Countdown Top UK 100 biggest songs of the decade 2010 – 2019

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    74. Let it Go – James Bay (£1,200,000)

    Released 2014



    "Let It Go" is a song by English singer-songwriter James Bay. It was released in Europe on 15 September 2014 through Republic Records as the first single from Bay's second extended play of the same name. It was included on Bay's debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The song was written by Bay with Paul Barry and produced by Jacquire King. The Let It Go EP was released prior on 3 May 2014.


    The song was re-released in March 2015 after "Hold Back the River" and on July 2015, has peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, beating its previous peak of 62 on 27 September 2014. In May 2015, "Let It Go" peaked at number 8 in Australia, whilst in New Zealand, the song debuted on June 15, 2015 at number 31, before climbing to number 24 the following week. A week after that, the song entered the top 10 of the chart, peaking at number 10. "Let It Go" is Bay's first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 16. A remix by Jack Steadman was released in 2015.

    Chart position – 10

    End of year chart 2015 – 41
    End of year chart 2016 - 99







    73. Rolling in the Deep – Adele

    Released 2010



    "Rolling in the Deep" was highly acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for Adele, propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in 11 countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele's first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks. By February 2012, "Rolling in the Deep" had sold over 8.7 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling digital song by a female artist in the US, the second-best-selling digital song in the US and Adele's best-selling single outside her native country, topping her previous best-selling "Chasing Pavements". Worldwide, it was the fifth-best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 8.2 million copies. As of 2018, "Rolling in the Deep" has sold over 20.6 million copies worldwide, making it the one of the best-selling digital singles of all-time. The song spent 65 weeks on the chart, making the song at that time the fourth-most weeks spent on the chart, tying the place with Jewel with her double single "Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me".

    Chart position - 2

    End of year chart – 9
     
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    Don't Stop Believin' was probably the most performed song on the hit TV series Glee which ran from 2009 to 2015 and this would also have contributed to its increased and enduring popularity in the 2010s.
     
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    I was expecting the Glee version to appear as well as this, but alas it doesn't




    In a Dolly Parton way or Sheena Easton? :D
     
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    Well I've just made your post redundant by fixing the typing error in my original post but I hope it doesn't take away from your display of wit.
     
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    I've never heard these three before


    and this one I've heard far too much of :hair: :lol:
     
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    I'm shocked at the DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD, I remember never been able to escape that one.


    Oh yes, absolutely and it annoys me that it's nearly overtaking Wham! in sales.
     
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    72. Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers & Coldplay

    Released 2017



    In September 2016, the Chainsmokers shared three short clips of an upcoming song featuring vocals from Chris Martin. On February 22, 2017, Spotify prematurely posted a banner ad at the top of the site's home page with a Listen Now button. The song was also used during Miss USA 2017 swimsuit competition.


    On February 22, 2017, Coldplay premiered "Something Just Like This" with the Chainsmokers on stage at the Brit Awards at The O2 Arena in London, England. They then performed the song at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California on March 5, 2017, and on their A Head Full of Dreams Tour since the Singapore show on March 31, 2017. It was performed again at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing on June 4, 2017

    Chart position – 2
    End of year charts - 9












    71. Radioactive –Imagine Dragons

    Released 2012



    The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised the production, lyrics, and vocals, calling it a highlight on the album. Due to heavy rotation on various commercials and trailers, the song became a sleeper hit, peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming the band's first top 10 single as well as being the third best selling song in that country in 2013. It also broke the record for slowest ascension to the top 5 in chart history and currently holds the record for most weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100 at 87 weeks. The song has also reached number one in Sweden and in the top 20 in several countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, becoming Imagine Dragons' most successful single to date. It has since been certified Diamond in the USA, making it one of the best selling singles of all time.

    Chart position – 12
    End of year chart - 30
     
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    70. Impossible – James Arthur

    Released – 2012



    The winner of the ninth series of The X Factor, released a cover version of "Impossible" digitally on 9 December 2012, immediately after winning the show. The CD single was released on 12 December 2012. Profits from each download were expected to be at least £0.25 and all profits from CD and download sales were to be donated to the charity Together for Short Lives. The charity works with "children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions." Speaking on the decision to support Together for Short Lives, Simon Cowell creator and executive producer of The X Factor said, "[it] is such an inspiring and important charity for so many kids and their families who really need help and support. I'm delighted that The X Factor's winner single sales will go directly to helping them."

    In its first week, the single sold 489,560 copies, making it the UK's fastest-selling single of 2012. The song also peaked at number one in Ireland, number two in both Australia and Switzerland, and number one in Slovakia

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart 2012 - 5

    End of year chart 2013 - 42
















    69. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore/Ryan Lewis/Dalton

    Released 2011



    "Can't Hold Us" is a song written and performed by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer Ray Dalton, originally released on August 16, 2011 as the second single from the duo's debut studio album The Heist (2012).

    The song was a sleeper hit, gaining more attention in 2012. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their second number-one hit in the United States. It is also their third consecutive number-one single in Australia. The music video was nominated for Best Music Video at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. The song was also listed as "The Most-Streamed Song of 2013" by Spotify.

    Chart position – 3

    End of year chart - 13
     
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    68. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa/ft Charlie Puth

    Released 2015



    The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. Later on, the song was included as a bonus track on the international release of Puth's debut album, Nine Track Mind. The artists co-wrote the song with its co-producers, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with additional production from Puth and mixing provided by Manny Marroquin. "See You Again" was released on March 10, 2015, as the soundtrack's lead single in the United States.


    "See You Again" became both Khalifa's and Puth's biggest single to date. It spent 12 non-consecutive weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100, tying Eminem's "Lose Yourself" for the second longest-running rap number-one single in the country behind Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus' "Old Town Road", and topped the UK Singles Chart for two consecutive weeks.

    Chart Position – 1

    End of year chart - 15










    67. Roar – Katy Perry (£1,112,787)

    Released 2013



    By the end of 2013, "Roar" had sold 9.9 million units (combined sales and track-equivalent streams) globally according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). "Roar" has sold over 6 million copies in the US, over 1 million in the UK, and was Australia's best-selling single of 2013 with 560,000 copies sold within the year. When "Roar" was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Perry became the first artist to have three Diamond certified singles in the country, the other being "Firework" and "Dark Horse".

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart 2013 – 6
    End of year chart 2014 - 88
     
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    66. These Days – Rudimental/Glynne/Macklemore

    Released 2018



    "These Days" is a song by English drum and bass band Rudimental, featuring British singers Jess Glynne and Dan Caplen as well as American rapper Macklemore. It was released on 19 January 2018 as the second single from Rudimental's third studio album, Toast to Our Differences, following their UK top 10 hit "Sun Comes Up".


    After spending a record-tying seven weeks at number two, the song reached number one in the UK on 30 March 2018, becoming Rudimental's third UK number-one single, Glynne's sixth, and both Macklemore (as a solo artist) and Caplen's first. This also made Glynne the British female solo artist with the most UK chart-toppers in history. The song also reached number one in Austria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Norway and Scotland, as well as the top 10 in numerous countries including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland.

    Chart position - 1

    End of year chart - 5

    I recognise the title & artist of this song, but don't recognise the actual song







    65. Riptide – Vance Joy

    Released 2013



    "Riptide" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy. It was first released as a track on his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing (2013), serving as its second single, and is also featured on his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away (2014). The song was written by Joy, who also produced it with drummer Edwin White. The upbeat indie folk song has been lyrically described as a "coming of age love story" and is known for its metaphors and pop culture references.

    Chart position – 10



    Like above, I recognise the title & artist of this song but don't recognise the actual song
     
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    64. Hold Back the River – James Bay

    Released 2014



    "Hold Back the River" is a song by the English singer-songwriter James Bay. It was released in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2014 by Republic Records as the second single from Bay's first studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The song was written by the Ivor Novello award winner Iain Archer with Bay and produced by Jacquire King. The song peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, after the success of "Let It Go", it was planned to go for adds on 27 September 2016, but it was cancelled.

    Chart position – 2

    End of year chart - 8









    63. Lush Life – Zara Larsson

    Released



    "Lush Life" is a song by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. The song was released as the lead single from her second and international debut studio album, So Good, on 5 June 2015 in Sweden, and 9 June 2015 worldwide. A remix featuring Tinie Tempah was released on 26 February 2016.

    Chart position – 3

    End of year chart - 6

    Another tune I don't recognise.
     
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    62. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

    Released 2015



    "Love Me like You Do" is a song recorded by English singer Ellie Goulding for the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

    "Love Me like You Do" was a global success, becoming Goulding's most successful single as well as becoming her first number-one in various countries, topping the charts of over 25 territories, including Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. In the United Kingdom, it spent four weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, while holding the record for the most-streamed track in a single week in the United Kingdom at the time.

    Its accompanying music video, which features scenes of the film and Goulding dancing with her partner in a ballroom, became the 21st video to receive one billion views on YouTube and received a nomination at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video.

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart – 4









    61. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

    Released 2011



    "Call Me Maybe" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen for her EP Curiosity (2012) and later appeared on her second studio album Kiss (2012). The song was written by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe as a folk song, but its genre was modified to pop following the production by Josh Ramsay. It was released as the lead single from the EP on September 20, 2011, through 604 Records.

    In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on April 8, 2012 ― for the week ending date April 14, 2012 ― where it stayed for 4 weeks, selling nearly 107,000 copies in the first week. The song became the third fastest selling single of 2012 in the country, behind DJ Fresh and Rita Ora's track "Hot Right Now" and Cheryl Cole's "Call My Name". "Call Me Maybe" remained at number one for a second week on April 15, 2012, keeping Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" reaching such position after outselling it by two to one. In its fourth week on the chart, the song stayed at number one with 99,569 copies sold after three consecutive weeks selling over 100,000 copies. The song became Britain's second best-selling single of 2012, with 1,143,000 copies sold. As of April 2017, "Call Me Maybe" has sold 1.35 million copies in the UK, making it the 11th biggest selling song by a woman in that country.

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart – 2
     
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    60. This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft Rihanna

    Released 2016



    The single debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rihanna's 21st top-five song and Harris's second; the song is currently Harris's highest peaking single as a lead artist. It became Rihanna's 25th and Harris's fourth chart-topper on the Dance Club Songs and also reached number one on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs; the single became the 12th number one for Rihanna and Harris's tenth on the sister chart Dance/Mix Show Airplay. It topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland.


    "This Is What You Came For" received mixed reviews from critics (some praised them for creating a catchy track, others labeled it as boring and cited Rihanna's vocals as overprocessed). A music video for the song premiered on 17 June 2016 and features Rihanna in an open cube with images projected on the inside walls.

    Chart position - 2

    End of year chart - 5









    59. God’s Plan – Drake

    Released 2018



    "God's Plan" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who called it a typical Drake song. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Karena Evans and uploaded onto Drake's official YouTube channel on February 16, 2018.

    In the United Kingdom, "God's Plan" debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart on January 26, 2018, for the week ending date February 1, 2018 after appearing to be first in the midweek singles chart. Drake had suddenly charted in what was expected to be a close race between Eminem and Ed Sheeran's "River" and Ramz's "Barking". "God's Plan" had achieved 6.5 million streams in its first week[30] and 54,000 sales.

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart – 2
     
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    58. Photograph – Ed Sheeran

    Released 2015



    The song received generally positive commentary from critics, who noted the lyrics and Sheeran's use of love for all people. "Photograph" served as the fifth and final single from the album. It reached the top five on the main singles charts in more than five countries. In the US, where it peaked at No. 10, "Photograph" became the third single from the album to have reached within the top ten. In the UK, it reached No. 15 and has since been certified triple platinum. The single has also been certified double platinum in Australia and Canada, and platinum in New Zealand and Italy.

    The single debuted at number 44 on the chart week ending 5 July 2014, ten months prior to the single's release. It peaked at number 15, and has spent 50 weeks on the chart as of the week ending 5 November 2015. On 17 March 2017, the British Phonographic Industry certified the single triple platinum for combined sales of 1.8 million units. As of September 2017, the song has accumulated 386,000 copies in actual sales, and with 96 million streams, it has a combined total of 1,347,000 units

    Chart position – 15

    End of year chart = 29







    57. Rockabye – Clean Bandit

    Released 2016



    "Rockabye" is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit, featuring English singer Anne-Marie as main vocalist together with Jamaican dancehall singer Sean Paul. It was released on 21 October 2016 and was their first single since Neil Amin-Smith's departure from the group and it serves as the second single from their second studio album, What Is Love? (2018). The song is about hardships of single mothers and alludes to the nursery rhyme, Rock-a-bye Baby. "Rockabye" is included on the deluxe edition of Marie's debut studio album, Speak Your Mind.

    The song became the UK Christmas number one for 2016 on 23 December 2016. It is the first song in chart history to become Christmas number one after already being at the top of the charts for six weeks. In total, the song spent 9 weeks at the summit of the UK Singles Chart while also topping the charts in over 20 other countries

    Chart position – 1

    End of year chart 2016 – 37

    End of year 2017 - 23
     
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