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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Top 50 Songs from 2010-2016

Posted 7/31/2016.

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. Rolling in the Deep…Adele (2010) BB, DM, G-R, G-S, RS, SS
2. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014) DM, G-R
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. Gangnam Style…Psy (2012) DM, PC
6. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013) DM, VF, PC
7. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013) BB, PC
8. Hello…Adele (2015) DM
9. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
10. Party Rock Anthem… LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011) PC

11. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
12. Someone Like You…Adele (2011) Q, SS
13. Roar…Katy Perry (2013)
14. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014) BB, VF
15. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013)
16. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014) PC
17. See You Again…Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
18. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014)
19. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011)
20. Firework…Katy Perry (2010) PC

21. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012) BB
22. All of Me…John Legend (2013)
23. Royals…Lorde (2013) G-S
24. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014) G-S
25. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011) G-S
26. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014) DM, G-R, G-S
27. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) VF
28. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
29. Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (2010)
30. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)

31. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)
32. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013) G-S, NME, RS
33. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
34. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
35. Fancy…Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX (2014)
36. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
37. Rude…Magic! (2013)
38. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
39. What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (2011)
40. Chandelier…Sia (2014)

41. Give Me Everthing…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (2011)
42. Only Girl in the World…Rihanna (2010)
43. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
44. On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2011)
45. Diamonds…Rihanna (2012)
46. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
47. One More Night…Maroon 5 (2012)
48. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
49. Locked Out of Heaven…Bruno Mars (2012)
50. Just Give Me a Reason…Pink with Nate Ruess (2012)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 50:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012) NME
  • Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015) RS
  • Do I Wanna Know?...Arctic Monkeys (2013) Q
  • Drunk in Love… BeyoncĂ© 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
  • What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015) VF

Key to the Codes: