Written by Jordan Hanson
Although 2018 has been the year of artists such as Camilla Cabello and Kendrick Lamar, sometimes a song will play on the radio or at a party that throws things back to 2008. A decade ago, Adele was still a new artist, Miley Cyrus was just shaking off her Hannah Montana persona and Lady Gaga was proving that she wasn’t a one-hit-wonder. Additionally, Britney Spears had just risen from the ashes and Beyoncé had only recently broken off from Destiny’s Child. Many artists who were just getting started in 2008 would continue to rise up the charts throughout the years, including P!nk, Coldplay and Katy Perry, who are still big names in the music industry.
Other artists, such as the Ting Tings and the Pussycat Dolls, have faded from the public eye or broken apart.
Nostalgia is a powerful force, and some songs from 2008 are still known by heart. Take Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” for example – our generation still gets as pumped today as we did 10 years ago for this catchy song about feminine independence.
So, for nostalgia’s sake, here are 10 songs turning 10 years old in 2018:
“Chasing Pavements” (Adele), “So What” (P!nk), “Viva la Vida” – Coldplay, “When I Grow Up” (The Pussycat Dolls), “That’s Not My Name” (The Ting Tings), “I Kissed a Girl” (Katy Perry), “7 Things” (Miley Cyrus), “Womanizer” (Britney Spears), “Poker Face” (Lady Gaga) and “I’m Yours” (Jason Mraz).