10 Best Throwback Songs

By on July 21, 2015

If you want to remember your nostalgic school years in the 1990s, 1980s or 2000s, then this is the perfect list for you. Within this list, you will discover ten of the best throwback songs. Throw these songs on Pandora or make a playlist. Afterward, just relax and let the tunes drift over you.

1. Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira

Shakira speaks seven languages and has a genius IQ. Even more amazingly, she learned how to belly dance while studied at a Catholic school run by nuns. With such an interesting life history, it makes sense that she would be able to produce Hips Don’t Lie. This song gets you dancing and makes you wish that you could belly dance like Shakira. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself grooving along to the beat while you drive on the freeway.

2. Tearin’ Up My Heart by N*SYNC

This is one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s. Back in those days, you were either a Backstreet Boys fan or an N*SYNC fan and the two bands were hotly debated. Although many people roll their eyes when they hear this song come on the radio, these are also some of the same people that start tapping their feet along to the song. It also happens to be one of those songs that everyone seems to know the lyrics to. Turn it on, and you will see what I mean!

3. Wannabe By the Spice Girls


The Spice Girls were the quintessential girl bands of the 1990s. Wannabe is fun to dance to and is a great way to lift your spirits. If you love throwback songs, this song is a great one to listen to.

4. Oops! I Did It Again…by Britney Spears

Britney Spears had a rough decade, but her songs are still famous. This song also had an extremely interesting music video to go with it. The music video is laughable to watch out—1990s special effects were not the greatest—, but you will find yourself singing along to the song anyway. If listening to this song makes you feel nostalgic, then you can always tune into Hit Me Baby One More Time or Toxic—both songs topped the hit list.

5. I Want It That Way By Backstreet Boys

Just in case there is still an N*SYNC versus Backstreet Boys debate going on, we will add this song to our list. It is the first song on their greatest hits CD and was drastically overplayed on the radio. When you listen to this song, it reminds you of the 1990s: a simpler time where the economy was good and the biggest issue was deciding which boy band was the best.

6. I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing By Aerosmith

Initially, you may not recognize the song name. Tune into it for a bit, and you will quickly recognize the tune. This song is popular in karaoke bars and is still played on the radio. This song has an extremely great meaning and lyrics to it. In addition, you may recognize it from the time it was played during the movie, Armageddon.


7. Stacy’s Mom By Fountains of Wayne

In the 2000s, this song became a hit overnight. If you have not heard about it, then I will sum it up in a few short words: the lyrics revolve around Fountains of Wayne talking about how attractive Stacy’s Mom is. It might not win an Oscar for best writing, but it still remains a popular song to this day. If you want to drift away in a sea of nostalgia, this throwback song is for you.

8. It Wasn’t Me By Shaggy

Hopefully, you have never heard your boyfriend say “It wasn’t me”. If you have never heard that said in a relationship, then you can really enjoy the lyrics. The tune is incredibly catchy, and the lyrics will make you roll on the floor if you listen in to them. If you need a pick-me-up or a song to get you dancing, then listen to It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy.

9. This Is How We Do It By Montell Jordan

Again, this is a great dance song. You may have heard it at the last wedding you went to—it remains a common wedding favorite. As far as throwback songs go, This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan should always be included at the top of the list.

10. Say My Name By Destiny’s Child

If you have never heard this song, do not worry: you can learn the refrain in minutes. For the most part, you hear “say my name” repeated over and over again. Despite the fairly simplistic lyrics, the song is engaging to listen to and extremely catchy. The lyrics focus on a girlfriend who thinks that her boyfriend is cheating. Due to her suspicions, she wants him to say her name and wants to know why he no longer calls her baby. Unfortunately, this is probably a theme that many people have dealt with.

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