Top 10s of the 2010s: What were our favourite songs, films, books, TV shows and games?


How will we remember the 2010s?

If we're going to remember it by the UK's most popular culture, it's been the decade of Ed Sheeran and Adele; of Daniel Craig, Marvel and Star Wars sequels; and of the Fifty Shades phenomenon.

Take a look back at the most successful albums, songs, books, films, TV shows and games of the decade.

Top 10 albums

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image captionEd Sheeran and Adele dominated the top spots, followed by Michael Buble

Source: Official Charts Company

Top 10 singles

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image captionSheeran had three of the decade's biggest hits, with Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber also making their mark

Source: Official Charts Company

Top 10 books

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image captionFifty Shades author EL James scored a hat-trick at the top of the book chart

Source: Nielsen BookScan

Top 10 films

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image captionDaniel Craig in Skyfall (left) and Spectre (right), and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Source: BFI

Top 10 TV programmes

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image captionThe Spice Girls hitched a ride at the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

Source: Barb

Top 10 TV programmes (excluding sport)

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image captionThe X Factor peaked with Matt Cardle's victory in 2010

Source: Barb

Top 10 games

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Physical sales only. Source: Official Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK

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