The Hottest 100 Of The Decade has upped the stakes, as you now have to put together your 10 favourite songs of the last 10 years. It's made even harder by the fact there are so many good songs to come out of the 2010s - including some that weren't given the love they deserved in the Hottest 100 the year they were released, but continue to stick in our minds. This year, we're gonna avenge their low or non-existing placings by making sure they're given the credit they deserve.
If you're looking to vote, click here - but otherwise, here's 8 songs that you should be thinking about when voting in the Hottest 100, especially because they didn't come as high in the poll as they should have the first time around.
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Norf Norf - Vince Staples - N/A, 2015
You'd he hard-pressed to find a rapper that represents their hometown more proudly than the way Vince Staples talks about Long Beach. On Norf Norf, the highlight of his debut album Summertime '06, Vince takes us for a high-definition journey through Long Beach. He doesn't hide the fact that it has its flaws, but he's at peace with them. Norf Norf caused a massive stir at the time of its release - including this angry mother - but didn't make the Hottest 100 of 2015. We can't see it missing out for a second time.
Innerbloom - RÜFÜS DU SOL - N/A, 2015
RÜFÜS DU SOL's 9-minute musical journey is one of this country's most revered electronic tracks, and is one of the favourites to take out the Hottest 100 of the Decade - so it stands to reason that it placed pretty highly in 2015's countdown, right? Wrong. The track, which has more twists and turns than a country road, failed to make an impact on the countdown the year it was released, but given predictions of the countdown of the decade, it's expected to feature right at the pointy end.
3005 - Childish Gambino - #43, 2013
Today, if you say the name Childish Gambino, then everyone knows who you're talking about. However, back when 3005 came out, it was the standout single from a concept rap album, not the soulful R&B that has become Childish Gambino's signature sound. "I'll be be right by your side/'till 3005" has since become one of the loudest singalongs at a Childish Gambino show, including when he headlined Splendour In The Grass in 2019. 3005 walked so Redbone could run, and to be honest, it deserves more respect.
Boys - Charli XCX - #60, 2017
Boys captures everything that's so brilliant about Charli XCX's music. It's experimental, it's fun, it's exciting and it's extremely catchy. Boys sounds like what love feels like, and the music video includes some of the most recognisable men in the world - including Australia's very own Flume and Vance Joy. Justice for Boys, and justice for Charli XCX. Australia, you know what to do.
XO Tour Lif3 - Lil Uzi Vert - #74, 2017
XO Tour Lif3 is the hit that was never supposed to be. Initially released as part of a 4-track EP that was the taster for the main dish, Lil Uzi Vert's major-label debut, Luv Is Rage 2, the song instead became one of the defining sounds for a SoundCloud generation. It borrows from emo and pop-punk sounds, while also having Uzi's signature trap sound - and given how big it was, it's a surprise it barely made a dent on the Hottest 100 countdown in 2017. The song has only grown in popularity since then, so it's unlikely that it'll rank that low a second time around.
BOOGIE - BROCKHAMPTON - #63, 2018
Since the release of BOOGIE,BROCKHAMPTON have become bonafide stars - after all, it was just earlier this year that they headlined FOMO Festival off the back of their 5th studio album GINGER. BOOGIE came at a time where the self-proclaimed best boy band in the world were just starting to take off, with the track the undeniable standout of their third album, SATURATION III. It perfectly captures what the group is about - infectious energy radiates from every bar, and you can't help but smile when you're listening to it.
Two Weeks - FKA Twigs - #45, 2014
Two Weeks was the first single from FKA Twigs' debut album, and once it released, it was already apparent that she was one of the most exciting musicians in the world. FKA Twigs' style of brooding pop remains as fresh and relevant as it was when she first rose to prominence, and while her discography is already full of hits, it's hard to go past Two Weeks as her magnum opus.
212 (feat Lazy Jay) - Azealia Banks - N/A, 2012
Despite everything that has happened since, it's hard to deny that Azealia Banks' debut single, 212, changed the sound of hip-hop. Since its release in 2012, people have tried (and failed) to capture the energy that Azealia exuded on the track. There's scant few songs that have had such a long-lasting impact, and indeed, you can still hear the song on a night out, so it's pretty shocking it didn't register a mention on the Hottest 100 of 2012. We're tipping that won't be the case on the decade's countdown.
Oblivion - Grimes - #38, 2012
Oblivion isn't necessarily unappreciated - after all, many people consider it to be Grimes' best song - but the love for the song wasn't represented in the 2012 Hottest 100 countdown. This doesn't mean it wasn't critically acclaimed, however, as it was #2 on Pitchfork's Songs Of The Decade. Oblivion takes all the best aspects of Grimes' music and captures it in three minutes of experimental pop bliss. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more sonically pleasing song.