The Best of the Decade

This decade was awesome and crazy at times. There are a lot of accomplishments, also a lot of movies, songs, and sports games and dynasties that defined this decade. In this article you will see some brief highlights of the 2010s decade 


When it comes to music in the US this past decade, pop reigned supreme. Some notable artists this past decade are Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Drake, Eminem, and Adele. The top songs this year are as follows:

  1. Uptown Funk
  2. Party Rock Anthem”
  3. “Shape of You”
  4. Closer
  5. Girls Like You
  6. We Found Love
  7. Old Town Road
  8. Somebody That I Used To Know
  9. Despacito
  10. Rolling in the Deep

This decade also was defined by many big sports moments. Some of the biggest include the Patriots super bowl dynasty. Led by Tom Brady, Bill Belicheck, and Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots have won 3 super bowls this decade, and they went to 2 others and lost. One of these wins was a 28-3 comeback at halftime against the Atlanta Falcons. With Steph Curry leading the team, the Golden State Warriors won 3 NBA championships against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cavs won one against the Warriors led by Lebron James. Kawhi Leonard lead the Raptors to an NBA finals end against the Warriors, and lots of people think that it ended the dynasty. In the MLB, the Cubs broke their world series curse when they won the 2016 World Series. Bryce Harper was signed to a record breaking, 13 year 330 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Yankees player Derek Jeter, retired in 2014 after 20 years with the team. He is expected to be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in the next few years. In college football, Nick Saban has led the Alabama Crimson Tide to 5 national championships. The Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers led by coach Dabo Swinney have met in the national championship 3 times with Clemson winning 2 of the 3. After many injuries, Tiger Woods won The Masters again in 2019. Some breakout athletes of 2019 include Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. This decade was very promising in sports, and many people think that the 2020’s will be great too.  

In this decade there were a lot of highs but also, sadly, a good amount of lows. This decade, some of the major deaths are: Tyler Skaggs, Juice Wrld, Stan Lee, XXXTENTATION, Steven Hawking, Muhammed Ali, Cameron Boyce, Carrie Fisher, Robin Williams, Whitney Houston, and Lil Peep. All of these celebrities were inspirations for many, and they all showed to keep going to reach your dreams. It’s terribly sad to see all of these major icons pass, but they are all in our hearts.

In conclusion, the 2010’s were a great decade and the next decade hopefully will be even better.