Personal Challenge Part 1 of 4: Ranking Billboard's 2010 Year End Hot 100

WonkeyDude98
Hello everyone, WonkeyDude98 here. As you all know, 2010 was a miserable year, the club boom of 2006 had hit the nadir, and good music was almost nowhere to be seen. Or...was it?

NOPE TIER (0 or lower)
#100. Blahblahblah: Just....garbage. Disgusting, annoying, obnoxious, unlistenable, and pretty objectifying.
#99. Deuces: How cruel it is to say that this isn't even Chris Brown OR Tyga's worst song. Doesn't make it any less punchable or dull.
#98. My First Kiss: The other Kesha and 3OH!3 collab of the year, and while it's the better of the two, it's still awful. Try to stomach those very realistic kissing noises.
#97. Tie Me Down: The punchable, almost misogynistic intentions, the major autotune, and the squeaking whisper of a beat, they feel...wrong.
#96. Sexy B***h: The single worst compliment ever. The beat's also garbage, bit tnat doesn't matter.
#95. Cooler Than Me: Thank the lord I Took A Pill In Ibiza was a thing, or he'd end up still looking like a gutless dork whose way of hitting on girls is BY INSULTING THEM.
#94. Say AAAAAAAHHHHHHH: This song is just....incorrect. The vocal line is terrible, the lyrics are terrible, everything is terrible.
#93. Like a G6: This might be the dullest club song ever recorded.
#92. Imma Be: 106 times. 106 times.
#91. Bedrock: "Grocery bag"
#90. Whatcha Say: This didn't even make my top ten?!?!?! Wow, 2010 was an awful year.
#89. Rock That Body: Fun fact: David Guetta helped will.i.am produce this. You can really tell, it's loud and blaring, but feels so...soulless.
#88. OMG: Note to self: Usher and will.i.am, bad combination. Actually scratch that. Anyone and will.i.am, bad combination.
#87. Teach Me Howta Dougie: This doesn't even teach you how to Dougie....
#86. Eenie Meenie: Yeah, just in case you need confirmation that it's possible, this song shrunk on me quite a bit. I don't even like the production anymore, it's just a jarring bundle of noise.
#85. I Like It: I wish I could say this was Enrique's worst song. 2011 was a bad year for him.
#84. All The Right Moves: Now I know why I used to hate OneRepublic.

BAD TIER (half star to 1)
#83. In My Head: I was THIS close to putting this a tier lower, only saved by the fact that this is probably J. R. Rotem's best beat.
#82. Break Your Heart: Honestly I don't know what's keeping this so high. It's completely unlikeable and pretty scummy, especially the Ludacris version that charted.
#81. California Gurls: You could say that I'm a bit softer on this song. Even if I still think the lyrics blow chunks and Snoop Dogg's verse is his third worst yet (Hangover and Wiggle are hard to beat), but the production is....okay in comparison.
#80. Baby: Surprise everyone, it's only my 21st worst hit song of the year.
#79. Rude Boy: #rihannatryingtobeedgy
#78. Hard: #rihannatryingtobeedgypt2
#77. If I Die Young: Geez country, emo much?
#76. Carry Out: Timbaland's worst song yet (though I gotta respect that groove), bit for Justin....it's only lower mid tier.

MEH TIER (2)
#75. Take It Off: It's a bit astonishing how much this song has grown on me. Back when I first talked about 2010, it would have been #96. Now, I still find it absolutely obnoxious, but I respect it for its satire, plus the turn signal bassline is pretty catchy, if I'm honest.
#74. Hey Soul Sister: I bet a lot of you expected me to absolutely hate this song. Well.....nostalgia?
#73. Bottoms Up: From both of these artists, they're improving, I guess.
#72. Bad Romance: Lady GaGa, alongside Rihanna and Taylor Swift, absolutely dominated 2010 with several hits here, but there had to be a weakest one. It's just...eh. It's a mess, but not exactly in a way I can get mad at.
#71. Club Can't Handle Me: David Guetta and Flo Rida.
#70. 3: .....meh.
#69. How Low: ...meh.
#68. Haven't Met You Yet: ...meh.
#67. My Chick Bad: ....meh.
#66. Over: ....meh.

DECENT TIER (3)
#65. Ridin Solo: Yeah, this grew on me immensely. We still have to deal with Jason's alien vocals, but other than that, yeah, this is completely tolerable.
#64. TiK ToK: Did it deserve to be the biggest song of the year? Well...no. But I still appreciate it for what it is.
#63. Your Love: Did Nicki seriously sell out that quickly? Nah, I'm joking. This is tolerable.
#62. Your Love (Your Love Your Love) Is My Drug: The other completely passable Kesha song from the year.
#61. Do You Remember: As a matter of fact, no, I don't remember Jaysean.
#60. I Made It: More Jaysean.
#59. Daddy's Home: Oh hey Usher.
#58. Naturally: Better than anything on Stars Dance.
#57. Right Above It: Eh.
#56. There Goes My Baby: Oh hey Usher. Long time no care. Nah, actually I like Usher, it's just this and Daddy's Home irk me for some reason.
#55. Lover Lover: Meh.
#54. Mine: Not my favorite Taylor Swift song, but it's fine I guess.
#53. Two Is Better Than One: Oh hey again Taylor.
#52. Today Was A Fairytale: Oh hey again Taylor.
#51. Smile!: Eh.
#50. Impossible: eh.
#49. According To You: eh.
#48. Life After You: Eh.
#47. Stuck Like Glue: A little bit standard, but pretty good overall.
#46. Bulletproof: Eh.
#45. Live Like We're Dying: Eh.

GOOD TIER (4)
#44. Young Forever: Jay-Z.
#43. Undo It: Carrie Underwood.
#42. American Honey: Lady Antebellum.
#41. King of Anything: Sara Bareilles.
#40. Animal: Why does it feel like I've heard of this before?
#39. Already Gone: Contrary to what I said in my 2015 ranking, I like Kelly Clarkson. When she tries, she can make some genuinely good music. Such as this.
#38. Sweet Dreams: One of Beyoncé's better songs.
#37. Find Your Love: One of Drake's better songs.
#36. Breakeven: The Script.
#35. The Only Exception: I've warmed up to Paramore a LOT lately.
#34. Whaddaya Want From Me?: Adam Lambert.
#33. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart: Alicia Keys.
#32. Unthinkable: Alicia Keys.
#31. Telephone: My third favorite Lady GaGa song bar The Edge of Glory, Poker Face, Just Dance.
#30. Alejandro: My second favorite Lady GaGa song bar The Edge of Glory, Poker Face, and Just Dance.
#29. Paparazzi: My favorite Lady GaGa song bar The Edge of Glory, Poker Face, and Just Dance.
#28. Party in the U.S.A.: COME AT ME TEN YEAR OLD MILEY CYRUS CRITICS HAHAHAHAHA
#27. Say Something: Timbaland gets all the cred here.
#26. The House That Built Me: Miranda Lambert.
#25. Down: Jay Sean: the one Chris Brown ripoff I like. Has a tendency to work with Lil Wayne. I'm typing like this is a criminal profile. I need help.
#24. Replay-ay-ay-ay: Could have sworn Sean Kingston was on this. Oh well who do I care, I hate Sean Kingston. It's simple, short, sweet, and a nostalgia nuke.

GREAT TIER (5 or higher)
#23. Only Girl: Far from Rihanna's best, but still great.
#22. Forever: This probably would have been #4 if it wasn't for Kanye's verse.
#21. Use Somebody: This is a song I should despise, and yet...
#20. Secrets: Mild nostalgia points, not to mention the incredible subject matter.
#19. Just A Dream: Nelly is essentially a joke rapper. This is a somber rap song. How does this work.
#18. Empire State Of Mind: I'm not a fan of the braggadocios verses, but WOW THAT CHORUS.
#17. Teenage Dream: Just listen to those guitars, listen to Katy's energy, feel the nostalgia...
#16. You Belong With Me: Remember when Taylor Swift used every ounce of talent she had?
#15. Just the Way You Are: Nostalgic, sweet, and well-performed.
#14. Airplanes: Easily the weakest B.O.B. song of the year, and not my favorite Hayley Williams song ever (Bury It being hard to beat), but it's still a quality nostalgia bomb.
#13. I Gotta Feeling: Like I said in my decade-end for the 2000s, this song is incredibly fun and very nostalgic, and that's all they need it to be.
#12. Magic: A song from nerds, by nerds, for nerds. What more can I ask for?
#11. Need You Now: I prefer the more melancholy side of country over the bro country side, and Lady Antebellum delivered.
#10. ALL I DO IS WIN: HAHA! I PUT A DJ KHALED, RICK ROSS, SNOOP DOGG, AND T-PAIN SONG IN MY TOP TEN! AND GUESS WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT?!
#9. Nothin' On You: The best song B.O.B. will ever touch. Between the soft beat, Bruno's chorus, and the lyrics, this is how you do flattery right.
#8. Misery: This plays to Maroon 5's less hateable tendencies, which is immediately a positive.
#7. Fireflies: I could go on for days about how this song is fantastic, and way better than it should be, but my friend TheEvilNuggetCookie has already talked about every little detail of this song, check him out!
#6. Billionaire: Yes, it's a rap/WGWAG song with a simplistic, shallow message that rips off Sublime, but I like the chill vibe this gives off, plus points for nostalgia.
#5. Dynamite: Yes it's lost a lot of its quality, mainly off me looking deeper into pop music, and as a result this got lost in the shovel. Regardless, this might be my favorite club banger of ALL TIME.
#4. Not Afraid: Dark return to form for Eminem, essentially an apology to the fans after the alleged disasters that were Encore and Relapse, it's incredible. A part of me wishes that he made No Love with Lil Wayne the hit instead, but when the song is still this great, I'm not exactly complaining that he had a hit!
#3. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love: I might be looking too deep into this, but wow I buy the dark subtext, especially from Usher. Oh yeah, and Pitbull is on this! Ugh, this could have been better.
#2. Meet Me Halfway: I PUT TWO BLACK EYED PEAS SONGS IN THE GREAT TIER, FIGHT ME.
#1. Love The Way You Lie: And for a second ranking IN A ROW, Eminem takes the top spot. And he deserves it, as does Rihanna. I never thought Eminem could be so emotionally vulnerable towards anyone that wasn't Hailie, and I didn't know that Rihanna could be emotionally vulnerable. Dark yet appealing instrumentation, complex and nuanced lyrics, incredible flow/vocal performance respectively, this is pop perfection. Congratulations again, Em.

Weird how this year got a 290/500. It's astounding. This is WonkeyDude98, signing out.

Comments

Excellent ranking! - SwagFlicks

Thanks! - WonkeyDude98

What's number 70? - ProPanda

3 by Britney Spears. - WonkeyDude98

There could have at least been some Cosmogramma or MBDTF in the Top 100 to increase the score a little bit. YOU HAD ONE JOB BILLBOARD. - visitor

Well, All Of The Lights would end up charting the following year, which is coming in less than three weeks. - WonkeyDude98

Ok

NOPE TIER
#100. Zip ya lip like a padlock
#99. she ain't gon tie me down totally I'm so cool please believe me
#98. Grocery Bag
#97. Deuces
#96. Imma be, Imma be - Imma imma Imma be Imma be, Imma be - Imma imma Imma be Imma be, Imma be - Imma imma Imma be Imma be be be be Imma imma be Imma be be be be Imma imma be Imma be be be be Imma imma be
#95. Eenie Meenie Minie Mo (GONE SEXUAL)
#94. Dang she's a beautiful person.
#93. Pretend that you're teaching me how to dougie when in reality you're just telling us how much girls like it
#92. Mwah mwah and twist
#91. Alvin wants you to Rock That Body
#90. My Chick Bad At Rapping
#89. Nobody Cares About How Low You Can Go
#88. Say AahuhAahuhA
#87. Bottoms Up
#86. Untrimmed Chest

BAD TIER
#85. THIS SONG IS BAD
#84. Poppin' Bottles At The Crib
#83. Baby, This Song Is Hated By Everyone
#82. Haven't Planned To Meet You Anywhere because You're Songs Are Super Bland
#81. Ridin' Solo And Sad About That
#80. In My Head I Imagine Being A Creep
#79. Forever Young by Alphaville Except Now It's Hip Hop For Some Reason
#78. Emo County Music
#77. Woah Rihanna Definitely Trying "Hard" To Be Edgy
#76. Rude Boy
#75. Cooler Than Me (you are)
#74. Smile (this doesn't make me)
#73. MMM WHATCHA SAaAaAaAY

MEH TIER
#72. Carry Out
#71. Magic (this spell must have been the "Rap Song That Could Be Used In Cheesefest Children's Films" spell)
#70. I Don't Really Like It
#69. Live Like We're Dying (So we basically stay in bed all day? Because dying people don't really have enough energy to do anything else. You suck Kris. Adam should've won AI.)
#68. Secrets
#67. Stuck Like Glue (sounds painful)
#66 - #64. The Ke$ha songs that aren't Blah Blah Blah
#63. I Don't Remember
#62. Down (not really)
#61. Break Your Heart
#60. Dynamite
#59. Billionaire
#58. Over
#57. Not Really A Replay
#56. Bad Romance
#55. Breakeven
#54. PUT YO HANDS UP LET'S CELEBRATE NOW
#53. 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208...

Some songs I don't know & don't care about (part of MEH)
#52. American Honey
#51. Hey Daddy
#50. I Made It
#49. Life After You
#48. Lover, Lover
#47. Right Above It
#46. The House That Built Me
#45. There Goes My Baby
#44. Undo It

MEH TIER CONTINUED
#43. Today Was A Fairytale
#42. DaDaDaDanDoh (also No More I Love Yous, the song it sampled, was a much better song than this)
#41. Bikinis, zucchinis, Martinis
#40. YEAH WE'RE GOINg DOWN
#39. Impossible
#38. I'VE BEEN ROAMING AROUND I WAS LOOKINg DOWN AT ALL I SEE
#37. Say Something
#36. AND A JAY-Z SONG WAS ON
#35. AND THEY STAY THERE

DECENT TIER (finally)
#34. I WANT YOU TO KOoOoOoOoOoOoOW
#33. EVERYTHING COMES NATURALLY WHEN YOU'RE WITH ME BABY
#32. Mine
#31. The Only Exception
#30. OH OH WHAT ARE U WAITING FOR
#29. King Of Anything
#28. GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT WINDOW PANE
#27. Fireflies
#26. Alejandro
#25. Paparazzi
#24. THINKIN BOUT HER UH THINKIN BOUT ME EH
#23. BEFORE THIS WAS A JOB BEFORE I GOT PAID
#22. WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE
#21. Forever (not really)
#20. WHADAYA WANT FROM MEH
#19. You Belong With Me (real yandere there)

GOOD TIER
#18. FILL UP MY CUP DRANK
#17. DJ Got Us Falling In Love
#16. LIKE I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT KNOWS YOU'RE HEART
#15 & #14. Those 2 Alicia Keys Songs I Already Forgot About
#13. Not Afraid
#12. DON'T EVER LOOK BACK DON'T EVER LOOK BACK
#11. SWEET DREAM OR A BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE
#10. I BET IF I GIVE ALL MY LOVE THEN NOTHING's GONNA TEAR US APART
#9. BUT ACCORDING TO HIM
#8. IT'S A QUARTER AFTER 1 I'M A LITTLE DRUNK
#7. Telephone Coming Out Of Lady Gaga's Ear Wax
#6. More Bulletproof Than Sia Since She Says It More Often
#5. 2 Is Better Than 1 (expect for this ranking)

GREAT TIER
#4. They Might Say Hi & I Might Say Hey But The Truth Is That No One Gives A S**t About That
#3. I'M DEAD IN MISERY
#2. Meet Me Halfway
#1. LET'S HEAR IT FOR NEW YORK!

213/500, a 42.6/100

Not a very good year. - djpenquin999

#82.
#71.
#28.

You're dead to me.

Also WOW, you hated 2010. - WonkeyDude98

I don't even understand 1/2 the songs on here b/c of your puns - ProPanda

Anyway, what exactly is this challenge? - djpenquin999

@propanda: Just ask me whatever it is, I'll answer. Besides #42.

@djpenguin: In all honestly, I don't know either lol. Just something fun that I challenged myself to, also because ProPanda indirectly wanted me to. - WonkeyDude98

100, 99, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 23, 34
There's more, I'll touch them later - ProPanda

100. BlahBlahBlah
99. Tie Me Down
34....okay I don't know this one.
23. Airplanes
18. I don't know
16. Only Girl
11. I think it's Just A Dream
10. I don't know
9.?
8.?
4. nothing' On You

@djpenguin: I'm sorry, I thought #82 was Meet Me Halfway. - WonkeyDude98

#34. Already Gone
#18. I Gotta Feeling
#10. Find Your Love
#9. According To You
#8. Need You Now



you need to know your lyrics - djpenquin999

Also, #82 was the blandfest of Haven't Met You Yet. - djpenquin999

I figured that out afterward.

Also, I still stand by Andy Grammer being a better Michael Bublé than Michael Bublé. - WonkeyDude98

#85 is . The part of it was removed for some reason. - djpenquin999

#42 is Your Love. There's a part of it that says that so yeah. - djpenquin999

Apparently, that part was actually "Bah ba dah dah oh". omagawsh I'm such a dum dum. - djpenquin999

#85 is O M G. - djpenquin999

Changes:
#100 is now Hey Soul Sister.
#99 is now Fireflies.

I SERIOUSLY HAD FIREFLIES IN THE DECENT TIER WHY-Y-Y-Y - djpenquin999

I must have skipped 2 songs when writing them all down but whatever, they obviously weren't notable enough to remember

GARBAGE TIER
98- Ridin’ Solo: When the vocals are so atrocious that they ruin the whole song
97- Cooler Than Me: What the hell is this crap?
96- California Gurls: This was when I first started to despise Perry
95- Hard: This sounds like a bad track from Anti
94- Tie Me Down: Douchebags
93- Deuces: If only these 3 men stuck to their word and left us alone
92- Teenage Dream: Two 2nd graders sang this for the talent show when I was in 5th grade and it still brings on memories of 4’ tall elementary girls singing “Got a motel and built a fort out of sheets”
91- : Perhaps Usher should have gone with a more appropriate acronym to describe this son, such as “S.T.F.U” of “G.T.F.O”
90- Bedrock: “Maybe it’s time to put this p**** on your sideburns
89- Sexy B****: No
88- Imma Be: “I’m a bee, I’m a bee”
87- DJ Got Us Falling In Love: This song annoys me
86- Teach Me How To Dougie: No
85- Lover, Lover: What even is this?
84- Unthinkable (I’m Ready) - Nah
83- Rock That Body: No
82- 3: Gross
BAD TIER
81- Life After You: Daughtry is a slightly better Nickelback
80- Right Above It: No
79- Rude Boy: “Talk That Talk” pt. 1
78- Bottoms Up: If not for Nicki, this song would be at the bottom
77- Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart: Try making a good song
76- How Low: Hi, Alvin The Chipmunk
75-Say Aah: You ain’t my dentist
74- Forever: Ew, Kanye West and Lil Wayne
73- All the Right Moves: All The Wrong Notes
72- Do You Remember: Nope
71- I Like It: I don’t
70- Break Your Heart: At least he warned you
69- Eenie Meenie: Minee minee mo catch a Kingston by his toe
68- All I Do Win: All you do is be mediocre
67- I Made It (Cash Money Heroes): Ew no
66- Daddy’s Home: Gross
65- Say Something: I’m giving up on you
64- Sweet Dreams: Ew
MEH TIER
63- Club Can’t Handle Me: This song is bland a.f.
62- Carry Out: Fast Food really isn’t a great metaphor here
61- Like A G6: I don’t hate this as much as everyone else
60- My First Kiss: “My Lamest Song”
59- Empire State of Mind: Eh
58- Telephone: Eh
57- The House That Built Me: Eh
56- Baby: Not that bad to be honest
55- Undo It: Eh
54- There Goes My Baby: they should play this in abortion clinics
53- Alejandro: What is this and why?
DECENT TIER
52- King Of Anything: Eh
51- Meet Me Halfway: Eh
50- Dynamite: I had to dance to this in 5th grade and hear it everyday
49- nothing’ On You: Eh
48- Over: Eh
47- Stuck Like Glue: The video is better
46- Whatcha Say: Best song meme ever next to Hotline Bling
45- Smile: This is adorable but meh
44- I Gotta Feeling: (ohooo)
43- Breakeven: “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” > This
42- Magic: I rapped this in the 5th grade talent show (That was a weird ass year)
41- Misery: Eh
40- Replay: Catchy but vacuous
39- Live Like We’re Dying: What happened to him?
GOOD TIER
38- Young Forever: This is my favorite Jay-z song
37- If I Die Young: This s*** bumps
36- Down: The absence of Lil Wayne would put this in the top 15
35- Just A Dream: This is Nelly playing to his strengths
34- Find Your Love " Good song but Drake has done way better
33- Two Is Better Than One: My 3rd Favorite Boys Like Girls song
32- Not Afraid: Good song but hella overrated
31- Your Love: “What are my results, Dr. Minaj? ” “Shawty Imma only tell you dis once, you the illest”
30- Blah Blah Blah: This is a good song, I don’t care what y’all think. Ke$ha is love, Ke$ha is life
29- Only Girl (In The World): I miss red hair Rihanna
28- Haven’t Met You Yet: Nah, he’s better than Andy Grammar
27- My Chick Bad: Nicki slayed this verse
26- According To You: This was by far Buckley’s worst Musical Autopsy.
25- Billionare: So f***ing bad. (Don’t we all)
24- Just The Way You Are:
When I see your face,
There’s so many things that I would change,
because Girl you are fugly,
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and dies for a while,
because girl you are fugly
Get out of my house
23- Bad Romance: RA RA RA-A-A ROMA RO MA-MA GAGA OOH LALA
22- Secrets: OneRepublic’s 2nd best song
21- Impossible: SING IT GIIRL
20- Whataya Want From Me? : More songs like this
19- In My head: My favorite Jason Derulo song
18- Take It Off: Ke$ha is love, Ke$ha is life
17- Today was A Fairytale: Taylor is the best
16- Hey, Soul Sister: The lyrics are kinda awkward but it’s such a nice song, why does everyone hate it?
GREAT TIER
15- Naturally: Selena Gomez & The Scene were underrated
14- Paparazzi: This song is the bomb
13- Love The Way You Lie: Great song but includes the worst pun of all time
12- Bulletproof: This song slays the 80’s
11- Need You Now: *tears*
10- Mine: Taylor is the queen
9- Animal: Absolutely awesome on all grounds
8- Tik Tok: Ke$ha is love, Ke$ha is life
7- Already Gone: *tears*
6- Airplanes: If Taylor is the queen, Hayley is a Goddess
5- Your Love Is My Drug: Ke$ha is love, Ke$ha is life
4- Party In The USA: Miley was amazing before the… Stuff happened
3- You Belong With Me: Friendzone anthem
2- The Only Exception: *more tears*
LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE TIER
1-Fireflies: You knew it already - visitor

Blahblahblah and something else.

Also, I like how I completely disagree with you on everything. - WonkeyDude98

Also, everyone hates HSS because not only is it awkwardly written, Pat Monahan is trying to play it like it's romantic, not even mentioning the bland high-pitched instrumentation. - WonkeyDude98

We have the same #1
SOMEONE WHO AGREES W/ ME ON HSS - ProPanda

HSS is bae - visitor

Hey Soul Sister is awesome. I love ukuleles. It's way better that "Drive By". - visitor

Well that's not hard. Had I not been retiring today, it would be pretty low on my discontinued 2012 ranking. - WonkeyDude98

Where is Single Ladies? - ArigatoKawaii

Not 2010 - ProPanda

I am a be I am a be I am a I am a I am a be - Puga

Puga abuse - WonkeyDude98

" Anyone and will.i.am, bad combination"
The Script, some Black Eyed Peas - ProPanda

Forgot lol - WonkeyDude98

Yeahhh Fireflies to MEH TIER. It's not THAT bad, Djpenguin, but yeah it's aged pretty badly. - WonkeyDude98

Correction: Move "The House That Built Me" up to #10 - visitor

Nice job on the rankings I might do that in the future - siguy

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