Music Lists Are Us: Favorite 2010s Songs by year with brief comments


Favorite songs of the 2010s, by year, with comments


From Out of Nowhere by Jeff Lynne's ELO

Light by Michael Kiwanuka

Hold You Now by Vampire Weekend

The Highwomen by The Highwomen & Yola

Dark Places by Beck

Long Way Home by Durand Jones & The Indications

Used to Be Lonely by Whitney

Like Sugar by Chaka Khan

You'll Need a New Backseat Driver by New Pornographers

Barbados by Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalle & Allison Russell)

Ride Me Back Home by Willie Nelson

White Collar by Fastball

Lonely the Night by Yola


Jealousy by Macy Gray

I Let the Sun Go Down by Elvis Costello

The Joke by Brandi Carlile

The Day Will Be Mine by Sloan

Bet Ain't Worth the Hand by Leon Bridges

Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves

12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding

Africa by Weezer

Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae

Show Us the Way by Kamasi Washington

Future Me Hates Me by The Beths

Oh Baby by Alexis Taylor

Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

Space Cowboy by Kacey Musgraves


Colors by Beck

Here Come the Girls by Trombone Shorty

Birmingham Sunday by Rhiannon Giddens

Mexican Fender by Weezer

Red Sun by Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie

Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens

Blue Magic (Waikiki) by Son Little

In Undertow by Alvvays

Rules of the Game by Jules Shear

Face Your Fear by Curtis Harding

I Will Never Let You Down by Fastball

Stuck in the Past by Aimee Mann

High Ticket Attraction by New Pornographers

Don't Give Up On Love by Don Bryant

Cherry Heart by The Shins

Searching for a New Day by Sharon Jones


Be Your Man by Aaron Neville

I'm In Love by Teenage Fanclub

Hallelujah by Alicia Keys

California Kids by Weezer

Call Off Your Dogs by Lake Street Dive

This Fire by Pete Yorn

Don't Lose Your Steam by Gregory Porter

She Makes Me Laugh by The Monkees

Try Everything by Shakira

Aunt Peg's New Old Man by Robbie Fulks

Changes by Charles Bradley

Exes and Oh's by Elle King

One of Us by Dawes

Goodbye to You by Ben Harper

You Bring the Summer by The Monkees


All Across This Land by Blitzen Trapper

Walking by Flashlight by The Maria Schneider Orchestra

Re Run Home by Kamasi Washington

When I Was a Boy by Jeff Lynne's ELO

Shake Sugaree by Rhiannon Giddens

Biscuits by Kacey Musgraves

Lilly by Toro y Moi

Nobody's Empire by Belle & Sebastian

Poquito Para Aqui by Los Lobos

Better Man by Leon Bridges

My Darlin' by Tiwa Savage

Goodbye Barcelona by Pokey LaFarge

Nee quelque part by Anggun & Angelique Kidjo

I Want to Run by Mates of State

Nice Dreams by Son Little

Should Have Known Better by Sufjan Stevens


Happy by Pharrell Williams

County Down by Beck (He made 3 of his best albums in the '10s--imo)

Chandelier by Sia

Good Day Bad by Meshell Ndegeocello

DaVinci by Weezer

Empire by Shakira

You Go Down Smooth by Lake Street Dive

Beautiful People by Curtis Harding

Blue Murder by The Feeling

The Man by Aloe Blacc

Jerk Ribs by Kelis

Just One of the Guys by Jenny Lewis

Happy Idiot by TV on the Radio

Slow Down Love by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Marching Orders by New Pornographers

Holding on for Life by Broken Bells

Cool Kids by Echosmith


Say This to Say That by Trombone Shorty

Electric Lady by Janelle Monae

Wake Me Up by Avicii & Aloe Blacc

The Real Thing by Phoenix

Just Give Me a Reason by Pink & Nate Ruess

Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves

Little Girl Blue by Laura Mvula

Ting a Ling by Aaron Neville

Ya Hey by Vampire Weekend

Cups (When I'm Gone) by Anna Kendrick

Gimme Your Love by Morcheeba

Strictly Reserved for You by Charles Bradley

Circular Karate Chop by They Might Be Giants

Get Lucky by Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Brave by Sara Bareilles

Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

If I Was a Bird by Fantasia Barrino

Wakin' On a Pretty Day by Kurt Vile

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus


Real Love by Ryan Shaw

November Sun by Susanna Hoffs

Hold On by Alabama Shakes

Carry On by fun

Emmylou by First Aid Kit

I'll Get Along by Michael Kiwanuka

Radio Song by Esperanza Spalding

Thank You for Breaking My Heart by Ben Folds Five

I'll Be Waiting by Lenny Kravitz

We Are Young by fun & Janelle Monae

That's Why God Made the Radio by The Beach Boys

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go by Miley Cyrus

Most of the Time by Bettye LaVette

Jericho by Rufus Wainwright


Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye & Kimbra

Second Song by TV on the Radio

Feeling Good by Jennifer Hudson

Anna Lee by The Bangles

Heart of Gold by Charles Bradley

Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

Rabiosa by Shakira & El Cata

Palamino by Mates of State

Green Gardens, Cold Montreal by Sloan

The Light of the Sun by Jill Scott

This is Why We Fight by The Decemberists

Don't Give Up On Me Now by Ben Harper

Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

Movin' Down the Line by Raphael Saadiq

She Walks the Night by Matthew Sweet

Southern Freeez by Beverley Knight

Smile by Smith Westerns


Hurricane Season by Trombone Shorty

Better Things to Do by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Write About Love by Belle & Sebastian with Carey Mulligan

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira

October by Broken Bells

This Too Shall Pass by Ok Go

You Run Away by Barenaked Ladies

Morning Bird by Sade

Silver Jenny Dollar by New Pornographers

Take My Hand by Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Run Away by Weezer

Angel Dance by Robert Plant (written by Hidalgo & Perez from Los Lobos)

Satisfied by Cee Lo Green (so much better than his big hit single in 2010)

It's All Right by Apples in Stereo

Good Things by Aloe Blacc

Thinkin' About Something by Hanson

City With No Children by Arcade Fire

Level 74
Apr 7, 2022
"with brief commentary" no commentary
Level 62
Apr 7, 2022
Apologies, I'm planning on adding some.