56 of the Best Songs Released in the Last Decade

By: Farida ElShafie

This decade is nearing an end and the roaring twenties are making a comeback? For those of you who are not ready to part ways yet, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most iconic songs for you to listen and reminisce as we part ways with the era of artistic innovation…or lack thereof at times. The artists mentioned in this playlist have been and continue to dominate the music industry; not just in the music they produce but in the message they deliver. I guess this isn’t a farewell as much as it is an ode to some of the greatest moments we grew up to this decade.

1- Icona Pop “I love it” ft. Charli xcx (2012)

2- Kesha “Tik ToK” (2009) 

3- Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” (2009) 

4- Florence and the Machine “Shake It Out” (2012)

5- Adele “Set fire to the Rain” (2011)

6- Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (2013) 

7- Lizzo “Boys” (2019) 

8- Rihanna “Needed Me” (2016) 

9- Nicki Minaj “Beez In The Trap” ft. 2 Chainz (2012) 

10- Ella Mai “Boo’d Up” (2018) 

11- Ariana Grande “God is a Woman” (2018) 

12- Future “Mask Off” (2017) 

18- Lorde “Royals” (2013)

19- Paramore “Still Into You” (2013) 

20- Kendrick Lamar “DNA” (2017) 

21- The Chainsmokers “Young” (2017) 

22- Selena Gomez “Lose you to love me” (2019) 

23- Haim “Want You Back” (2013) 

24- Kacey Musgraves “Slow Burn” (2018) 

25- Kesha “Woman” (2017) 

26- Lizzo “Good as Hell” (2016) 

27- Joji “TEST DRIVE” (2018) 

28- Alec Benjamin “Water Fountain” (2018) 

29- Rihanna “We Found Love” ft. Calvin Harris (2011) 

30- SZA “The Weekend” (2017)

31- Callum Scott “Dancing on My Own” (2018) 

32- Disclosure “Latch” ft. Sam Smith (2012) 

33- Harry Styles “Kiwi”  (2017) 

34- Cardi B “Bodak Yellow” (2017) 

35- Billie Eillish “idontwannabeyouanymore” (2017) 

35- Adele “Hello” (2015) 

36- Kesha “Praying” (2017) 

37- James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go” (2016) 

38- Bazzi “Mine” (2018) 

39- Halsey “Nightmare” (2019)

40- Camilla Cabello “Crying in the Club” (2017)

41- Ed Sheeran “A-team” (2011) 

42- Bebe Rexha “Not 20 Anymore” (2019) 

43- Ava Max “Sweet but Psycho” (2018) 

44- Charlie Puth “Marvin Gaye” (2015) 

45- Eminem “River” ft. Ed Sheeran (2017) 

46- X Ambassadors “Unsteady” (2015) 

47- H.E.R “Best Part” ft. Daniel Caesar (2017) 

48- Lana Del Ray “The Blackest Day” (2015) 

49- Portugal. The Man “Feel it Still” (2017) 

50- Lizzo “Truth Hurts” (2017) 

51- Lana Del Ray “Young and Beautiful” (2013)

52- Selena Gomez “Look at her now” (2019) 

53- John Legend “All of you” (2013) 

54- MAGIC! “Rude” (2014) 

55- Bonus Tracks: Walk The Moon “Shut up and Dance” (2014) 

56- Mumford and Sons “After the Storm” (2009)

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