Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Top 50 Songs from 2010-2017

Originally posted 7/31/2016. Updated 10/22/2017.

This list was originally posted in response to a VH1 countdown of The Top 100 Songs of the 2000s. That list and 64 others were consolidated into an aggregate DMDB list along with points in the overall Dave’s Music Database, sales figures, chart performances, and awards. It has been updated several times since.

When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014) DM, G-R
2. Rolling in the Deep…Adele (2010) AG, BB, DM, G-R, G-S, RS, SS
3. Love the Way You Lie…Eminem with Rihanna (2010) VF
4. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (2011) BB, DM, G-R, VF
5. Hello…Adele (2015) DM
6. See You Again…Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
7. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
8. Gangnam Style…Psy (2012) AG, DM, PC
9. Roar…Katy Perry (2013)
10. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014) PC

11. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014) BB, VF
12. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013) AM
13. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013) DM, VF, PC
14. Party Rock Anthem… LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011) PC
15. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013) BB, PC
16. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
17. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
18. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014) AM
19. Someone Like You…Adele (2011) Q, SS
20. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014) G-S
21. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (2017)
22. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012) AG, BB
23. Firework…Katy Perry (2010) PC
24. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
25. All of Me…John Legend (2013)
26. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
27. Royals…Lorde (2013) G-S
28. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011)
29. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
30. Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (2010)

31. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) VF
32. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011) G-S
33. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014) DM, G-R, G-S
34. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
35. Lean On…Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
36. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016)
37. Rude…Magic! (2013)
38. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
39. Sugar…Maroon 5 (2014)
40. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)

41. Chandelier…Sia (2014)
42. Fancy…Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX (2014)
43. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
44. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015) VF
45. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)
46. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (2015)
47. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013) G-S, NME, RS
48. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
49. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
50. Bailando…Enrique Iglesias with Descember Bueno & Gente de Zona (2014)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012) NME
  • Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015) RS
  • Cruise…Florida Georgia Line (2012) AM
  • Do I Wanna Know?...Arctic Monkeys (2013) Q
  • Drunk in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2013) RS
  • Hold On…Alabama Shakes (2012) RS
  • Ill Manors…Plan B (2012) Q
  • Pass Out…Tinie Tempah (2010) Q
  • Runaway…Kanye West with Pusha T (2010) RS
  • Seasons (Waiting on You)…Future Islands (2014) NME
  • Shutdown…Skepta (2015) NME
  • Spanish Sahara…Foals (2010) NME
  • Video Games…Lana Del Rey (2011) NME

Key to the Codes: