What a decade for music it’s been, but more so, what a decade for electronic music it’s been. With releases from artists, producers, and groups around the world, we are extremely lucky to live in a time where we can surround ourselves with awesome music.
This year, Billboard launched their “Decade in Dance/Electronic Charts” which featured songs from 2010-now. They compiled 30 charts throughout the decade as well as streaming, radio play, song sales, and more when compiling this list. The top album winner? Lady Gaga‘s 2010 album The Fame. I think we all had “Just Dance” blasting at some point in time.
Following Gaga for number 2 and number 3 album of the decade is Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, which ruled for 21 weeks straight in 2013 and 2014, and David Guetta‘s Nothing But the Beat from 2011. Other notable mentions include our pals ODESZA’s 2014 album In Return, and The Chainsmokers with their EP Collage.
As for songs, collaborations pulled the spotlight. The top song of the decade is “Happier” from Marshmello and Bastille, followed by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This.” Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey‘s “The Middle” came close at number 3 with 33 weeks at number 1 in 2018. Insane.
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