Don’t look now, but the late naughties are slowly creepin’ up the nostalgia line. We’re beginning to see what songs are going to stand the test of time, securing that oh-so coveted “throwback status.” And as all are still familiar enough to get everyone going, here are a few that will help you make this Sunday one you’ll not soon forget:
Akon - I'm So Paid
Life was good right before the recession.
Keri Hilson Feat. Kanye West - Knock You Down
Keri Hilson was a late-naughts staple. Seems to have faded from the spotlight, but here’s one of her finest. And she brought friends.
Cobra Starship Feat. Leighton Meester
Blair Waldorf’s first big foray into singing. The precursor to party rock?
Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
Man is this song great.
My Chemical Romance - Teenagers
One to up the tempo. One to get it all out there.
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
A perfect “entire bar drunkenly singing along to” song. Movie directors need to get on this.
Will Young - Leave Right Now
ALL OF THE FEELS
Paris Hilton - Stars Are Blind
I don’t think anyone really considers this a good song. But MANY consider it a great one.
Mika - Grace Kelly
I don’t think I’m the only person who spent the first few months thinking MIKA was a girl. Incredible, incredible range.
Miley Cyrus - See You Again
We’ve come a long way. I wonder if best friend Leslie still keeps in touch.
Enrique Iglesias - Do You Know - The Ping Pong Song
Back before Enrique started singing about infidelity and rampant sexual exploits, he was crushed by a breakup. The ping pong song, a classic.
Lonley Island - I'm On A Boat
A nice tie in to the first song. The famous video is a parody of Akon’s. Get paid.
What would be on your list?