2010s in Review: Music Part 1


Jake Martin, Staff Writer

The decade is coming to a close. How has this decade in music changed? I’ll take you way back through the 2010s in music.

It is 2010.

The #1 song of that year: “TiK ToK” by Ke$ha. Yes, just like the TikTok on your phones right now. #2 was “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, which most of you won’t recognize by the name, but I’m sure if you listen to a preview you’ll remember it. And to close out the 2010 section is #3, “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train. This is the song personally I remember the most, but it came in at #3 nonetheless.

Some honorable mentions that might be more popular would be “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna, “DJ Got us Falling In Love” by Pitbull, and “Cooler Than Me” by Mike Poser.

2011 opened up with “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele at #1, followed up by “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO at #2. I think these two deserve a tie, but I’m eight years too late aren’t I? Number 3 was “Firework” by Katy Perry and is immediately followed up with “ET” by Katy Perry and Kanye West.

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Honorable mentions include “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green, “All of the Lights” by Kanye West, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, and “Grenade” by Bruno Mars.

2012 will likely be known as the movie depicts it, as I have no doubt that our generation will tell our children that we lived through that.

However, the music starts off with a BANG with “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra, both of whom haven’t been popular since. Great song though.Image result for call me maybe

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson comes in at #2, a song that if you think about too long will get stuck in your head, for better or for worse. “We Are Young” by Fun. and Janelle Monae was #3. Fun. also had “Some Nights” in the Billboard top 15 as well.

I know they’re my Minna’s favorite songs to this day and I know she’s reading this, hello!

Back on track. Other honorable mentions are “Payphone” by Maroon 5, “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida as well as “Good Feeling,” also by Flo Rida.

2013 is absolutely strapped to the teeth with bangers.

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was #1. Bang-er. I can probably still remember the chorus to this day. “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke came in at #2, another great song, while “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons was #3. “Radioactive” was my friend Chris’ favorite song for at least two years. He can probably give you the entire lyrics right now if you asked him to.

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Other honorable mentions include “Started From The Bottom” and “Just Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake, making his first appearance on here, the “Gangnam Style” by Psy (You know you loved it), and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell.

This was all in one year!

Go back and listen to all these great hits on Spotify, Apple Music, or Youtube.