The Biggest Songs of 2010 Playlist

2010 is officially coming to a close and what a year it’s been in music! This year presented us with an awesome array of new artists, re-introduced us to some ones we may have forgotten about, and of course, left some songs in our heads we wish we would never have to hear again.

So let’s take a look back and rock out to the 20 biggest songs of 2010. (It’s like my own little Grammy’s!!)

Some of the biggest names to enter the pop scene in 2010 include B.o.B, Bruno Mars, Mike Posner and Taio Cruz. All of them were hot able to make big names for themselves by earning multiple slots on the Billboard charts with huge hits like “Cooler Than Me.” It was a nice, refreshing change to the usual women of music (Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry) who seemed to constantly and incessantly rule the airwaves (and YouTube – I’m lookin’ at you, Bad Romance!). And while everyone was going goo goo for Gaga, I’d say Katy Perry was the real queen of pop this year, immediately releasing three megahits off her new album, Teenage Dream.

The music scene was also shaken up by the comebacks of huge artists like Eminem, Usher, and Train who all reminded the world that they’re still alive of who they are and what their music is all about in a big, overplayed way. In addition, we got to hear all different assortments of collaborations from the relatively-unknown-artists-at-the-time, B.o.B and Bruno Mars with “Nothin’ On You,” to the massively famous, all-star duo of Eminem and Rihanna on “Love The Way You Lie.” What probably startled the pop scene the most this year, however, was Lady Antebellum’s, “Need You Now.” I’m not sure I can think of any other recent country song (other than all of Taylor Swift’s, of course) that’s received that much airtime on pop radio stations.

And, lastly, drum roll please… this year’s best and worst! I think I’m gonna have to go with “Airplanes” by B.o.B featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams and “Bedrock” by Young Money for this year’s best, for both providing us with fresh new sounds and rhymes. As for this year’s most obnoxious, overplayed hits – I think I have to hand this award to both the infamous “California Gurls” and “Rude Boy.” If I never had to hear those overly repetitious songs again, I’d die a happy woman.

Of course, with NYE right around the corner, I have a feeling I’ll be hearing both of them (and their dance remixes) blasting from the DJ booth in 3 short days.

But until then, why don’t we all take some time to indulge in the megahits of 2010 – the ones we loved, the ones we’re sick of, and the many that we’ve totally forgotten about since radio stations only play the same 6 songs over and over and over again. Do I smell an awesome New Year’s Eve pre-party playlist? Rock on, friends. Rock on.

 

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