TBT Songs We Still Not-So-Secretly Love
by Naomi Stewart
In honour of #ThrowbackThursday I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and celebrate feeling OLD AF with a rundown of the totally awesome tuneage we used to listen to.
Whether you're out driving, in a club or shopping, you can't help reminiscing about a simpler time when The Sims and MSN was life and your mobile phone battery lasted 3 days…
Kelis – Milkshake
This song taught you everything you need to know today; sass, swag and most importantly how to shake what your mama gave you. You can't deny you turn into some sort of magnetic goddess when this beat comes on! Though I’m not quite sure the obvious inneduno was understood completely in 03'.
Eminem - Lose Yourself
If you can't rap the entire first verse and can still look at your mum’s spaghetti in the same way then who even are you? 15 years later and I bet you can't listen to this without nodding along either...
Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
Taking it allllll the way back to 2002 (really that long?) and suddenly you’re reminiscing of your grunge/emo days rockin' out in a studded belt and fringe that covered half your face. Obvs the lyrics were in your MSN name (I know they were in mine, cringe.) Avril debunked the male guitarist and pop princess traditions and inspired girls all over the world to learn guitar!
Lumidee – Never Leave You
After Avril had a few hot hits and you were 'so over' your emo stage, 2003 was the year of pink velour tracksuits, personalised gold chains and hoop earrings to match.
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Release year; 2004. 2017: It's 3am, the clubs about to close, you're probably barefoot and this banger comes on...
Fall Out Boy – Dance Dance
By now (2005) your style has changed more times than David Beckham's hair and your mum (bless her) has continued to support the ongoing trends and fads. The pink tracksuit is replaced by black skinny jeans, a trilby and denim jackets. Rock on!
Beyonce – Single Ladies
I bet you can't guess the release year of this one? Believe it or not this one came out in 2008, yes NINE years ago. You've just been through your first 'real' breakup and Queen Bee has released a song that speaks only to you at this time of grieving...It's almost like she knew.
Feel old now? Us too.