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Chapter 295: Praying

10s pop ballads

Lady Gaga began the 10s as an ironic, flamboyant electro-pop queen. She ended it by winning an Oscar for an unadorned, sincere love ballad...composed as a plot point in a major motion picture, of course. Cynicism aside, “Shallow” is one of her very best songs, demonstrating her vocal power and dynamic control. And no cynicism needs to be waived to be moved by “Praying,” wherein Kesha venomously takes down one of the most powerful people in the music industry, while reasserting her own worth.
1. Adele


2. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper


3. Taylor Swift


4. Harry Styles

Sign of the Times

5. The Chainsmokers

Closer (ft. Halsey)

6. Kesha


7. P!nk

Just Give Me a Reason (ft. Nate Ruess)

8. Ariana Grande

Dangerous Woman

9. Hozier

Take Me to Church

10. Lana Del Rey

The Greatest