Editors' Notes The only rule for pop in the ‘10s? Trusting your instincts can do wonders for your star power. Take Lady Gaga, who shape-shifted from hard-edged diva to big-voiced balladeer multiple times during the decade, or Ariana Grande, who kept fans guessing with surprise drops and coded lyrics. The 2010s were a wild time on the charts, with pop divas, hip-hop stars, and guitar-strumming crooners all making their own way to the top. Adele belted her way through heartbreak and triumph; Drake got in his feelings over street-sourced beats; Taylor Swift shared her innermost thoughts with millions; and Shawn Mendes made the leap from viral-video star to world-conquering pop icon. Groups hit it big, too, whether they were singing in sweet harmony like the boy banders of One Direction or revamping themselves alongside the times like the soul-poppers in Maroon 5.

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ALBUM
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
6:09
 
New Rules
3:29
 
Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
3:40
 
Rude Boy
3:42
 
Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
3:34
 
Style
3:51
 
thank u, next
3:27
 
We Can't Stop
3:51
 
Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)
3:05
 
Rolling In the Deep
21
3:48
 
Story of My Life
4:05
 
Truth Hurts
2:53
 
That’s What I Like
3:26
 
Hold Up
3:41
 
Better Now
3:51
 
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love (feat. Pitbull)
3:40
 
bad guy
3:14
 
Super Bass
3:20
 
Hotline Bling
4:27
 
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
3:47
 
Cool for the Summer
3:34
 
Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
2:37
 
Shape of You
3:53
 
Havana (feat. Young Thug)
3:37
 
Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais) [Cedric Gervais Remix]
3:34
 
3:35
 
Boo'd Up
4:16
 
Try
4:07
 
Budapest
3:20
 
Shut Up and Dance
3:19
 
Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)
3:19
 
Call Me Maybe
3:13
 
High Hopes
3:10
 
3:04
 
Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber) [Remix]
3:50
 
Talk
3:17
 
Royals
3:10
 
Treat You Better
3:07
 
Wake Me Up
4:09
 
This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)
3:41
 
The Edge of Glory
5:21
 
I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)
2:37
 
Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")
3:52
 
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!
3:57
 
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
4:29
 
Till the World Ends
3:57
 
Alone Together
3:23
 
Something Just Like This
4:07
 
Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B)
3:55
 
no tears left to cry
3:25
 
Young Dumb & Broke
3:22
 
What Do You Mean?
3:25
 
Chandelier
3:36
 
I Like It (feat. Pitbull)
3:51
 
Wrecking Ball
3:41
 
Teenage Dream
3:47
 
Countdown
3:33
 
Blank Space
3:51
 
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) [Radio Edit]
3:00
 
Boom Clap
2:49
 
Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
4:00
 
Someone Like You
21
4:45
 
In My Blood
3:31
 
Titanium (feat. Sia)
4:05
 
Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera) [Studio Recording From The Voice Performance]
3:21
 
GDFR (feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas)
3:10
 
4:13
 
Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
4:02
 
Habits (Stay High)
3:29
 
Sit Next to Me (Stereotypes Remix)
3:10
 
Cooler Than Me (Single Mix)
3:33
 
I Like Me Better
3:17
 
Cups (When I'm Gone) [From "Pitch Perfect"]
2:06
 
Pompeii
3:34
 
Don't
3:39
 
Sober Up (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
3:38
 
Delicate
3:52
 
Praying
3:50
 
Adorn
3:13
 
All of Me
4:29
 
Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
25
3:43
 
Lost in Japan (Remix)
3:21
 
3:20
 
Save You Tonight
3:25
 
Ni**as in Paris
3:39
 
Let It Go
3:44
 
3:01
 
3:51
 
Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty)
3:45
 
Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
3:29
 
Fireball (feat. John Ryan)
3:56
 
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
3:41
 
Need You Now
4:37
 
Best Day of My Life (Acoustic)
3:15
 
Nice For What
3:30
 
Levels (Bonus Track)
2:47
 
3:22
 
Turn Down for What
3:33
 
Sweet but Psycho
3:07
 
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
3:35
 

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