By: Delia Geyer/ Content Editor
As the New Year starts, the inevitable aging of everything continues on. Ten years ago, it was 2008. Thinking back, ten years ago seems so far away. Children have grown up since then, a whole decade has passed. When we hear some music from 2008, most of us would never think that it would be turning ten years old this year.
When I hear 2008, I think about my childhood. I was in second grade, a mere eight years old. These songs listed below, however, appear to be relatively timeless. These songs won’t be around as long as Beethoven’s “Fur Elise”, writtten in 1810, or Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, written circa 1721. They likely won’t even be around for as long as any song that The Beatles wrote. Yet, there is a sense of nostalgia when you find that a song you know every word to enters its tenth year. When you hear these songs, it is rare that you think of it as an “old” song, and ten years isn’t that long of a time. However, there is a whole generational gap between 2008 and 2018.
When “Low” by Flo-Rida featuring T-Pain comes on, everyone thinks of it as a “throwback”. I can clearly remember dancing to this song in all three of the middle-school semi-formals that I attended 4-6 years ago, and even at the most recent school dance I attended it was played. From 2008 to 2018, this song is still being listened to and danced to. Almost all of these songs are still able to be jammed out to when they come on the radio.
Songs that will be turning ten years old in 2018 include:
“I’m yours”- Jason Mraz
“Love Story”- Taylor Swift
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”- Beyoncé
“Whatever You Like”- T.I.
“I Kissed a Girl”- Katy Perry
“Just Dance”, and “Poker Face”- Lady Gaga
“When I Grow Up”- Pussycat Dolls
“Take A Bow”- Rihanna
“Viva La Vida”- Coldplay
“So What”- P!nk
“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” – Soulja Boy
“Womanizer” – Britney Spears
“Don’t Trust Me” – 3OH!3
“Lollipop” – Lil Wayne feat. Static
So, how long do you think these songs will be around for? Will middle-school students still be dancing to “Low” in 2028? Maybe not, but for now these songs are here to stay. Maybe some of these songs are in the playlist you haven’t listened to in years, or the Ipod you outgrew, or simply just in the back of your mind where you’ve forgotten them until they come on Sirius XM “Hits from the 2000’s”, but they’re probably around here somewhere.