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Top 100 Pop Songs Of 2010


This is admittedly a subjective list based on judgments of quality instead of sales figures or radio airplay. A number of songs have expanded reviews - click on the word 'Review' to read more information about the song.

This list should be a great conversation starter and feel free to agree or disagree. Either way there is a lot of great pop music to be found here.

100. Nickelback - "This Afternoon"

© Roadrunner

Its a laidback back yard bbq of a song from Nickelback complete with an amusing accompanying music video.

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99. Ke$ha - "Your Love Is My Drug"

Ke$ha - "Your Love Is My Drug"
Courtesy RCA

Ke$ha's insanely catchy hits continued to roll here completely with giggling and a silly spoken word outro.

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98. Black Eyed Peas - "Imma Be"

Black Eyed Peas - "Imma Be"
Courtesy Interscope

For the fourth single from their smash hit album The E.N.D., the Black Eyed Peas turned to this song with a dual personality. It begins as stripped down hip hop then slides into a jazzy groove for the end section. The result was another #1 pop hit for the group.

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97. Shontelle - "Impossible"

Shontelle - "Impossible"
Courtesy Motown

Barbados born Shontelle proved she was not a one hit wonder with this plaintive ballad taking her higher into the charts than with her first hit "T-Shirt."

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96. Willow Smith - "Whip My Hair"

Willow Smith - "Whip My Hair"
Courtesy Roc Nation

When she was only nine years old Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, caused an Internet sensation with the release of this song. It is uptempo and extremely catchy, but it can seem a bit simplistic and terribly repetitive as well.

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95. Timbaland featuring Katy Perry - "If We Ever Meet Again"

Timbaland - Shock Value II
Courtesy Interscope

In an unusual twist, Timbaland sings here. The song also helped keep Katy Perry in the pop spotlight while fans waited for her next album.

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94. Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"
Courtesy Island Records

Taio Cruz' second big hit in the US is a collaborative effort with Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and Benny Blanco. All are masters of contemporary pop.

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93. Taylor Swift - "Today Was a Fairytale"

Taylor Swift - "Today Was a Fairytale"
Courtesy Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift roared on to the pop singles chart with a #2 debut for "Today Was a Fairytale." It was written and performed specifically for the soundtrack to the film Valentine's Day and features Taylor Swift in pop mode singing about a nearly perfect day.

92. Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber - "Eeenie Meenie"

Justin Bieber with Sean Kingston - "Eenie Meenie"
Courtesy Island Records

Two of the top teen-oriented artists collaborated on a track that sounded like pure summer fun when it first appeared in the spring of 2010. Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber toured together later in the year.

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91. We the Kings featuring Demi Lovato - "We'll Be a Dream"

We the Kings - Smile, Kid
Courtesy S-Curve Records

Two teen favorites collaborate here for an outstanding teen dating song. This one is a prime candidate for next year's prom list.

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