In short my top 100 songs of the decade. Based on all kinds of things, mostly play counts but also how I feel RIGHT NOW. Obviously give me a few years and the list will look quite different. I will try and update when I get time...
Wynter came and went with this 50 shades of EDM banger.
84 Woman's World – Cher
Have a truth! Cher's had a good decade, seeing as shes been almost dead on a WEEKLY BASIS.
83 Drunk in Love – Beyoncé
Now here's someone I've pretty much lost interest in. After such a good run, the run of hits (for the gays at least) dried up. This remains her remains her finest moment of the decade. Although robotically observing her sister beat up her husband is certainly close competition.
82 The Last Dance – Clare Maguire
A strong prediction as much as anything else, this was actually a #23 hit in the UK. A strong pop track, with an electro sparkle.
81 Too Much – Kylie Minogue
She has arrived! The first of several placings for our Queen. This is a fairly unloved Calvin Harris number from Aphrodite, an album which marked the end of the 2000 to 2010 revival era. I however thought it was swish.
The highest track for Stef. I've just discovered the joy that YouTube comments can bring to this countdown. So here we go...
"remember this is the most controversial song in history because she released it on easter sunday"
77 Monsters – Sara Aalto
Definitely one of my favourite lesbians of the decade. This was a ropey mess of a Eurovison performance, but years hanging around with desperate gays (hi @Pingu) thankfully paid off musically.
76 One of Us – Cher
Better than the ABBA original... Well obviously cod reggae has aged quite badly and somehow Cher manages to warm up ABBAs clinical choices of The Visitors era. Maybe not, but still a worthy takeaway from an album that for a short while became gay shorthand for .
I feel like Moopy is rather over this bitch due being the one white female straight folk like. However she really has kept the diva sized ballad dream alive and for that I am grateful.
74 Into the Blue – Kylie Minogue
I know its a rehash of I Believe In You, but you say it like its a bad thing. Sadly this was during her least successful period of the decade, that she resorted to having to force personality on The Voice.
73 Baby It's Over – Helena Paparizou
The best selling single in Greece in 2011. A legit banger straight out the EDM glory days.
72 All For You – Years and Years
Olly gets away with being a rubbish queen, by not being Sam Smith, knowing hes a rubbish queen and making frankly brilliant pop music like its going out of fashi... oh.
71 Cut To The Feeling – Carly Rae Jepsen
Sheer joyous unapologetic dance pop. Carly coming off her initial run of international success, I'm not sure any of us thought we'd give a fuck about her again, but she came back with an album so far away from anything close to what was in the charts in the mid 10s and gave us everything we'd been missing.
If ever an artist inspires memories of a lost youth grubby hot summers featuring reckless unprotected fucking and self harm its our Lana. Divine.
69 Two Weeks – FKA Twigs
Honestly stunning. Buzzy dirty elegant R&B. For reasons unknown the glorious video which works so well is absent from the internet
68 Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris and Florence
I don't really have much to say about this to I will refer back to the YouTube comments
"I just realize Florence wasn’t with the machines in this one"
67 Emotional – Charli XCX
At some point Charli realised she wasn't for the charts, so much as she was for internet gays and I am grateful. A life of being sorely underrated means most people miss snazzy little pop gift like this.
66 Time Machine – Robyn
Its just too good. Shes just too good. Soaking in synth and stomping good electro, this was a definite take away from the Body Talk project. The Queen of Internet Gays and diminishing commercial returns.
Id like to see Adele actually rolling in the deep.
64 Man Down – Rihanna
After so many years of bangers and general pop glory, it was kinda a revelation to hear her going back to dabbling with reggae and realise it wasn't cultural appropriation before that was a thing.
63 One Strike – All Saints
The All Saints comeback defining the terms 'relative success'. The parent album was chock full of Shaznay at her best.
62 Where Have You Been – Rihanna
Something we would ALL like to know.
61 Pick Up – DJ Koze
Now this was a treat. Featuring a melancholic Gladys Knight preempting a sad Saturday, to some lush filtered disco.Tragic sad dance pop at its finest. I cant find the 12" disco mix on YouTube which you all deserve.
Not one I choose to listen to often due to excessive overplay, but Im sure I did find some kind of joy in this at some point.
59 Something New – Girls Aloud
This is more like it. I compiled this list, quite a while ago, so a bit surprised that its so low. A 3 minute relentless assault of unashamed pop that made GA among the pop queens of the previous decade. Nice that I came back one last time to tie things up. A very solid reminder that they're better as sum of their parts.
58 Prayer in C – Lilly Wood and the Prick
A moody folk pop dance banger about loneliness, getting old, death and destruction. Soundtrack of a decade really.
57 The Desert Babbler – Iron & Wine
Just looking into this now, I realise this was an album track by Iron and Wine, of whom I know FUCK ALL about. Wiki describes him as a folk singer songwriter. Very much in the style of The Shins on a cheery day.
56 What About Us – Pink
Who'd have thought that Pink would be the late 90s until 00s pop starlet to still be having hits in the late 10s over Bey, Chris, Brit et al. Remixed to the tits, who knew
My laptop is seriously fucked atm, so I can't really complete this. So here's the list for the decade.
100 Azealia Banks – 212
99 Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
98 Tina Arena – You Set Fire To My Life
97 Solange – Cranes in the Sky
96 Sia – Broken Glass
95 Modestep – Sunlight
94 Calvin Harris/ Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
93 Freya Ridings – Castles
92 Lizzo – Juice
91 Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles (Patrick Topping Shields Remix)
90 Christine and the Queens – Tilted
89 Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
88 Sam Fox – Hot Boy
87 Little Mix – Power
86 Avicii – Levels
85 Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk
84 Cher – Woman's World
83 Beyoncé – Drunk in Love
82 Clare Maguire – The Last Dance
81 Kylie Minogue – Too Much
80 Gabrielle – Shine
79 Mariah Carey – #Beautiful
78 Lady Gaga – Judas
77 Sara Aalto – Monsters
76 Cher – One of Us
75 Adele – Someone Like You
74 Kylie Minogue – Into the Blue
73 Helena Paparizou – Baby It's Over
72 Years and Years – All For You
71 Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling
70 Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
69 FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
68 Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing
67 Charli XCX – Emotional
66 Robyn – Time Machine
65 Adele – Rolling in the Deep
64 Rihanna – Man Down
63 All Saints – One Strike
62 Rihanna – Where Have You Been
61 DJ Koze – Pick Up
60 Avicii – Wake Me Up
59 Girls Aloud – Something New
58 Lilly Wood and the Prick – Prayer in C
57 Iron & Wine – The Desert Babbler
56 Pink – What About Us
55 Blanche – City Lights
54 LeAnn Rimes – The Story
53 Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
52 Troye Sivan – The Good Side
51 Agnetha Fältskog – Dance Your Pain Away
50 Kylie Minogue – Timebomb
49 Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love
48 KDA – Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)
47 CHVRCHES – Recover
46 Kylie Minogue – Stop Me from Falling
45 Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow
44 The Weeknd – Starboy
43 Amelia Lily – You Bring Me Joy
42 Steps – No More Tears On The Dancefloor
41 Koit Toome – Verona (1985 Version)
40 Rihanna – S&M
39 Ava Max – Sweet but Psycho
38 Betty Who – Some Kinda Wonderful
37 M83 – Midnight City
36 Hot Chip – I Feel Better
35 Lana Del Rey – Love
34 Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
33 Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)
32 Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
31 Susanne Sundfør – Delirious
30 CHVRCHES – Get Out
29 Katy B – Crying for No Reason
28 Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch
27 Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be
26 Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way
25 Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World)
24 Kylie Minogue – Dancing
23 Blondie – Long Time
22 Solange – Losing You
21 Adele – Hello
20 Carly Rae Jepsen – Party for One
19 Helene Fischer – Atemlos durch die Nacht
18 Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
17 Cheryl – Call My Name
16 David Guetta – Titanium (feat. Sia)
15 Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments
14 Nicki Minaj – Starships
13 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
12 Lana Del Rey – Ride
10 Ariana Grande – Break Free
9 Dua Lipa – New Rules
8 Rihanna – We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
7 Kylie Minogue – All the Lovers
6 CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
5 RuPaul – Sissy That Walk
4 Sia – Chandelier
3 Steps – Scared of the Dark
2 Loreen – Euphoria
1 Robyn – Dancing on My Own
1 Hypersonic Missiles (Patrick Topping Shields Remix) – Sam Fender
2 Castles - Freya Ridings
3 Higher Love – Kygo/ Whitney Houston
4 bad guy – Billie Eilish
5 Spirit in the Sky – Keiino
6 Sizzling – Daphni
7 Hatrið mun sigra – Hatari
8 Juice – Lizzo
9 SEXTO – Julia
10 I Trance – Agnes
11 Medellín – Madonna with Maluma
12 When the Lights Are Out – Maceo Plex
13 Insomnia – Daya
14 Only Human – KH
15 On a Roll – Ashley O
16 Don't Start Now – Dua Lipa
17 Predators & Monsters – Paige Cavell
18 Zero Gravity – Kate Miller-Heidke
19 Euphoric Dreams (KiNK Remix) – Krystal Klear
20 Diva to Diva – Charlotte Perrelli & Dana International
21 YOU LITTLE BEAUTY – Fisher
22 Everybody Wants to Fuck Me – Alaska Thunderfuck
23 Circles – Post Malone
24 Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello
25 i'm so tired... – Lauv feat. Troy Sivan
26 I Want You – Tayla Parx
27 Too Much – Carly Rae Jepsen
28 Ryo - Joris Voorn
29 Walk With Me – Loreen
30 Piece Of Your Heart – Meduza
31 Number One Fan – Muna
32 Dance Music – Bananarama
33 I'm Not Alone (2019 Edit) – Calvin Harris
34 There Will Be Blood – Kim Petras
35 This Is Real (ft. Ella Henderson) – Jax Jones
36 Too Late For Love – John Lundvik
37 Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels – Todrick Hall
38 Dance Monkey – Tones and I
39 White Mercedes (EDX's Miami Sunset Remix) – Charli XCX
40 Mother's Daughter – Miley Cyrus
41 Motivation - Normani
42 Break Up Bye Bye - Frock Destroyers
43 Bound – Will Easton
44 Tonight – Alice Chater
45 Why Don't You Just Call Me – Antony & Cleopatra
46 Arcade – Duncan Laurence
47 What Do You Like In Me – Nasty Cherry
48 Dreamland (feat. Years & Years) – Pet Shop Boys/ Years & Years
49 Rushing – Pure Shores
50 Ritual – Tiësto/ Rita Ora