Thursday, 9 May 2019

Generic list post: top 50 non-rap songs of the 2010s imho

Picture me waitin' until List Making Season™ to drop my best non-Rap songs of the 2010's post when I've already got 50 unfuckwithable choonz right now. I ain't enough of a generalist to be able to determine whether this was a good decade for Other Genres™, but there was a sweet 3 year run from 2013 to 2016 where my taste & popular non-Rap music realigned and I could hear loadsa my favourite songs du jour out in bars for the first time since the mid 2000's. So, raise a motherfuckin' toast to the decade when Inspector Norse went from being an underground anthem your raver m8 puts you onto to a P4k listicle token dance song to soundtracking talkSPORT segments about Mike Parry trying to lose weight.

(Edited to include a handful of new favourites which have dropped since I posted this list and a couple of old favourites I'd missed.)

The-Dream - Yamaha (2010)
Danzig - Black Candy (2010)
Diddy Dirty Money ft. Swizz Beatz - Ass On The Floor (2010)
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (2012)
Miguel - Adorn (2012)
DJ Q - JD & Coke (2012)
Ty Dolla $ign - My Cabana (O.G video version) (2012)
Robosonic & Adana Twins - La Fique (2013)
Omar-S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself (2013)
DJ Snake ft. Lil' Jon - Turn Down For What (2014)
DEV ft. Sage The Gemini - Kiss It (2014)
Vybz Kartel - Miami Vice Episode (2014)
D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Sugah Daddy (2014)
Usher - Good Kisser (2014)
Shaggy ft. Maxi Priest & Super Cat - Night Flight (2014)
The Kid Ryan ft. Problem & Mr. Smith - No Boundaries (2014)
Kevin MacLeod - Black Vortex (2014)
Body Count - Talk Shit, Get Shot (2014)
Julio Bashmore ft. J'Danna - Rhythm Of Auld (2014)
Spice - Needle Eye (2015)
David Zowie - House Every Weekend (2015)
Busy Signal - Text Message (2015)
Charli XCX - Doing It (O.G solo version) (2015)
Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates - Sugar (2015)
John Carpenter - Night (2015)
Justin Bieber - Sorry (2015)
Charles Bradley - Changes (2015)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ - Lean On (2015)
Courtney Love - Walk Out On Me (2015)
Shatta Wale - Hol' It (2015)
Mark Ronson ft. Mystikal - Feel Right (2015)
Chi Ching Ching - Nacho (2016)
Tinashe - Touch Pass (2016)
DāM-FunK - Hazy Stomp (2016)
Carolyn Rodriguez ft. Kap G - On The Grind (2016)
Dexta Daps - Chinese Jordan (2016)
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home (2016)
Kwamz & Flava - Takeover (O.G version) (2016)
Shift K3Y - Like This (2016)
Popcaan - Tight Pussy Wine (2016)
Moelogo - Penkele (2016)
Simoncino - Beyond The Dance (Mr. Fingers Dark Mix) (2016)
Maleek Berry - Kontrol (2016)
Tove Lo - Disco Tits (2017)
Diron Animal - Don't Stop (2017)
Jacquees & Dej Loaf - At The Club (2017)
8 Bit Universe - XO Tour Llif3 (2017)
Wande Coal & DJ Tunez - Iskaba (2017)
Tamia - Leave It Smokin' (2018)
Donae'o - Chalice (Martorialist edit) (2018)
Juiceboxxx - Ripping Up My Soul (2018)
Mr. Fingers - Full Moon (2018)
Kreayshawn - Not My Job (Punk Cover) (2018)
Burna Boy - Anybody (2019)
Calvin Harris ft. Rag 'n' Bron Son - Giant (2019)
SAULT - Foot On Necks (2019)

Related: the best international Rap songs of the 2010s.


Dank said...

Get some Moodymann on here.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

More into his 90s stuff.

Anonymous said...

Few things make me sadder then when I think about how The-Dream fell the fuck off right after he finished the Love album trilogy.

Anonymous said...

Great list. After seeing The-Dream, Miguel, Ty$ and Jacquees on here what in your opinion makes those songs stand out?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Everybody falls off. Be thankful Dream had that run in him.

What makes those songs stick out? Hmmmm. They're all anthems, and I guess they all capture various moods I like in R&B.

Plus memories attached to 'em innit. Adorn in particular.

GGGGGG said...

Inspector Norse is an alltime classic.

<3 this DJ Q track.

Ray Garraty said...

my annual complaint: where is black metal?

noz said...

uh should i watch empire just to see courtney

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Ray, black metal is STILL unlistenable shite. Only Norwegians we acknowledge here at The Martorialist are Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.

Noz, if I remember right she was only in it for a couple of episodes. Your time would be far better spent listening to Melissa Auf Der Maur & Karen Elson's cover of Danzig's Devil's Plaything instead.

noz said...

wow the danzig cover is great thanks

CrowleyHead said...

Very surprised you put Courtney making a Lana del Rey song in the list but not mad at it.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I prefer to think of it Courtney making a big budget Mazzy Star song.

Which reminds me, this is an honourable mention:

Mazzy Star - That Way Again (2018)

Smell Rell said...

Text Message still so crazy

icebergsweater said...

I'm surprised Body Count didn't make it in there

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Good point.

Talk Shit, Get Shot is definitely one of the best videos of this decade.

Sparty said...

Might as well:

The Bambi Molesters - Siboney (2010)
Laura Marling - Devil's Spoke (2010)
Broken Promise - Cinephile (2010)
The Greeks - Is Tropical (2010)
Nero - Me and You (2010)
College feat. Electric Youth - A Real Hero (2011)
Cults - Abducted (2011)
Carpenter Brut - Le Perv (2012)
Chromatics - Cherry (2012)
Mega Drive - Maniac (2012)
Allah-Las - Don't You Forget It (2012)
Favored Nations - The Set Up (2013)
Lazer Hawk - Massacre (2013)
Blood Ceremony - Ballad of the Weird Sisters (2013)
Power Glove - Hunters (Blood Dragon Mix) (2013)
Dynatron - Pulse Power (2013)
Pharrell Williams - Happy (2013)
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (Gigamesh Remix) (2013)
Vincenzo Salvia feat. Chrissy Valentine - Summer Love (2013)
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix Radio Edit) (2014)
Trevor Something - Miami Nights (2014)
John Carpenter - Vortex (2014)
Annie - Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version) (2014)
Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Starcadian Remix) (2014)
Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal - Feel Right (2015)
Kaleida - Think (2015)
The Weeknd - In the Night (2015)
Lucifer - A Grave for Each One of Us (2015)
Eric Skiff - Come and Find Me (2015)
Jeremih - Oui (2015)
Adrian Younge - Psalms (2016)
Dance With the Dead - Eyes of Madness (2016)
Perturbator feat. Greta Link- Venger (2016)
Lana del Rey - Summertime Sadness (SxAde Synthwave Remix) (2017)
Messer Chups - The Hound of the Baskervilles (2017)
Trish Toledo - Do You Love (2018)
Thee Lakesiders - Parachute (2018)

Haven't been checking for anything new this year yet.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Was thinking about Waves. Definite honourable mention status for me.

Shit, Feel Right is a glaring omission from my list. Totally forgot about that.

Anonymous said...

Wizkid - Show You The Money was great as well in the afro genre.

Noble Locks said...

Spiral djing in Essex looks a larf.

Anonymous said...

Jeremih “Oui” is definitely missing here.

Anonymous said... new Craig David

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That kinda jams.