5 Music Groups Who Are Celebrating 10 Years in 2022


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If you’re like me, you probably feel like the 2010s went by in a flash. It feels like just yesterday Carly Rae Jepson released her hit song “Call Me Maybe” and the ice bucket challenge was all over social media. One of the biggest things that happened in the 2010s was the changing of the music industry. From Beyoncé winning the most Grammys won in a single night by a female artist to Lil Nas X becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ artist to win a Country Music Association award, the decade’s events in music were wild. Here are 10 music groups that are celebrating 10 years in 2022, surviving all the chaos.


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The Vamps

The group is widely known for their hit song “Somebody To You” featuring Demi Lovato, which gained popularity thanks to the movie “The D.U.F.F.” The British pop band started with their debut song “Can We Dance” in 2013 and later reached their first No. 1 hit, “Night And Day,” in the UK in 2017. The group is made up of Brad Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

“Somebody To You” has the positive lyrics, “all I ever wanna be is somebody to you / Everybody’s trying to be a billionaire / But every time I look at you, I just don’t care.” Their arguably most iconic song, “Just My Type”, with the lyrics, “’Need that honey won’t you hold my hand / Times like this think of true romance / But she not ready for that / She lets me down / Then gets me high / Oh I don’t know why / She just my type / She’s my device / I don’t think twice / Oh I don’t know why she’s just what I like.” Many of The Vamps’ songs are teenager-in-love type, making them a good addition to that “good vibes” playlist.


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Dan + Shay

This pop-country pair brought charm to the sub-genre. Their song “From The Ground Up” never fails to make me tear up a bit. The members, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, won three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the songs “Tequila,” “Speechless” and “10,000 Hours.” Originally starting out as a country group, the pair faded to more pop-style music over time, collaborating with artists like Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber and Lindsey Stirling.

One of their most recognizable songs, “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber, has the lyrics “I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more / Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours / And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try / If it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life / I’m gonna love you.” Many of the duo’s most popular songs are perfect for weddings, whether classy or chaotic.


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 Consisting of Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen and Joe Memmel, this group is one of the lesser-known music groups on my list. Their most popular song, “Talk Too Much,” was trending on TikTok back in 2021 and 2022, and greatly boosted their fanbase. The group is best known for making popular alternative music despite not being a popular genre in today’s music. 

“Talk Too Much” has the iconic lyrics, “Better to leave it unsaid / Why can’t I leave it unsaid? / You know I talk too much / Honey, come put your lips on mine and shut me up / We could blame it all on human nature / Stay cool, it’s just a kiss / Oh, why you gotta be so talkative? / I talk too much, we talk too much.” My favorite songs of theirs are “Youuu,” “Crash My Car,” “Boyfriend,” and “Cemetery.”


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Fifth Harmony

Commonly shortened to “5H,” the iconic girl group started out on season two of “The X Factor” in 2012. Although they broke up in 2018, the group, consisting of now-solo-artists Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Camila Cabello (the first to depart from the group in December 2016), is still relevant in today’s music industry. Songs like “Sledgehammer” and “That’s My Girl” still fit in today’s popular music genres. Despite the group having countless songs on the charts, after the departure of Cabello, the group’s success began to fade.

Most known for their song “Work From Home,” including the lyrics, “I know you’re always on that night shift / But I can’t stand these nights alone / And I don’t need no explanation / ‘Cause, baby, you’re the boss at home / You don’t gotta go to work.” If not, you may recognize their 2015 song “Worth It,” with the lyrics, “you see me in the spot like / “Ooh I love your style” / Uh huh show me what you got / ‘Cause I don’t wanna waste my time/ Now come and make it worth my while.”


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The Chainsmokers

Best known for their song “Something Just Like This,” the American electronic DJ and production duo is made up of Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart. The group is heavily known throughout the music industry, collabing with artists like Daya, Coldplay and BTS. The New York-based music pair has won a Grammy, two American Music Awards and several Billboard Music Awards. 

You’ve likely heard their work through songs like “Closer” featuring Halsey, with the iconic lyrics, “So, baby, pull me closer / In the back seat of your Rover / That I know you can’t afford / Bite that tattoo on your shoulder / Pull the sheets right off the corner / Of that mattress that you stole / From your roommate back in Boulder / We ain’t ever getting older.” Personally, my favorite song of theirs is “Paris,” because it’s very laid back and hopeful, just my style.


After 10 years, I think we can all agree that music has changed a lot. And even though there are new trends and fads, these music groups and their music will never get old.