200 Best Tracks of 2010s (2010-2016)

This decade marks the shift of how people listen to their music. When in late 2000s, people are willing to download their favorite songs digitally one by one, they now don’t have time to do that anymore. Thanks to the ubiquitous streaming service, like Spotify or Tidal, people now prefer subscribing monthly to owning their favorite songs. This trend now has overtaken the song-downloading trend faster than people have predicted before. In terms of genre, this decade also sees the surge of 1980s influence: heavily synth-ed pop songs and uptempo song. It proves yet another point that trend is like an endless cycle. Yet, this decade is exciting, and as I reflected some of this decade’s best songs, I find it hard to choose 200 best songs amid hundred-thousands of songs that are released over the past seven years. There are just a lot of good songs out there!

200. Thee Oh Sees, “The Dream”
(In The Red; 2011)carrion_crawlerthe_dream
199. Anderson .Paak, “Am I Wrong” (featuring Schoolboy Q)
(Empire; 2016)anderson-park-malibu-cover-billboard-650x650
198. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
(Interscope; 2013)220px-robin_thicke_-_blurred_lines_28album29
197. Vic Mensa, “Down on My Luck”
(EMI; 2014) 220px-down_on_my_luck_-_single
196. Daft Punk, “Doin’ it Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
(Columbia; 2013)random_access_memories
195. Belle & Sebastian, “Write About Love” (featuring Carey Mulligan)
(Rough Trade; 2010) 220px-writeaboutlove
194. A.G. Cook, “Beautiful”
(PC Music; 2014) artworks-000081424661-s9ug2u-t500x500
193. Prurient, “Dragonflies to Sew You Up”
(Profound Lore; 2015) 220px-frozen_niagara_falls
192. The XX, “Angels”
(Young Turks; 2012) the_xx_-_coexist
191. TV on the Radio, “Will Do”
(Interscope; 2011) 220px-ntol
190. Pinegrove, “Old Friends”
(Run For Cover; 2016) homepage_large-fe7c14db
189. Angel Olsen, “Lights Out”
(Jagjaguwar; 2014) jag246.11183
188. Thundercat, “Them Changes” (featuring Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington)
(Brainfeeder; 2015)220px-the_beyond_-_where_the_giants_roam_28front_cover29
187. Neko Case, “Man”
(ANTI-; 2013) 220px-worsethingsget
186. Owen Pallett, “I Am Not Afraid”
(Domino; 2014) 220px-in-conflict-1
185. The Shins, “Simple Song”
(Columbia; 2012) the_shins_-_port_of_morrow
184. Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”
(Columbia; 2011) 220px-somethin_bout_kreay_cover
183. Whitney, “Golden Days”
(Secretly Canadian; 2016) whitneylightuponthelakealbumart
182. Blood Orange, “You’re Not Good Enough” (featuring Samantha Urbani)
(Domino; 2013) 220px-blood_orange_cupid_deluxe_album_cover
181. Cut Copy, “Need You Now”
(Modular; 2011) 220px-cut_copy_-_zonoscope
180. Broken Social Scene, “World Sick”
(Arts & Crafts; 2010) 220px-forgiveness_rock_record
179. Grimes, “Flesh Without Blood”
(4AD; 2015) 220px-grimes_-_art_angels
178. The Apples in Stereo, “No One in the World”
(Simian; 2010) 220px-travellers_in_space_and_time_cover_art
177. Cymbals Eat Guitars, “Keep Me Waiting”
(Barsuk; 2013) 220px-lenses_alien_alt
176. Yo La Tengo, “Ohm”
(Matador; 2013) 220px-yo_la_tengo_-_fade
175. The Antlers, “Palace”
(ANTI-; 2014) 220px-familiarsalbumcover
174. Joanna Newsom, “Good Intentions Paving Company”
(Drag City; 2010) joanna_newsom_-_have_one_on_me
173. Majical Cloudz, “Downtown”
(Matador; 2015) 220px-are_you_alone_28front_cover29
172. Bon Iver, “33 “GOD””
(Jagjaguwar; 2016) 22_a_million_cover
171. Yuck, “The Wall”
(Fat Possum; 2011) 220px-yuck_album_cover
170. Savages, “Husbands”
(Matador; 2013) 220px-savages_-_silence_yourself
169. Danny Brown, “Kush Coma” (featuring A$AP Rocky & Zelooperz)
(Fool’s Gold; 2013) 220px-danny_brown_old_cover_art
168. Beyoncé, “Partition”
(Columbia; 2013)750px-beyoncc3a9_-_beyoncc3a9-svg
167. Kurt Vile, “Jesus Fever”
(Matador; 2011) smokeringformyhalo
166. Chance The Rapper, “Chain Smoker”
(Self-released; 2013) 220px-chance_the_rapper_acid_rap
165. How To Dress Well, “Decisions” (featuring Yukslei Arslan)
(Tri Angle; 2010) 220px-how_to_dress_well_love_remains
164. Bon Iver, “Beth/Rest”
(Jagjaguwar; 2011) bon_iver
163. Majical Cloudz, “Childhood’s End”
(Matador; 2013) homepage_large-30c06206
162. Fiona Apple, “Werewolf”
(Epic; 2012) 220px-theidlerwheel
161. Maxwell, “1990x”
(Columbia; 2016) 09fa1333
160. Danny Brown, “Grown Up”
(Scion; 2012) artworks-000024662881-76lp2e-t500x500
159. Alvvays, “Archie, Marry Me”
(Polyvinyl; 2014) 220px-alvvays_2014
158. Hot Chip, “One Life Stand”
(Parlophone; 2010) 220px-hotchip-onelifestand
157. dvsn, “Hallucinations”
(OVO Sound; 2016) 750576da
156. ceo, “Come With Me”
(Sincerely Yours; 2010) ceo-white_magic-2010
155. Neon Indian, “Polish Girl”
(Mom + Pop; 2011) neon_indian_-_era_extrac3b1a
154. Courtney Barnett, “Avant Gardener”
(Milk!; 2013) artworks-000055985274-ktnf1p-t500x500
153. Grouper, “Holding”
(Kranky; 2014) 220px-grouper_-_ruins_album_art
152. Destroyer, “Chinatown”
(Merge; 2011) 220px-2011kaputt
151. Father John Misty, “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt”
(Sub Pop; 2015) 220px-fjm-iloveyouhoneybear

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