The Ultimate Throwback Playlist

It’s already 2018, I can still remember singing along to single ladies (which came out 10 years ago! feel old yet) even though I was 12 and didn’t fully understand what “put a ring on it” meant. Here are over 50 songs, some older than others and some you will have completely forgotten about, which you need to add to your throwback playlist:

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Most of these songs are the ones you will not be able to get out of your head once you listen to them and you’re going to remember how much you loved them before. (Most of these are cheesy songs, some of which you’d rather leave in the past)

1. Hey there Delilah – Plain white T’s – this song is a huge throwback to 2005, to before phones and easy access to computers, can anyone even remember when they first even heard this song?

2. Rude – Magic – this is more recent but I bet you forgot all about this song

3. Hot and Cold – Katy Perry

4. Payphone – Maroon 5

5. Young – Tulisa – I can’t be the only one who remembers Tulisa in the top charts back in 2012, this song will bring back memories

6. Beauty and a beat – Justin Bieber – this song marked Justin’s transformation from boy to man, this was back when he and Selena Gomez were a thing

7. Can’t say no – Conor Maynard

8. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

9. Call me maybe – Carly Rae Jepson – little did I know the music video would be a representation of my life a few years later

10. Shut up and drive – Rihanna

11. Cry me out – Pixie Lott

12. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne – I know you can already picture the music video

13. E.T – Katy Perry – my innocent 10 year old self had no idea what was going on in the music video

14. Domino – Jessie J

15. DNA – Little Mix

16. She said – Plan B – you might not know this song by it’s name but you will definitely remember it if you listen to it

17. All fired up – The Saturdays

18. Telephone – Lady Gaga

19. Stereo hearts – Gym Class Heros and Adam Levine

20. Happiness – Alexis Jorden

R & B

00’s R&B may just be the best kind of music, these include some of the best tracks from Beyonce, Ne-yo and Rihanna.

21. Closer – Ne-yo – Ne-yo may just be the best 00’s R&B artist

22. No Air – Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

23. Impossible – Shontelle

24. Miss Independent – Ne-yo – my 8 year old self was too young to appreciate this precious song

25. Sparks – Cover Drive

26. Hate that I love you – Rihanna and Ne-yo

27. Say my name – Destiny’s Child

28. Take a bow – Rihanna

29. Unfaithful – Rihanna – this song got me feeling sorry for cheating on my boyfriend I didn’t have when I was 6, I can’t be the only one

30. Battlefield – Jordin Sparks

31. Beautiful Monster – Ne-yo

32. What’s my name – Rihanna and Drake

33. Let me love you – Ne-yo

34. Independent women – Destiny’s Child

35. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

Break Up Songs

These are the best break up songs from back in the day, you know the time we were all like 12 and had no one to cry over but still felt these songs in the depths of our hearts.

36. Irreplaceable – Beyonce – this is hands down the best break up song past present and future

37. The one that got away – Katy Perry – was I the only one who cried a little at the end of the music video?

38. Give your heart a break – Demi Lavato

39. So what – P!nk – this song got me so mad at my non existent boyfriend

40. Love the way you lie – Eminem and Rihanna

41. Part of me – Katy Perry

42. Hit em up style – Blu Cantrell and Foxy Brown

43. Grenade – Bruno Mars – I sang this song as a child without even knowing what a grenade was

44. Blow me one last kiss – P!nk

45. Better in time – Leona Lewis

Songs your 12 year old self loved

These are songs which will take you back to when you were 12 and you used to watch Disney Channel when Selena Gomez, Hilary Duff, and Demi Lovato were the biggest stars.

46. Hit the lights – Selena Gomez

47. Heart attack – Demi Lovato – I remember singing this and relating to every single lyric

48. You belong with me – Taylor Swift – ahh I miss the old Taylor, also I know you secretly had a crush on the guy from the music video

49. A year without rain – Selena Gomez and The Scene – remember when Selena Gomez made loads of songs with The Scene whilst she was on The Wizards Of Waverly Place

50. Popular Song – MIKA and Ariana Grande – we can all relate to this song, maybe not poisoning everyone at the end of the music video though

51. Tell me something I don’t know – Selena Gomez – this song was the movie Another Cinderella Story where Selena Gomez was Cinderella, this was one of the best movies from my childhood including Starstruck and Twitches.

52. Love story – Taylor Swift – I still believe this is one of the greatest love songs ever

53. I Wish – Cher Lloyd

54. Wings – Little Mix – this was Little Mix’s first song after the X-Factor and everyone fell in love with them

55. The Climb – Miley Cyrus – this was back in her Disney Channel days before the mental breakdown

What are your favorite throwback songs? Tell us in the comments!

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