Here’s the full list of Pitchfork’s top 200 songs of the 2010s

October 11, 2019 - Music

A few days ago, Pitchfork released their list of the top 200 songs of the 2010s. No surprise considering that were just a few months away from entering a new decade, and presumably a new era of music. It’s interesting to think about how we define music by a seemingly arbitrary time range when the actual month, day and year itself doesn’t influence the music, it’s more intangible and in flux like the era and influences.

In any case, these lists are always fun to look at, reflect, judge and agree/disagree. It’s especially interesting when it involves Pitchfork and music because it’s certainly going to be given a lot more credibility than say, USA Today’s same list of best songs.

Pitchfork’s Top 200 of the 2010s without the Commentary

For those of you that don’t want to scroll indefinitely through the more than 65,000 word article and want to get down on a list boiled down to the rank, artist, song and year it was released, we’ve done the work for you. Here’s the 200 best songs of the 2010s according to Pitchfork.

Pitchfork's Full List of the 200 Best Songs of 2010s
Rank Artist Song Year
1 Kendrick Lamar Alright 2015
2 Grimes Oblivion 2012
3 Robyn Dancing on My Own 2010
4 Beyoncé Formation 2016
5 Frank Ocean Thinking Bout You 2012
6 Azealia Banks 212 2011
7 Mitski Your Best American Girl 2016
8 Solange Cranes In The Sky 2016
9 Lana Del Rey Video Games 2011
10 Lil Uzi Vert XO TOUR Llif3 2017
11 Bill Callahan Riding For The Feeling 2011
12 Sky Ferreira Everything Is Embarrassing 2012
13 Chief Keef I Don't Like 2012
14 Angel Olsen Shut Up Kiss Me 2016
15 Rihanna Work 2016
16 The 1975 Love It If We Made It 2018
17 Jamie xx Gosh 2015
18 Kanye West Runaway 2010
19 Vampire Weekend Hannah Hunt 2013
20 M83 Midnight City 2011
21 Drake Hold On, We're Going Home 2013
22 ANOHNI Drone Bomb Me 2016
23 Rosalía Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio) 2018
24 Todd Terje Inspector Norse 2012
25 FKA twigs Cellophane 2019
26 Bon Iver Holence 2011
27 M.I.A. Bad Girls 2010
28 Beyoncé Countdown 2011
29 Joanna Newsom Good Intentions Paving Co. 2010
30 Cardi B Bodak Yellow 2017
31 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Round and Round 2010
32 Fiona Apple Every Single Night 2012
33 LCD Soundsystem Dance Yrself Clean 2010
34 Future Islands Seasons (Waiting on You) 2014
35 Rae Sremmurd Black Beatles 2016
36 Carly Rae Jepsen Run Away With Me 2015
37 Jai Paul BTSTU (edit) 2011
38 Kanye West Monster 2010
39 SOPHIE Bipp 2013
40 Frank Ocean Nights 2016
41 Courtney Barnett Avant Gardener 2013
42 SZA The Weekend 2017
43 Lorde The Louvre 2017
44 Big Thief Mary 2017
45 Robyn Call Your Girlfriend 2010
46 The Knife Full Of Fire 2013
47 Tame Impala Let It Happen 2015
48 Ariana Grande Thank U, Next 2018
49 Gyptian Hold Yuh 2010
50 Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 2012
51 Kendrick Lamar Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe 2012
52 Camp Cope The Opener 2017
53 Solange Losing You 2012
54 Disclosure Latch 2012
55 Bat for Lashes Laura 2012
56 Vince Staples Norf Norf 2015
57 Taylor Swift All Too Well 2012
58 Miguel Adorn 2012
59 David Bowie Blackstar 2015
60 Future March Madness 2015
61 EMA California 2011
62 Rihanna We Found Love 2011
63 Bobby Shmurda Hot Nigga 2014
64 Phoebe Bridgers Motion Sickness 2017
65 Drake Worst Behavior 2013
66 King Krule Out Getting Ribs 2010
67 Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn 2018
68 FKA twigs Two Weeks 2014
69 Caribou Can't Do Without You 2014
70 Beach House Zebra 2010
71 Adele Someone Like You 2011
72 Tyler, the Creator Yonkers 2011
73 Perfume Genius Queen 2014
74 Jack Ü Where Are Ü Now 2015
75 DJ Koze Pick Up 2018
76 The National Bloodbuzz Ohio 2010
77 Kanye West Ultralight Beam 2016
78 Jeremih Oui 2015
79 Lana Del Rey The Greatest 2019
80 Blood Orange You're Not Good Enough 2013
81 Cass McCombs County Line 2011
82 Dej Loaf Try Me 2014
83 Deerhunter Desire Lines 2010
84 Kelela Bank Head 2013
85 Charli XCX Track 01 2017
86 Destroyer Chinatown 2011
87 Rich Gang Lifestyle 2014
88 Japandroids Younger Us 2010
89 Frank Ocean Pyramids 2012
90 Blawan Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage 2012
91 Haim The Wire 2013
92 Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares 2012
93 Radiohead True Love Waits 2016
94 Hurray for the Riff Raff Pa'lante 2017
95 Rihanna Bitch Better Have My Money 2015
96 Thundercat Them Changes 2015
97 Snail Mail Pristine 2018
98 D'Angelo & the Vanguard Really Love 2014
99 Mac DeMarco Ode to Victory 2012
100 Jamie xx I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) 2015
101 TNGHT Higher Ground 2012
102 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 2010
103 Erykah Badu Hello 2015
104 Amen Dunes Miki Dora 2018
105 Kendrick Lamar DNA. 2017
106 Christine and the Queens Titled 2015
107 Fetty Wap Trap Queen 2014
108 Girlpool Before the World Was Big 2015
109 Drake Nice for What 2018
110 Chairlift I Belong In Your Arms 2012
111 A$AP Ferg Shabba 2013
112 Paramore Ain't It Fun 2013
113 Jenny Hval Conceptual Romance 2016
114 Daft Punk Get Lucky 2013
115 The Weeknd The Morning 2011
116 Burial Kindred 2016
117 Usher Climax 2012
118 Travis Scott Sicko Mode 2018
119 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues 2011
120 Justin Bieber Sorry 2015
121 DJ Rashad Feelin 2013
122 Playboi Carti Magnolia 2017
123 Clairo Bags 2019
124 Nicki Minaj Super Bass 2010
125 Likke Li I Follow Rivers 2011
126 Ciara Ride 2010
127 James Blake CMYK 2010
128 Young Thug Danny Glover 2013
129 Lorde Royals 2013
130 A$AP Rocky Peso 2011
131 Chromatics Kill for Love 2012
132 Kurt Vile Baby's Arms 2011
133 Future Mask Off 2017
134 Kamasi Washington Truth 2017
135 Robyn Honey 2018
136 CupcakKe Duck Duck Goose 2018
137 Yaeji Drink I'm Sippin On 2017
138 Drake Hotline Blink 2015
139 Iceage The Lord's Favorite 2014
140 Rae Sremmurd No Type 2014
141 Gil Scott-Heron New York Is Killing Me 2010
142 Rihanna Needed Me 2016
143 Rick Ross B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast) 2010
144 Spoon Inside Out 2014
145 Charli XCX Gone 2019
146 Gunna Sold Out Dates 2018
147 Ella Mai Boo'd Up 2018
148 GoldLink Crew 2017
149 Björk Stonemilker 2015
150 Nicki Minaj Beez in the Trap 2012
151 Gangang Dance Glass Jar 2011
152 Miley Cirus Wrecking Ball 2013
153 Danny Brown 30 2011
154 Japanese Breakfast Everybody Want to Love You 2016
155 Kanye West Blood on the Leaves 2013
156 Girl Unit Wut 2010
157 Beyoncé 1+1 2011
158 Waka Flocka Flame Hard in da Paint 2010
159 Katy B Katy on a Mission 2010
160 Odd Future Oldie 2012
161 Vybz Kartel Clarks 2010
162 Chance the Rapper No Problem 2016
163 Davido Fall 2017
164 Andrés New for U 2012
165 Jessica Pratt Back, Baby 2014
166 Bad Bunny Caro 2018
167 Tinashe 2 On 2014
168 King Rule Dum Surfer 2017
169 St.Vincent New York 2017
170 Lil Peep Kiss 2016
171 Adele Rolling in the Deep 2011
172 Sleep Marijuanaut's Theme 2018
173 DJ Khaled I'm on One 2011
174 Florence and The Machine Shake It Out 2011
175 Nicki Minaj Come on a Cone 2012
176 Sampha (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano 2017
177 A Tribe Called Quest The Space Program 2016
178 The 1975 The Sound 2016
179 Rich Kidz My Life 2012
180 Sons of Kemet My Queen is Harriet Tubman 2018
181 Migos Bad and Boujee 2016
182 Beyoncé XO 2013
183 Young M.A OOOUUU 2016
184 Frank Ocean Chanel 2017
185 Sharon Van Etten Seventeen 2019
186 Skepta Shutdown 2015
187 Thom Yorke Dawn Chorus 2019
188 Future Incredible 2017
189 J Balvil / Willy William Mi Gente (Remix) 2017
190 Ty Dolla $ign Paranoid 2013
191 Rico Nasty Smack a Bitch 2018
192 Tame Impala Feels Like We Only Go Backwards 2012
193 Nilüfer Yanya Baby Luv 2017
194 Lil B Wonton Soup 2010
195 Cloud Nothings I'm Not Part of Me 2014
196 John Maus Believer 2011
197 Icona Pop I Love It 2012
198 Dvsn The Line 2016
199 Stormzy Big for Your Boots 2017
200 Avicii Levels 2011

With 200 songs, there’s a diverse mix of all genres of music spread across the decade. The artists that showed up the most on the list? It was the decade defined by hip hop pop artists with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake and Frank Ocean each having four songs each in the top 200.

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