The 100 best rock songs from 2010 until today

Music 23/05/2022

Some would argue that by the time the year 2010 rolled around rock music was losing popularity amongst the masses, but one look at this list of the best rock songs of that time will tell you otherwise. 

Not only did this period see the triumphant return of many of the biggest names in rock - Pearl Jam, RHCP, AC/DC and Metallica, to name a few - it also gave rise to some epic alternative acts like Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys and Royal Blood

The songs featured in this list have been chosen based on the international singles charts of the time, radio airplay here in NZ and abroad, and by referencing previous Rock countdowns. 

The 100 best rock songs from 2010 until now

  • 1: The Sound Of Silence - Disturbed (2015)
  • 2: Lydia - Highly Suspect (2015)
  • 3: Little Pills - Devilskin (2014)
  • 4: Do I Wanna Know - Arctic Monkeys (2013)
  • 5: Hail To The King - Avenged Sevenfold (2013)
  • 6: Walk - Foo Fighters (2011)
  • 7: Patience - Chris Cornell (2020)
  • 8: Highway Tune - Greta Van Fleet (2017)
  • 9: Lonely Boy - The Black Keys (2011)
  • 10: Sail - Awolnation (2010)
  • 11: My Name Is Human - Highly Suspect (2016)
  • 12: Take Out The Gunman - Chevelle (2014)
  • 13: The Sky Is A Neighbourhood - Foo Fighters (2017)
  • 14: Out Of The Black - Royal Blood (2014)
  • 15: Say You'll Haunt Me - Stonesour (2010)
  • 16: Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge - Marilyn Manson (2015)
  • 17: Fear Inoculum - Tool (2019)
  • 18: Dreams - Beck (2015)
  • 19: Wash It All Away - Five Finger Death Punch (2015)
  • 20: Carolina - Kora (2016)
  • 21: I Got You - Shihad (2021)
  • 22: Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys (2011)
  • 23: The Way You Used To Do - Queens Of The Stone Age (2017)
  • 24: Little Monster - Royal Blood (2014)
  • 25: Take Me To Church - Hozier (2013)
  • 26: Glory Glory - Head Like A Hole (2011)
  • 27: 16 - Highly Suspect (2019)
  • 28: Start A Revolution - Devilskin (2014)
  • 29: Neon Sunrise - I Am Giant (2010)
  • 30: Another Way To Die - Disturbed (2010)
  • 31: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High - Arctic Monkeys (2013)
  • 32: Face To The Floor - Chevelle (2011)
  • 33: Run - Foo Fighters (2017)
  • 34: The Negative One - Slipknot (2014)
  • 35: Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2016)
  • 36: Under The Graveyard - Ozzy Osbourne (2020)
  • 37: Peach - Chevelle (2021)
  • 38: Demon Fire - AC/DC (2020)
  • 39: Alandria - Foo Fighters (2011)
  • 40: Never See The Light - Devilskin (2013)
  • 41: Pyro - Kings Of Leon (2010)
  • 42: Dreams - Villainy (2019)
  • 43: Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys (2011)
  • 44: This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold (2013)
  • 45: Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (2012)
  • 46: Safe Passage - Villainy (2015)
  • 47: Ten Tonne Skeleton - Royal Blood (2014)
  • 48: I Sat By The Ocean - Queens Of The Stone Age (2013)
  • 49: Diamond Eyes - Deftones (2010)
  • 50: Sirens - Pearl Jam (2013)
  • 51: I Should Have Known - Foo Fighters (2011)
  • 52: The Light - Disturbed (2015)
  • 53: Satellite - Rise Against (2011)
  • 54: Alligator Skin - Villainy (2011)
  • 55: Smooth Sailing - Queens Of The Stone Age (2013)
  • 56: Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters (2014)
  • 57: The Devil In I - Slipknot (2014)
  • 58: Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless (2010)
  • 59: Figure It Out - Royal Blood (2014)
  • 60: Home - Blacklistt (2012)
  • 61: Welcome To The Family - Avenged Sevenfold (2010)
  • 62: Arabella - Arctic Monkeys (2013)
  • 63: Motel Pool - Racing (2017)
  • 64: City Limits - I Am Giant (2010)
  • 65: Serotonia - Highly Suspect (2016)
  • 66: Shutting Down Our Town - Jimmy Barnes (2019)
  • 67: Nobody To Love - Josh Homme and Dave Sardy (2012)
  • 68: Absolute Zero - Stonesour (2012)
  • 69: Guilty All The Same - Linkin Park (2014)
  • 70: Hellraiser - Ozzy Osbourne/Lemmy Kilmister (2021)
  • 71: Cope - Manchester Orchestra (2014)
  • 72: Mantra - Bring Me The Horizon (2019)
  • 73: Dance Of The Clairvoyants - Pearl Jam (2020)
  • 74: Rope - Foo Fighters (2011)
  • 75: Moth Into Flame - Metallica (2016)
  • 76: Pray - Devilskin (2016)
  • 77: A Good Night's Sleep And A Cab Fare Home - The Strypes (2015)
  • 78: Around The World - Kings Of Leon (2016)
  • 79: Jekyll And Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch (2015)
  • 80: Psycho - Muse (2015)
  • 81: Every Other Freckle - Alt-J (2014)
  • 82: Way Down We Go - Kaleo (2016)
  • 83: No Son Of Mine - Foo Fighters (2021)
  • 84: Doom and Gloom - The Rolling Stones (2013)
  • 85: Love Bites (So Do I) - Halestorm (2012)
  • 86: Break - Three Days Grace (2010)
  • 87: Mountain At My Gates - Foals (2015)
  • 88: Hollow - Alice In Chains (2013)
  • 89: Narcissistic Cannibal - Korn (2011)
  • 90: Unfuck The World - Prophets Of Rage (2017)
  • 91: First - Cold War Kids (2014)
  • 92: Burn It Down - Linkin Park (2012)
  • 93: Beautiful War - Kings Of Leon (2013)
  • 94: Come A Little Closer - Cage The Elephant (2013)
  • 95: Until It's Gone - Linkin Park (2014)
  • 96: Who Do You Trust - Papa Roach (2019)
  • 97: Freak Like Me - Halestorm (2012)
  • 98: Voices - Alice In Chains (2013)
  • 99: Jumpsuit - Twenty One Pilots (2018)
  • 100: Radioactive - Kings Of Leon (2010)