I warned you all this was coming but it will be very different, and it might be a smaller list, I only wanted the songs that are special to me and gave me just the best moments of the 10s, so charts go out the window a bit here although nearly all will be top 50 songs but just cause you were in my top 10 of the year in 2011 doesn't mean you will make this list.
My tastes have changed a bit and also a lot of the stuff I listened to in 2010-2012 there wasn't much else out there, now I find too much of my favourite music new folk will be pretty much be wiped from this list with only a few exceptions.
I may have delay this come to think of it as I don't want to spoiler the 10s Time Machine, will have to think about that
Post by Earl Purple on Feb 24, 2020 18:18:25 GMT 1
A few overlapping with mine. Certainly "I Know A Place" by MUNA will be on your list. Of course mine didn't cover the whole 2010s. I have no idea how much great music I missed out on but if the 8 months of 2018 I did cover were anything to go by, quite a lot.
Mine was done points based and there were a few noticeably higher than the deserved to be. And a few lower but we didn't notice that so much. But compiling it manually was far too difficult.
For me 2016 was the strongest year, 2011 the weakest. But I don't know how it was for you.
Ok we are ready to kick this off, always end up making list in holidays hehe So reminder these are songs that still matter to me, if I have forgotten a song then it probably wont be here, if I still don't play you ten years later, you probably wont be here. It doesn't matter if it was a number one or even a year end top tenner, many of those songs have dropped or been dropped.
As I am doing a top 500 that means every song is worthy of a year end top 50 finish so that means I love practically all of these. As i suspected Time machine 10s clashed with this greatly and a large proportion of the songs that I gave big points to are here. Also some bands only have one song to represent them and others have nearly all of them, I tried to make a balance so some acts dominates but in the case of some acts I ended up including 90% of their songs from this decade.
For about 3 years this Scottish band were huge in my charts, for fans of Bastille and Years And Years but sadly they never managed to get that crossover hit. This is their one entry on the list taken from their debut album 'The Way Back Up' from 2014.
Twenty One Pilots actually have done much better on this list than their year end results would indicate. This was the second proper single taken from their last album 'Trench' and reached #62 in the UK.
One of many favourite rock bands of the 10s, they mix hardcore and emo-rock with pop and edm beats. Most of their songs are very radio friendly and they have had a lot of support from Radio 1. They have two songs on this list. This was taken from their 2nd album 'All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell' which reached #4 in the UK and #41 in the US in 2017.
I really don't know much about her at all, but this very quirky folky pop track was all over 6Music in 2015. If you imagine Marina produced by Passion Pit that is the sound basically. The album 'The Fool' was a hit in the US reaching #30.
Panic! used to be one of my favourite bands but these days apart from the occasional revisit to their debut, they really have fallen out of favour with me. MTV nostalgia keeps them in the list, they have one song still to come. This one reached #43 in the UK in 2011.
Much more of an album band these days, so this is their only appearance for the brilliant emo-hardcore band. But in 2015 they release this as a standalone song, a very punky anthem for when you are at your most nihilistic.
Another of my favourite bands ever but they only get one song in this list, their latest album is a return to form but those songs haven't bedded in enough to make the cut. So otherwise this single taken from their 7th album 'California' is the best, that album topped the chart in the Uk and US in 2016.
More emo and Basement are way better than a rock band from Ipswich have any right to be. They are in fact worldclass in their genre. They have two songs on the list both taken from their latest album 'Beside Myself' released in 2018.
One of the most successful bands in my chart over the last 6 years, they have many more songs to come right through this list. This pop banger was released to promote their long awaited debut album 'You Are Someone Else'.
Feel bad having a You Me At Six so low but they have plenty more to come, this Eastern tinged single blending dance beats and heavy vocals is the lead single from their forthcoming album 'SUCKAPUNCH' due out 15 Jan.
How she went from a slightly annoying one hit wonder to becoming the pop star loved by hipsters and indie fans alike, just because we all feel she is a bit hard done by. She deserves to be in Tier 1 with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande but she isn't. This one actually great in the UK reaching #3 in 2015 with its quite surreal Tom Hanks video.
Now a hardcore nu-metal band from Northern Ireland, their beautiful debut single is still to come but this is a very fine example of the genre and really should have got them much more attention. For fans of Evanescence.
Only appearance in this list for Canada's leading emo rock band taken from the album of the same title from 2016. Its maybe a bit more workmanlike than early tracks or the current album but still very good.
Such is the quality of this list we have Idlewild best ballad of the 10s way down at 486. I really think in the latter part of the decade Idlewild were really getting back to the high standards we expect from them, less Roddy acoustic solo records help. This sounded great live eventhough it doesn't have the magic of tracks from 'American English' etc.
You will see in this list I have been pretty harsh on UK alternative rock, I just don't listen to the bands that were huge in the 00s so much, no Kasabian made the cut for example!! But we still get one entry from the much loved Manchester band. This is from 2010 and reached #28 in the UK.
484 Tame Impala - Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?
Now a band who I first heard back in 2008 as they played in Scotland as part of a Modular expo and they have grown on me more and more over the years, they have quite a few entries on this list. This was the psychedelic highlight of their debut album 'Innerspeaker'