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Music by Year, 2010–present

One fact per year about the music industry. Can you guess them all?
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Last updated: December 4, 2023
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First submittedNovember 13, 2019
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2023
Singer whose "Eras" tour sold nearly $1 billion in tickets
Taylor Swift
2022
Former boy band member who recorded the #1 hit "As It Was"
Harry Styles
2021
"Bad Guy" singer who won her 2nd consecutive Grammy for Record of the Year
Billie Eilish
2020
Hard rock band, formed in 1972, which broke up following the death
of lead guitarist Eddie
Van Halen
2019
Rapper whose song "Old Town Road" set a record with 19 consecutive
weeks as the #1 song in the U.S.
Lil Nas X
2018
Country which BTS, Blackpink, and Seventeen came from
South Korea
2017
Song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee which topped the charts
in 47 different countries
Despacito
2016
Broadway musical which won 11 Tony Awards
Hamilton
2015
Rapper who was teased for his dance moves in the video "Hotline Bling"
Drake
2014
Song from the movie "Frozen" which was a top 10 hit on the pop charts
Let it Go
2013
French duo who released the album "Random Access Memories"
Daft Punk
2012
Music video by Psy which became the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views
Gangnam Style
2011
Band who said they have "moves like Jagger"
Maroon 5
2010
Singer who turned heads by wearing a dress made of meat
Lady Gaga
16 Comments
+5
Level 73
Nov 24, 2019
Not sure if it's fair to say Drake was "ridiculed" for Hotline Bling. His dance moves were intentionally cheesy, which adds to the video's memorability. The video is one of the most culturally impactful music videos in recent memory (remember when Donald Trump himself starred in an SNL parody of the video?)
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Level 82
Nov 24, 2019
He was ridiculed.
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2020
Changed ridiculed to teased.
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Level 83
Dec 31, 2021
I checked what this is and apparently it's not my scene at all. There are hundreds of videos with stupid dancing moves every year, no idea why this would be anything special. My question is more why his heating doesn't work.
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Level 77
Nov 24, 2019
I almost didn't take this quiz since I am totally unfamiliar with today's music. Imagine my surprise when I got 5/10. That being said, I was intrigued with the incredible popularity of Mic Drop, so I gave it a listen. I am so very sorry...
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Level 67
Nov 24, 2019
I did the same thing with BTS, and I have to say, given the subterranean ceiling of tween pop, I was expecting a lot worse. Definitely not my thing, but it has a good beat, and at least the guys can rap a little. That's harder to do than what the Backstreet Boys did.
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2019
Extremely easy
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Level 68
May 12, 2020
indeed
+1
Level 68
May 12, 2020
2:07 remaining
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Level 92
Jan 3, 2022
I can never remember Daft Punk...I knew it started with a D but kept thinking of Depeche Mode and Deadmau5.
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Level 37
Jun 9, 2022
9/12
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2022
I never understood why Despacito was so popular. It's a perfectly fine song, but it didn't seem any more special than the hundreds of other perfectly fine pop songs that didn't shatter nearly every popularity record.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2022
Perfect storm of earworm repetition, Spanish + English, and Bieber. Picture Macarena but with Ricky Martin in the remix. It was the only one I missed. Kept getting that Shakira song from like a dozen years earlier in my head as I tried to come up with it.
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Level 82
Dec 17, 2022
The clue for Hamilton is going to get more and more difficult the further we get from the year. I mean... a lot of musicals that win Best Musical also win multiple other Tonys. South Pacific won 17.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2022
Only knew 5, saddened by that the Van Halen question was least known.

Either way, it shows that those years are not my thing when it comes to music. I was born to late when it comes to my taste, half of my collection was released between 1965-1985. I'm from '85.

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Level 51
Dec 11, 2023
Too many uses of "which" instead of the proper "that," making the clues sound awkward. Also, "French duo that released," not "who released."