Best of the Decade: Favorite Songs of the 2010s


And now, with no explanation and no apology, here are my 100 favorite songs from 2010 to 2019.

Title Artist Album
92nd Street Kris Delmhorst Blood Test
Americans Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
Archie, Marry Me Alvvays Allvays
BALTIMORE Prince HITNRUN
Because I’m Me The Avalanches Wild Flowers
Beneath the Brine The Family Crest Beneath the Brine
Big Bad Good My bubba Big Bad Good
Black Willow Loma Loma
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National High Violet
Bright Whites Kishi Bashi 151a
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss
Changes Charles Bradley, The Budos Band Changes
Chinatown Girlpool Before the World Was Big
Cold War Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid
Colonizer tUnE-YaRdS i can feel you creep into my private life
Comeback Kid Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Crazy, Classic, Life Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
Cruel St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Cryin’ in the Streets Zeshan B Cryin’ in the Streets
Dancing on My Own Robyn Body Talk Pt. 1
Delicate Cycle The Uncluded Hokey Fright
Digital Witness St. Vincent St. Vincent
Dirty Money Antibalas Antibalas
Discourse My New Romance Shinedoe, Karin Dreijer Illogical Directions
Divisionary (Do the Right Thing) Ages and Ages Divisionary
Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself Alex Lahey The Best of Luck Club
Don’t Wait Mapei Hey Hey
Don’t Wanna Lose Ex Hex Rips
Down By the Water Decemberists The King is Dead
Dynamite Taio Cruz Rokstarr
Every Day’s the Weekend Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother
Everybody Wants to Be Famous Superorganism Superorganism
Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) Shad Flying Colours
Familiar Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass
Feel this Moment Pitbull, Christina Aguilera Global Warming
Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park
FREEDOM Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar LEMONADE
FUNKNROLL Prince ART OFFICIAL AGE
Future Politics Austra Future Politics
Gangnam Style Psy Gangnam Style
GMF John Grant Festival
Good as Hell Lizzo Coconut Oil
Good Mistake Mr Little Jeans Pocketknife
Hell You Talmbout Janelle Monáe, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, and George 2.0 Hell You Talmbout
Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Hold On You Get Love and Let Go When Give It Stars The North
HOLD UP Beyoncé LEMONADE
Home Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Up from Below
Hot to Trot Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas Hot to Trot
I Give You Power Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples I Give You Power
I Love It Icona Pop, Charli XCX I Love It
Juice Lizzo Cuz I Love You
Lifted Up Passion Pit Kindred
Look at This A Tribe Called Red A Tribe Called Red
Loud Places Jame xx, Romy In Colour
LOW Young Fathers DEAD
Make Me Feel Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
MCs Can Kiss Uffie Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans
Memories are Now Jesca Hoop Memories are Now
Mighty Caravan Palace Wonderland – EP
Mourning in America The Milk Carton Kids All the Things that I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do
Nameless, Faceless Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
No Banker Left Behind Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
No Going Back Yuno Moodie
Oblivion Grimes Visions
Old Town Road Lil Nas X 7
Once in a Lifetime Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light
Pedestrian at Best Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Quiet Milck This is Not the End
Quiet Erik Blood, Irene Barber Lost in Slow Motion
Right Hand Man Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Rill Rill Sleigh Bells Treats
Rolling in the Deep Adele 21
Romance Wild Flag Wild Flag
Same Love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert The Heist
Santa Fe Beiruit The Rip Tide
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Starships Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Step Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Stranger Things Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein Stranger Things, Vol. 1
The Cave Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
The Fox Ylvis The Fox
The Scene Between The Go! Team The Scene Between
The Sweetest Thing JJ Grey, Mofro Blues Music
The Underside of Power Algiers The Underside of Power
This Girl Kungs, Cookin’ on 3 Burners Layers
Tightrope Janelle Monáe, Big Boi The ArchAndroid
Tremelo Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar
True Trans Soul Rebel Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Uptown Special
Venus Fly Grimes, Janelle Monáe Art Angels
Violet Clementine Lady Lamb the Beekeeper After
Wave of History Downtown Boys Full Communism
We are Young fun., Janelle Monáe Some Nights
We Found Love Rihanna, Calvin Harris Talk That talk
White Foxes Susanne Sundfør The Silicone Veil
Witness Benjamin Book, Mavis Staples Witness
Work Charlotte Day Wilson CDW
You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Your Best American Girl Mitski Puberty 2

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