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#1 Hits of the 2010s Quiz

Name the musical acts who recorded a #1 hit in the decade of the 2010s (so far)
Through 2017
Last updated: December 31, 2017
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Year
Song
Artist
2017
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
2017
Rockstar
Post Malone
2017
Bodak Yellow
(Money Moves)
Cardi B
2017
Look What You
Made Me Do
Taylor Swift
2017
Despacito
Luis Fonsi
2017
I'm the One
DJ Khaled
2017
That's What I Like
Bruno Mars
2017
Humble
Kendrick Lamar
2017
Shape of You
Ed Sheeran
2017
Bad and Boujee
Migos
2017
Star Boy
The Weeknd
2016/7
Black Beatles
Rae Sremmurd
2016
Closer
The Chainsmokers
2016
Cheap Thrills
Sia
2016
One Dance
Drake
2016
Can't Stop the Feeling!
Justin Timberlake
2016
Panda
Desiigner
2016
Work
Rihanna
2016
Love Yourself
Justin Bieber
2016
Pillowtalk
Zayn
2016
Sorry
Justin Bieber
2015/6
Hello
Adele
2015
The Hills
The Weeknd
2015
What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber
2015
Can't Feel My Face
The Weeknd
2015
Cheerleader
OMI
2015
Bad Blood
Taylor Swift
2015
See You Again
Wiz Khalifa
2015
Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson
2014/5
Blank Space
Taylor Swift
2014
All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor
2014
Shake it Off
Taylor Swift
2014
Rude
Magic!
2014
Fancy
Iggy Azalea
2014
All of Me
John Legend
2014
Happy
Pharrell Williams
2014
Dark Horse
Katy Perry
2014
Timber
Pitbull
2013/4
The Monster
Eminem
2013
Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus
2013
Royals
Lorde
2013
Roar
Katy Perry
2013
Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke
2013
Can't Hold Us
Macklemore
2013
Just Give Me a Reason
P!nk
2013
When I Was Your Man
Bruno Mars
Year
Song
Artist
2013
Thrift Shop
Macklemore
2013
Harlem Shake
Baauer
2012/3
Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars
2012
Diamonds
Rihanna
2012
One More Night
Maroon 5
2012
We Are Never Ever
Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift
2012
Whistle
Flo Rida
2012
Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
2012
Somebody That I Used
to Know
Gotye
2012
We Are Young
Fun
2012
Part of Me
Katy Perry
2012
Stronger (What Doesn't
Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson
2012
Set Fire to the Rain
Adele
2012
Sexy and I Know It
LMFAO
2011/2
We Found Love
Rihanna
2011
Someone Like You
Adele
2011
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5
2011
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Katy Perry
2011
Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO
2011
Give Me Everything
Pitbull
2011
Rolling in the Deep
Adele
2011
S&M
Rihanna
2011
E.T.
Katy Perry
2011
Born This Way
Lady Gaga
2011
Black and Yellow
Wiz Khalifa
2011
Hold It Against Me
Britney Spears
2010/1
Firework
Katy Perry
2011
Grenade
Bruno Mars
2010
Raise Your Glass
P!nk
2010
Only Girl (In the World)
Rihanna
2010
What's My Name?
Rihanna
2010
We R Who We R
Ke$ha
2010
Like a G6
Far East Movement
2010
Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars
2010
Teenage Dream
Katy Perry
2010
Love the Way You Lie
Eminem
2010
California Gurls
Katy Perry
2010
Not Afraid
Eminem
2010
OMG
Usher
2010
Nothin' on You
B.o.B
2010
Rude Boy
Rihanna
2010
Break Your Heart
Taio Cruz
2010
Imma Be
The Black Eyed Peas
2010
Tik Tok
Ke$ha
+13
level 29
Jan 29, 2013
What a load of utter rubbish.
+3
level 54
Aug 2, 2013
exactly!
+3
level 55
Jun 5, 2014
Moves Like Jagger is the WORST SONG EVER. In fact, most of these songs suck.
+1
level 38
May 11, 2018
I DONT DANCE NOW, I MAKE MOOOOOOOONEY MOOOOOOVES
+1
level 57
Sep 2, 2018
Seriously, listen to #1 hits of any decade. You Light Up My Life. I Will Always Love You. Winchester Cathedral. Ice Ice Baby.
+1
level 43
Oct 30, 2013
I wouldnt have been able to resume my mind better than the way you did.
+7
level 24
Mar 26, 2013
Terrible music.
+12
level 50
Feb 7, 2014
Your opinion, not actual fact.
+6
level 45
Jul 19, 2014
It's actually fact.
+4
level 75
Aug 12, 2014
Sounds pretty factual
+1
level 46
Jan 11, 2015
Agreed
+1
level 56
Jan 12, 2016
with ya
+1
level 54
Jan 12, 2016
Couldn't agree more.
+2
level 57
Jan 4, 2018
Not all my cup of tea, but I'm inclined to think it is in fact not bad. Sure there must be a lot of bad music nowadays just due to the sheer volume of new music, but I find it hard to believe that as opposed to everything else, music is the only thing that has gotten worse with technology. The lyrics maybe, as there is less original stuff to write about, but clearly technology like autotune must be helpful otherwise we'd still just have the good singers at the top of the list, no? People here might not like it, just like old guys watching sports, longing for the the good old days, but that doesn't mean it's worse.
+3
level 26
May 22, 2013
I have to agree. EXCEPT for fun. THEY ARE AMAZING.
+2
level 75
Jan 19, 2014
Yeah, keep dreaming.
+2
level 57
Jan 12, 2016
We are young was awful, thank god Some Nights came out.
+3
level 55
Aug 2, 2013
Wow music has gotten so bad. What ever happened to actually playing instruments and writing lyrics that mean something
+7
level 73
Jan 8, 2014
You're all partially right. Popular music has long been trite fluff, back to the 50s at least, with a few better songs and a few better artists finding mainstream success here and there. Same as today. On the other hand, while bad pop music is nothing new, popular music does tend to be even stupider than ever, and compared to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, pop songs today do have less to say. Even if it's not as big of a difference as some make it out to be. But there is definitely a trend toward focusing more on music that has a beat and is "danceable," along with a trend toward lyrics that are much less subtle and, objectively, just more stupid. Even if it's more of a slight and gradual evolution than the night and day difference some imply.
+4
level 73
Jan 9, 2014
Yeah well auto-tune has been helping out singers who can't sing since 1998, and before that there was lip syncing.
+4
level 67
Jan 12, 2015
Oddly, the first song that was ever auto-tuned was Cher, who absolutely did not need it. Such a shame that it was invented and became a crutch for talentless musicians. The only people I've ever heard that used it for something good are The Key of Awesome.
+4
level 72
Mar 26, 2015
T-Pain can actually sing really well, too (not quite like Cher), but he wouldn't be nearly as rich and famous without his auto-tune.
+4
level 73
Jan 11, 2016
Electronic Dance Music for the 2000s is no different than Disco for the 70s. Dumb lyrics with a beat you can dance to. "Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing, yeah yeah. Show 'em how we do it now..." Not exactly awe inspiring lyrics. This trend isn't new. And amongst all of the EDM, Adele still shines bright above it all showing that people genuinely have an interest in strong vocals and lyrics.
+4
level 66
Jan 4, 2018
lip syncing? what is that?
+1
level 57
Sep 2, 2018
Rap was invented for people who can't sing.
+4
level 17
May 16, 2017
The most meaningful lyrics are definitely to be found in songs like let's get it on and never gonna give you up and not kendrick lamar because he's from the 2010s and those songs are from the 70s and 80s
+1
level 49
Jul 31, 2017
Yer da
+1
level 42
Feb 4, 2018
What happened to the non-lyrical music of the 1800s?
+1
level 48
Jan 8, 2014
Just "Cruz" should be acceptable for "Break Your Heart".
+1
level ∞
Jan 8, 2014
Fixed!
+1
level 50
Feb 7, 2014
24/24 woo :')
+7
level 58
Apr 2, 2014
I only like a few of these but I hate when people say music sucks nowadays. They just don't listen to the right music then.
+2
level 70
May 24, 2014
True...most of this list is fairly forgettable pop or "R n B" aimed at a teenage market (as music has been since the 50s). Hazard a guess to say that you wouldn't hear any of this list on the radio in 5 years There has been some good stuff come out in the past 4 years, but it generally doesn't make the top 10.
+5
level 74
Jan 12, 2016
Every generation has standards that become classics, but there is a lot more music being played today, 24 hours a day. Only a few truly great songs are written each decade. The rest of the time has to be filled with something, which opens the gate to lots of fluff and filler which is chosen to appeal to the market which buys the most music. I'm a child of the '60s and I think that's the best music, and I still play it along with classical, jazz, and classic country. Those of you who are '90s children probably prefer that decade's music. It's just how we define ourselves. I strongly dislike today's music, just as kids of today strongly dislike mine. That's okay.
+1
level 35
Jul 5, 2016
While I agree that not all of the music that comes out is horrible, most of the popular ones tend to be the ones I dislike (and seemingly everyone else)
+1
level 70
Jun 13, 2014
Kimbra is also on Somebody That I Used To Know
+1
level 66
Oct 17, 2014
There are tons of featured artists that didn't get on the list, that's the only one you noticed?
+2
level 52
Jan 13, 2016
Yeah, like Bruno Mars not being the answer for Uptown Funk! I mean, I didn't think he would be the real answer, but still...
+2
level 50
Apr 28, 2017
There is a clear reason why that's the only one he cared about...
+1
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
Because he remembered Kimbra but not Gotye?
+1
level 55
Nov 18, 2014
got 29/29.
+1
level 66
Jan 9, 2015
25/34... almost a waste of time but it's on the front page though.
+1
level 48
Jan 9, 2015
You would think Gangnam Style made it to number 1...
+1
level 75
Jan 12, 2016
To be fair, the fact that the lyrics aren't entirely in English might be the biggest reason for that.
+1
level 52
Jan 13, 2016
According to the Wikigods, Gangnam Style made it to number 1 on the Billboard chart for "Hot Rap Songs," which is kind of inexplicable. Not asking for Quizmaster to rethink the list, though, as I get that it doesn't count.
+1
level 34
Jan 10, 2015
2:18 left
+1
level 67
Jan 12, 2015
My deliberate ignorance of modern pop music caused me to only get 12 answers. But I went through the list afterward and recognized a bunch more artists who I have heard of but didn't think of. The only one I am familiar with that I can stand is Gotye. Eminem used to be okay but I haven't heard anything I like from him in many years now.
+1
level 17
Jan 27, 2015
close one, 5 secs left
+1
level 33
Jun 29, 2015
Some of the duets come up under one artist's name, but not the other. For example, "Timber" comes up for Pitbull, but not Kesha. "Love the Way You Lie" comes up for Eminem, but not Rihanna. I got them, but it'd be nice if that was fixed.
+1
level 75
Jan 12, 2016
Those songs aren't duets. Both Rihanna and Kesha are credited as featured artists.
+3
level 69
Jul 13, 2015
People who hate pop music are super cool.
+2
level 52
Jan 13, 2016
Every night, I cry myself to sleep, trying my hardest to appreciate AC/DC, but still thinking that it just sounds like an old woman spilling hot tea on herself.
+1
level 28
Oct 14, 2015
22/24 dammit wiz and britney
+1
level 55
Jan 12, 2016
Got 35/38
+1
level 56
Jan 12, 2016
bloody hell 6: feeling my (middle) age!
+2
level 42
Jan 12, 2016
Some seriously opinionated folk on here! Don't like the music? Maybe just don't listen and choose a different quiz!
+1
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
But I need my points! Besides, bitching about things we hate is a great way to bond with people.
+1
level 24
Sep 25, 2018
Sure, complaining about things is okay because you're entitled your own opinions, but hating on OTHER PEOPLE for having different opinions is going too far. You may not be able to understand at all, in any way, why we like this music, but in my perspective, listening to it gives me confidence and it makes me happy and no matter how much you PERSONALLY don't understand that, doesn't give you any such higher permission to go and hate on people for having different music taste than you, it doesn't make us stupid, it simply means we're different. That's a fact of life.
+1
level 62
Jan 12, 2016
Taylor Swift is the only talented one up here.
+2
level 75
Jan 12, 2016
Eh.
+3
level 52
Jan 13, 2016
I am hardly a Taylor hater, but... Adele? No talent? lol
+2
level 67
Dec 22, 2016
She's so talented that her rich father had to pay millions of dollars for the record companies to reluctantly sign her
+3
level 17
May 16, 2017
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Adele, Macklemore, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, The Weeknd, John Legend, Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen (e.mo.tion showed talent but in no way am I saying call me maybe is good), Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga all have genuine talent.
+1
level 69
Jan 12, 2016
The hot 100 top pop tunes have sucked regardless of Era. They package it and feed it to teenagers and they wolf it down. And the execs laugh at them all the way to the bank. The artists ( I use the term loosely) wallow in their self importance until their fans grow up and realize how ridiculous they really are.
+1
level 66
Jan 13, 2016
Bring back The Spice Girls! And all other 90s music!
+2
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
The Spice Girls were just as bad as anyone on this list. Worse than some.
+1
level 32
Jan 13, 2016
100% First try I guess most people know the harlem shake but don't know who wrote it
+1
level 34
Jan 14, 2016
This was a great quiz!!!!! i didn't know if they are number ones or not but still great job researching or listening to radio got them all with 2 18!!
+1
level 41
Jan 15, 2016
36/38, update the new #1 is sorry by justin bieber today 1/15/2016
+1
level 58
Feb 1, 2016
No need to update for that.
+1
level 49
Feb 15, 2016
Got them all. US doesn't seem to have many different number ones compared to the UK?
+1
level 75
Jan 17, 2017
Not anymore. Ever since Billboard started tracking data from Nielsen Music, not to mention the addition of streaming data and iTunes sales, songs have been staying on the charts for much longer than songs in the 1960s or 1970s.
+1
level 21
Nov 5, 2016
Spent the entire quiz trying to spell macklemore.. Never would have guessed it had a K.. smh
+1
level 64
Jan 2, 2017
How did a terrible song, used for the stupid mannequin challenge, get to be a top hit? We've seriously hit a low in new good music.
+1
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
There is good music out there, but you won't hear it on top 40 stations. Most of the stuff on this list is mindless junk designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Once every few years a song with a modicum of quality slips onto the list, but those are the exception, not the rule.
+1
level 59
Jan 5, 2017
Surprised there's no Beyonce ?!?
+1
level 75
Jan 4, 2018
Technically, she's there now. Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" made it to #1 thanks to a Beyoncé duet.
+1
level 49
Jan 8, 2018
Beyonce hasn't had a big single since the Halo/ If I were a boy days
+1
level 37
Jan 7, 2017
could not remember the rapper that Bruno did Nothin on you with
+1
level 37
Feb 21, 2017
pls fix, it says "Once Dance" instead of "One Dance".
+1
level ∞
Feb 22, 2017
Fixed
+2
level 21
Apr 14, 2017
so this is what they meant by 'the world will end in 2012'... but hey, a lot of other things have gotten better.
+3
level 50
Apr 28, 2017
OKAY, MUSIC TODAY IS TERRIBLE, WE GET IT. I like some of these songs, don't really like others. Everyone has their own taste in music. But you don't need to use this comments section to boast about your low score because "this generation has such poor taste".
+7
level ∞
Apr 28, 2017
Most people seem to stay stuck in time with the music they liked in their teens and 20s. Pop music has always been awful according to older generations.
+2
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
My tastes actually seem to go backwards. The older I get, the further back I look to discover music that's fresh and interesting to me. At this rate, I'm gonna be one of those weird old people that listens to mostly classical music someday.
+1
level 27
Jan 5, 2018
@kenpo17 I think I'm already there.
+1
level 74
Jan 14, 2018
Yes, the parents of all of Beethoven's friends probably told them, "Turn off that long hair music!"
+1
level 34
Jul 17, 2017
I was in the middle of writing movement when i ran out of time!!..
+2
level 32
Jul 21, 2017
Cue hipsters in the comments trashing every song of the past half century
+1
level 3
Aug 29, 2017
one more night and we are young are the only songs i would listen to. why is music so baddddd
+1
level 56
Sep 19, 2017
Everything after 2011 just goes absolutely terrible. I miss the good old 2000's days.
+1
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
Just roll back everything you said by 10 years and you'd have my comment.
+1
level 51
Oct 28, 2017
Why don't you all stop hating on this music and just do the damn quiz?! We're on a QUIZ site for God's sake.
+1
level 23
Dec 7, 2017
Some of these songs are said to be sung by people who were featured in them, and not the main artist.
+1
level 14
Dec 28, 2017
Hello Quizmaster, this just serves as a little reminder to add 2017's new #1 singles, and thanks for reading this.
+1
level 24
Jan 2, 2018
Where are Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
+1
level 75
Jan 4, 2018
As of this comment, the highest Grande ever got on the US charts was #2, back in 2014. Gomez's highest was #5 and Lovato's was #6.
+1
level 49
Jan 8, 2018
Where they belong, not on this list.
+2
level 66
Jan 4, 2018
Truly atrocious music.
+4
level 57
Jan 4, 2018
Music should stay exactly the way it was when I was young. That was the best music. All music since then is terrible. I don't like that society stops catering to my generation specifically. Boo hoo hoo.
+2
level 67
Jan 4, 2018
I've yet to see a music-based quiz on this site that doesn't have a generous helping of "this isn't real music/this music is rubbish" comments. It's right up there with the whole Turkey/Cyprus Europe vs Asia argument in terms of repetition. Now there's a quiz topic: most common topics of trolling commentary on Jetpunk (just rolls right off the tongue)
+1
level 27
Jan 5, 2018
Where is Imagine Dragons? Anakin... you're breaking my heart...
+1
level 46
Jan 6, 2018
4 top tens but no #1 yet. Radioactive #3, Believer and Thunder #4, Demons #6
+1
level 39
Jan 31, 2018
Could you accept "BEP" as a type in for people too lazy to type out "The Black Eyed Peas"?
+1
level 46
Jul 24, 2018
some people like this kind of music, some people don't. How about instead of hating others for their taste in music, yall get over it and let people live. You're all acting like children just chill
+1
level 24
Sep 25, 2018
PREACH
+1
level 61
Aug 31, 2018
Who are these people? Where are the times when even MTV played music? No wait, that was probably the 90s...
+1
level 24
Sep 25, 2018
Y'all are gonna hate on me so much for this but I wish One Direction was on here, they had a lot of top hits! Also, you guys can say they're just a "stupid pop bubblegum" boyband, but their management completely controlled them and didn't let them write a lot of their earlier music, plus, all their unpopular music is really beautiful and meaningful and much better than the pop hits their management chose for them, they've inspired countless people to love themselves and be themselves, so anyone hating on them may think that people who like them are the shallow stupid people, but in reality, you guys are the shallow ones for assuming and hating without actually knowing. And I think some of their songs should've been on here (yes, I know Pillowtalk was but I don't count that)
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