Another decade has come and gone, giving us an excuse to look back at the songs that defined the last 10 years. We've gone back through the '10s to rank our favourite singles from to Are your top choices in our list? Here goes Danish pop band Lukas Graham became a one-hit-wonder in the UK in , when this reflective track reached number one. Singer Lukas Forchhammer described the song as being about his life up to that point, and what he hopes to achieve in the future. He said the reason the lyrics only go as far as the age of 60, is because his father died at 61, and he needed to "pass it to believe it. You just couldn't escape this song in or even now after Frozen 2 came out , sung by the "wickedly talented" as John Travolta would say Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel. The song helped Queen Elsa embrace her abilities and escape her self-imposed shackles, and became a metaphor for anyone feeling restricted in their own life.
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This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held during the s. The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs of the United States. Published by Billboard magazine, the data are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, airplay , and, since , streaming. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public every Tuesday in Billboard magazine and on its website. Each chart is dated with the "week-ending" date of the Saturday four days later. Before , the gap between the chart date and the date of its release was one week longer,  and prior to the July 25, issue, the chart was released every Thursday. The following artists achieved three or more number-one singles during the s. A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration. The following artists were featured at the top of the Hot for the highest cumulative number of weeks during the s. Some totals include in part or in whole weeks spent at number one as part of a collaboration.
With the year nearly drawing to a close, there's no better way to celebrate the past decade than to take a look back on all the things that happened from to — including, of course, in the music world. There's no doubt that the s were massive, musically. We enjoyed more viral music videos and internet meme songs than ever before — but if we consider all of the songs that have been released from to now, we can probably say that there are some tracks more memorable than others. From Carly Rae Jepsen's addictive "Call Me Maybe" to the more recent "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, these top songs of the s have truly become representative of this decade, helping define and shape the musical landscape in the s and most likely being remembered for tens of years to come. So to celebrate the true whirlwind that has been this past decade in music, we've rounded up 28 of the best songs that have defined the s — so we can totally ring in the New Year by jamming to all the decade's biggest hits. The rock world may not have had the biggest decade, but there was a time when this song seemed to be everywhere.