Do you remember what was on the radio in the year One Direction formed and Lady Gaga hit the red carpet in a meat dress? Refresh your memory with the best summer songs of 2010.
Last updated: 1st Aug 2022
You can’t watch an old music video on YouTube without seeing comments like, “this is REAL music”, “today’s kids don’t know how hard this song is”, and “music from the 2010s really hit different”.
As it’s summertime, we took a look back at the most important summer songs of 2010, so you can enjoy a throwback tune or two and remember the good old days. So get ready for the nostalgia because here are the best summer songs of 2010!
Catchy, relatable, and chilled with that reggae guitar strumming pattern, Billionaire was all over the radio for the entire year. It's the kind of song that perfectly soundtracks laughing in the garden with some mates and a can in hand, a sunny picnic, or an afternoon drive.
Super Bass was one of the many singles from Nicki's debut album, an album that shot her to fame and kickstarted her career that paved the way for artists such as Cardi B, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion. Sweet and legendary, Super Bass is a summer bop we’ll never forget.
Nostalgia hits you hard when you hear the opening notes of this euphoric club anthem. Carefree, warm, and with lyrics and a sound that make you feel like the main character, it’s easily one of the best summer songs of 2010.
Influenced by traditional African music and with a light South African guitar line, Waka Waka instantly transports you to a paradise where the sun always shines, and you don’t have a care in the world. Even though it reminds us of Lampard’s disallowed against Germany in the World Cup, it’s still one of the more memorable summer songs of 2010.
Love it or hate it, with mentions of Daisy Dukes, cocktails, bikinis, and sun kissed skin, California Gurls was destined to be one of the best summer songs of 2010. The warm synths are so 2010, while the funky guitar and slap bass adds a light hearted, playful touch.
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Okay, so this timeless banger was released in late 2009. But it was everywhere in 2010, and since you’re probably here for a throwback, it fits brilliantly. How can you hear this and not think of cannonballing into the pool on your all-inclusive summer holiday?
Back in the day, everyone was posting sunglasses selfies on Facebook with “you got dezigner shadez just to hide ya face :]]]” as the caption. Safe to say Cooler Than Me was pretty well-received by younguns in the UK.
One of the best summer songs of 2010? Or one of the best songs ever? We’ll let you decide. But either way, we reckon future generations will be jealous that we got to experience a time when this was in the charts.
With mentions of throwing hands in the air, Taio living his life, and rocking clubs, Dynamite is somewhat cliché but does what a summer song should. Its simplicity is mind numbing in the best way, letting you shut your brain off so you can enjoy the summery vibes.
Remember all the lads running around wearing Topman Rihanna t-shirts and chinos? Fashion. The Grammy-winning song spent two weeks at the top of the charts in the UK, selling over a million copies. To this day, if you put it on, everyone will throw their head back and sing along at the top of their lungs.
2010 was the year Kanye blessed the world with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. An instant adrenaline rush, POWER is confident and empowering, which is exactly how the summer feels too. The synergy created from strutting down the street on a sunny day with POWER playing in your ears is simply insane.
Is Like A G6 really one of the best summer songs of 2010? No. No, it’s not. But we figured you’re probably reading this to ride a wave of nostalgia, and we’re pretty sure everyone has vivid memories attached to this one so we included it anyway. Enjoy!
Summer songs from 2010 are pretty hard to beat. There’s just something about them that… hits different. We hope you enjoyed revisiting the best summer songs of 2010, now watch this space for more blogs on the best summer blasts from the past.
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