Back of the Classroom: Throwback Thursday

Listeners may enjoy listening to these songs because they are songs they grew up listening to. Some of these songs may remind them of memories from their childhood or may just make them want to get up and dance.

What a Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera

Released in 1999, this hit from Aguilera accompanies the movie What a Girl Wants featuring Amanda Bynes from 2003, which was before Bynes’ mental breakdown.

Follow Me by Uncle Kracker

Though the interpretation of the song can be questionable, it still brings us back to our childhood as it was released in 2001.

-Hot in Herre by Nelly

In 2003 Nelly won Best Male Rap Solo Performance for this 2002 hit, it went double platinum by selling over 200 million copies.

Irreplaceable by Beyoncé

One word: Beyoncé.

California Love by Tupac

This hit from the late Tupac Shakur was released in 1995, and was his best known song and by far his most successful. Pay your respects to Tupac and listen.

Don’t Cha by Pussy Cat Dolls

Don’t YOU wish YOUR girlfriend was hot like me? I know I do.

A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

From 2002 time has really passed this song by. As you’re making your way downtown, give this song a listen and get inspired.

Bye Bye Bye by N Sync

One of the original boy bands, ‘N Sync dominated the pop genre with Bye Bye Bye from 2000. Nothing One Direction has made can compare to the majestic beauty this song captures.

Jumpin’ Jumpin’ by Destiny’s Child

Released in 2000, this was listed at number 233 on Pitchfork Media’s top 500 songs from the 2000’s.

Larger Than Life by Backstreet Boys

This song was a thank you to their fans’ encouragement and devotion.