Do you still remember what you were doing 10 years ago in 2009? Were you taking a major exam in school, preparing for your final semester, starting your first job, getting married…? As we kickstart the new year, we are throwing it back to 2009 with 19 songs that turn 10 in 2019 guaranteed to give you all the feels!
1) Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since Bad Romance? Mother Monster has certainly come a long way with her recent huge success with A Star Is Born just last year!
2) The Climb – Miley Cyrus
Miley’s Hannah Montana phase! Admit it, this was totally your anthem back then, especially when you were going through a rough patch.
3) My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
Since her days from Because Of You and Breakaway, this song was quite a departure from Kelly’s style but a great one nevertheless! Teenagers who were harbouring secret crushes probably belted this out in the safety of their rooms.
4) All The Right Moves – OneRepublic
If Apologize was the song that brought OneRepublic to fame, All The Right Moves was the song that cemented their status!
5) Empire State of Mind – Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys
And who could forget Alicia crooning out “New York” at the top of her lungs?!
6) Right Round – Flo Rida ft. Ke$ha
“You spin my head right round, right round” was everywhere back then! Further popularised by Alvin and the Chipmunks (anyone still remember them?), this hit is instantly familiar.
7) 21 Guns – Green Day
Instantly recognisable by its lone line of few notes that acts as its opening, 21 Guns is no doubt one of Green Day’s most well-known and well-loved songs!
8) Down – Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne
Okay, we don’t know what Jay Sean is doing at the moment either, but baby are you down down down down down to revisit this song with us, 10 years later?
9) Hotel Room Service – Pitbull
Back then, we were just getting to know Pitbull, or Mr. Worldwide. In 2009, you couldn’t escape from this ubiquitous song even if you tried!
10) One Time – Justin Bieber
And today, Justin Bieber is already a married man! Seriously, where did the time go?
11) Fireflies – Owl City
Somewhat ethereal sounding, Fireflies was one of the songs that stood out from others thanks to it’s unique arrangement.
12) Love Drunk – Boys Like Girls
If you don’t know this one, maybe you know their own hit “Two Is Better Than One”? Well, “Two Is Better Than One” is perfect for those in a relationship, while Love Drunk is a breakup song, which will try to help you feel better.
13) Rude Boy – Rihanna
Did Rihanna even age? She looks exactly the same! 10 years later, not only has she created Fenty Beauty, but a lingerie line as well, names Savage X Fenty.
14) Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat
No, Colbie. We were fallin’ for you since 2009!
15) Knock You Down – Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo
Back when Kanye still wasn’t part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan!
16) New Divide – Linkin Park
Unfortunately, we lost Chester Bennington in 2017, but his music will continue to live through this song, as well as other Linkin Park hits.
17) Party In The U.S.A – Miley Cyrus
Oh that feel-good anthem! We also still haven’t figured out how to move our hips like yeah, but it’s okay as long as we move!
18) Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship
If you’re wondering where did Cobra Starship go after this song, you’re not alone. But the biggest wonder of this song then was “Leighton Meester can sing?!”
19) Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz Ft. Ludacris
Because break breaking hearts once isn’t enough. (I’m only gonna break, break your, break, break your heart.)
2009 really does seem like a long time ago! To ask you a common question, feel old yet?