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December 31, 2019 | by: jolene

People are not impressed with Billboard’s Top 50 Rock Songs of the Decade

While all music is somewhat subjective the lines between what constitutes Rock and what doesn’t, seems to be beyond blurred at this point.

Billboard’s Top 50 Rock Songs of the Decade pretty much epitomizes this and has caused a LOT of debate over the issue. The number one bone of contention seems to be with Imagine Dragons claiming the top 3 spots (with a total of 8 in the entire list!).  The band is listed first as being an “American Pop Rock” band on Wikipedia  and their own website proclaims them as having “an inventive brand of alt-rock”.

All is not lost though as further down the list you will find, well bands you would expect to find on a list like this including Foo Fighters, Black Keys, and Bush – although they are admittedly few and far between.

Don’t lose hope though because according to Consequence of Sound – “Thankfully, things aren’t entirely bleak as we approach a new decade. Heavy metal looks poised to have a major impact on the next ten years, as we recently learned it’s the fastest growing music genre across the globe. Foo Fighters are also expected to release a new album in 2020.”

So with all that – Here’s the list in question:

 

Billboard Top 50 Rock Songs of the Decade:
01. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
02. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
03. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
04. Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”
05. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
06. Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
07. Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
08. Portugal. the Man – “Feel It Still”
09. Twenty One Pilots – “Ride”
10. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”
11. Bastille – “Pompeii”
12. Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
13. Imagine Dragons – “Natural
14. AWOLNATION – “Sail”
15. Lorde – “Royals”
16. Foo Fighters – “Rope”
17. Fall Out Boy – “Centuries”
18. The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
19. Foo Fighters – “Walk”
20. Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”
21. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
22. Rise Against – “Savior”
23. Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
24. Stone Sour – “Say You’ll Haunt Me”
25. X Ambassadors – “Unsteady”
26. lovelytheband – “Broken”
27. Elle King – “Ex’s and Oh’s”
28. fun. – “Some Nights”
29. The Dirty Heads feat. Rome – “Lay Me Down”
30. MUSE – “Uprising”
31. Lorde – “Team”
32. Passenger – “Let Her Go”
33. X Ambassadors – “Renegades”
34. Vance Joy – “Riptide”
35. The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
36. Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
37. Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
38. Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
39. American Authors – “Best Day of My Life”
40. Neon Trees – “Animal”
41. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
42. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons With Logic & Ty Dolla $ign – “Sucker For Pain”
43. Bush – “The Sound of Winter”
44. Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
45. Mumford and Sons – “Little Lion Man”
46. Panic! At the Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
47. Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
48. Linkin Park – “Waiting For the End”
49. Disturbed – “The Sound of Silence”
50. The Lumineers – Ophelia”