Edited by PurpleGaga27, 31 December 2019 - 06:34 AM.
Top 10 songs of the decade
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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:23 AM
Well folks, here's my take of the top ten songs of the decade. Yes, most of the music sucks in the mainstream area until I discovered synthwave/retrowave where it changed me the way how I listen to music.
10. PSY - Gangnam Style
The song that changed culture and the new revolution of dancing. It also became a worldly viral sensation and a meme too. Later Harlem Shake and other new types of dancing followed after. Strangely it was released on the year doomsday was wrongly predicted to happen.
9. Luis Fonso (ft. Daddy Yankee) - Despacito
Probably the best and most popular foreign language song of all time despite 6.5+ billion views in YouTube? Mix in pop, rap and reggae and you get this best song coming out of Puerto Rico since Ricky Martin made that moment with Livin La Vida Loca. A chillwave remix called Despacito Resonance made it sound even better.
8. Kavinsky - Nightcall // Violette Wautier - Drive (tie)
Nightcall is one of the best and (if not) most popular synthwave/retrowave songs of all time fitting for the Drive (2011) movie until seven years later, Violette Wautier's orchestral pop version of Drive even deserved to fit in that movie as well.
7. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
It was (and still is) Pharrell Williams best singing song, period. It's one of the best post-disco songs ever.
6. Madelyn Darling - Somebody's Watching Me
The cover song of the decade. The usage of darksynth and organ makes it one of the best Halloween tracks worth listening to. It was also used in the Nancy Drew TV ad promos.
5. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
The song to end the 2010s decade. This song surprised me and most synthwave fans because it almost reflects the soundtrack to Stranger Things and people wanted that song in that show. The Weeknd is one of the few mainstream artists to have attempted the synthwave/retrowave genre. Don't forget he used to collaborate with Kavinsky on a rare synthwave track before this one.
4. Michael McCann - Icarus
The synthwave/ambient theme that changed the way how we listen to cyberpunk/futuristic music especially in the world of Deus Ex.
3. Jessie Frye - Fantasy
One of the most nostaglic, fresh, emotional and pure synthwave songs coming out from an incoming Synthwave Princess. One of the most underrated songs of the century and deserves mainstream status.
2. Adele - Skyfall
Best James Bond theme song ever. Best doomsday song ever. Best orchestral pop song ever. Worth a billion dollar song. But still underviewed because it deserved more than a billion views.
1. Nina Boldt - Beyond Memory
The rare gem song that made her a Synthwave Queen. One of the most underrated songs of the century and deserves mainstream status. Very nostaglic, fresh and pure. I may have listened to this song more than listening to Skyfall and Everything She Wants combined.
Honorable Mentions (get ready for a surprise):
Now here's my take of the 5 worst songs in the last 20 years:
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