Last year I started a 'Throwback Thursday' series. Every week I would write about some of my favourite songs from the past, and I thought it was about time to bring it back!
Pixie Lott's second single Boys And Girls, released back in 2009, was undeniably great. I remember being 11 years old and listening to this song practically every day. You only have to listen to it once and it ends up stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
Listening to this song 10 years on, it still makes me feel as happy as it did back then. The beat in combination with Lott's beautifully unique voice, Boys And Girls is a song that just oozes fun!
Shakira has already been featured on Throwback Thursday once before, but she is so amazing that I thought she needed to be added again! Just like most of Shakira's hits, Whenever, Wherever is a song that once you listen to it, will be stuck in your head for days. Even though this song was released in 2001, to this day it will still randomly get stuck in my head. All of Shakira's old songs are brilliant, but for me Hips Don't Lie and Whenever, Wherever are the ones that truly stand out.
This week's throwback is more of a fun song. While Dancing In The Moonlight may not have much 'meaning' to it, it's a song that literally anyone will get up and sing to! Dancing In The Moonlight never fails to make me smile, and I really love any song that is capable of doing that. For that reason I thought Toploader earned their place on the playlist!
This week's throwback is a bit different to the previous throwbacks because I don't really have much of a connection with the song. With many of the other throwbacks I link them to childhood memories, whereas Waterfalls by TLC doesn't have that connection. However, I wanted to feature this song on Throwback Thursday because I feel like this is a song that everyone knows, even if you can't remember the first time you heard it. The fact that this song is probably one of the most popular and well known throwbacks means that it is definitely worthy of being featured on the Throwback Thursday playlist!
I know that Maroon 5 have already been featured in my Throwback Thursday segment, but I just adore their old music! She Will Be Loved randomly gets stuck in my head all the time, and the fact that it still has an impact even though it was released it 2002 shows what a great song it is. If you haven't already, I would definitely recommend listening to the album Songs About Jane that She Will Be Loved comes from as it is such an incredible album!
This week's throwback is one of the first songs that I learnt all of the words to. Released in 2009, Bonkers was a song that would be played absolutely everywhere! I remember being on my year 6 school journey and Bonkers being played non-stop at the disco. I think the reason I still love it so much is because it makes me think of 11 year old me feeling incredibly proud that I knew all of the words, subsequently thinking I was the coolest kid ever! While I may not have that attitude about it now, I do still really love the song. Definitely one of my favourite throwbacks ever!
This week's throwback was released in 2010 and is one of my favourite songs. Just A Dream by Nelly is such a great throwback and whenever I listen to it I get transported back to being a 12 year old and hearing it for the first time, and instantly loving it. The fact that seven years on I still love this song just shows how brilliant it is. Usually when you listen to a song non-stop you end up getting sick of it and never wanting to listen to it, but with Just A Dream I feel just as excited hearing it now as I did back then!
This week's throwback is by my favourite artist, Lady Gaga. I've been a fan of Gaga since she released her debut single Just Dance in 2008. I remember hearing this song for the first time in the car and feeling like I was listening to something incredibly different and special. Most debut singles are mediocre, but Gaga managed to make her debut one of the most iconic songs in modern music. Whether you're a fan or not, everyone knows the lyrics to Just Dance, and I think that's something that makes this song so brilliant. From the second Gaga stepped into the music industry she was already making her mark, therefore making Just Dance one of the best throwback songs there is.
This week's throwback is This Love by the legends that are Maroon 5! I wanted to feature this song on Throwback Thursday for a number of reasons, the first being how happy the song makes me feel. I don't know about everyone reading this, but whenever I listen to This Love I feel instantly a lot better, and although it sounds cringey, I can honestly say that this song is capable of cheering me up no matter how I feel.
I also really love this song for the same reason as a lot of the other songs on the throwback playlist, because it was played a lot when I was younger. Maroon 5 were always playing when I was little, meaning that whenever I listen to their older music I instantly feel at home.
Adam Levine's voice is also extremely distinct which makes the band stand out, and I think this has contributed to their amazing success over the years. It's been 15 years since This Love was released, and Maroon 5 are continuing to release brilliant songs, and although I really love their new music, you can't beat the classics!
This week's throwback features the first act I ever became a fan of, Girls Aloud. Not only were Girls Aloud the first band I ever loved, they were also my first concert, which means I will always feel a cute connection with them. There are so many old but gold Girls Aloud songs, but I thought for this playlist it had to be their debut single, Sound of the Underground. This song is one of my favourite throwback songs ever because it reminds me of being younger and wanting to be the sixth member of Girls Aloud!
Don't forget to listen to the Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify to hear all of the throwback songs so far!