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Top songs and artists from each year this decade

Can you guess the songs and artists on Billboard's year-end charts from the past 10 years?

It's the end of a decade, which means we've listened to thousands of songs that have rocked us. From the country pop of Lady Antebellum to the light whispers of Billie Eilish, music and its artists have had a significant transformation in a relatively short amount of time.

The way music has been consumed over the past ten years has greatly changed, mostly through the emergence of music streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. However, while the way in which we consume music has changed, the Billboard music charts are still regarded as reliable standard to measure the success of songs, albums and artists.  

Billboard has changed their method of charting songs since 2010. Today, Billboard considers both physical and digital play and now places different weights on how music is listened to when streamed. Billboard weights music in two categories on-demand (for services like Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify) and programmed (Pandora or other online music radio streams) with a song specifically cued weighted higher than a song played on a radio type streaming platform.

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From 2010 to 2019, the Billboard music charts have charted all genres of music from artists all around the world. Below is the list of the top songs and top artists from each year of the decade.

2010

TOP SONGS

  1. TiK ToK – Ke$ha
  2. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
  3. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  4. California Gurls – Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog
  5. OMG – Usher Featuring will.i.am

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Eminem
  4. Lady Antebellum
  5. Ke$ha
Credit: Greg Allen/Invision/AP
Lady Gaga participates in the second annual Stonewall Day honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, hosted by Pride Live and iHeartMedia, in Greenwich Village on Friday, June 28, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

2011

TOP SONGS

  1. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  2. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  3. Firework – Katy Perry
  4. E.T. – Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
  5. Give Me Everything – Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Adele
  2. Rihanna
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. Lil Wayne
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2012

TOP SONGS

  1. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. We Are Young – fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  4. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  5. Lights – Ellie Goulding

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Adele
  2. Rihanna
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Drake
  5. Justin Bieber

2013

TOP SONGS

  1. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
  2. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
  3. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
  4. Harlem Shake – Baauer
  5. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Bruno Mars
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Justin Timberlake
  4. Rihanna
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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Recording artist Bruno Mars speaks onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014

TOP SONGS

  1. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  2. Dark Horse – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
  3. All of Me – John Legend
  4. Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
  5. Counting Stars – OneRepublic

TOP ARTISTS

  1. One Direction
  2. Katy Perry
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Justin Timberlake
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, Liam Payne, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of boyband One Direction arrive at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.Malik said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." His bandmates said they were sad to see him go "but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)

2015

TOP SONGS

  1. Uptown Funk! – Bruno Mars
  2. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  3. See you Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
  4. Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
  5. Sugar – Maroon 5

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Drake
  5. One Direction
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Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the decade at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

2016

TOP SONGS

  1. Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
  2. Sorry – Justin Bieber
  3. One Dance – Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla
  4. Work – Rihanna featuring Drake
  5. Stressed Out – twenty one pilots

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Adele
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Drake
  4. Beyoncé
  5. twenty one pilots

2017

TOP SONGS

  1. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  3. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  4. Humble. – Kendrick Lamar
  5. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Bruno Mars
  3. Drake
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Weeknd
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Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

2018

TOP SONGS

  1. God’s Plan – Drake
  2. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  3. Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  4. Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
  5. Rockstar – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Drake
  2. Post Malone
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Cardi B
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)


2019

TOP SONGS

  1. Old Town Road – Lis Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  2. Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) – Post Malone and Swae Lee
  3. Without Me – Halsey
  4. Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
  5. Wow. – Post Malone

TOP ARTISTS

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Billie Eilish
  4. Khalid
  5. Drake
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Post Malone poses in the press room with the award for top rap song for "Rockstar" at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)