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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of the decade | 2010-2019

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Almost impossible to follow up the best ALBUMS OF THE DECADE list we’ve seen this decade (SO FAR), but here are our favorite songs of the past 10 years, lovingly culled from a running list of over 500 tracks, all of which we adore. The absurdity of ranking songs occurred to us often while making this (and every other) list, but we can assure you there were no spreadsheets, no meetings, no overwrought blurbs, and absolutely no voting involved here; these are just my favorites*. It’s also worth mentioning that everything that ends up on this site on a daily basis is among my favorite songs that I encounter in a given year, so if you’re curious what fell just beyond the top 100, you can browse the archives + our previous year-end best songs lists here. Here are the songs that defined the past decade for us:

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[*no Luminelle releases allowed]

50 JAMIE XX | Gosh
49 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER | I Only Have Eyes For You
48 FAYE WEBSTER | Remember When
47 YAEJI | Raingurl
46 USHER | Climax
45 D’ANGELO | The Charade
44 DANNY BROWN | Ain’t It Funny
43 ANGEL OLSEN | Sweet Dreams
42 ALVVAYS | Archie, Marry Me
41 KENDRICK LAMAR | Money Trees
40 WHITNEY | No Woman
39 JPEGMAFIA | Free the Frail (feat. Helena Deland)
38 RADIOHEAD | True Love Waits
37 LAUREL HALO | Thaw
36 TIRZAH | Holding On
35 JAMES BLAKE | CMYK
34 PLAYBOI CARTI | Magnolia
33 SUFJAN STEVENS | Fourth of July
32 AUTRE NE VEUT | Play by Play
31 FORD & LOPATIN | Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)
30 TWIN SISTER | All Around and Away We Go
29 JESSY LANZA | It Means I Love You
28 ARIANA GRANDE | No Tears Left to Cry
27 YOUNG GALAXY | New Summer
26 AMEN DUNES | Believe
25 CHARLI XCX | Track 10
24 CLAIRO | Bags
23 LANA DEL REY | Ride
22 GAMES | Strawberry Skies
21 SHABAZZ PALACES | Forerunner Foray
20 MEN I TRUST | Tailwhip
19 PANDA BEAR | Alsatian Darn
18 CLAMS CASINO | I’m God
17 CARLY RAE JEPSEN | Run Away With Me
16 ALDOUS HARDING | The Barrel
15 FRANK OCEAN | Pyramids
14 JAI PAUL | Str8 Outta Mumbai
13 LANA DEL REY | Video Games
12 ROBYN | Dancing on My Own
11 CHROMATICS | Cherry
10 GRIMES | REALiTi (demo)
09 BURIAL | Come Down To Us
08 SOPHIE | Bipp
07 BEACH HOUSE | 10 Mile Stereo
06 LANA DEL REY | Mariners Apartment Complex
05 HELENA DELAND | Baby
04 ARIEL PINK | Round & Round
03 GROUPER | Headache
02 JOANNA NEWSOM | Baby Birch
01 GRIMES | Oblivion

NEXT 50 (alphabetical by artist):

ARIANA GRANDE | Into You
AZEALIA BANKS | 212
BEACH HOUSE | All Your Yeahs
BICEP | Just
BIG THIEF | Jenni
BLOOD DIAMONDS + GRIMES | Phone Sex
CHAIRLIFT | I Belong In Your Arms (Japanese version)
CULTS | Go Outside
DAFT PUNK | Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear)
DANNY L HARLE | Broken Flowers
DEAN BLUNT + INGA COPELAND | The Narcissist
DIANA | Born Again
ERYKAH BADU + ANDRE 3000 | Hello
FEAR OF MEN | Green Sea
FKA TWIGS | Water Me
GEORGE CLANTON | It Makes the Babies Want To Cry
GIL SCOTT-HERON | Me and the Devil
GLASS CANDY | Warm in the Winter
HINDS | Bamboo
JAMIE XX + YOUNG THUG | I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
JAI PAUL | All Night
JAPANESE BREAKFAST | The Woman That Loves You
JENNY HVAL | Conceptual Romance
JHENE AIKO | Stranger
JOANNA NEWSOM | Good Intentions Paving Company
JOHN MAUS | And the Rain
JULIA HOLTER | Maxim’s I
KERO KERO BONITO | Sick Beat
KYLE DIXON + MICHAEL STEIN | Stranger Things theme
LEON BRIDGES | Coming Home
MAJOR LAZER | Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman)
MGMT | Me & Michael
MICA LEVI | Love
MITSKI | Your Best American Girl
MOLLY NILSSON | I Hope You Die
OTHA | I’m On Top
PURITY RING | Lofticries
ROSALÍA | Pienso En Tu Mirá
SCHOOLBOY Q | There He Go
SOPHIE | Immaterial
SZA | Julia
THE WEEKND | House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
TOPS | Anything
TOPS | Diamond Look
VINCE STAPLES | Norf Norf
WESTERMAN | Confirmation
WHITE DENIM | Street Joy
YOUNG EJECTA | Build a Fire
YOUNG THUG + METRO BOOMIN | Free Gucci
YUMI ZOUMA | Song for Zoe & Gwen

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