Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Top 100 Songs from 2010-2017

Originally posted 7/31/2016. Updated 1/28/2018.

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

11. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014) PCA, PCM
12. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
13. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013) BB, PCM
14. Party Rock Anthem… LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011) PCM
15. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013) VF, PCM
16. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014) BB, VF
17. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
18. Someone Like You…Adele (2011) Q, SS
19. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014) G-S
20. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013) AMA

21. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014) AMA
22. Firework…Katy Perry (2010) BMI PCM
23. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011) BMI
24. All of Me…John Legend (2013) BMI
25. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012) AG, BB
26. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) VF
27. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
28. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
29. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
30. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016) DM, PCM

31. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)
32. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011) G-S
33. Royals…Lorde (2013) G-S
34. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013) G-S, NME, RS
35. Sugar…Maroon 5 (2014)
36. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014) DM, G-R, G-S
37. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
38. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (2015) AMA, BB
39. Lean On…Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
40. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)

41. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
42. Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (2010)
43. Rude…Magic! (2013)
44. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015) PCA, VF
45. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
46. Chandelier…Sia (2014)
47. Diamonds…Rihanna (2012)
48. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
49. Give Me Everything…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2011)
50. Can’t Stop the Feeling!...Justin Timberlake (2016) PCA

51. Only Girl in the World…Rihanna (2010)
52. On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2011)
53. Fancy…Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX (2014)
54. Bailando…Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona (2014)
55. That’s What I Like…Bruno Mars (2016)
56. Locked Out of Heaven…Bruno Mars (2012)
57. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
58. Sexy and I Know It…LMFAO (2011)
59. What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (2011) PCA
60. The Hills…The Weeknd (2015)

61. Dynamite…Taio Cruz (2010)
62. Timber…Pitbull & Ke$ha (2013)
63. Stressed Out…Twenty One Pilots (2015)
64. Hotline Bling…Drake (2015)
65. Just Give Me a Reason…Pink with Nate Ruess (2012)
66. Can’t Hold Us…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (2011)
67. Work from Home…Fifth Harmony (2016)
68. The Lazy Song…Bruno Mars (2010)
69. Summer…Calvin Harris (2014)
70. This Is What You Came For…Calvin Harris with Rihanna (2016)

71. Not Afraid…Eminem (2010)
72. Payphone…Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (2012)
73. One More Night…Maroon 5 (2012)
74. Take Me to Church…Hozier (2013)
75. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)…OMI (2014)
76. Starboy…The Weeknd with Daft Punk (2016)
77. Work…Rihanna with Drake (2016) NME, VF
78. Problem…Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea (2014)
79. E.T….Katy Perry with Kanye West (2010) PCA
80. Ho Hey…The Lumineers (2012) BMI

81. Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015) RS
82. Wrecking Ball…Miley Cyrus (2013)
83. Cheap Thrills…Sia with Sean Paul (2016)
84. Bad Blood…Taylor Swift (2014)
85. One Dance…Drake with Wizkid & Kyla (2016)
86. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)…Katy Perry (2010)
87. Set Fire to the Rain…Adele (2011)
88. Teenage Dream…Katy Perry (2010)
89. When I Was Your Man…Bruno Mars (2012)
90. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)…Silento (2015)

91. Rockabye…Clean Bandit with Sean Paul (2016)
92. Bang Bang…Jessie J with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj (2014)
93. Born This Way…Lady Gaga (2011)
94. Pumped Up Kicks…Foster the People (2010)
95. Demons…Imagine Dragons (2012)
96. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together…Taylor Swift (2012)
97. The Monster…Eminem & Rihanna (2013)
98. Stay…Rihanna with Mikky Ekko (2012)
99. OMG…Usher with will.i.am (2010)
100. We Don’t Talk Anymore…Charlie Puth with Selena Gomez (2016)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012) NME
  • Cruise…Florida Georgia Line (2012) AMA
  • Do I Wanna Know?...Arctic Monkeys (2013) Q
  • Drunk in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2013) RS
  • Formation…Beyoncé (2016) RS
  • Green Light…Lorde (2017) NME
  • Hold On…Alabama Shakes (2012) RS
  • I’m the One…DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne (2017) VF
  • 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
  • Shut Up and Dance…Walk the Moon (2015) PCM
  • Shutdown…Skepta (2015) NME
  • Sign of the Times…Harry Styles (2017) RS
  • Spanish Sahara…Foals (2010) NME
  • Stitches…Shawn Mendes (2016) BMI
  • Video Games…Lana Del Rey (2011) NME

Key to the Codes: Click here for a full list of all year-end song awards.

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