Best of the Decade… So Far – Songs

It’s hard to believe the decade is half gone already. In these five years, I’ve graduated from college, moved back in with my parents, struck out on my own, and gotten married. And I’ve consumed a ridiculous amount of pop culture. And thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Spotify, there’s more of it than ever before. Of everything I’ve seen and heard, this is what I found to be the best.

I decided not to rank these songs, since I’ve never done that on any of my best of lists. These are just 50 of best songs released in the last five years. The only rule was “no repeats.” The playlist, minus the possibly copyright infringing Girl Talk track, is on Spotify.

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” (2011)
Arcade Fire – “City with No Children” (2010)
Beach House – “Myth” (2012)
Bright Eyes – “One for You, One for Me” (2011)
Neko Case – “Man” (2013)
CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share” (2013)
Coldplay – “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” (2011)
Cut Copy – “Need You Now” (2011)
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (2013)
Delta Spirit – “California” (2012)
Drake – “Over My Dead Body” (2011)
Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues” (2011)
Florence + the Machine – “Shake it Out” (2011)
fun. – “Some Nights” (2012)
Future Islands – “Waiting on You” (2014)
Girl Talk – “Triple Double” (2010)
Gorillaz – “On Melancholy Hill” (2010)
Cee Lo Green – “F— You!” (2010)
HAIM – “Go Slow” (2012)
Sarah Jaffe – “Clementine” (2010)
Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean – “No Church in the Wild” (2012)
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” (2012)
Booker T. Jones – “The Hive” (2011)
Justice – “New Lands” (2011)
Kings of Leon – “Radioactive” (2010)
LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean” (2010)
Local Natives – “Heavy Feet” (2013)
M83 – “Midnight City” (2011)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Senator” (2011)
Bruno Mars – “Treasure” (2013)
Miguel – “Adorn” (2012)
Milo Greene – “1957” (2012)
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass” (2011)
Mumford & Sons – “Roll Away Your Stone” (2010)
Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” (2012)
Of Monsters and Men – “Slow and Steady” (2012)
Penguin Prison – “Don’t F— with My Money” (2011)
Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula” (2013)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Round and Round” (2010)
David Ramirez – “Fires” (2011)
Robyn – “Dancing on My Own” (2010)
Seryn – “We Will All Be Changed” (2011)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – “Home” (2010)
Spoon – “Inside Out” (2014)
St. Vincent – “Cruel” (2011)
Sufjan Stevens – “Impossible Soul” (2010)
tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness” (2012)
Vampire Weekend – “Unbelievers” (2013)
Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments” (2012)
Kanye West – “Power” (2010)

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One Response to Best of the Decade… So Far – Songs

  1. Sheeva says:

    You only have 2 songs from this year! A little sad about that. What about Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, and Ariana Grande? They’ve all created MASTERPIECES this year!

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