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Throwback : Songs Turning Ten Years Old This Year

We take you on a nostalgia ride with songs that we grew up tapping toes.

After an onerous 2020, we have finally begun 2021. To celebrate this new better and hopeful year and to have a good old trip to nostalgia town, let us look at some of the songs that are turning ten years old this year. 2011 was a glorious year for music. It was the year of one-hit wonders like Gotye and the debut of One Direction. It was the year of songs and party anthems that we are still obsessed with. There is nothing that would make us feel old than a throwback to the songs that we grew up enjoying.

Music Concert
Music Concert

Songs Turning Ten Years Old This Year :

1. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

Born This Way - Lady Gaga
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This classic by Mother Monster herself will forever go down in history as one of the greatest LGBT+ anthems to ever come out. This rousing anthem with its lyrics of acceptance and self-love is already ten years old but still relevant.

2.Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
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One of the most played songs of the 2010s, this classic by the American rock band, Marron 5 topped the charts during 2011. This song with the lyrics talking about impressing the ladies with the protagonist impressive dance moves likes the Rock legend, Mick Jagger and with a catchy chorus was an instant hit. 

3.Someone Like You – Adele

Someone Like You - Adele
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Adele’s evergreen classic, Someone Like you is still probably one of the best break-up songs to be released. This song with expressing the feelings of the subject after a break-up but still sending well wishes to her ex topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Who wasn’t going around listening to this song and pretending to be a heartbroken heroine with incredible vocals?

4.Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
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Parties in 2011 were not parties without this song. Incredibly, it is already ten years since this hit came out. True to its name, this addictive single is a party anthem in all its sense. Its impact was huge. Play this song, and I guarantee you there will be at least ten people going “Every day I’m shuffling” and doing that iconic dance move.

5.Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia

Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia
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This impactful single by French DJ and music producer and featuring vocals by Australian singer-songwriter, Sia is still cherished by many as one of the greatest tracks to be released. The major theme of the song is inner strength, likening one to be as strong as titanium. 

6.What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
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This sensational debut single by former boy band One Direction threw them into stardom. This dreamy track with a catchy tempo was an instant hit, especially among teenagers. Everyone was listening to it and it was part of everyone’s playlist. 

7.Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra
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This singe by one-hit-wonder by Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter enjoys a legacy that is unbeaten. With its unique music video and one of the most amazing chorus, this gut-wrenching song was an instant hit and took home three Grammys. 

8.Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce

Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
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This feminist anthem by Queen Bey is still relevant and still impactful. It is impossible to not feel sexy or confident while listening to this song. This empowering single about girl power would still get us up and dancing while shaking those shoulders.

9.Super Bass – Nicky Minaj

Super Bass - Nicky Minaj
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Nicky Minaj’s fifth single from her debut album, Pink Friday is still a bop and it is useless to pretend otherwise. Who wasn’t going and who won’t still go “Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass/Yeah that’s that super bass”.

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Written by Lakshmi Priya

Lakshmi loves pandas, mangoes, cherry blossoms and cold rainy evenings. She is enthusiastic about books, movies, art, gender and related studies. Can be found listening to Paramore on repeat.

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