Monday, January 21, 2019

The Top 100 Songs from 2010-2018

Originally posted 7/31/2016. Updated 1/21/2019.

These are the top 100 songs from 2010-2019 according to Dave’s Music Database. 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, DD, DM, G-R, G-S, RS, SS
2. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (2017) BB, DD, DM, PCM, UK
3. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014) BB, BMI, DD, DM, G-R, UK
4. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (2011) BB, DD, DM, G-R, VF, UK
5. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013) DM, VF, PCM, UK
6. Hello…Adele (2015) DD, DM
7. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017) AMA
8. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013) BB, PCM, UK
9. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
10. Party Rock Anthem…LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (1/25/2011)

11. Love the Way You Lie…Eminem with Rihanna (2010) PCA, VF, UK
12. See You Again …Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
13. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016) DM, PCM
14. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011) BMI
15. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) VF
16. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014) PCA, PCM
17. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
18. One Dance…Drake with Wizkid & Kyla (2016) UK
19. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013) DD, G-S, NME, RS
20. Royals…Lorde (2013) G-S

21. Someone Like You…Adele (2011) Q, SS, UK
22. All of Me…John Legend (2013) BMI
23. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014) BB, VF
24. Roar…Katy Perry (2013) PCA
25. Gangnam Style…Psy (2012) AG, DD, DM, PCM
26. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (2015) AMA, BB
27. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012) AG, BB
28. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014) DM, G-R, G-S
29. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014) G-S
30. Can’t Stop the Feeling!...Justin Timberlake (2016) PCA

31. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011) G-S
32. Firework…Katy Perry (2010) BMI PCM
33. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014) AMA
34. Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015) RS
35. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
36. God’s Plan…Drake (2018) BB, DM
37. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
38. Perfect…Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (2017)
39. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)
40. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)

41. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015) PCA, VF
42. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
43. Cheap Thrills…Sia with Sean Paul (2016)
44. Havana…Camila Cabello with Young Thug (2017)
45. Work…Rihanna with Drake (2016) NME, VF
46. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013) AMA
47. 7 Years…Lukas Graham (2015)
48. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
49. That’s What I Like…Bruno Mars (2016) G-S
50. Give Me Everything…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2011)

51. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
52. Fancy…Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX (2014)
53. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
54. Rude…Magic! (2013)
55. Stressed Out…Twenty One Pilots (2015)
56. Only Girl in the World…Rihanna (2010)
57. The Hills…The Weeknd (2015)
58. Diamonds…Rihanna (2012)
59. Locked Out of Heaven…Bruno Mars (2012)
60. Can’t Hold Us…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (2011)

61. Payphone…Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (2012)
62. Sugar…Maroon 5 (2014)
63. Rockstar…Post Malone with 21 Savage (2017)
64. Chandelier…Sia (2014)
65. Sexy and I Know It…LMFAO (2011)
66. OMG…Usher with will.i.am (2010)
67. Ho Hey…The Lumineers (2012) BMI
68. Just Give Me a Reason…Pink with Nate Ruess (2012)
69. One More Night…Maroon 5 (2012)
70. Take Me to Church…Hozier (2013)

71. Hotline Bling…Drake (2015)
72. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)…OMI (2014)
73. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
74. Dynamite…Taio Cruz (2010)
75. E.T….Katy Perry with Kanye West (2010) PCA
76. Born This Way…Lady Gaga (2011)
77. Starboy…The Weeknd with Daft Punk (2016) DD
78. Set Fire to the Rain…Adele (2011)
79. On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2011)
80. What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (2011) PCA

81. Girls Like You…Maroon 5 with Cardi B (2017)
82. Mirrors…Justin Timberlake (2013)
83. The Monster…Eminem & Rihanna (2013)
84. Cruise…Florida Georgia Line (2012) AMA
85. Feel It Still…Portugal. The Man (2017)
86. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together…Taylor Swift (2012)
87. Pumped Up Kicks…Foster the People (2010)
88. Teenage Dream…Katy Perry (2010)
89. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
90. Meant to Be…Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line (2017)

91. Lean On…Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
92. Shut Up and Dance…Walk the Moon (2015) PCM
93. When I Was Your Man…Bruno Mars (2012)
94. Not Afraid…Eminem (2010)
95. Something Just Like This…The Chainsmokers with Coldplay (2017)
96. Nice for What…Drake (2018) VF
97. In My Feelings…Drake (2018) RS
98. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)…Silento (2015)
99. Treat You Better…Shawn Mendes (2016)
100. Thank U, Next…Ariana Grande (2018)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012) NME
  • 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
  • Ill Manors…Plan B (2012) Q
  • I’m the One…DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne (2017) VF
  • 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
  • Sign of the Times…Harry Styles (2017) RS
  • Spanish Sahara…Foals (2010) NME
  • Stitches…Shawn Mendes (2016) BMI
  • 24K Magic…Bruno Mars (2016) G-R
  • 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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