It might sound obvious, but Firepower’s brilliance lay in its songs. Typical: you wait years for a new Kate Bush album, then in 2011 two came along at once. By Classic Rock (Classic Rock) 18 December 2019. The way he ranks 4th among the top sellers of the decade is simply incredible. var cx = 'partner-pub-3868619518247857:4666236348'; Can you make a list of the 10 best sellers in the USA of the 2010s? 6. April 10, 2010: 1 "Resistance" ↑ Muse: April 17, 2010: 1 "Between the Lines" Stone Temple Pilots: April 24, 2010: 3 "Lay Me Down" The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Ramirez: May 15, 2010: 11 "This Is War" Thirty Seconds to Mars: July 31, 2010: 1 "In One Ear" Cage the Elephant: August 7, 2010: 4 " The Catalyst" Linkin Park: September 4, 2010: 4 "Animal" Neon Trees: October 2, 2010 He is most recognized for the success of his albums though with ÷ (Divide) and x (Multiply) moving way past 20 million units, 2 of the only 4 albums which did it during the 2010s. It’s not because of how their sales are achieved, which in itself questions a lot the validity of their numbers, nor because of some dramatic morals of the Japanese’s society that the group highlights, but simply because they are not an “artist”. Thankfully, 50 Words For Snow was a more supple and experimental affair, with a contemporary chamber-pop sound grounded in crisp piano, minimal percussion and light-touch electronics. Yet, he turns everything he touches into gold. 9. Would love your thoughts, please comment. As recently as 3 years ago though their sales wouldn’t have put them in the top 100 of the decade. One Direction The Canadian idol owns 6 of the top 45 tracks of all-time on Spotify, and his comeback is getting closer than ever. Foo Fighters followed theirs with a record that sounded like another Greatest Hits album. For all the seriousness, there was Tool humour at play, too. Another rock band ranks 15th, Imagine Dragons confirmed their super successful album with a string of hits in recent years. Then in 2010 their mountain of a mainman Josh Homme briefly died on the operating table during routine surgery and was revived with a fresh perspective on his life and music.Â, The subsequent sixth album, several years delayed by the mojo-losing effects of Homme’s months of recovery, was wracked with vulnerability, insecurity, pained defiance and pleas for direction, protection and the comfort of loved ones. ‘If life is but a dream then wake me,’ Homme growled on ominous, pounding opener Keep Your Eyes Peeled, before announcing on sultry piano ballad The Vampyre Of Time And Memory, ‘I want God to come and take me home.’. Then the music changed mood and a beautiful pop ballad emerged from the maelstrom, an elegy about death and renewal, and fallen angels. In a strange way, the Foo Fighters had become the people’s rock band by 2011 – a group who united casual music fans with obsessives who could tell you the middle names of everyone who ever played with Thin Lizzy. In fact Little Mix don’t qualify for this list. Erase. With a mere 2 albums, basically no collaboration, close to no orphan project, she holds off the stiff competition. Bush’s previous original album, Aerial in 2005, was rapturously received but leaned dangerously far into overly polished, Peter Gabriel-style ambi-rock maturity. On Rush’s 20th album this was used, as the drummer put it, to “tell a story set in an alternate timeline, with alchemy, clockwork, and steampunkery”.Â. Having been deeply absorbed by popular culture, 50 years in, Rush have reaped the rewards for being themselves. "It’s an extraordinary album, a fantastic ending to his career, and it could have been the start of fresh adventures for him, but it’s a wonderful legacy to leave because it was completely uncompromising and idealistic and very beautiful at the same time," Tim Bowness told us of Blackstar – his favourite album of the last decade. Top 100 Rock & Roll Songs in 2010. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more. It was often a bumpy ride. Click the red rock chart peak to find the chart where the song peaked. The myth and majesty of Queens Of The Stone Age was always in their immortality. Elton John duetted warmly on Snowed In At Wheeler Street, a soulful fairy tale of New York, while Stephen Fry shared the title track, a whimsical Floydian folly and arguably the only failed experiment here. It was a heady theme, and Rush cranked up their nonpareil power trio smarts to set it to some of their toughest music. The young icon is climbing up the ladder extremely fast and nobody knows where her limit is. MJ is more recent and does much better than both of them in DLs and just as well as the Beatles in streams. Join us all month long as we celebrate the best music, film, and television of the decade.Yesterday, we shared the Top 100 Songs of the 2010s.Today, we continue with the Top 25 Rock … Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Zealand Rock, Post-Grunge Birds of Passage 2010s Sign up below to get the latest from Classic Rock, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Classic Rock Erase. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was a solid success as well, while Revival and Kamikaze kept illustrating his relevancy more than 20 years into the game. Rihanna But their rejuvenating effects made this the most rounded and melodic QOTSA album in a decade, a triumph snatched from the mortuary doors. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. Their last album is performing poorly, but before that their decade was truly impressive. It sold over 18 million units, the 8th largest selling era of the decade. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. So, are you ready to see a countdown of the best selling artists of the 2010s? Wilson was “completely spellbound” by Dreams Of A Life, the 2011 drama-documentary about the tragic death of Joyce Vincent – an attractive, popular and ostensibly successful 38-year-old woman who died alone, and whose decomposing body was discovered, in January 2006, beside the flickering light of a still-functioning television in a North London bedsit, having lain there for more than two years. Neil Peart’s story for Clockwork Angels percolated through many literary seams, notably steampunk. To her fans, skip this article. Abstract ruminations on death and mourning became the clear sound of a man grappling with the fact he, himself, was dying. })(); Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. As solo artists, they are facing some up and downs, but the place of the group is already safe in the history of the music industry, in fact they have been the most successful band of the decade. ‘Dreams can be so cruel sometimes/I dreamt I kissed your crying eyes’ came the song’s opening couplet, before its sombre refrain ‘Baby shoes, for sale, never worn’.Â. This includes physical albums and singles, downloads of albums and tracks, ringtones, music videos and audio and video streams. Insights into the most popular and successful artists of the 2010s, based on Billboard’s charts. Unstoppable. He made it big in the US in 2014 only, and turned truly global in 2017, which makes these numbers even more impressive. If the early 00s were about a rock renaissance, the 2010s were about peak poptimism. No other band on this list sounds like this. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. K-Pop monsters BTS came out of nowhere to be responsible of what may be the biggest shocker in the history of the music industry. His concerns about the band were thrown into sharp perspective.Â, That second album became an honest, potent response to trauma – but one which, perhaps surprisingly, unearthed hope in the depths of its grief. It was a great decade for songs that … Then tragedy engulfed vocalist Joe Talbot when he lost his baby daughter. But its biggest trick was still to come. Since its release, Wasting Light might just have come closest to becoming Foo Fighters' true classic album. (Classic Rock) 18 December 2019, As the 2010s reach their end, we present the 50 best rock albums the decade had to offer, as voted for by you guys, While Sabbath remain the genre’s undisputed originators, Judas Priest have contributed more than any other band to heavy metal’s sound, visuals, vocabulary and culture over the last four decades.Â. gcse.async = true; (function() { Instead, they made their best album in 25 years. Cannot. Jefferson Airplane, a rock band based in San Francisco, California, was one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. It moved over 17 million units to make it the 9th strongest record of the decade. David Guetta scored tons of hits for many years, amassing nearly 25 million CSPC units from his 2010s material. The past ten years have been some of rock’s most fruitful, with bands old and new pushing the genre in … 2. There are very few words to describe the level of success that Ed Sheeran has been enjoying lately. These cookies do not store any personal information. With Blackstar, Bowie went deeper, making his most adventurous and uncompromising album since his classic run of Brian Eno collaborations. By the time 2018 arrived, they could have justifiably joined contemporaries in plundering the nostalgia circuit. Cryin' Like A Bitch! gcse.src = 'https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=' + cx; The interlude that closed the album, Mockingbeat, featured chirping birds and recalled the crickets at the end of first album Undertow. Learn how your comment data is processed. Artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry were very popular and chart-topping pop songs this decade include Kesha's "Tik Tok", Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me", Bruno Mars's "Just the Way You Are", Katy Perry's "Firework", Lady Gaga's "Born This Way", Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Rihanna's "We Found Love", Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", Justin Bieber's " The man has nearly 40 billion streams on Spotify alone. Play on Spotify He was a teenager when he debuted 10 years ago, after a lot of hype his album Believe was seen as a flop and since then he only released one LP, Purpose in 2015. Listen to Top 100 Rock Songs of 2000s by Billboard in full in the Spotify app. Please refresh the page and try again. 50 Word For Snow's compositions – none below seven minutes long – unravelled into billowing jazz-rock soundscapes interwoven with fragmentary narratives delivered in a range of voices, from shrill trilling to Laurie Anderson-style cooing. That is a very great list and it shows who were the most popular artists of the decade . Aged 38, she is the oldest female from the top 20, a trademark of her enduring appeal. It’s hard to point out a signature song from him, he has just too many top hits. The cut was at 25 million equivalent album sales (not equivalent singles sales). Ed Sheeran, Eminem, BTS, Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adele, One Direction Lead-off single Danny Nedelko was a celebration of the support that can be found within communities, and owed a debt to Sham 69 with its raucous football chant chorus. Never Fight A Man With A Perm, Gram Rock and Samaritans each challenged suffocating stereotypes of modern masculinity, set to a soundtrack of taught, infectious post-punk.Â, Then there was June. A list of the best rock songs of 2010 including Soundgarden, Linkin Park, Chevelle, Stone Temple Pilots and more. Well how about some of the best rock music ever recorded! This is enough to edge out of the list American rapper Kanye West. With a second chance at life came a fresh urgency to grasp its possibilities. var gcse = document.createElement('script'); This album was a heart-breaking but jubilant exploration of joy, honesty, fragility and expression as our most powerful means of human resistance. There is a list where Elvis and the Beatles are in TOP10 of the decade, I mean wtf…. Just like the previous ones, it was huge. 2007’s Snakes & Arrows was a convincing musical statement, with new producer Nick Raskulinecz encouraging the band to take chances and reconnect with their essence as a progressive rock band. Their debut Up All Night is among the top 20 albums of the decade, and incredibly continues to do wonders in streaming, as does everything they issued. It topped the charts globally, earning the legendary rock recluse his first UK No.1 in 20 years, and helped make the David Bowie Is… exhibition a worldwide blockbuster. The past decade has seen the rise of a new pop aristocracy. Music industry – One step closer to being accurate. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. It was a tour de force of experimental music making, from the lyrical to the lacerating, with passages that enchanted and others that singed the synapses. Drake So, leaning on a host of rock pals for support (Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, estranged ex-bassist Nick Oliveri and Elton John), Homme varied his songbook to take in the insurrectionist poetry of If I Had A Tail, the psychedelic ventilator burbles of Kalopsia, the Muse squelches of Smooth Sailing and a beefed-up take on Blur’s Coffee And TV called I Sat By The Ocean. Featuring top rock songs you might've forgotten about and some you haven't, this list of 2010s rock hits includes the most popular music from some of the biggest rock artists today. As discussed previously in this list, Bowie’s 2013 comeback album The Next Day was as much a testament to brilliant marketing as musical skill, arriving from nowhere after a decade of silence, secrecy and sinister rumours. In the songs’ list, she owns 6 of the 20 biggest songs of the decade, including the #1, #2, #3 and #6, with Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Hello, and Set Fire To The Rain, respectively. Why are you leaving Michael Jackson out of everything? Two more female US singers are listed at 12 and 13 among the highest selling artists of the decade globally, although in completely different styles. Against Me! The numbers here are based on the artists’ original material released this decade only, not catalog sales of their older material. The 2nd biggest artist overall, he is the biggest male act of the 2010s. Yes – that good. Rate your favorite albums to have your say in this list of the top user rated albums. Blessed with beautiful clean lines and a refrain that ‘Sometimes you have to be wary of the miracle too good to be true’, The Wreckers was accessible, with a light, major-key simplicity (not bad for a song inspired by pirates who deliberately ran ships aground).Â, Marvel at Clockwork Angels for one or all of its many levels: its literary depth and steampunk cool; its creators’ unity of purpose and preternatural musical sense; its lip-curling rock grooves and girthy production.Â, In the blue sky of their creative Indian summer, and with a cultural tailwind behind them, Rush channelled the impulse that made them so special all along on a modern progressive album which sat right up there in their canon.Â, Current page: Most strikingly, instead of revisiting her 1970s prog-pop roots, Bush tapped a 21st century vein of pastoral Englishness that chimed with avant-folk excursions by PJ Harvey and Radiohead. Whether the influence was direct or not, when punk/emo bands in the 2010s started making indie, art rock, post-rock, and shoegaze records, … Homme’s contributors were generally buried beneath his reborn sandstorm rock, although Elton emerging from the swarm of blustery demons on Fairweather Friend to howl the title was a moment of unintentional comedy. Since Rob Halford’s return to the fold in 1999 not everything they have released has raised the rafters. That’s billions and billions hours listening to his music. They got huge instantly and remained huge to the last minute. as a concept: First Regret, a ballad, opened with the sound of children’s laughter, the sort of banal hubbub that would have been heard outside Vincent’s flat; Ascendent Here On… was the elegiacal closer, featuring plangent piano chords and a boy choir. The title 'Fear Inoculum’ indicates vaccinating yourself against fear, and Tool said it was a message to themselves to ignore critics, especially given the weight of expectation that had built up around this record – their first in 13 years. The album was book-ended by two two-minute instrumentals, heightening the impression of Hand. Pop/Rock, International, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Central European Traditions, German Bethlehem 1990s - 2010s Her switch to pure pop music succeeded better than anyone could have hoped. The former, about a ‘warrior struggling to remain relevant’ – make of that what you will, given their recorded absence – was the closest thing to a conventional single, though it confused with its multiple false endings.Â. That’s why it takes you a lot of appeal to remain on top and why this list is made of the truly biggest artists in the World…. It might have been long (running to 86 minutes) but it was – and still is – a worthy investment of your time. Only sales of material that first came out in the 2010s is factored in. Blackstar began with its title track, a 10-minute mini-symphony of shifting movements and Middle Eastern melodies cloaked in jazzy electronica and muscular beats. He scores nearly 40 million units with his 2010s material only. But in just the past decade, their mainstream status has noticeably shifted. Cryin' Like A Bitch! Is there anything that Iron Maiden can’t do? The Book Of Souls suggested not. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. For a band whose US album sales are right up there with the Beatles and the Stones, Rush keep a pretty low profile. This album sounded a good deal heavier and barer than the Foos had managed before, and much closer to their live sound without succumbing to all out riffing – something that must have been tempting considering their hallowed position and the close proximity of all those power tools.Â. This reference to the breath flowed into Pneuma (from philosophy: a person’s vital spirit, soul or creative energy), where he sang, ‘We are one breath, one word, one spark’ – a return to the theme of interconnectivity they explored on 2001’s psychedelic Lateralus.Â, The riffs repeated in such a way that it was like being part of an intense, shared ritual. Invincible and Descending (broken only by spacey, bass-y interlude Legion Inoculant) had already been played on tour by the time the album dropped. His “flops” do wonders, his hits are massive, his fan base is global, and his aura means all artists in the industry want him to feature on their songs. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It’s worth noting that Rihanna‘s debut hit, Pon De Replay, was released in 2005, when Madonna was issuing Hung Up. By You will receive a verification email shortly. Drake started the decade very strong in the US, quickly shifting over 500,000 pure units in a week with his new albums. 5. Can you believe that Justin Bieber is still only 25? But the puzzling demise of a beautiful young woman was merely the launch pad for a series of musical and lyrical forays that were quite stunning in their scale and achievement. A decade is long enough to see a completely new generation of music consumers replace the former one. Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox are respectively the 6th and 13th biggest releases of the 2010s. Can lightning strike twice? Given that it sounded nothing like the work of a band nearing the end of their love affair with music, the future may even hold greater wonders. The impressive success of Drake and Ed Sheeran in recent years while Adele has been off the radar since 2015 almost made us doubt that she would top the decade. They made a last push at the end of the decade to enter the top 10, but Maroon 5 will be no doubt satisfied still with their 11th spot along with their 37.8 million units sold. We start our top 20 of the decade from the bottom with a Frenchman. Likewise, the climactic I Can’t Give Everything Away was six minutes of heart-swelling widescreen melodrama that built into an Absolute Beginners-sized epic. Comfortable in their own studded leather clothes, this was the sound of Judas Priest reconnecting with what they do best: honing and crafting songs until they hit peak metallic efficacy and, for the most part, leaving experimentation to one side.Â, The first single, Lightning Strike, was rapturously received for precisely this reason; it sounded like classic Priest, but updated and given a 21st-century power boost. There was also a Nirvana reunion of sorts, with Krist Novoselic contributing bass and accordion to I Should Have Known – a mournful blockbuster that was relentlessly interpreted as being about Grohl’s past. Following their 2017 debut album Brutalism, Idles found themselves in a tricky, if familiar, position: as interest in the band mounted, they struggled with the pressures of delivering an anticipated second album. Complete week-by-week rock chart archives are onine for the entire period. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Hi Nov! This winning formula puts him on 56.3 million units so far, the 7th highest total of the decade. Since our target is to catch which artist was the most relevant to the decade, catalog sales are excluded. Ed Sheeran Cannot. They sold over 55m+ and only 22m aprox come from the UK so why are they excluded from this? With Lover, she confirmed one more time that she is here to stay. 2: The War On Drugs Lost in the Dream Pretty awesome streak by these guys. The 50 best rock albums of the 2010s. Most bands struggle to follow a Greatest Hits album. 4. If one artist towered above the rest it was arguably Lady Gaga, who rose from mere pop star to global multimedia superstar. The longest song the band had ever recorded, Empire Of The Clouds was essentially an 18-minute heavy metal opera, replete with Dickinson on piano for the first time and sumptuous orchestral flourishes that added to the song’s cinematic feel.Â. All rights reserved. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. He isn’t the most active artist around and his fans are also fairly discreet online. BA1 1UA. Red is also among the top 20 albums of the last 10 years while Speak Now is close. Or so we, and they, thought. He has no album nor single inside the top 20 of the decade, a sign of his amazing consistency. Gavin Rossdale. It began with one of two songs written solely by Bruce Dickinson. If Eternity Should Fail started with an eerie, almost psychedelic intro, the air raid siren’s restrained tones floating in shimmering space, before the first of countless towering riffs crashed in. But if Tool in 2019 felt more about acceptance and less about anger, there was still Culling Voices, seemingly about the negative conversations with people we concoct in our heads. And what better way to seal the deal than to follow that up with their first full concept album. From outside, people tend to view them as a normal music girl group, but it’s not. It built from a whisper to a crescendo, where Maynard’s repeated yell of ‘Don’t you dare point that at me!’ brought back some of their early fire. 7empest was also scathing, littered with guitar squeals and leading with the line, ‘Keep calm, here we go again’. After a disappointing end of the 2000s, he returned very strong in 2010 with the smash album Recovery. Halford sounded back on top form, Richie Faulkner and fellow six-stringer Glenn Tipton served up glorious solos and some sublime twin-lead histrionics, the rhythm section was tighter than a shrew’s anus and it was all done and dusted within three and a half minutes.Â, It was heavy metal perfection, basically, and it was a trick they pulled off repeatedly on Firepower; not a single one of its 13 songs passed without delivering a giant chorus and at least one riff that made you want bang your head until it snaps off.Â. He issued a mere 3 albums so far, but they have all become groundbreaking hits. The question now is, how long can they maintain their outstanding popularity? Removing the gloss and shimmer from albums was in itself a contemporary trend around the beginning of the decade, but it turned out the no fuss approach suited the Foos well. From punk rock and alternative rock to heavy metal and folk rock, the 2010s decade was filled with so many good rock … Alabama-bred St. Paul & the Broken Bones gained notoriety this decade for their funked-up blend of rock and soul, but they’re known perhaps even more widely as … 2 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. All numbers posted on this article use the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept. View Interactive List. In between there was music both mournful and majestic.Â. Yes, skip this list if you’re a fan of an artist that didn’t actually do anything to make it on this list and you’re butt hurt about it. Rabid fans had long been hounding the band about whether new music would ever come at all.Â, The LA quartet wrote the album over a period of three years, but the origins go back to scraps jammed on the 10,000 Days tour over a decade ago, and there was a meticulous complexity born of this gestation period.Â, Clocking in at more than 80 minutes across nine songs, three of which were instrumental interludes, Fear Inoculum was a hypnotic prog odyssey – Tool taken to their logical conclusion. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; Thank you for signing up to Classic Rock. Bloody hell. It’s easy to jump into streaming units, saying they aren’t so valuable. While how he will do during the 2020s is yet to be seen, for the 2010s he registers a mind-blowing 62.3 million units sold. Here it is: the ultimate guide to the 100 essential albums of the 2010s, picked, ranked and dissected by NME experts. BTS/Katy Perry/Maroon 5. 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