100 Greatest Songs From 2010

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

  1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
  2. F**k You (Forget You) - Cee Lo Green
  3. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
  4. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  5. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
  6. Runaway - Kanye West (featuring Pusha T)
  7. Firework - Katy Perry
  8. Tighten Up - The Black Keys
  9. California Gurls - Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg)
10. S&M - Rihanna
11. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem (featuring Rihanna)
12. OMG - Usher (featuring will.i.am)
13. Grenade - Bruno Mars
14. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
15. Nothin' on You - B.o.B.
16. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
17. The Time (Dirty Bit) - The Black Eyed Peas
18. What's My Name? - Rihanna (featuring Drake)
19. Tightrope - Janelle Monáe (featuring Big Boi)
20. Raise Your Glass - Pink
21. Animal - Neon Trees
22. Bottoms Up - Trey Songz
23. E.T. - Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West)
24. Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas
25. The Catalyst - Linkin Park
26. There Goes My Baby - Usher
27. Airplanes - B.o.B.
28. Shutterbugg - Big Boi (featuring Cutty)
29. We R Who We R - Ke$ha
30. Not Afraid - Eminem
31. Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
32. Like a G6 - Far East Movement (feat. The Cataracs and Dev)
33. Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour
34. Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
35. Drop the World - Lil Wayne
36. I Can Change - LCD Soundsystem
37. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP
38. For the First Time - The Script
39. Monster - Kanye West (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver)
40. Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera
41. Home - Goo Goo Dolls
42. Dancing On My Own - Robyn
43. Got Your Back - T.I. (featuring Keri Hilson)
44. Round and Round - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
45. Over - Drake
46. All of the Lights - Kanye West
47. Lil Freak - Usher (featuring Nicki Minaj)
48. Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue
49. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers
50. Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
51. Holiday - Vampire Weekend
52. Impossible - Anberlin
53. Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz
54. Right Above It - Lil Wayne (featuring Drake)
55. My First Kiss - 3OH!3 (featuring Ke$ha)
56. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
57. Helicopter - Deerhunter
58. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira (featuring Freshlyground)
59. Notbroken - Goo Goo Dolls
60. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
61. Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross (featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele)
62. Find Your Love - Drake
63. Heartbeat - Enrique Iglesias (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
64. Sex Room - Ludacris (featuring Trey Songz)
65. Billionaire - Travie McCoy (featuring Bruno Mars)
66. Howlin' for You - The Black Keys
67. It's OK - Cee Lo Green
68. Feel Like I Do - Drowning Pool
69. Crown on the Ground - Sleigh Bells
70. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire
71. All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue
72. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha
73. B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast) - Rick Ross (featuring Styles P)
74. Restart - Bilal
75. Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days
76. Radioactive - Kings of Leon
77. Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem
78. Bittersweet - Fantasia
79. Uncharted - Sara Bareilles
80. High Road - Broken Bells
81. Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson and the Business International (feat. Q-Tip and MNDR)
82. Barricade - Interpol
83. Misery - Maroon 5
84. No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame (featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale)
85. The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
86. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne (featuring Cory Gunz)
87. Written in the Stars - Tinie Tempah (featuring Eric Turner)
88. Cheers (Drink to That) - Rihanna
89. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
90. You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera
91. Cold War - Janelle Monáe
92. Memories - Weezer
93. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
94. Born Free - Kid Rock
95. No Love - Eminem
96. Rocketeer - Far East Movement (featuring Ryan Tedder)
97. Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
98. Worm Tamer - Grinderman
99. Giving Up the Gun - Vampire Weekend
100. Down By the Water - The Decemberists
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Shake Me Down - Cage the Elephant
102. All Night Long - Buckcherry
103. Unraveling - Sevendust
104. Hands Tied - Toni Braxton
105. El Dorado - Iron Maiden
106. Isolation - Alter Bridge
107. Machine Gun Blues - Social Distortion
108. Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
109. Hang On - Weezer
110. Stylo - Gorillaz (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)
112. Die by the Drop - The Dead Weather
113. You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples
114. Gucci Time - Gucci Mane (featuring Swizz Beatz)
115. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull)
116. Looking Up - Eels
117. (It's Not War) Just the End of Love - Manic Street Preachers
118. No Better Than This - John Mellencamp
119. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
110. Big Wave - Jenny and Johnny
120. Boyfriend - Best Coast
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2010
An unheralded great record from 2010
Lew's choice:
* Truth for a Truth - Jakob Dylan
Bruce's choice:
* Hurricane Season - Trombone Shorty
Brett's choice:
* Baby Lee - Teenage Fanclub
Adam's choice:
* As Small As a Giant - Big K.R.I.T.
Ryan's choice:
* Alligator Bop - A Great Big Pile of Leaves
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Last Updated: 2022-07-21