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  • luckyONE's Decade-End Charts (2010-2019)

    What we gonna do right here in this thread is go back
    way back, back into time.
    2010 . 2011 . 2012 . 2013 . 2014 . 2015 . 2016 . 2017 . 2018 . 2019 .

    I'm NOT AFRAID to open this thread this early. All I can say about this decade is: TE AMO.
    The 2010s is the current decade that began on January 1, 2010 and will end on December 31, 2019.
    Lots of things happened. I was DANCING ON MY OWN, pressed the REPLAY button a lot of times. Realized I am HUMAN and that I AM NOT A ROBOT. You might think BLAH BLAH BLAH, but I really became who I really am this decade.


    A Decade-End Charts thread for a Decade that has yet to end so early? WHAT THE HELL , you might think. Well, I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH of music and my personal charts. Whilst I prefered playing VIDEO GAMES 10 years ago, music is my passion nowadays. Music is f**kin' perfect. And right here I want to thank everyone who has followed my personal charts thread in the last few years. I will never find SOMEONE LIKE YOU.
    Yes. In the next months, I will update this thread on a regular basis until December.


    My personal charts started back in 2006. I have always been WIDE AWAKE when it came to my personal charts and it has always been important for me to TAKE CARE.
    Many times I realized that I am ADDICTED TO YOU, my charts. You can CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT.
    I started my personal charts in 2006. By the time it was 2010, I already had a Top 40 singles charts and a Top 10 albums chart.


    My charts were here to STAY by the time I started posting here on UKmix. JUST GIVE ME A REASON why I should stop posting them.
    For the last ten years, I spent a lot of time for my personal charts. So WHAT NOW? In 2019, I can present my Decade-End charts. IT'S TIME.
    The first chart issue published on January 1, 2010.
    Unfortunately, I don't have the weekly charts for the chart issues 2010- January 2012. But luckily I have updated my word files for those specific weeks that I have saved on my computer.


    THIS IS HOW WE DO...
    The last chart issue for this decade will be published on December 27, 2019.
    RIGHT HERE you will get the updates of the years 2010 - 2019.
    SAY SOMETHING if you like/dislike anything that I post here. I am HAPPY
    for every single post.



    I will be posting throwbacks to my personal charts in the next few weeks. Actually, it will be throwbacks to the respective years from this decade.
    There won't be any BLANK SPACE. Music has always been REAL LOVE for me. I learned to SHAKE IT OFF if someone doesn't like anything that I like. Negative thoughts shouldn't be ON MY MIND.


    There have been clear favorites for me. This is a SHOUT OUT TO 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 and most likely 2019. HELLO there.
    My favorite three years were 2010, 2012 and 2017. But my favorite album was released in 2011.
    PIECE BY PIECE, I analyzed those years in music... I am so INTO YOU.



    Many #1 songs ... many #1 albums ... some blockbusters in both charts that managed to stay on the charts for a very long time ..ME ENAMORE ... but which will be the #1 album of the decade? And which one will be the #1 song of the decade? Will an artist grab both #1s? Will other artists think ... WHAT ABOUT US? All I need is your ATTENTION.
    I am looking forward to your decade-ends charts as well... it's always nice to see what we have IN COMMON.



    . . . are you READY FOR IT?
    I hope you DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE in this thread. ONLY YOU can make this PERFECT.



    ALL I AM looking forward is starting my decade-ends charts. The actual decade-end charts will be posted once the last chart issue of 2019 is posted. Hope to have you HERE WITH ME. The countdown will probably start in January 2020. Until then, I just keep BREATHIN ...


    index.
    throwback to 2010
    throwback to 2011
    throwback to 2012
    throwback to 2013
    throwback to 2014
    throwback to 2015
    throwback to 2016
    throwback to 2017
    throwback to 2018
    throwback to 2019

    decade end charts
    top songs (top 500)
    top albums (top 250)
    top artists (top 300)
    Last edited by luckyONE; Sat May 11, 2019, 08:43.

  • #2
    Epic opening post! I love it!

    I'll certainly follow this. The 2010s were a solid decade, and I'm excited to work on my own decade-end wrap-up.
    Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
      Epic opening post! I love it!

      I'll certainly follow this. The 2010s were a solid decade, and I'm excited to work on my own decade-end wrap-up.
      thanks a lot!
      I can say I really dig the 2010s. Maybe because it was the first full decade I really was into music. So many good memories. Waiting for certain releases on online forums, almost the entire night just to hear the song at like 4 o'clock in the morning Many important songs. Many new artists that I discovered.
      Cannot wait for the 2020s!

      This here will start pretty soon with 2010.

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      • #4
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        Well, what can I say about the year 2010?
        I turned 16 in February that year and actually it was the first year I really was into discovering lots of new artists, well at least 'new' to me.

        That year, I discovered one of my favorite artists of all time - [B]RIHANNA[/B

        Crazy to think that I used to dislike her. That changed in 2010 when she performed 'Rude Boy' at a German award show (Echo Awards). I bought her 'Rated R' very soon after it - and well that is the beginning of a huge fan story.
        She delivered the entire year - in summer she had huge hits on my personal charts with 'Te Amo', 'Rockstar 101' and 'Love The Way You Lie'.
        In fall 2010 she also had hit after hit - 'Only Girl In The World', 'Who's That Chick', 'What's My Name',...
        Rihanna had the most #1 hits on my personal charts in 2010 - 'Rude Boy', 'Te Amo', 'Love The Way You Lie', 'ONly Girl In The World', 'Who's That Chick'. Two #1 albums as well - 'Rated R' and 'LOUD'. 'Rated R: Remixed' peaked at #2.

        Another artist I really digged in 2010 was KATY PERRY

        Yeah, 2010 is her peak in my books. She really delivered. And her 'Teenage Dream' era was huge on my charts. She hit #1 in 2010 with 'California Gurls' (which was also VERY high on the 2010 Year End Charts!).


        We also saw quite a few artists debuting in 2010 on mainstream music...
        German ESC winner Lena, Marina & The Diamonds, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha (she debuted for me in 2010),...

        #1 hits in 2010
        Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway
        Ke$ha - Tik Tok
        Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
        Rihanna - Rude Boy
        P!nk - Bad Influence
        Lena - Satellite
        Rihanna - Te Amo
        Eminem - Not Afraid
        Alicia Keys - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)
        Katy Perry - California Gurls (ft. Snoop Dogg)
        Eminem - Love The Way You Lie (ft. Eminem)
        Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
        P!nk - Raise Your Glass
        Rihanna - Who's That Chick
        Kelis - Brave
        Take That - The Flood

        #1 albums in 2010
        Leona Lewis - Echo
        Alicia Keys - The Element Of Freedom
        Robbie Williams - Reality Killed The Video Star
        Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D.
        Ke$ha - Animal
        P!nk - Funhouse
        Amy MacDonald - A Curious Thing
        Rihanna - Rated R
        Sade - Soldier Of Love
        Lena - My Cassette Player
        Kelis - Flesh Tone
        Christina Aguilera - Bionic
        Einem - Recovery
        Marina & The Diamonds - The Family Jewels
        Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
        B.o.B. - B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
        Robbie Williams - In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010
        Taylor Swift - Speak Now
        James Blunt - Some Kind Of Trouble
        Rihanna - LOUD
        Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
        P!nk - Greatest Hits... So Far!!!



        So let's see...from 2010 on the DECADE TO DATE CHARTS we have...
        2 songs in the Top 20
        3 songs in the Top 30
        4 songs in the Top 40
        7 songs in the Top 80
        9 songs in the Top 90
        12 songs in the Top 100



        Do I prefer 2011 to 2010? We'll see in my next 'throwback' post

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        • #5
          That opening post is a MASTERPIECE! The way you seamlessly integrated that many different song titles into coherent sentences is beyond brilliant. It also helps that I recognize (and love) most of the tunes you mentioned <3 2010 was the first full calendar year of my chart (which started in October '09), so it holds a pretty special place in my heart too. I also genuinely enjoyed a lot of the Hot 100 No. 1's that year, and the turnover rate in general (especially during the fall, when it cycled through smashes like "Teenage Dream," "Just The Way You Are," "We R Who We R," "What's My Name," "Only Girl (In The World)," "Raise Your Glass," "Firework," and more).

          I love that "Rude Boy" was the song that sold you on Rihanna! I'm still bitter that her team chose to completely skip over "Te Amo" in the States in favor of "Rockstar 101" The shade of only crediting Rihanna on "Who's That Chick" is duly noted Teenage Dream was such a magical era, and something we may never witness again, since album campaigns rarely seem to go 8 singles deep anymore (certainly not with all 8 being as consistently successful as that bunch).
          last.fm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
            That opening post is a MASTERPIECE! The way you seamlessly integrated that many different song titles into coherent sentences is beyond brilliant. It also helps that I recognize (and love) most of the tunes you mentioned <3 2010 was the first full calendar year of my chart (which started in October '09), so it holds a pretty special place in my heart too. I also genuinely enjoyed a lot of the Hot 100 No. 1's that year, and the turnover rate in general (especially during the fall, when it cycled through smashes like "Teenage Dream," "Just The Way You Are," "We R Who We R," "What's My Name," "Only Girl (In The World)," "Raise Your Glass," "Firework," and more).
            Thank you so much!
            2010 was an amazing year in music. Maybe because I have a special connection to it. But it really had some amazing hits, some very good tunes and also many career-defining songs/albums/moments. Seeing the pop girls on top of the charts was so amazing when I think about it now.

            I love that "Rude Boy" was the song that sold you on Rihanna! I'm still bitter that her team chose to completely skip over "Te Amo" in the States in favor of "Rockstar 101" The shade of only crediting Rihanna on "Who's That Chick" is duly noted Teenage Dream was such a magical era, and something we may never witness again, since album campaigns rarely seem to go 8 singles deep anymore (certainly not with all 8 being as consistently successful as that bunch).
            It must have been November or December 2009, I was sitting in my biology classes and two of my class mates talked about the 'new' Rihanna, she is doing ballads now. I heard 'Russian Roulette' on the radio before and kinda thought it was her but didn't believe it.
            You must know, I really disliked her (for no particular reason). But when I think about it, probably because I was a teenager that would defend their favs to death... well in 2008 I even thought Rihanna copies Madonna because she has a song called 'Take A Bow'.
            About three months later, she performed 'Rude Boy' on German television and although looking back, it's not that much of a great performance, I fell in love with the song that evening. Bought the 'Rated R' album very quickly after the performance and what can I say ... it's still one of her very best albums!
            It also helped a lot she was EVERYWHERE in 2010. Collaborating with Eminem on 'Love The Way You Lie', one of the defining songs of 2010, then putting out 'Only Girl In The World' and the entire 'LOUD' era was just so ICONIC. Especially that red hair look. You couldn't escape her. And I'm glad I couldn't, either. She's one of my favs to this day!

            'Teenage Dream' is definitely an era where I can proudly say that I witnessed it. Definitely one of the most iconic eras of the 2010s decade, along with '21' by Adele and a few others!

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            • #7
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              After a VERY strong 2010, maybe I was expecting too much from 2011.
              At first sight, I wouldn't get disappointed. In January, a British singer named ADELE released a new album. I have heard of her before (she already topped my charts in 2007 and 2008) and I thought 'yeah why not checking out her new stuff'. Did I know that she would OWN 2011? Not only on the worldwide charts but also on my personal charts? NOP... So I bought the album's deluxe edition on its release day, only knowing the lead single 'ROLLING IN THE DEEP', which I really adored.
              That album though. THE BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE, I still say that in 2019! It's no secret that ADELE owned my 2011!


              And actually, that's it. I almost cannot say more about 2011 and that shows what I still think of this year, nowadays.
              I did enjoy a few more moments. Rihanna slaying with 'What's My Name', 'S&M' and 'We Found Love'.
              Marina And The Diamonds returning with 'Radioactive'.
              Lana Del Rey debuting on mainstream music scene with 'Video Games'.
              Jennifer Lopez getting international success with 'On The Floor'.

              A few bops like 'PARTY ROCK ANTHEM', 'SEXY AND I KNOW IT', 'MOVES LIKE JAGGER'.

              Overall, unfortunately a pretty weak year compared to my favorite years this decade (but there are 2 weaker years yet to come, actually!)

              #1 hits in 2011
              Katy Perry - Firework
              Rihanna - What's My Name? (ft. Drake)
              Adele - Rolling In The Deep (5 weeks)
              P!nk - F**kin' Perfect
              Adele - Someone Like You (17 weeks)
              Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor (ft. Pitbull)
              Rihanna - Man Down
              Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
              Casper - So Perfect (ft. Marteria)
              Taylor Swift - The Story Of Us
              Marina & The Diamonds - Radioactive
              Rihanna - We Found Love (ft. Calvin Harris)
              Lana Del Rey - Video Games
              Jessie J - Who You Are
              Adele - Rumour Has It

              #1 albums in 2011
              Rihanna - LOUD
              Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
              Adele - 21 (28 weeks!)
              Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby
              Taylor Swift - Speak Now
              Lena - Good Nows
              Take That - Progress(ed)
              Brooke Fraser - Flags
              Milow - North And South
              Casper - XOXO
              ZAZ - ZAZ
              Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
              Aura Dione - Before The Dinosaurs
              Drake - Take Care
              Rihanna - Talk That Talk
              Adele - Live At The Royal Albert Hall


              The highlight of 2011 was ADELE performing my all time favorite song by her on my 17th birthday.



              I mean...

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              • #8
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                Looking back, 2012 was such a defining year for me. Not only musically, but also personally.
                I turned 18, finished school, moved out from home, started studying in an unknown city. Independence. Freedom. Finding myself.
                Not easy but looking back, so happy it happened the way it did!

                Musically it is one of the highlight years of the Decade.
                2012 is my favorite year in music along with 2010 and 2017.

                The year started on a high - Adele still topping the worldwide charts, Lana Del Rey finally releasing her 'Born To Die' record, Madonna performing at the 2012 Super Bowl (my favorite Half Time Show until Katy Perry took that spot)
                Unfortunately, Rihanna got on my nerves as she collaborated with Chris Brown again and I didn't like 'Where Have You Been'. FUN FACT: It's the only Rihanna single that didn't peak in the Top 10 in my charts this decade (so far!).
                But she kind of won me back with her performance at Hackney festival in summer 2012. And then she decided to release her second best song ever : 'Diamonds', only topped 'Stay' which also got released that year.

                Other highlights (looking back):
                - Little Mix releasing their debut album
                - Taylor Swift releasing her best song ('Begin Again')
                - discovering Maroon 5
                - Amy MacDonald releasing her best album (so far)
                - P!nk returning with 'The Truth About Love' which is the longest #1 album on my charts
                - Adele releasing 'Skyfall'
                - Alicia Keys' 'Girl On Fire' album which is criminally underrated

                We got amazing releases throughout the entire year.


                #1 singles in 2012:
                Adele - Rumour Has It
                Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)
                Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
                Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin' (ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)
                Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
                Drake - Take Care (ft. Rihanna)
                Ellie Goulding - Lights
                Marina & The Diamonds - Primadonna
                B.o.B. - So Good
                Amy MacDonald - Slow It Down
                Bruce Springsteen - Rocky Ground
                Maroon 5 - Payphone (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
                P!nk - Blow Me One Last Kiss
                Adele - Turning Tables
                Adele - Skyfall
                Rihanna - Diamonds
                P!nk - Try

                #1 albums in 2012:
                Adele- Live At The Royal Albert Hall
                Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
                Adele - 21 (Grammy's Effect)
                Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
                Madonna - MDNA
                Marina & The Diamonds - Electra Heart
                Amy MacDonald - Life In A Beautiful Light
                Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructible
                P!nk - The Truth About Love
                Robbie Williams - Take The Crown
                Taylor Swift - RED
                Rihanna - UNAPOLOGETIC
                Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
                Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox


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                • #9
                  Interesting that it was Rated R that made you apply for Navy membership. I remember that was an era that the GP were a bit hot and cold on, but "Rude Boy" did seem like the big unifying anthem everyone loved. The big revelation in 2010 for me was Nicki Minaj.

                  There's a pretty blatant omission in your 2011 list of #1 songs, but I'm perhaps just as surprised that Britney didn't top your charts that year!

                  2012 was a pretty crazy year in music for me. Lana was perhaps the year's biggest discovery for me.
                  Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                    Interesting that it was Rated R that made you apply for Navy membership. I remember that was an era that the GP were a bit hot and cold on, but "Rude Boy" did seem like the big unifying anthem everyone loved. The big revelation in 2010 for me was Nicki Minaj.

                    There's a pretty blatant omission in your 2011 list of #1 songs, but I'm perhaps just as surprised that Britney didn't top your charts that year!

                    2012 was a pretty crazy year in music for me. Lana was perhaps the year's biggest discovery for me.
                    Still can remember seeing that 'Rude Boy' performance for the first time. Good times.

                    Never really been into Britney, I do like the Ke$ha / Nicki Minaj remix of 'Till The World Ends' and 'Work B itch', though.

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                    • #11
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                      Looking back at 2013, I can part the year into two halves.
                      The first 8 months were pretty amazing. Having new friends, enjoying the time, partying with them.
                      I don't know what changed in September 2013, but after a trip w/ the people I studied with, I remember when I got home I just cried. And since that day I am not who I was before. Really don't know what happened.

                      Anyway, musically speaking, for the first half of the year , it felt like 2012 because most of the times I listened to 2012 music.
                      2013 is one of my least favorite years in music actually.

                      Looking to my personal charts, 2013 only seemed to start in September, that's when the first song of 2013 topped the charts.

                      I was crazy for P!nk, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.
                      Discovered Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Their debut album is pretty amazing.
                      Later that year, Ellie Goulding was another artist I discovered. The Halcyon Days era was amazing.


                      highlights
                      attending my VERY first concert ever. The Truth About Love Tour by P!nk. I attended her last show in Germany for that tour on May 22, 2013. It felt so unreal to see someone you just know from the internet.
                      attending The Diamonds World Tour. RiRis best tour so far, definitely.
                      attending The Set The World On Fire Tour. Alicia Keys is so amazing. She needs to tour again.

                      #1 singles in 2013
                      Rihanna - Diamonds
                      Rihanna - Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)
                      Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
                      Robbie Williams - Be A Boy
                      P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason (Ft. Nate Ruess)
                      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton)
                      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love (ft. Mary Lambert)
                      Naughty Boy - La La La (ft. Sam Smith)
                      Ellie Goulding - Burn
                      Eminem - Berzerk
                      Eminem - The Monster (ft. Rihanna)

                      #1 albums in 2013:
                      T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head
                      P!nk - The Truth About Love
                      Rihanna - Unapologetic
                      Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
                      Dido - Girl Who Got Away
                      Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
                      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
                      Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers
                      Madonna - MDNA World Tour
                      Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull
                      Justin Timberlake - THe 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
                      Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days
                      Katy Perry - PRISM
                      Lorde - Pure Heroine
                      Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

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                      • #12
                        • It's wild to think back on how utterly MASSIVE "We Found Love" was (basically all over the globe), even after she'd already been consistently scoring big hits for over 6 straight years at that point. I adored the song too, so I definitely didn't mind its success, and it's still my most-played track on last.fm.
                        • Not here for the "Where Have You Been" shade but I agree about her choice to continue collaborating with CB (I bought Unapologetic on CD, but never uploaded "Nobody's Business" to my iTunes library). I also love learning about your all-time-favorites from these artists, since I didn't realize "Stay" and "Diamonds" were your Rihanna Top 2!
                        • Speaking of unexpected faves, same goes for "Begin Again." I appreciate that song too, but it's a little too "real"/hard-hitting for me to re-visit it as often as some of her lighter fare.
                        • A tad sad not to see Carly Rae Jepsen mentioned at all in 2012 She was easily my favorite discovery that year (since I hadn't heard of her until "Call Me Maybe" blew up), and she became one of my absolute favorite "new" artists of the decade.
                        • Ditto for Ari and 2013, but I'm sure she'll pop up here soon enough.
                        • Very cool that P!nk was your first-ever concert! That ties in nicely to the major concert effect she enjoyed on your chart earlier this year.
                        last.fm

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                        • #13
                          No ARTPOP love for 2013?

                          Despite it being a strong year in music, it was a weird year for albums. I remember PRISM being my #1, and me being so bemused by that.

                          Speaking of year-end #1s, "Can't Hold Us" was my year-end #1 song of 2013, so great to see that it also topped your weekly charts.
                          Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                            • It's wild to think back on how utterly MASSIVE "We Found Love" was (basically all over the globe), even after she'd already been consistently scoring big hits for over 6 straight years at that point. I adored the song too, so I definitely didn't mind its success, and it's still my most-played track on last.fm.
                            It still sounds awesome after all these years!

                            • Not here for the "Where Have You Been" shade but I agree about her choice to continue collaborating with CB (I bought Unapologetic on CD, but never uploaded "Nobody's Business" to my iTunes library). I also love learning about your all-time-favorites from these artists, since I didn't realize "Stay" and "Diamonds" were your Rihanna Top 2!
                            Actually, I don't mind 'Nobody's Business', but it's my least fav on 'Unapologetic'.

                            • Speaking of unexpected faves, same goes for "Begin Again." I appreciate that song too, but it's a little too "real"/hard-hitting for me to re-visit it as often as some of her lighter fare.
                            I always see it as a 'light' song, it showed me I can finally say good-bye to someone after I met somebody else. It's full of positive vibes for me, just such an incredible song!

                            • A tad sad not to see Carly Rae Jepsen mentioned at all in 2012 She was easily my favorite discovery that year (since I hadn't heard of her until "Call Me Maybe" blew up), and she became one of my absolute favorite "new" artists of the decade.
                            • Ditto for Ari and 2013, but I'm sure she'll pop up here soon enough.
                            There is a fun story about 'call me maybe' actually, when i started studying in October 2012 and the people I studied with and I went to our first party at university, I went crazy when this song was played, kinda embarassing now that I think about it. However, when this song is on it always brings me back to that party, not too bad!

                            • Very cool that P!nk was your first-ever concert! That ties in nicely to the major concert effect she enjoyed on your chart earlier this year.
                            Another great memory for me, it felt so unreal to see someone you just know from the internet live in person!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                              No ARTPOP love for 2013?

                              Despite it being a strong year in music, it was a weird year for albums. I remember PRISM being my #1, and me being so bemused by that.

                              Speaking of year-end #1s, "Can't Hold Us" was my year-end #1 song of 2013, so great to see that it also topped your weekly charts.
                              I do appreciate 'Applause', her finest song along w/ 'Born This Way'. But never bothered to check out the album, actually.

                              'Can't Hold Us' was just perfect for summer. Really was addicted to it.

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                              • #16
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                                Three videos of songs that I'd say they pretty much remind me of 2014 like no other songs do.

                                For the first few months in 2014, I was suffering from depression and usually it also showed in the music I listened to. Not really like to go back to that time at all, and looking back, 2014 was a good year in music, much better than 2013, but not one of the best from the current decade at all.

                                The best thing to happen to me in 2014 was that I (re-)discovered Lana Del Rey. She released her best album 'Ultraviolence' which she still has to top to this day.
                                I already bought 'Born To Die' on its release date and liked some songs, but wasn't fully sold on her. I didn't buy 'Ultraviolence' on its release date. Actually it was much more of a coincidence, for the first time in months I went to the city to meet a friend. As I had to wait, I went to the local CD store, saw the CD and bought it.
                                When I listened to it for the first time, the record already meant to so much to me. All I did in 2014 actually was listening to this record, well most of the time actually.

                                In the first half of 2014, I listened a lot to Ellie Goulding and Lorde.
                                By the time when summer arrived, I felt a little better and really learned to enjoy life more. I also met my first boyfriend in July 2014.

                                Later that year, I LOVED Kiesza. Her album was amazing. However, I had to go to at least three different shops to find the physical copy of the album. That was the first time I realized, the physical format is maybe coming to an end.
                                More highlights to be found in the #1 singles/#1 albums

                                (don't be surprised to see NO Taylor, but she ruled my 2015...)


                                #1 singles in 2014
                                P!nk - Are We All We Are
                                Katy Perry - Unconditionally
                                Ellie Goulding - Explosions
                                Lorde - Tennis Court
                                Lorde - Team
                                Lily Allen - Hard Out Here
                                Sam Smith - Stay With Me
                                Passenger - Heart's On Fire
                                Calvin Harris - Summer
                                Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
                                You + Me - You And Me
                                Jess Glynne - Right Here
                                Kiesza - Hideaway
                                Charli XCX - Boom Clap
                                Calvin Harris - Blame (ft. John Newman)
                                Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
                                Kiesza - Giant in my Heart
                                Last edited by luckyONE; Fri November 1, 2019, 18:27.

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                                • #17
                                  "Team" is lovely and "Ultraviolence" is certainly a highlight from its parent album, but "Hard Out Here" was a bop with a message, and I'm a sucker for those types of songs. Its video was probably my favourite of 2014.

                                  Super pleased to see "Are We All We Are" topped your chart. That one is an underrated gem. Epic bridge!
                                  Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                    "Team" is lovely and "Ultraviolence" is certainly a highlight from its parent album, but "Hard Out Here" was a bop with a message, and I'm a sucker for those types of songs. Its video was probably my favourite of 2014.

                                    Super pleased to see "Are We All We Are" topped your chart. That one is an underrated gem. Epic bridge!
                                    I was so obsessed with Lorde and Lana in 2014. As far as I remember, you didn't enjoy the 'Ultraviolence' album as much as you enjoyed 'Born To Die', right?

                                    'Hard Out Here' has a great message, it was a huge hit here in Germany (#2 on the Weekly Charts, I think).

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                                    • #19
                                      2015





                                      2015 was a crazy year in music. In a positive way!
                                      I remember being obsessed with 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift in early 2015, I couldn't get it out of my head. Then 'Blank Space' was another song I was obsessed with. And I realized, maybe she's not THAT bad ?! I bought her '1989' album in February 2015 and was OBSESSED with the entire record. Each day, I had a new favorite song. I played the album so much in my car that the CD got scratched. The album helped a lot to gain some confidence, especially 'Bad Blood' was such an important song in 2015 for me as a friendship of mine had ended w/ naughty words. The song just perfectly fitted to the situation.

                                      Then, of course Madonna. Her 'Rebel Heart' album wasn't that good when I listened to it for the first time and it didn't really get better with time. However, she released her strongest single from this Decade: 'Living For Love', her best single since Hung Up, maybe since Music! The performance at the Grammy Awards was stunning.
                                      Unfortunately she butchered the song on the Rebel Heart Tour. That was the first Madonna tour that I had ever attended. For my tenth anniversary of being a Madonna fan, she actually visited my hometown for one night. The concert was everything and more.
                                      Also, the album grew on me a lot when I cut the songs I don't care for. The album itself also includes another amazing song that I would place in the Top 20 of my personal Madonna songs - 'Wash All Over'.

                                      Paloma Faith has been an absolute newcomer to my personal charts in 2015 - as a solo artist. I watched the Brit Awards 2015 live on TV as I waited for Madonna's performance. Paloma Faith performed her song 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' which I had never heard before.
                                      That performance was out of this world. My favorite performance at the Brit Awards this decade, along with 'Someone Like You' by Adele (2011) and 'Shout Out To My Ex' by Little Mix (2017).
                                      I was in a relationship in 2015, but maybe it was a relationship that wasn't THAT good? I don't know but I could relate to the song so much. And still can. Maybe that was the reason I fell in love with the song and why it became one of the biggest songs on my charts in 2015.
                                      It broke the record for the song that had the longest climb to #1 - it didn't peak atop of the charts until its 19th week on the charts. The chart later got broken by another song by a different artist (more to that when we come to that particular year).


                                      Apart from these three artists, I also loved Jess Glynne's work, Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' album and I absolutely loved P!nk's side project "You+Me".


                                      #1 songs in 2015:
                                      Kiesza - Giant In My Heart
                                      Madonna - Living For Love
                                      Labrinth - Jealous
                                      Rihanna - FourFiveSeconds (ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)
                                      Clean Bandit - Real Love (ft. Jess Glynne)
                                      Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
                                      Madonna - Bitch I'm Madonna
                                      Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
                                      Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
                                      Ellie Goulding - On My Mind
                                      Adele - Hello


                                      #1 albums in 2015:
                                      Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman
                                      You+Me - rose ave.
                                      Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
                                      Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
                                      J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
                                      Charli XCX - SUCKER
                                      Imagine Dragons - Smoke+Mirrors
                                      Taylor Swift - 1989
                                      Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece
                                      Madonna - Rebel Heart
                                      Marina & The Diamonds - FROOT
                                      Lena - Crystal Sky
                                      Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction
                                      Bon Jovi - Burning Bridges
                                      Leona Lewis - I Am
                                      Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
                                      Disclosure - Caracal
                                      Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh
                                      Ellie Goulding - Delirium
                                      Adele - 25

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                                        If there was a Golden Raspberry award for a year in music this decade, I'd awards 2016 that particular award.
                                        It's the least interesting year in music for me. Not really albums I looked forward. Lots of bad (hit) songs.
                                        Lots of artists I was interested before but released really bad music that year (e.g. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake).
                                        The album I looked forward to the most was the worst one in her discography so far - Alicia Keys' 'HERE' (still like it).

                                        But now watching the video I posted for 2016, I realized there were quite a few good songs, still.

                                        For the first time in years, Jennifer Lopez as able to get a hit on my charts - 'AIN'T YOUR MAMA' became one of the biggest hits on my charts in 2016 and overall aswell!
                                        One of the most important song for me this decade was also released in 2016 - 'Be As You Are (Jordan XL Remix)' by Mike Posner was there when I desperately needed music like this. Being at an all time low concerning mental health and after a failed relationship, the lyrics were there when actually I needed something like this the most. Forever thankful for that song!

                                        I saw Rihanna's 'ANTi World Tour' in July 2016 and it was one of the best live experiences actually - during the opening number, which happens to be my all time favorite Rihanna song, 'Stay', she passed me by. She was only 1 meter away from me. I will never forget this moment!


                                        #1 songs in 2016:
                                        Adele - Hello
                                        Sigma - Coming Home (ft. Rita OrA)
                                        Rihanna - Work (ft. Drake)
                                        Lana Del Rey - Freak
                                        Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go
                                        Adele - When We Were Young
                                        Taylor Swift - New Romantics
                                        P!nk - Just Like Fire
                                        Alicia Keys - In Common
                                        Rihanna - Kiss It Better
                                        Alicia Keys - Hallelujah
                                        Jennifer Lopez - Ain't Your Mama
                                        Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
                                        Mike Posner - Be As You Are (Jordan XL Remix)
                                        MO - Final Song
                                        Calvin Harris - My Way


                                        #1 albums in 2016:
                                        Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
                                        Adele - 25
                                        Rihanna - ANTi
                                        Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess I've Made
                                        Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece: Remixed
                                        Birdy - Beautiful Lies
                                        Milow - Modern Heart
                                        Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
                                        Roxette - Good Karma
                                        Shawn Mendes - Illuminate
                                        Bruce Springsteen - Chapter And Verse
                                        Alicia Keys - HERE

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                                        • #21
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                                          After a rather depressing year in music, 2017 could only get better, right?!? And oh yes, it did! So many amazing memories with 2017 music, definitely one of the strongest years in music this decade!

                                          So many artists I absolutely love released new music - Amy MacDonald, Shakira, Katy Perry, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, P!nk, Taylor Swift, just to name a few.

                                          Although Katy Perry released her worst album so far in 2017 - 'Witness' - she also released one of her finest songs to date - 'Bon Appetit'.
                                          Biggest surprise of the year was probably that I absolutely fell in love with Shakira. 'El Dorado' is a very strong record and somehow that made me absolutely love her.
                                          Also, I discovered Anne-Marie that year and I am happy about it.
                                          Imagine Dragons released their best album in 2017 - 'EVOLVE' doesn't include one bad song.

                                          Rita Ora broke a record in 2017 - her song 'Your Song' took 23 weeks on the charts until it eventually topped the charts - for one week.

                                          #1 hits in 2017:
                                          The Chainsmokers - All We Know (ft. Phoebe Ryan)
                                          Amy MacDonald - Dream On
                                          Rihanna - Sex With Me
                                          The Chainsmokers - Paris
                                          Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
                                          The Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)
                                          Shakira - Me Enamoré
                                          Imagine Dragons - Thunder
                                          Clean Bandit - Symphony (ft. Clean Bandit)
                                          DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts (ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
                                          P!nk - What About Us
                                          Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
                                          Rita Ora - Your Song
                                          Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
                                          P!nk - Beautiful Trauma


                                          #1 albums in 2017:
                                          Alicia Keys - HERE
                                          Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
                                          Amy MacDonald - Under Stars
                                          The Chainsmokers - Memories... Do Not Open
                                          Linkin Park - One More Light
                                          Shakira - El Dorado
                                          Katy Perry - Witness
                                          Lorde - Melodrama
                                          Imagine Dragons - Evolve
                                          Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1
                                          Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
                                          Amanda - Karussell
                                          Jack Johnson - All The Light Above It Too
                                          Madonna - Rebel Heart Tour
                                          P!nk - Beautiful Trauma
                                          Taylor Swift - reputation

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                                          • #22
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                                            When I think of the past year, these two songs immediately come to my mind.
                                            It's funny, but I was completely obsessed with '2002' last year. And it's not because I was 11 in 2002, and I also didn't get most references in the lyrics nor in the video. I don't really like the song Anne-Marie hints at.
                                            But it has such a big throwback mood, that I absolutely love. Reminds me of a care-free time. The childhood.

                                            Then, Ariana's 'No Tears Left To Cry'. I already liked Ariana before but this song put the final nail in the coffin. Absolutely ADORE it. Ari at her best. The 'Sweetener' album is also my favorite album by her to date and it was the first CD by her that I bought!

                                            In 2018, I (finally) discovered Little Mix' discography. And I am so happy I did! They became one of my favorite artists EVER. I became completely obsessed with them. Luckily, they also released new music in 2018 that I really adore.
                                            Another band I discovered in 2018 were The Carpenters. I had heard of them before, knew 'Goodbye To Love' and 'They Long To Be Close To You', but never checked out an album or a Greatest Hits record by them.
                                            Then I saw the topic on UKmix for their 'Philharmonic Orchestra' album and I immediately thought 'why not having an album by the Carpenters in my collection? I'll just buy it, maybe I like it'.
                                            Little did I know that I would become completely obsessed with them in 2019.

                                            Lots of great artists released new music in 2018: Anne-Marie, Shawn Mendes, Lily Allen, Sugarland, Ariana Grande, Eminem, Sigala, Jess Glynne, Imagine Dragons, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Alessia Cara,...


                                            #1 hits in 2018:
                                            P!nk - Beautiful Trauma
                                            Rita Ora - For You (ft. Liam Payne)
                                            Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
                                            Marshmello - Friends (ft. Anne-Marie)
                                            Anne-Marie - 2002
                                            Sigala - Lullaby (ft. Paloma Faith)
                                            Jess Glynne - I'll Be There
                                            Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry
                                            Jess Glynne - All I Am
                                            Little Mix - Woman Like Me (ft. Nicki Minaj)
                                            Anne-Marie - Perfect
                                            Imagne Dragons - Zero


                                            #1 albums in 2018:
                                            Taylor Swift - reputation
                                            P!nk - Beautiful Trauma
                                            Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life
                                            Anne-Marie - Speak Your Mind
                                            Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
                                            Lily Allen - No Shame
                                            Sugarland - Bigger
                                            Ariana Grande - Sweetener
                                            Eminem - Kamikaze
                                            Sigala - Brighter Days
                                            Jess Glynne - Always In Between
                                            Imagine Dragons - Origins
                                            Little Mix - LM5
                                            Rita Ora - Phoenix
                                            Alessia Cara - The Pains Of Growing
                                            Coldplay - Live In Buenos Aires
                                            Carpenters - With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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                                            • #23
                                              2015 was a weird year in music for me, but interesting that you call "Living for Love" Madge's decade-best single. I prefer "Ghosttown"!

                                              OMG, you were that close to Rihanna? So lucky!!! 2016 was an interesting year in music for me as well. "Ain't Your Mama" is definitely one of J.Lo's finest, and "Be as You Are" is by some margin my favourite Mike Posner song. I'm glad to hear it helped you at a critically low point. It helps to lift my spirits and remind me that I'm enough, which is nice to be reminded of.

                                              I loathe "Bon Appetit". Melodrama was a terrific LP, though!

                                              There are two Sweetener songs I have a burning passion for, and "No Tears Left to Cry" isn't one of them...but it's grown on me a lot this year, and I kinda get why so many people adore it.

                                              Originally posted by luckyONE View Post
                                              I was so obsessed with Lorde and Lana in 2014. As far as I remember, you didn't enjoy the 'Ultraviolence' album as much as you enjoyed 'Born To Die', right?

                                              'Hard Out Here' has a great message, it was a huge hit here in Germany (#2 on the Weekly Charts, I think).
                                              Good memory! Ultraviolence was a huge letdown for me.
                                              Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                                2015 was a weird year in music for me, but interesting that you call "Living for Love" Madge's decade-best single. I prefer "Ghosttown"!

                                                OMG, you were that close to Rihanna? So lucky!!! 2016 was an interesting year in music for me as well. "Ain't Your Mama" is definitely one of J.Lo's finest, and "Be as You Are" is by some margin my favourite Mike Posner song. I'm glad to hear it helped you at a critically low point. It helps to lift my spirits and remind me that I'm enough, which is nice to be reminded of.

                                                I loathe "Bon Appetit". Melodrama was a terrific LP, though!

                                                There are two Sweetener songs I have a burning passion for, and "No Tears Left to Cry" isn't one of them...but it's grown on me a lot this year, and I kinda get why so many people adore it.
                                                Yes, I had watched several videos of the show before attending it myself, so I already knew what the opening number would look like. So I went there early to get a good spot. And it was worth it! This was the first time I ever saw a worlwide star so close! She looked like a wax figure, meant in a positive way. Her beauty is out of this world!



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                                                So now that I finished my throwbacks to 2010 - 2018, I will do a list of 'Songs I slept on... this Decade'. And wow, there are plenty of songs I only got to love a long time after their initial release, therefore they didn't really chart on my weekly charts.


                                                Three songs each post. In no particular order. As of now, I don't know how many songs will make this list.
                                                Some surprises, maybe.


                                                BORN THIS WAY


                                                I've slept on this song until 2018, I guess. I never knew it was such a brilliant pop gem! I really don't care for her as an artist and never check out her (new) music, but I wish I would have embraced this song on my weekly charts. In a rather boring 2011, it would have performed pretty well, I guess. Not #1 though as Adele just was TOO strong that year. This is her best song, at least out of the one's I know, that's for sure.


                                                WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL


                                                might be a surprise, but I never cared for One Direction either, ignored the song way too long, but it's just so cute and so addictive! Wish I would have let them charted with this song, their chart history on my weekly charts was too short - I think 'Steal My Girl' was their first major hit on my charts.


                                                RISE UP


                                                Why has no one told me about this song before. Only discovered it this year and it's one of my most listened song in 2019! So beautiful.







                                                more to come!

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                                                • #25
                                                  "Rise Up" is good, "What Makes You Beautiful" is super sweet and catchy, and "Born This Way" is an anthem!
                                                  Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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