Best Songs From 2010

Looking for songs that were made in or popular in 2010? Well you’re in the right place, as today we’re going to showcase the best songs from 2010.

Get your playlists ready, there are a number you’ll want to add.

“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Song year: 2010

This beautiful song was Bruno Mars’s first song to reach the charts as a lead singer. The song’s simple lyrics are much like a love poem, and Bruno Mars is telling a great love story. The lyrics of the song attempt to reassure a woman that doesn’t feel beautiful.

The lyrics describe the true love that a man feels for his girlfriend. Mars explains how beautiful she is just the way she is, even if she refuses to believe it herself. The lyrics emphasize everything beautiful about her. When a man is genuinely in love, everything is perfect about their partner.

“Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem (ft.Rihanna)

Song year: 2010

“Love the Way You Lie” is a powerful hip-hop ballad that describes the tumultuous relationship between a man and a woman. This song will resonate with people who have been in abusive relationships. Rihanna’s participation adds a dose of reality, considering the publicity surrounding her relationship with Chris Brown.

The lyrics explore how a couple stays together despite the abuse. One partner is always chasing that moment when things are good. People get used to the abuse and can’t imagine anything else.

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

Song year: 2010

Lady Gaga does not disappoint with this hard look at obsessive love. Gaga sings about a woman who loves how her controlling partner makes her feel. She wants the thrill of his abuse and will do anything for him.

The song describes a woman falling in love with a man she knows is not suitable for her. Her feelings turn into unhealthy obsessions that lead to bad decisions.

This single has sold over 12 million copies, making it an extremely successful single.

“TikTok” by Kesha

Song year: 2010

“Tik Tok” was a massive hit in 2010, and it was Kesha’s breakout song as a solo artist. This song was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 38 straight weeks. “Tik Tok” describes a night of partying with friends, and the younger generation will relate to this song.

Kesha sings about a confident woman having a good time without being ashamed. She describes celebrating life with friends and living life to the fullest. The inspiration for the song came when Kesha woke up after a night of drinking and found herself with many beautiful women and thought she was just like Diddy.

“Baby” by Justin Bieber (ft Ludacris)

Song year: 2010

This song was the most-watched YouTube video in 2010. Music fans either love or hate Justin Beiber, but this song is the highest-selling single in history.

Beiber, a Canadian singer, sings about his frustration about trying to win a girl’s affection, and she is not interested. The lyrics describe a situation that most people can relate to at some point.

“Baby” has an upbeat tempo yet talks about frustration and sadness. The singer feels he has done everything he can, but she chooses someone else, leaving him alone and heartbroken.

“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2010

Katy Perry wants people to remember their first teenage love. That feeling was so euphoric and stress-free. Adolescents dive into relationships without thinking about anything but their emotions, giving in to the moment without considering the consequences.

Most people can relate to this song. They can think back to their first teenage love and remember the intense feelings that come with it. Perry wants people to find that love again, to give their hearts freely like they did when they were teenagers.

“Just a Dream” by Nelly

Song year: 2010

This song is refreshingly mature compared to other singles released by Nelly. “Just a Dream” talks about heartbreak and regret. The singer describes all the things that he should have done. He is thinking about the woman he lost and what he needs to do differently.

He yearns for his love to come back to him. He knows that she will never return, and he regrets everything he didn’t do. The song describes the difficulty of losing a partner, and Nelly sings about how hard it is to move on.

“Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland

Song year: 2010

Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” is a song that will make you smile. The great reggae beats invite listeners to get up and dance, and this song was one of the most requested country dance club songs of 2010.

Listeners will find this song echoing in their heads. You listen to this song once and will find yourself singing it the rest of the day. It is a catchy tune that pokes fun at couples. The video depicts a stalker-like woman that believes her world cannot function without her partner.

“Half of My Heart” by John Mayer (ft. Taylor Swift)

Song year: 2010

“Half of My Heart” hit the charts in May 2010. John Mayer and Taylor Swift sing about a couple realizing that they are not perfect for each other. The singers can only give half of their hearts. They want to keep loving each other but know they must move on.

Listeners will find this song quite different from Mayer’s earlier work. “Half of My Heart” has more pop-rock sound than his other songs, and Mayer’s earlier music focused more on acoustics and blues.

“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

Song year: 2010

You will undoubtedly recognize “Need You Now” by Lady A. This song is one of the greatest country songs of 2010, and it quickly becomes a fan favorite because everyone can relate to its message.

Lady A describes the loneliness that comes with a broken relationship. Everyone can remember reaching for that phone, knowing they will probably regret it the next day. The song can describe any relationship with difficulties; sometimes, it is just impossible to fix them.

“Misery” by Maroon 5

Song year: 2010

“Misery” is a funk-rock song that describes someone having a hard time because they can’t have the person they love. Complicated relationships are a common theme throughout Maroon 5’s songs.

The video for this song goes a step further by showing a woman trying to kill her partner. Adam Levine’s girlfriend plays the woman at the time. She wants to kill him and hurts many others in her crusade. Although the video sends a dark message, he sings it with an upbeat and catchy tempo.

“Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” by Alicia Keys

Song year: 2010

Alicia Keys released this song in 2009, but it found its way onto the charts in 2010. “Try Sleeping With Broken Heart” became one of the most powerful ballads of the year. It describes someone that is trying to get over a failed relationship. They cannot stop thinking about their lover, even though they know they are better off without them.

The video sends a unique message about heartbreak. Even people with superpowers must learn to live with the loneliness of heartbreak.

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Song year: 2010

The song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz is perfect for any celebration. The lyrics describe people out celebrating, and it talks about dancing and having a great time. The song does not mention anything inappropriate, so it is excellent for all ages.

You might recognize this song if you are a fan of the television show The Office. They played it during a holiday party. The song won several awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards for its success on the charts and the internet.

“Not Afraid” by Eminem

"Not Afraid" by Eminem

Song year: 2010

“Not Afraid” was released on April 29, 2010. It was an instant success and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and only a few other songs have managed this in the chart’s history.

This song is very different from Eminem’s usual work. He sends a very positive message about determination and overcoming life’s difficulties. He is vowing never to give up no matter what the challenge. His message is even more touching when you realize that he is recovering from a severe drug addiction.

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry

Song year: 2010

When this song was released, the Band Perry became a household name, and the song shot to the top of almost every music chart. The song makes you think about mortality. If you were to die young, would you have done everything you wanted to do?

The song encourages you to think about life differently. It would be best to make the most of your time because you can run out anytime. You don’t want to have any regrets. Live life to the fullest and love as much as you can.

“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida (ft. David Guetta)

Song year: 2010

Flo Rida released this party song in June 2010. It soon found its way onto the charts and was a commercial success. The idea for the song came from traveling around the world with David Guetta. They perform in different clubs and feel on top of the world.

The music video intends to show the biggest party you can imagine. Flo Rida is rapping in front of a massive crowd at a club. There are a lot of people flashing money and jewelry.

“Nothing on You” by B.o.B (ft. Bruno Mars)

Song year: 2010

“Nothing on You” describes a young man who realizes his days as a player are over. He recognizes that he has made poor choices but has found his soul mate. The singer is reassuring his partner that other women have nothing on her and she is the best. He is no longer interested in looking elsewhere.

The singer is in love and boasts about his partner’s attributes. No woman has touched him the way she does. The singer avoids using overt sexual references that you hear in most hip-hop tunes but instead alludes to Nintendo 64 and paying taxes.

“Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna

Song year: 2010

This successful single is from Rihanna’s fifth album. Rihanna sings about wanting her man to give her all of his attention, and she wants to feel that she is the only one in his life. The song is dance-pop, and Rihanna’s seductive voice tempers the upbeat tempo.

The video is simple but touching nonetheless. Rihanna is filmed alone in an extensive red landscape talking directly to her audience. This video is less racy than some of Rihanna’s earlier videos.

“The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black-Eyed Peas

Song year: 2010

You will recognize the chorus of this song from the theme from the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The singers are encouraging their listeners to celebrate their lives. They declare that everyone should recognize the positives in their lives and not let negativity rule their attitude.

The Black-Eyed Peas are celebrating the most incredible time in their lives. They are touring the world and enjoying their fans. You must remember every moment because you never know when it will end.

“Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus

Song year: 2010

Miley Cyrus sings about the importance of empowerment. Women must stay true to themselves in relationships and never change to fit the mold of what people expect. This song has an upbeat tempo that encourages freedom and self-expression.

The video shows Cyrus trapped in a cage and eventually breaking out. She explains her story of trying to break away from her good-girl image. She wants to be herself. Fans can relate to the video depending on their circumstances.

“Starry-Eyed” by Ellie Goulding

Song year: 2010

Ellie Goulding wrote this song to bring people together and convey a message of happiness. Goulding wanted to sing about the experience of shared euphoria that people have at celebrations. She believed that everyone could relate to this song because everyone craves this intimacy at one time or another.

The video for this song shows Goulding and her boyfriend with stars swirling around them. The message is one of intimacy and happiness.

“Dancing on My Own” by Robyn

Song year: 2010

The fast tempo of this song may fool you, and you may want to get up to dance before you listen to the lyrics. The song describes a woman watching her partner dance with someone new, dancing alone as she sees her ex get with someone else.

The video shows Robyn dancing in a club. Fans can see her anger as she watches her ex dance with someone else. She tries to get his attention but realizes he won’t go home with her.

“Live Like We’re Dying” by Kris Allen

Song year: 2010

“Live Like We’re Dying” took a while to get noticed, but it was incredibly successful when it did. The lyrics are inspirational, and everyone can relate. The song encourages people to live in the moment, forget about regrets, and love the people in their lives. This catchy song will have you tapping your foot while counting your blessings.

The video shows Allen in a junkyard, and he plugs in a countdown clock and sings the lyrics while playing an acoustic guitar and a piano. This song did exceptionally well in the United States, where it went platinum.

“Hey, Soul Sister” by Train

Song year: 2010

“Hey, Soul Sister” is Train’s highest-charting single and is also the most commercially successful song they have ever had. The singer describes his woman as his soulmate; she is perfect for him, and he loves to watch her dance. As you listen to the beat, it’s not hard to imagine people dancing.

The song alludes to African-American culture but still comes down to a man loving a woman. The soul in the title refers to a soulmate.

“Find Your Love” by Drake

Song year: 2010

Canadian rapper Drake released a love song that is unusual for the hip-hop and rap genre. Many fans believe this song is about his ex, Rihanna, and he sings about his desire to have a real relationship instead of a casual one-night stand.

The song comes from his heart and talks about his true feelings. It was initially written for a woman because it had such vulnerable lyrics, and Drake took it on and performed it fearlessly. Men have the same feelings of loss and heartbreak, so he hoped that everyone would be able to relate.

Top Songs From 2010, Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed the best songs from 2010. There is something for every music fan. You can find something for every occasion or when you are just sitting alone thinking about your life. Whether you want to dance or relax with a love ballad, 2010 has it all.

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