It’s almost a tradition every year to have that one song that everyone is addicted to. Usually, musicians put in extra effort into their work to deliver the best to their fans, and they deserve to be celebrated.
Regardless of the hard-work, patience and time these music stars invest in their music, there are some amazing songs that stand out every year and becomes a talking point in all forms of media.
Here are some of the best songs in the twenty first century.
2018: Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next
Ariana Grande’s songs always have vibes that are quite contagious, and when she released her song late last year, everyone automatically switched and fell in love. Many call it a breakup song but most just enjoy it.
2017: Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed-Sheeran, apart from being a talented singer, is also a fantastic songwriter and composer. Luckily, his skills paid off in 2017 as his song Shape Of You topped many charts around the world.
2016: Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Justin Bieber’s music direction sort of changed in 2016 when he released his album, Purpose. Besides being an awesome album, Purpose became a trend and eventually, the track Love Yourself ended up being the best of all the hit songs he had on the album.
2015: Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
Uptown Funk’s video was colorful and stylish, and the world went crazy when Bruno and Ransom released it especially after all the hype that had been circulating about it.
2014: Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pharrell Williams is not the kind of artist that releases songs at every opportunity. However, he is the kind that makes it a point of duty always to release exceptional songs. The track Happy was one.
2013: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
Macklemore was not so popular until Thrift Shop was released and everything about his celebrity status changed to the higher ranks simply because the song was super catchy.
2012: Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
This particular song by Gotye had a spirit of its own. The song is so fantastic that numerous artists and talented fans made videos and covers of the song.
2011: Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele is one of the most talented singers on earth because her voice is from the great beyond and her songwriting skills are equally exquisite. Rolling In The Deep was melodious, and it made 2011 a perfect year.
2010: Ke$ha - TiK ToK
Where is Kesha? Is the question many have been asking these days, her song Tik Tok was a mega-hit, and that’s why it’s still surprising that she just went underground for a while. We hope she surprises us soon.
2009: Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
Black Eyed Peas was once one of the best bands ever until they went their separate ways, but before that happened, they left Boom Boom Pow for us.
2008: Flo Rida - Low(feat. T-Pain)
Florida And T-Pain’s Low is still very popular till date. It is the perfect clubbing song.
2007: Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
Everyone loves Beyoncé, but Irreplaceable was the best song for the female population who vibed with the song. Who wouldn’t want to be irreplaceable?
2006: Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Bad Day sounded like a sad song, but it was more than just a song. It was a movement.
2005: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Mariah Carey was a living sensation back in 2005, and she is still quite in the game. However, her song We Belong Together ruled the world back then.
2004: Usher - Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris)
Once upon a time Usher's song Yeah! used to be the street anthem because every single place was always playing Yeah.
2003: 50 Cent - In Da Club
50 Cent may have switched to the movie screens now but let’s not forget that he is a legendary rapper.
2002: Nickelback - How You Remind Me
How You Remind Me is probably the only song fans of Nickelback can remember as far as 2002 is concerned.
2001: Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
Hanging By A Moment is a song which many connected with, Lifehouse made that year worth our while.
2000: Faith Hill - Breathe
The end of the 90s era was celebrated with the release of Faith Hill’s song Breath.