Q Magazine (UK) - The Songs Of The Decade

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Q Magazine (UK) - The Songs Of The Decade

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Compiling the votes for the Songs Of TheDecade this
month, we tasked contributors with some simple rules.
They could only pick their one stand-out song of the
2010s. Then they could nominate two or three back-ups
in case we ended up with a hundred votes for Baby Shark.
In the end, overwhelmingly the most voted-for song was
Video Games by Lana Del Rey. I then awarded myself
with the prize of going to tell her this news in Los Angeles,
even though I think she’s also contributed several other
contenders on her latest album, Norman FuckingRockwell.


2010
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Stylo (feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack) - Gorillaz
Desire Lines - Deerhunter
Lights - Interpol
Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) - Janelle Monáe
7Round And Round - Ariel Pink
Dancing On My Own - Robyn

2011
Holocene - Bon Iver
Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
Paradise - Coldplay
Midnight City - M83
County Line - Cass McCombs
Cheerleader - St. Vincent
Staircase - Radiohead
Video Games - Lana Del Rey

2012
Pyramids - Frank Ocean
Bad Girls - M.I.A.
Hold On - Alabama Shakes
Oblivion - Grimes
Husbands - Savages

2013
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Where Are We Now? - David Bowie
Jubilee Street - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Kush Coma (feat. A$AP Rocky & Zelooperz) - Danny Brown
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers) - Daft Punk
Open Eye Signal - Jon Hopkins
Royals - Lorde
Step - Vampire Weekend
Bound 2 - Kanye West

2014
Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Chandelier - Sia
Blank Space - Taylor Swift

2015
Go Out - Blur
Shutdown - Skepta
Alright - Kendrick Lamar
Let It Happen - Tame Impala
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
King - Years & Years

2016
Lazarus - David Bowie
You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
Formation - Beyoncé
3 Wheel-ups (feat. Wiley & Giggs) - Kano
Happy - Mitski
Work - Rihanna

2017
Wall Of Glass - Liam Gallagher
Motion Sickness - Phoebe Bridgers
Space - Dizzee Rascal
Imagining My Man - Aldous Harding
Biscuit Town - King Krule
Big For Your Boots - Stormzy
My Lady's On Fire - Ty Segall
Don’t Delete The Kisses - Wolf Alice

2018
Love It If We Made It - The 1975
This Is America - Childish Gambino
Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk) - Christine and the Queens
Nice For What - Drake
Hunger - Florence + The Machine
Danny Nedelko - IDLES
thank u, next - Ariana Grande
Bells & Circles - Underworld

2019
bad guy - Billie Eilish
Big - FONTAINES D.C.
Sunflower - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Post Malone
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
Andromeda - Weyes Blood

My Song of the Decade by Songwriters:
Angela Surf City - The Walkmen (Guy Garvey)
Open - Rhye (Maggie Rogers)
I Went To The Store One Day - Father John Misty (Lana Del Rey)
I Need You - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Sharon Van Etten)
Ultralight Beam - Kanye West (Fraser T. Smith)
Self Control - Frank Ocean (Andrew Wyatt)

Readers' Choice:
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Are You In Love With A Notion? - Courteeners
What Went Down - Foals
Belter (Live) - Gerry Cinnamon
Soldier - Richard Dawson

https://www.qthemusic.com/articles/lana ... cade-issue
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Why 82, though?
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More puzzled/worried what Liam Gallagher would be doing anywhere near a EOD list
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Jap123 wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:12 pm More puzzled/worried what Liam Gallagher would be doing anywhere near a EOD list
Probably has something to do with the British music press’ continuing insistence that Oasis were the second comings of Jesus :?
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Reader input - not eligible, I don’t think.
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StevieFan13 wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:07 am Reader input - not eligible, I don’t think.
No, readers only chose like three songs.. They highlight them as "Readers' choice.

The list is in chronological order (again) like every other recent Q Magazine list.
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Oh good. So just not those three songs.
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Except 'Video Games' is their #1 'most voted for, Song of the Decade'. Thus the cover star.
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Is the full list available? Could someone post it?
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The full list is here, listed chronologically: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2o90e ... sdN6ntk9CI
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Jimoincolor wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:12 pm The full list is here, listed chronologically: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2o90e ... sdN6ntk9CI
The playlist has 85 songs. Are there 82 songs selected by staff and 3 by readers?

If so, which ones were selected by the readers? Can we make sure that they would not have been selected by the staff otherwise?
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Henrik wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Jimoincolor wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:12 pm The full list is here, listed chronologically: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2o90e ... sdN6ntk9CI
The playlist has 85 songs. Are there 82 songs selected by staff and 3 by readers?

If so, which ones were selected by the readers? Can we make sure that they would not have been selected by the staff otherwise?
I know. This playlist is not very informative, but it is what they shared for free.
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Jimoincolor wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Henrik wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Jimoincolor wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:12 pm The full list is here, listed chronologically: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2o90e ... sdN6ntk9CI
The playlist has 85 songs. Are there 82 songs selected by staff and 3 by readers?

If so, which ones were selected by the readers? Can we make sure that they would not have been selected by the staff otherwise?
I know. This playlist is not very informative, but it is what they shared for free.
Well, it’s 84 songs. ”Gosh” is in there twice...
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Ok I converted the spotify playlist to text. link

I checked in the magazine and I didn't see some songs from the playlist on the list.
OP updated.
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Monte wrote: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:32 am Ok I converted the spotify playlist to text.
I checked in the magazine and I didn't see some songs from the playlist on the list.
OP updated.
Thanks, but the OP contains only 78 songs now.
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Henrik wrote: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:07 am
Monte wrote: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:32 am Ok I converted the spotify playlist to text.
I checked in the magazine and I didn't see some songs from the playlist on the list.
OP updated.
Thanks, but the OP contains only 78 songs now.
Yeah but I don't see more songs.
Q need to go back to making normal lists again like everyone else, so annoying
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