Review of the 2010s

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The 2010s are officially over, and a new decade begins. The 2010s highlighted the emergence of streaming services, superhero films, new music moguls, and a wide variety of internet memes.

Here’s a look at some of the films, songs, television shows, and memes that define the decade as a whole.

 

Highest Grossing Films of the Decade

2010: “Toy Story 3” – $1.07 Billion

2011: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” – $1.34 Billion

2012: “The Avengers” – $1.52 Billion

2013: “Frozen” – $1.28 Billion

2014: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” – $1.10 Billion

2015: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – $2.07 Billion

2016: “Captain America: Civil War” – $1.15 Billion

2017: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – $1.33 Billion

2018: “Avengers: Infinity War” – $2.05 Billion

2019: “Avengers: Endgame” – $2.79 Billion

 

Top Shows of the Decade

2010: “The Walking Dead” – IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

2011: “Game of Thrones” – IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

2012: “Veep” – IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

2013: “Orange is the New Black” – IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

2014: “How to Get Away with Murder” – IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

2015: “Mr. Robot” – IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

2016: “Stranger Things” – IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

2017: “The Handmaid’s Tale” – IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

2018: “You” – IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

2019: “The Mandalorian” – IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

 

Top Songs of the Decade

2010: “Tik Tok” – Ke$ha

2011: “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

2012: “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye & Kimbra

2013: “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

2014: “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

2015: “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

2016: “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

2017: “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

2018: “God’s Plan” – Drake

2019: “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

 

Most Memorable Memes of the Decade

2010: “Antoine Dodson”

2011: “Friday” by Rebecca Black

2012: “Grumpy Cat”

2013: “Doge”

2014: “This is fine”

2015: “Mocking Spongebob”

2016: “Conceited”

2017: “Distracted Boyfriend”

2018: “Surprised Pikachu”

2019: “Baby Yoda”

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Kristin Orr
Kristin is the Arts and Entertainment Editor here at The Michigan Journal. She'll be graduating in April with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Screen Studies. During her free time she likes to watch movies, listen to music, attend concerts, and write. Check out her social media: