The 2010s continue to be over! And I continue to be in denial. What do you mean my boyish good looks have faded, and it’s only downhill for both my body and the world it inhabits from here? Pfft. No. That’s just… that’s silly.

Anyway, to mark the end of my youth the decade, I’ve put together a playlist of 150 of my favourite songs of the 2010s. Or, at least, the ones that feel most emblematic of what I listened to during those years.

Usual rules apply: one track per artist. Well, kind of. You might notice some names crop up more than once, but not as the lead artist. This is the closest I get to not cheating.

Oh, and there is at least one notable fiddling of the dates (see if you can spot it!) but after many long nights of consideration, I’ve left it on there because I failed to put it on my 2000s playlist and it gave me an excuse to listen to it a dozen more times.

Also, because I decided to make the playlist in Spotify, it’s limited by what’s currently available on there. And, to be fair, very possibly by general forgetfulness. Blame it on my old age.

There’s a widget for listening to this mixtape masterpiece above, and below you’ll find the full countdown of tracks (as it currently runs, anyway, I reserve the right to get all revisionist in the future).

150. “Delirious” – Susanne Sundfør
149. “Mansion Song” – Kate Nash
148. “Wild Heart” – Bleachers
147. “Born To Die” – Lana Del Rey
146. “It’s Not Just Me” – Let’s Eat Grandma
145. “In My View” – Young Fathers
144. “Favorite Girl” – Henrik the Artist
143. “Ordinary Superstar” – Rina Sawayama
142. “Nest” – Rainbow Chan
141. “Dancing” – Kylie Minogue
140. “When I Die” – ALMA
139. “Call It Off” – Shamir
138. “Close” – Nick Jonas & Tove Lo
137. “Ego Free Sex Free” – Autre Ne Veut
136. “Tilted” – Christine and the Queens
135. “Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)” – Daft Punk
134. “All My Friends (feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper)” – Snakehips
133. “Prom Night” – Anamanaguchi
132. “Never Be Like You” – Flume Kai
131. “BTSTU (Edit)” – Jai Paul
130. “Whateva Will Be” – A Tribe Called Quest
129. “Fiona Coyne” – Skylar Spence
128. “Cranes in the Sky” – Solange
127. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
126. “Secret Surprise” – Joanna Gruesome
125. “Hello” – Martin Solveig Dragonette
124. “RCVR (feat. Debbie Gibson)” – Big Black Delta
123. “Angels (feat. Saba)” – Chance the Rapper
122. “Friends (feat. Bon Iver)” – Francis and the Lights
121. “Havana (feat. Young Thug)” – Camila Cabello
120. “Crush” – Tessa Violet
119. “Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)” – Florence + The Machine
118. “Alaska” – Maggie Rogers
117. “Oslo” – Anna of the North
116. “Bird Of Prey” – Natalie Prass
115. “Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry
114. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” – fun.
113. “Fuqboi” – Hey Violet
112. “I Steal Pets” – Rachel Bloom
111. “Tom’s Diner” – Giorgio Moroder Britney Spears
110. “Cool” – Soccer Mommy
109. “I Know A Place” – MUNA
108. “Break It to You Gently” – Camera Obscura
107. “Girl of the Year” – Allie X
106. “Flesh” – The Indelicates
105. “TAPED” – Naaz
104. “About Work The Dancefloor – Edit” – Georgia
103. “On Hold” – The xx
102. “My Lil Dance” – Dai Burger
101. “Harold’s” – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
100. “Bambi” – Jidenna
99. “Elastic Heart” – Sia, The Weeknd & Diplo
98. “Higher Ground” – TNGHT
97. “Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)” – Calvin Harris
96. “A Real Hero” – College & Electric Youth
95. “Beat Of My Drum” – Nicola Roberts
94. “Try Everything” – Shakira
93. “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
92. “Archie, Marry Me” – Alvvays
91. “Adore” – Amy Shark
90. “Curious” – Hayley Kiyoko
89. “Exile Vilify” – The National
88. “Miniskirt” – Braids
87. “Hiders” – Burial
86. “Loud Places (feat. Romy)” – Jamie xx
85. “Fineshrine” – Purity Ring
84. “In The Flames” – DJDS
83. “O Mio Babbino Caro (Remix)” – Hudson Mohawke
82. “Kids” – Sleigh Bells
81. “MASS GRAVE” – HEALTH & Soccer Mommy
80. “Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde
79. “Mine Right Now” – Sigrid
78. “Cruel” – Foxes
77. “Body Party” – Ciara
76. “Tuesday (feat. Drake)” – ILOVEMAKONNEN
75. “The Crawler” – Hello Saferide
74. “New York Is Killing Me” – Gil Scott-Heron
73. “Seasons (Waiting On You)” – Future Islands
72. “Warm In The Shadows” – Music Go Music
71. “Mom Jeans” – Heyrocco
70. “Hands On You” – Ashley Monroe
69. “Drunk in Love (Remix)” – Beyoncé, JAY-Z & Kanye West
68. “Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj
67. “Picture This (Felicita Remix)” – Kero Kero Bonito
66. “Too Much Fun” – GIRLI
65. “Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1” – The Mountain Goats
64. “Islands of Me” – Nelly Furtado
63. “4 Degrees” – ANOHNI
62. “The City” – Patrick Wolf
61. “Buy Nothing Day” – The Go! Team
60. “Shower” – Becky G
59. “I Like That” – Janelle Monáe
58. “Smoke Signals” – Phoebe Bridgers
57. “It’s Quiet Uptown” – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
56. “Lay Your Head Down” – Mary Lambert
55. “Departure (Reflection)” – Max Richter
54. “The Rise of the Ghostface Killah” – Ghostface Killah
53. “Heartbeat” – Childish Gambino
52. “Nice For What” – Drake
51. “Kiss Me Back to Life” – Busdriver
50. “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
49. “Pat Earrings” – CASISDEAD
48. “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” – WZRD & Desire
47. “S&M” – Rihanna
46. “Nightcall” – Kavinsky
45. “Ego” – Tove Styrke
44. “Hood Party” – Fat Tony feat. Kool A.D. & Despot
43. “Glitter” – Charly Bliss
42. “Ice Cream and Sunscreen” – Martha
41. “Little Death” – The Beths
40. “Otis” – JAY-Z & Kanye West
39. “Okay Cupid” – Kitty
38. “Wedding Crasher” – The-Dream
37. “Crying in Public” – Chairlift
36. “House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls” – The Weeknd
35. “Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez
34. “Talking Body” – Tove Lo
33. “Hands on the Wheel (feat. Asap Rocky)” – ScHoolboy Q
32. “Oh My God I Think I Like You” – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast
31. “Sunday Candy” – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
30. “New Rules” – Dua Lipa
29. “212” – Azealia Banks Lazy Jay
28. “Feel Like Movin’” – The Juan Maclean
27. “Vice City (feat. Black Hippy)” – Jay Rock
26. “2 On” – Tinashe & ScHoolboy Q
25. “BOOGIE” – BROCKHAMPTON
24. “Shutterbugg” – Big Boi & Cutty
23. “Oblivion” – Grimes
22. “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” – Los Campesinos!
21. “Two Weeks” – FKA twigs
20. “Lies – Single Version” – CHVRCHES
19. “Closer” – Tegan and Sara
18. “Big For Your Boots” – Stormzy
17. “Attak (feat. Danny Brown)” – Rustie
16. “Hard Times” – Paramore
15. “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
14. “The Blacker The Berry” – Kendrick Lamar
13. “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” – Arcade Fire
12. “To Know Your Mission” – Jens Lekman & LouLou Lamotte
11. “Your Best American Girl” – Mitski
10. “Sod in the Seed” – WHY?
9. “You Missed My Heart” – Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle
8. “Super Natural” – Danny L Harle (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
7. “Younger Us” – Japandroids
6. “After the Afterparty (feat. Lil Yachty)” – Charli XCX
5. “Praying” – Kesha
4. “Getaway Car” – Taylor Swift
3. “Runaway” – Kanye West (feat. Pusha T)
2. “Indestructible” – Robyn
1. “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen