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TOP TEN: Songs from the Past Decade

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Not only has the way that we listened to music over the past 10 years changed—so has the music itself. In the mid-2000’s, females ruled the top charts. In more recent years, males have made quite the comeback, growing 20% since 2005. We still sing predominantly of love, but over the years we’ve branched out to different topics. Popular subject matter seems to have shifted from simply sappy to a mix of upbeat and dark—partying, lusting, loving, and living and losing. It’s the same stuff, really, but with a little more specificity.

Songs from the Past Decade

  • (2017) Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
  • (2016) Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
  • (2015) Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • (2014) Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • (2013) Thrift Shop by Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis
  • (2012) Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye ft. Kimbra
  • (2011) Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  • (2010) Hey, Soul Sister by Train
  • (2009) Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas
  • (2008) Low by Flo Rida ft. T-Pain

Honorable mention: (2012) Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Sources:

https://contently.com/strategist/2015/05/07/this-analysis-of-the-last-50-years-of-pop-music-reveals-just-how-much-america-has-changed/

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TOP TEN: Songs from the Past Decade