82 Best Throwback Jams

82 Best Throwback Jams

For those long car rides.

In a few days, my family and I will be setting off on our annual 12-hour car ride to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Hours and hours of straight driving grows to be boring and exhausting. The go-to way for anyone to pass time is to listen to music. However, with so many hours to waste, it’s easy to get tired of the same old songs. How many times can you listen to Don’t Let Me Down or One Dance before you’ve had enough? (Don’t get me wrong I’m obsessed with these songs but even I can only listen to them so many times). Luckily for all of you who will be experiencing a long car ride, I have put together a list of some great throwbacks that will hopefully make your ride a bit more bearable.

1. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

2. I’m Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado

3. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado

4. Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls

5. TiK ToK by Kesha

6. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

7. Candyman by Christina Aguilera

8. Apologize by Timbaland

9. Carry Out by Timbaland

10. Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake

11. Fergalicious by Fergie

12. Empire State of Mind by Jay Z

13. Forever by Chris Brown

14. With You by Chris Brown

15. Kiss Kiss by Chris Brown

16. Low by Flo Rida

17. Right Round by Flo Rida

18. Umbrella by Rihanna

19. Kiss Me Thru The Phone by Soulja Boy

20. Replay by Iyaz

21. Damaged by Danity Kane

22. Whatever You Like by T.I.

23. Dead and Gone by T.I. (ft. Justin Timberlake)

24. Yeah! by Usher

25. Gold Digger by Kanye West

26. Stronger by Kanye West

27. Buy U a Drank by T-Pain

28. Smack That by Akon

29. Beautiful by Akon

30. Lonely by Akon

31. Leavin’ by Jesse McCartney

32. Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney

33. Miss Independent by Ne-Yo

34. Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner

35. Dilemma by Nelly

36. Ride Wit Me by Nelly

37. Hot In Herre by Nelly

38. Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects

39. Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects

40. Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae

41. Welcome To My Life by Simple Plan

42. Burnin’ Up by Jonas Brothers

43. Year 3000 by Jonas Brothers

44. Impossible by Shontelle

45. Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo

46. Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo

47. It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy

48. Just Dance by Lady Gaga

49. No Air by Jordin Sparks

50. Tattoo by Jordin Sparks

51. Fire Burning by Sean Kingston

52. Dynamite by Taio Cruz

53. Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz

54. Too Little, Too Late by JoJo

55. One Time by Justin Bieber

56. Baby by Justin Bieber

57. Complicated by Avril Lavigne

58. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

59. Pocketful of Sunshine by Natahsa Bedingfield

60. A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

61. Everywhere by Michelle Branch

62. Everytime We Touch by Cascada

63. Come Clean by Hilary Duff (and every Hilary Duff song)

64. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

65. Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days

66. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

67. How to Save a Life by The Fray

68. Jenny from the Block by Jennifer Lopez

69. Sweet Dreams by Beyoncé

70. Pretty Girl Rock by Kerri Hilson

71. Written In the Stars by Tinie Tempah

72. …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

73. Don’t Cha by The Pussycat Dolls

74. Hot N Cold by Katy Perry

75. Party In The U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus

76. Lip Gloss by Lil Mama

77. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

78. All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled

79. Potential Breakup Song by Aly & AJ

80. Who Says by Selena Gomez

81. Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men

82. Angel by Shaggy

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15 Luke Bryan Songs You Won't Hear On The Radio, So Here Are The Links

Luke Bryan songs you may have forgotten about or haven't discovered yet.

One thing I love about music streaming services is that you can discover so much music that has been hiding. This is music that isn't on the radio, but easily could and should be. There is also music on there that you sometimes forget exists because the radio rarely plays it. Music streaming services allow you to listen to these hits and non-hits on repeat.

Luke Bryan is one of those artists who has music that isn't on the radio that should be. He also has older songs that were on the radio and now are barely played. Here's a list of the best Luke Bryan hits and other songs of his that need to be hits.

From the "Kill The Lights" album

1. "Kill The Lights"


2. "Way Way Back"


From the "Crash My Party" album

3. "We Run This Town"


4. "Out Like That"


5. "Dirt Road Diary"


From the "Tailgates and Tanlines" album

6. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"


7. "Drunk On You"


8. "I Know You're Gonna Be There"


From the "Doin' My Thing" album

9. "Rain Is A Good Thing"


10. "What Country Is"


11. "Welcome To The Farm"


12. "Drinkin' Beer And Wastin' Bullets"


From the "I'll Stay Me" album

13. "All My Friends Say"


14. "We Rode In Trucks"


15. "Country Man"


Here is the complete playlist:

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5 Winter Books To Snuggle Up With This Next Coldfront

A collection of the books that I have been reading this winter that pair perfectly with a cozy blanket and a steaming mug of hot chocolate.

Throughout my life, I have always had a difficult time managing my money from the second that I stepped into a bookstore. If I didn't come out with at least three books, the trip wasn't a successful one. And now that I am a bit older and my mind is a bit wiser, I still have yet to change a thing about my financial habits concerning the wonders of fiction.

However, instead of looking at this in a negative light, I choose to say that my book addiction aids in me writing these articles because now I can share the love of my favorite books this season with all of you. So if you are looking for something that will capture your attention and enthrall you into spring, then look no further than my personal library.

1. "A Paris Apartment" by Michelle Gable

This story includes the roller-coaster life that furniture appraiser, April Vogt, is currently experiencing as a rocky marriage, a unique lawyer, and a surprising 200-year-old apartment filled with jaw-dropping treasures all fill up her life at once. And I know the fact that this story is about a furniture appraiser sounds absolutely dreadful, don't let that little detail skew your initial impressions about this book.

April Vogt is a one-of-a-kind person who has lived with some pretty tough life events and she happens to stumble upon an apartment that was once owned by a woman who is just as special as her. This woman, Marthe de Florian, has managed to collect furniture, paintings, and artifacts from all of the prominent people within the last 200-years of history and she has also left behind a series of journals that April is absolutely addicted to.

The only troubling matter is is Marthe de Florian the person that she claims she is? And why has she and her apartment been hiding in the shadows years after her death?

2. "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie

This book was one that made my reading list with the movie that came out with it. And even though I know people will tell me there is no point reading the book when I already saw the movie, I heavily disagree. I always have to read the novel before I see its cinematic sister because I know there are some weighted differences in what they shoot versus what is written.

It is also note-worthy to read something that was way before your time seeing that it was published in 1934 and by an author who is so critically acclaimed for her writing. Agatha Christie is simply a genius ahead of her time, and trust me when I say that you will never guess the true culprit of this crime.

Warning: I only have one piece of advice and that is to have some sort of a French to English dictionary near you or an online translator because they mutter some French every few pages and it helps to know exactly what those key phrases mean.

3. "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

To be completely honest with you, this is a book that I bought for my mom (we are avid book readers as well as book exchangers) that I was so absolutely desperate to read. So the second that she unwrapped in and set it on the table, I considered it fair game for me to read (I may exaggerate the time frame, but in my head, that's exactly how it happened).

This piece of literature is my exact definition of a murder mystery. But instead of a bunch of people trying to figure out who the murderer is, it is one person who is convinced that she saw a murder of the woman who occupied Cabin 10.

However, upon informing the security on the boat, it has come to her attention that nobody had ever checked into that room. So was there even a murder? Or even worse, was there even a woman?

4. "Under a Silent Moon" by Elizabeth Haynes

This book was one that reeled me in purely by the price that was slapped on the front cover. It just happened to be one of the clearance items in Barnes and Noble, and you better believe I jumped when I saw it.

But the price really isn't relaying the worth of this book because it really did capture my attention from the first few pages. It tells a story of two deaths that look like apparent homicide-then-suicide killings, but it really is a series of events that is much deeper than that.

Crime and mystery books are definitely my guilty pleasure so I sat down on my couch with a coffee in one hand and this book in the other, and read cover to cover in a matter of a few hours. If you don't think this book can keep you on edge, I don't think you're deserving of it.

5. "The Museum of Heartbreak" by Meg Leder

The easy flow of writing and cute dialogue within this book really reminded me of one of my favorite novels which was "The Start of Me and You" written by Emery Lord. I can definitely see this book being one you can toss in your purse and read on the go or knock out within a single afternoon of "me time."

Of course, you will have to take yourself back a few years into your teenage years and try to remember what the daily problems were for someone smack in the middle of puberty, but I think we can all relate to our younger, high school selves. Overall, it was just an absolute pleasure to read and left me with a goofy romantic smile on my face after I finished the last page.

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