Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

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Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:37 pm

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100. Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
99. Bryson Tiller, “Exchange”
98. The 1975, “Love It If We Made It”
97. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
96. First Aid Kit, “Emmylou”
95. Britney Spears, “How I Roll”
94. Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
93. A$AP Rocky, “Palace”
92. Rae Sremmurd feat. Juicy J, “Powerglide”
91. Tove Styrke, “Say My Name”
90. Alessia Cara, “Here”
89. M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
88. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, “Latch”
87. Sleigh Bells, “Rill Rill”
86. Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”
85. FKA Twigs, “2 Weeks”
84. Bomba Estereo “Soy Yo”
83. Sky Ferreira, “Everything Is Embarrassing”
82. Lorde, “Green Light”
81. Nick Jonas, “Jealous”
80. Angel Olsen, “Shut Up Kiss Me”
79. Frank Ocean, “Nights”
78. Snail Mail “Pristine”
77. Tame Impala, “Let It Happen”
76. The Monkees, “Me & Magdalena”
75. Kanye West, “Blood on the Leaves”
74. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Lif3”
73. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
72. Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, “Te Bote”
71. Charli XCX, “Boys”
70. Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam”
69. Car Seat Headrest, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”
68. Joanna Newsom, “Good Intentions Paving Company”
67. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, “I Love it”
66. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
65. Kanye West, “Bound 2”
64. Adele, “Someone Like You”
63. Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise (Remix)”
62. Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
61. Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same”
60. Rihanna, “Diamonds”
59. Lady Gaga, ‘Edge of Glory”
58. Taylor Swift, “New Romantics”
57. One Direction, “Story of My Life”
56. David Bowie, “I Can’t Give Everything Away”
55. Haim, “The Wire”
54. Drake, “Nice for What”
53. Courtney Barnett, “Avant Gardener”
52. The Black Keys, “Everlasting Light”
51. Tove Lo, “Habits (Stay High)”
50. DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”
49. U2, “Every Breaking Wave”
48. Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
47. Azealia Banks, “212”
46. Jay-Z and Kanye West, “N****s in Paris”
45. Lana Del Rey, “Mariners Apartment Complex”
44. Nicki Minaj, “Beez in the Trap”
43. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
42. The Weeknd, “High for This”
41. Frank Ocean, “Novacaine”
40. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”
39. Selena Gomez, “Bad Liar”
38. Craig Finn, “God in Chicago”
37. Maren Morris, “My Church”
36. Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”
35. Lucy Dacus, “Night Shift”
34. Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
33. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
32. Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
31. Harry Styles, “Sign of the Times”
30. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
29. Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
28. Alvvays, “Archie, Marry Me”
27. Sia, “Chandelier”
26. Future, “Mask Off”
25. Miguel, “Adorn”
24. Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
23. Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
22. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love”
21. Eric Church, “Springsteen”
20. Grimes, “Oblivion”
19. Alabama Shakes, “Hold On”
18. Migos, “Bad and Boujee”
17. Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”
16. Parquet Courts, “Stoned and Starving”
15. J. Balvin and Willy William, “Mi Gente”
14. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
13. Mitski, “Your Best American Girl”
12. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road”
11. Lorde, “Royals”
10. Drake, “Hotline Bling”
9. Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin, “I Like It”
8. Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”
7. Ariana Grande, “Thank U, Next”
6. Kanye West, “Runaway”
5. Taylor Swift, “All Too Well”
4. Beyoncé, “Formation”
3. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
2. Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
1. Robyn, “Dancing on My Own”
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Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:55 pm

Honestly, I can't even be mad at this list, because it's the only one so far to give a spot to "Rill Rill".
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Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by charliepanayi » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:58 pm

Even Rolling Stone realise that Dancing On My Own is the best song of the 2000s, I guess a stopped clock is right twice a day

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Post by Donchano » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:19 pm

Huh All Too Well really is coming out of nowhere and slaying this decade-end list :angry-banghead:

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Wait, where dafuq are "Video Games" and "Pyramids."

Apparently the Monkees are still dropping singles.

Do you have to like lyrics more than melody to think that "All Too Well" is Taylor Swift's best song, because I think that's how Rob Sheffield works. The tune seemed pretty average to me.

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Post by acroamor » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:27 pm

Shocked at how many actually great picks are in this. God in Chicago, Night Shift, Archie Marry Me, and Stoned and Starving in the top 50 were not something I expected.

Also, I gotta say, Dancing on My Own is not one of my favorite tracks and I'll be quite disappointed if the top song of the decade winds up being one that wasn't a part of my own personal decade at all.

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Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Elder » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:52 pm

Album list was even good by RollingStone standard

However, I didn't like this list, obviously there are some songs I like and that's all

It's great to have "Dancing On My Own" at the top, which is infinitely higher than "Get Lucky" if Robyn tops the AM list for me, it's great !!!

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Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm

I really hate to admit this considering this publication's history, but their EOD lists have been superb. This is one of those lists which you can look at and say "hey, this really were the songs of the decade".

I feel like with Jann Wenner out of the equation, Rolling Stone is slowly on the road back to being a respectable publication, which is a blessing. Remember, this was the magazine that really jump started popular music criticism. It may never be interesting in the same way it was when Paul Nelson and Lester Bangs were writing for them, but I really do think that Rolling Stone has taken a turn for the better lately. Their record reviews and cultural reportage the last two years have also been great.

Also - these lists have given me a new respect for songs such as Dancing On My Own and Oblivion :mrgreen: They've even made it to my personal EOD top ten.
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Post by prosecutorgodot » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:58 pm

I am not surprised by the rise of Taylor Swift's Red / "All Too Well". There were signs of this occurring since the release of the album in 2012. Also, I feel like "All Too Well" is the song of the decade for women (true, largely due to the lyrics, I mean Swift IS a singer-songwriter at heart), and that is not being fully appreciated by us forumers, who are mainly men who listen to the underground.

Also, I approve of "Mariners Apartment Complex" as the top LDR song. It is easily my favorite song from NFR, and could potentially rise to become my personal favorite from her catalogue as well.
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Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:20 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:58 pm
I am not surprised by the rise of Taylor Swift's Red / "All Too Well". There were signs of this occurring since the release of the album in 2012. Also, I feel like "All Too Well" is the song of the decade for women (true, largely due to the lyrics, I mean Swift IS a singer-songwriter at heart), and that is not being fully appreciated by us forumers, who are mainly men who listen to the underground.

Also, I approve of "Mariners Apartment Complex" as the top LDR song. It is easily my favorite song from NFR, and could potentially rise to become my personal favorite from her catalogue as well.
As a hip hop/r&b head who's a poptimist (and has four albums by females in my personal EOD top ten) I can say that I never got into a lot of Swift's material, except for songs like "Blank Space" "New Romantics" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" which are fantastic imo. Swift's music has always seemed bland and uninteresting to me, although I know a lot of people would disagree with me saying that. But hey, she's certainly changed the game with her achievements, so I can't be hating on that :whistle:

And yeah, "Mariners Apartment Complex" is Lana Del Rey's best song by miles. I'm glad this list shared that belief.
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:25 am

Also, Jann Wenner's head is probably steaming right now due to the high Parquet Courts placements :mrgreen:
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Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:47 pm

I'll agree that this is a pretty great list (rolling my eyes a bit at including Cruise in any form, but whatever). A little bit surprised that there's only one Kendrick song, but I'm pleased with how high it is.
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