Beginning our best of the decade series, we present to you our favorite songs of the 2010s, available as a playlist on Apple Music with a Spotify version coming in the next week, links will be below. Rather than try to rank the best song into what we felt to be an arbitrarily numbered list, our editorial team opted to generate a collaborative playlist of the songs that meant the most and stayed on our minds this past ten years.

The list is a living project. Got suggestions? Let us know!

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Nights – Frank Ocean

Numbers on The Boards – Pusha T

pick up the phone – Travis Scott, Young Thug & Quavo

Formation – Beyoncé

Love Sosa – Chief Keef

Blaxplotation – Noname

Ace – Noname

XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert

a lot – 21 Savage

March Madness – Future

Dreams and Nightmares – Meek Mill

Get Right Witcha – Migos

Runaway – Kanye West and Pusha T

Black Skinhead – Kanye West

Ultralight Beam – Kanye West

Track 10 – Charli XCX

Pyramids – Frank Ocean

Norf Norf – Vince Staples

I Don’t Like (Ft. Lil Reese) – Chief Keef

Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst – Kendrick Lamar

Hive – Earl Sweatshirt, Casey Veggies and Vince Staples

Needed Me – Rihanna

FUBU – Solange

Pop Out – Katie Got Bandz and King Louie

King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar


Really Doe – Danny Brown, Ab Soul, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt

20 Min – Lil Uzi Vert

Mad – Solange

Trust Issues – Rico Nasty

See You Again (Ft. Kali Uchis) – Tyler, The Creator

Sacrifices – Drake, 2 Chainz and Young Thug

Small Worlds – Mac Miller

Cranes In The Sky – Solange

Catch Up – G Herbo and Chief Keef

Maria I’m Drunk – Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Young Thug

Novacane – Frank Ocean

Dedicate – Lil Wayne

Only – Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

Traphouse 3 – Gucci Mane and Rick Ross

Cocoon – Migos 

Hater – KEY! And Kenny Beats

Lean 4 Real – Playboi Carti and Skepta

Shoota – Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert

Reminder – The Weeknd

Choppa Won’t Miss – Playboi Carti and Young Thug

wokeuplikethis* – Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert

Canadian Goose – Lil Uzi Vert

Family Don’t Matter (Ft. Millie Go Lightly)  – Young Thug

With Them – Young Thug

Faneto – Chief Keef

2 Bitches – Young Thug

Smokin and Drinkin – Danny Brown

2 Cups Stuffed – Young Thug

Monster – Kanye West, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj

Bobby Bitch – Bobby Shmurda

Almeda – Solange

Mister – Young Nudy and 21 Savage

Shutdown – Skepta

That’s Not Me (Ft. JME) – Skepta

Two 16’s – Z Money, Valee

Womp Womp – Jeremih, Valee

Kill Shit – G Herbo and Lil Bibby

Rusty – Tyler the Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt

Party Monster – The Weeknd

Answer – Tyler, the creator

Juice and Gin – Valee

911 / Mr.Lonely – Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Steve Lacy

Palmolive – Freddie Gibbs and Madlib (Ft. Killer Mike and Pusha T)

Smuckers – Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Kanye West

I’m not Real – Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt

Earned It – Chief Keef

Dang! – Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak

Ain’t It Funny – Danny Brown

Grannies – Maxo Kream

Handsome and Wealthy – Migos

Scared Money – NxWorries

I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd, Daft Punk

Suede – NxWorries

Shadow Man – Noname, Saba, Smino, Phoelix

Automatic – Freddie Gibbs

Vroom Vroom – Charli XCX

No – Zelooperz

Codeine Crazy – Future

Frontline – Kelela

Wicked Games – The Weeknd

Headlines – Drake

Malamente – Rosalia

La Cancion – Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Raingurl – yaeji

Can’t Say – Travis Scott, Don Toliver

Sorry – Beyoncé

Really Love – D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Hold My Liquor – Kanye West and Chief Keef

Blood on the Leaves – Kanye West

Sky Walker – Miguel, Travis Scott

Black Sheep – Metric

Oui – Jeremih

Starboy – The Weeknd, Daft Punk

Super Rich Kids – Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt

Decks Dark – Radiohead

Sunday – Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean

December 24 – Earl Sweatshirt

I Want It I Need It (Death Heated) – Death Grips

Roman’s Revenge – Nicki Minaj

Your Eyes Are Bleeding – Princess Nokia

Nosetalgia – Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar

If You Know, You Know – Pusha T

1998 – Maxo Kream, Joey Badass

Bickenhead – Cardi B

Bagbak – Vince Staples

Twist My Fingaz – YG

Hercules – Young Thug

Love Galore – SZA, Travis Scott

Tomboy – Princess Nokia

Inanimate Sensation – Death Grips

Bart Simpson – Princess Nokia

Grief – Earl Sweatshirt

Jesus Forgive Me I Am A Thot – JPEGMAFIA

4:44 – Jay Z

Biking – Frank Ocean, Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator

Countdown – Beyoncé

Girl – The Internet, KAYTRANADA

Best American Girl – Mitski 

Self Control – Frank Ocean

Big Beast (Ft. Bun B and T.I.) – Killer Mike

Devil in a New Dress – Kanye West and Rick Ross

Alright – Kendrick Lamar

Everything – G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert

Slide on Me (Remix) – Frank Ocean, Young Thug

Love on Top – Beyoncé

Gone – Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens

Whippin Excursion – Giggs

Trappin Ain’t Dead – Section Boyz

Face Shopping – SOPHIE

Pursuit – Gesaffelstein

Ponyboy – SOPHIE

FEAR – Kendrick Lamar

3500 – Travis Scott, Future, 2 Chainz

Thuggin – Freddie GIbbs and Madlib


Under – Sampha

Them Changes – Thundercat

Giorgio by Moroder – Daft Punk

Final Call – Kamasi Washington

Cellophane – FKA Twigs

Holy Terrain – FKA Twigs and Future

Fuck it, I Love You – Lana Del Rey

Work – Rihanna

Love on The Brain – Rihanna 

Same Ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna

Takyon – Death Grips

I’ve Seen Footage – Death Grips

Die Like  a Rockstar – Danny Brown

Adderall Admiral – Danny Brown

LIFE – Saba

News or Something – Future

Run Me Dry – Bryson Tiller

Rushes To – Frank Ocean

Family Feud – Jay Z, Beyoncé

Brand New Guy – A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q

212 – Azaelia Banks

Drank, Kush, Barz – DJ Rashad and Dj Spin

Yonkers – Tyler, The Creator

House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls – The Weeknd

The Weekend – SZA

Mine – Beyoncé and Drake

Bad Girls – MIA

Hannah Montana – Migos

Again – Young Thug & Gucci Mane

I Serve The Bass – Future 

Jungle – Drake

Unlock The Swag – Rae Sremmurd

Cocoa Butter Kisses – Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and Twista

Wind in My Sails – Earl Sweatshirt

Blunt Blowin – Lil Wayne

New Faces v2 – Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt and  Da$H

Fetti – Playboi Carti, Maxo Kream, Da$H

Multiply – A$AP Rocky

Nice for What – Drake

Like a Farmer (Remix) – Lil Tracy and Lil Uzi Vert

Lean Wit Me – Juice WRLD

Fingers Blue – Smokepurpp and Travis Scott

Key Lime OG – Rico Nasy

Gucci Gucci – Kreayshawn 

Ouu – Young M.A.

LPFJ2 – A$AP Rocky

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