback song along with Not Afraid from a legend-level artist.

3 Firework - Katy Perry

Firework is so inspiring! This song shows us that we can be proud of ourselves and be fireworks (not literally, just a metaphor).

I love this song, but my favorite will always be Wide Awake.

I really like this song. Katy Perry is such a good singer.

4 Waiting for the End - Linkin Park

This song is great because it's inspiring, has a beautiful tune, awesome lyrics, and meaning. Not to say Eminem is bad (the best rapper along with Jay-Z), but this song is really good, and you'll go on hearing it.

This song's brilliant, but don't compare it with New Divide, Breaking the Habit, Numb, or In the End because it's different from the others but equally magical.

It should be against the law to dislike this amazing song from Linkin Park's great new album.

This song has a very nice meaning. I wish the last part could be a little longer, though.

5 Airplanes - B.o.B

Airplanes has that wistfulness and innocence that we are missing in a lot of our current music. Owl City, B.o.B, NF, Ellie Goulding, Madeon, and Porter Robinson are some artists that are squeaky clean and have a wide-eyed view of songwriting.

In Airplanes, we get great rapping from B.o.B as he calls out against political correctness and wishes that rappers would go back to dishing out rhymes about what really matters. We also have Hayley Williams from Paramore here, and although she only sings the chorus, she delivers very nicely.

6 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

This song would greet me every time I messed up, and it made me feel warm inside. I love it, and it's my second favorite song after Grenade.

Colorful sounds, fast drums, bells, and echoing bells, strong vocals, and meaningful lyrics... This romantic song does not appeal to me. I do not like this particular Bruno Mars song.

When I see this song, there's not a thing that I would change because it's amazing just the way it is.

7 Grenade - Bruno Mars

My favorite song ever. I get that people find it dramatic, but it's metaphorical. It's heartbreaking and relatable (unfortunately for me), and I could listen to it all day. Bruno Mars is an amazing singer.

People who hate this song can be quiet. Those who criticize the lyrics need to realize that what he's saying is that he would die for his girlfriend, not necessarily jump in front of a train or catch a grenade if she asked him to. People take songs way too literally and just don't appreciate the intended meaning of the lyrics.

People will obviously downvote me like they downvoted other people who say this is a good song, but I don't care because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

8 O Mio Babbino Caro - Jackie Evancho

When 10-year-old Jackie Evancho came out of nowhere and delivered this amazing rendition on America's Got Talent, it was so unbelievable that some people still don't believe it was real. The nation was stunned.

Since Jackie's performance, many talent show hopefuls have tried this song. None of them, however, perform it as well as Jackie did.

9 Dynamite - Taio Cruz

This song is so fun! Where is Taio Cruz now? He just disappeared after this song.

Dynamite is catchy, amazing, and all about having fun partying. It's not like one of those songs that are all about lovey-dovey stuff. It makes me want to dance!

10 F**k You - Cee Lo Green

The Newcomers

? Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin
? Sleepwalker - Parkway Drive
The Contenders
11 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This is amazing. Eminem sucks. This is the best, followed by The Catalyst, and then Waiting for the End, then Snuff. Nightmare shows that A7X can go to a darker, more serious sound and still make an incredible sound. And the album is one of their best too! FoREVer.

This song is amazing! Avenged Sevenfold is probably the best band out there. They should be number one!

12 Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
13 DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher

Usher is such a good singer, and this song is great.

14 We R Who We R - Ke$ha

That's probably the best song of 2010. Ke$ha is the sexiest singer and has rocked every dance floor across the world with this song. You have to be paralyzed not to dance and rock yourself out when you hear this song.

15 We Used to Wait - Arcade Fire
16 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
17 Runaway - Kanye West & Pusha T

Even the last 3-4 minutes of weird distortion work. I understand that a lot of people have a very low opinion of Kanye West, but this song is deep, personal, and acknowledges that. It's epic. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best songs of the millennium so far.

This song proves that even the most ego-filled people have a personal side to them. Nine minutes of chilling lyrics and a great melodic voice from Kanye West, which shows that he can actually sing without Auto-Tune (I don't hate Auto-Tune though). Easily the best song of 2010. 6/5.

18 Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire

This song should be number one on this list. It's so brilliant. It will leave you in shock.

19 Rolling in the Deep - Adele
20 OMG - Usher
21 Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna

I used to hear Rihanna songs when I was little too! I used to hear What's My Name, Don't Stop the Music, and Hard. Anyways, I agree with PandasNGaga here. The 2000s and 2010s were great years for music.

I think this song addresses a soulmate. My music taste is very different, so this song is not for me.

I used to listen to this song when I was little! 2010 was a great year for music.

22 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

How is this anthem not even in the top 10? It's one of the most popular songs of 2010.

I hate to admit it, but I like this song.

23 The Catalyst - Linkin Park
24 Alejandro - Lady Gaga
25 Misery - Maroon 5
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