The Nest

  • December 4SLHS Fine Arts Production of Cinderella Nov. 5th-12th

  • November 30February 10th ACT Deadline January 12th

  • November 30Christmas on Main Parade December 1st

TOP TEN: Songs from the Past Decade

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story


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


Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
The Student News Site of South Laurel High School
TOP TEN: Songs from the Past Decade