10 songs from 10 years ago that are worth listening to again

Avril Lavigne is an iconic artist from the past decade, and her music displays the joy of the 90s.

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Avril Lavigne is an iconic artist from the past decade, and her music displays the joy of the 90’s.

Elsa Beise, Writer

A decade ago, things were different. Gauchos were worn, hair was flat ironed until you burned it, and boys rocked muscle tank tops. Have no fear, the music of this decade provides a lot of wonderful songs, some could argue a greater amount than today. Find out with ten of the best songs of the era.

Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) by T-Pain (featuring Yung Joc)

This song is the epitome of making any situation, “lit”. It’s classic, “oooh oohs” in the middle of the song is iconic and will cause anyone to get up and dance. T-Pain never failed to produce songs that people love.

Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

If you’re ever feeling angry about anything or feel the “teenage angst” everyone talks about, then this song will rock your world. Honestly, try headbanging to it–it works. You can relieve your stress in a healthy way with Lavigne’s yell.

This Is Why I’m Hot by MIMS

In need of an anthem that just boosts your self confidence? MIMS really hit a gold mine a decade ago by empowering so many people with this banger. You could also use this song as the background of any intense montage in your film for Film Studies when the main character undergoes an extensive makeover.

Lip Gloss by Lil Mama

You’ve probably danced to this at various homecomings, Sadie’s dances and proms. Honestly, I understand why. Nothing pumps up teenagers more than this classic by Lil Mama. She’s fierce and unapologetic about her lip gloss–which she rocks, of course.

Umbrella by Rihanna

Umbrella talks about love and the exciting new idea of finding someone unfamiliar. Rihanna has made a resurgence in recent months with the release of her album, “ANTI” last year, but this classic will take you back to her roots.

Party Like A Rockstar by Shop Boyz

This song wasn’t as popular as some on this list, but Shop Boyz made a wonderful piece that talks about what you need to party like a true rockstar. It’s just a little taste of fame for us who don’t live the, “high” life.

Irreplaceable by Beyoncé

Similar to Rihanna, Beyoncé has been able to maintain her relevance for over a decade. Good for her. There’s no wonder why when you hear her music, especially this interesting song about kicking that no good boy out of your life for good.

Big Girls Don’t Cry by Fergie

If you are ever in the feels, just blast this Fergie banger. She gets deep into the emotional territory while still reminding you that you’re strong and you don’t need to cry. You’ll make it through.

Hey There Delilah by The Plain White T’s

This song is more alternative than other songs on this list, but the acoustic feel of it is perfect for a calm and relaxing day at home. It talks about the relatable relationship between two young lovers and their struggle to remain close when they’re actually miles apart.

Crank That (Soulja Boy) by Soulja Boy Tell’em

Soulja Boy is still an iconic artist to me, and he is someone to be admired. He really branded himself and isn’t afraid to label who he is. This particular song sparked an amazing dance trend that is still done at high school dances across the nation. Good job, Soulja!