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The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2010s

Lauren Dukoff
Adele

In honor of Billboard magazine's 120th anniversary on Nov. 1, we're revealing the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from each decade since the 1960s (for a total of 120 songs).

The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s

In the 2010s (so far), a handful of acts have provided some of the biggest hits: four artsits, in fact, account for eight of the decade's top 20 Billboard Hot 100 smashes. Katy Perry, Adele, LMFAO, and Maroon 5 each have a pair of hits as lead acts. Pharrell deserves mention too, since he has one hit as a lead, "Happy," and another as featured on "Blurred Lines."

The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1990s

After rap showed a big presence in the top 20 during the '00s, the genre has played less of a role in the megahits so far this decade. The only lead rap act with a hit on the list is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. T.I., Kanye West, and Juicy J sneak onto the list via guest features. (T.I. and West both showed as lead artists on the '00s decade-end chart.)

The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2000s

Like rap, R&B's presence on the charts has diminished. Pop acts like Maroon 5, Katy Perry, LMFAO, and Carly Rae Jepsen controlled the charts.

Check out the Spotify playlist of the top 20 below and read on to see when each hit peaked. Don't miss the top 20 from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and '00s.


1. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: July 16, 2011

2. "We Found Love" - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: November 12, 2011

3. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: April 28, 2012

4. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: May 21, 2011

5. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: June 22, 2013

6. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: June 23, 2012

7. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: March 8, 2014

8. "Royals" - Lorde
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: October 12, 2013

9. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: February 8, 2014

10. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: September 10, 2011

11. "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: October 2, 2010

12. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: February 2, 2013

13. "One More Night" - Maroon 5
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: September 29, 2012

14. "All Of Me" - John Legend
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: May 17, 2014

15. "We Are Young" - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: March 17, 2012

16. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
Hot 100 Peak Position: 2, Peak Date: January 18, 2014

17. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
Hot 100 Peak Position: 3, Peak Date: July 6, 2013

18. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: January 7, 2012

19. "Someone Like You" - Adele
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: September 17, 2011

20. "E.T." - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: April 9, 2011

This top Billboard Hot 100 songs of each decade is ranked based on each title's performance on the Hot 100 through the chart dated Nov. 1, 2014. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits across multiple decades, time frames are weighted to account for fluctuating chart turnover rates due to different methodologies utilized.


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