The 2010s: A decade in review

Diya Thomas co-wrote this article

As the decade comes to a close, the Crier would like to recap major memories from the 2010s. From Taylor Swift to Shawn Mendes, or Instagram to Tik Tok, here are the top songs, movies, and significant moments from the past decade.

From IMDb under fair use

2010:

Songs:

  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Moves like Jagger- Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera 
  • TiK ToK- Kesha

Movies:

  • How to Train Your Dragon – March 26
  • Toy Story 3 – June 18
  • Inception – July 13

Events:

  • Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on January 12
  • The first iPad was released on April 3
  • Simon Cowell left “American Idol” in May
  • Silly Bandz gained popularity 

2011:

Songs:

  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Give Me Everything – Pitbull
  • Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Movies:

  • Thor – May 2
  • Captain America: The First Avenger- July 19
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – November 19

Events:

  • “Game of Thrones” premiered on April 11
  • The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on April 29
  • The finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired on May 25
  • Planking was the internet trend 

2012:

Songs:

  • Gangnam Style – PSY
  • Payphone – Maroon 5
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Movies:

  • The Hunger Games – March 23
  • The Avengers – May 4
  • Brave – June 22

 

Events:

  • Whitney Houston died at the age of 48 on February 11
  • London hosted the Summer Olympics from July 27 to August 12
  • Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head on October 9
  • The Harlem Shake gained popularity

 

2013:

Songs:

  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (ft. T.I & Pharrell)
  • Roar – Katy Perry
  • Royals – Lorde
  • Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Movies:

  • Monsters University – June 21
  • Gravity – October 4
  • Frozen – November 27

Events:

  • Two bombs went off during the annual Boston Marathon on April 15
  • Ylvis released “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” on September 3
  • Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on December 5
  • Selfies gained popularity

2014:

Songs:

  • Rude – MAGIC!
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)

Movies:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – August 1
  • Interstellar – October 26

Events:

  • The Winter Olympics were held in Sochi from February 7 to February 23
  • The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon aired for the first time on February 17
  • “2048” was released on March 9
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married on May 24

2015:

Songs:

  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  • Hello – Adele
  • Sorry – Justin Bieber
  • Stitches – Shawn Mendes

Movies:

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1
  • Inside out – June 19
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18

 

Events:

  • Zayn Malik left One Direction on March 25
  • Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as a transgender woman in April
  • The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26
  • The #thedress social media trend took over the Internet on February 26

 

2016:

Songs:

  • Cheap Thrills – Sia
  • Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
  • This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris (ft. Rihanna)
  • Work – Rihanna

Movies:

  • Captain America: Civil War – May 6
  • Finding Dory – June 17
  • La La Land – December 9

Events:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar on February 28
  • Prince died at the age of 57 on April 21
  • “Pokémon Go” was released on July 6
  • Rio hosted the Summer Olympics from August 5 to August 21

2017:

Songs:

  • Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran 
  • Stay – Alessia Cara
  • Thunder – Imagine Dragons

Movies:

  • Beauty and the Beast – March 17
  • Thor: Ragnarok – November 3
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi – December 15

Events:

  • “Vine” was shut down on January 17
  • Donald Trump was inaugurated into office on January 20
  • The continental United States witnessed a total solar eclipse on August 21
  • The #metoo movement resurfaced and broke the silence of millions of women around the world 

2018:

Songs:

  • God’s Plan – Drake
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • High Hopes – Panic! at the Disco
  • Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer

Movies:

  • Black Panther – January 29
  • Avengers: Infinity War – April 27
  • Incredibles 2 – June 15

 

Events:

  • The Winter Olympics were held in PyeongChang from February 9 to February 25
  • Beyoncé performed at Coachella on April 14 and 21
  • Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle got married on May 19
  • Tide Pod Challenge had people eating Tide Pods

 

2019:

Songs:

  • 7 Rings – Ariana Grande
  • Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
  • Old Town Road – Lil Nas X (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • Sucker – Jonas Brothers

Movies:

  • Captain Marvel – March 8
  • Avengers: Endgame – April 26
  • Toy Story 4 – June 21

Events:

  • The investigation of the college admissions scandal was made public on March 12
  • A fire destroyed the roof and spire of the Notre Dame cathedral on April 15
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby was born on May 6
  • Tik Tok gained popularity
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Shreya Deshpande

Shreya is a web/multimedia editor and a junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier. At Conant, she is part of orchestra, Science Olympiad, and CompSci Kids. Outside of school, she likes basketball, dancing, and music.

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