These were my votes for best tracks of the second decade of the 21st Century in the Pitchfork poll of critics
Placement wise, there was some strategic voting going on here - and at the bottom I've added rather a lot of things I thought of later that I either should have included but forgot, things that rose in my estimation in the last year or so, and some that I didn't actually hear until after the decade ended.
Unlike with albums, there's vastly less of the "critic head" here - tracks are about a pure hit of pleasure, rather than metrics like artistic ambition or approving of what the group is aiming for or other non-hedonic criteria. This is the stuff where I turn up the volume when it comes on the radio.
1 Future: Fuck Up Some Commas
2 Ke$ha: We R Who We R
3 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: "Round and Round"
4 Migos: T-Shirt
5 Sage the Gemini: Gas Pedal
6 Travis Scott: Goosebumps
7 Migos: Slippery
8 Haim: Honey and I
9 Young Thug: "Constantly Hating" [ft. Birdman]
10 Rae Sremmurd: Black Beatles
11 Gotye: Somebody That I Used to Know [feat Kimbra]
12 Tinashe: "2 On" [ft. Schoolboy Q]
13 eMMplekz: Gloomy Leper Techno
14 Migos: Top Down on Da NAWF
15 Vampire Weekend: Diplomat's Son
16 Future: All Right
17 The Weeknd : Low Life [ft. Future]
18 Migos: MotorSport
19 Metronomy: The Look
20 Maria Minerva: A Little Lonely
21 Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj: Throw Sum Mo
22 Kanye West: Black Skinhead
23 Schoolboy Q: Studio
24 Jeremih: "Oui"
25 Lorde: "Royals"
26 Kendrick Lamar: "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
27 Loski x Russ x Taze : Olympic Chinging
28 Migos: Bosses Don't Speak
29 Dev: In the Dark
30 Chief Keef: On the Corner
31 Bruno Mars: Locked Out of Heaven
32 Tyga: Rack City
33 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: White Freckles
34 Migos: "Bad and Boujee"
35 Travis Scott: Antidote
36 One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful
37 21 Pilots: Stressed Out
38 Future: I'm So Groovy
39 Schoolboy Q: Collard Greens
40 Carns Hill: Waps (Remix) (feat. Monkey, Dimzy, R6 & Youngs Teflon)
41 Drake: One Dance (feat. Wizkid and Kyla)
42 Rae Sremmurd: No Type
43 Lil Wayne: Knockout (feat. Nicki Minaj)
44 Desiigner: Panda
45 Ty Dolla $ign: Paranoid [ft. Joe Moses]
46 Zomby: Mercury's Rainbow
47 Tame Impala: Elephant
48 Eartheater: Inclined
49 J Hus: "Did You See"
50 Die Antwoord: Jou Ma Se Poes In 'n Fishpaste Jar
Sophie - "Faceshopping"
Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy"
Geneva Jacuzzi - Love Caboose
Mark Van Hoen - "Holy Me"
Big Sean - "Dance (A$$)"
Big Sean - Beware
Big Sean - Bounce Back
A dozen more Migos tunes frankly
Icona Pop "I Love It"
Kendrick Lamar - ‘bitch don’t kill my vibe’
Lorde - Teams
Post Malone, "Rockstar"
Lil Wayne - How to Love
regrettably some Chris Brown tunes ('Loyal' etc)
Ty Dolla Sign - "Paranoid"
Daft Punk - Fragments of Time, Contact, the one with Panda Bear on
Pharrell - Happy
Several more Travis Scott tunes
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Actress, 'Supreme cunnilingus'
Giggs - Lock Doh feat. Donae'o
Giggs and Mr Eazi – London Town
Giggs and Donaeo – Linguo
Giggs - Monsta Man
La Roux - In for the Kill
La Roux - Bullet Proof
Etta James featuring Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”, "Beez in the Trap"
Maria Minerva, “Hagasuxzzavol”
D'Angelo - Prayer
lots more DJ Mustard bits
Kesha - Blow,
Kesh - Backstabbers (technically 2009 I think, fuck it)
Rihanna - Cheers
Aphex Twin - Original Chaos Riff (technically a reissue or archival first-issue, fuck it)
Bon Iver and James Blake - Creek Fall Boys Choir
More Young Thug
More Chief Keef
More UK drill
Far East Family, "Like A G6
Oneohtrix Point Never - Preyouandi
Lana Del Ray, "Video Games"
YG – Big Bank
YG - Why ya always hatin'
MGMT - several, obvious things, but particularly "When You Die"
James Blake - If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead
Daphne & Celeste - You and I Alone
The Inhuman League - You Were Working as a Waitress in A Cocktail Bar
Naomi Elizabeth - the Topic is Ass
Holly Herndon - Fear, Uncertainty Doubt
Ariel Pink - Another Weekend
Jeremih - Royalty
Y.G., "Toot It and Boot It"
Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kids"
Gesaffelstein, "Piece of Future"
John Foxx & the Belbury Circle, "Almost There"
Nightshift, “Made You Look (Hugo Massien Remix)”
Ariel Pink, “Put Your Number In My Phone”
Theo Nasa, “Area 51”
Area 8, “On My Level”
The Weeknd, "The
Let’s Eat Grandma, “Eat Shiitake Mushrooms”
David Bowie, "Blackstar"
---- "Where Are We Now"
Mike Posner, “Pill in Ibiza”
Fat Joe/Remy Ma/French Montana / Infrared, "All the Way Up"
Yo Gotti, “Down in the DM”
Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour Llif3"Rich the Kid, "Plug Walk"
Gucci Mane featuring Migos, "I Get the Bag"
Laibach, "The Lonely Goatherd"