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The Most Streamed Songs of the 2010s

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At the beginning of the decade, we were listening to music on MP3 players. Now, we don’t even have to download songs. We just stream them! Streaming has been a boost to the popularity (and pockets) of some of the most influential artists of the decade. So let’s look back, which songs defined the decade?

‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran

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Shape of You is a very simple song, but people just can’t seem to get enough of it. Ironically, the song that became one of Ed Sheeran’s biggest hits is one that he wrote with the intention of Rihanna singing. Surely, Sheeran is glad he kept this money-making track for himself.

‘One Dance’ by Drake ft. Wiz Khalifa and Kyla

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One Dance blends tribal tunes with EDM-ish beats. Together, the two genres make a hypnotic rhythm that we just can’t seem to turn away from. Drake and Wiz Khalifa have some memorable bars in the song, and Kyla’s voice ties it all together. We’ll be bringing this track into the next decade.

‘Rockstar’ by Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

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We’ve all dreamed of being a big-time rockstar. Post Malone and 21 Savage take a NSFW dive into the modern version of the rock and roll lifestyle. Rockstar was one of Posty’s first few hit singles. The song is a total earworm, and the world just keeps coming back for more.

Closer by The Chainsmoker ft. Halsey

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This is one of those songs that seems to be playing all the time. You think you’ve never heard it before, but you find yourself bopping along and singing the lyrics. You don’t even realize how memorable it is, but there you are in line at Starbucks, totally nailing every last word. Did you know Closer actually introduced Halsey and TCS to much of the music world?

‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran has been putting out hits all decade. Thinking Out Loud is a hopelessly romantic song. The music video is one of Sheeran’s first big productions, and it features the ginger singer ballroom dancing (or a body double?). The song has also been featured on plenty of viral wedding videos, which has only made it more popular – you know the ones.

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The Most Expensive High Schools In The United States, Ranked

Forget saving up for college, these high schools actually cost more than some of the most expensive university tuitions. Each year, 24/7 Wall Street puts out its official rankings of the most expensive high schools in the country. With those grades in mind, here’s which schools’ price tags made our list — and what exactly goes on inside those schools that makes them so coveted.

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No Retreat, No Surrender: The Soldier Who Fought In World War II For Over 30 Years

World War II and the destruction it wrought on the planet had ended long ago, but for some reason, on a remote island, peace was yet to be felt. Perpetrated by culprits who nobody had been able to catch, fields were burned, airport runways were ransacked, and gunfire would occasionally spray out of the forest. As the body count began to climb, the question remained: who on Earth was this soldier still convinced the war was on?

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The Once-Popular Purchasing Habits That Most Millennials Are Refusing To Buy Into

There’s no debate about it, times are changing. And with changing times comes changing demands for some of the products that used to be considered essential. For millennials, the age group born between 1981-1996, some of the products America used to not be able to live without are now being ditched all together. From household appliances to popular food products, read on to see some of the surprising effects of millennial buying habits.

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