58 Throwback Songs You Forgot About

58 Throwback Songs You Forgot About

For Multiple Genres, the Ultimate List of Throwbacks You Probably Forgot

Remember those times in the car with your best friend, both of you desperately trying to remember songs from when you were younger so you can bring back the memories (hint hint, like thanks for the memories)? Or the times you're given the aux, and you think the best route to make everyone happy is the songs we all grew up with, yet you don't want to play the ones that are first to come to mind when people say "throwback" (aka Mr. Brightside).

Well, stress no longer. Here is a perfect list organized by genre of throwback songs that everyone can recognize but most forget about until they're already playing. These songs were big in their time and of course, hold a special place in the hearts of many. Skim through, find some old faves, and get to jamming.

For a few popular genres of music, here are some throwback songs that you may have forgotten about. Feel free to use this list to get you started and add your own, share with friends, and enjoy!


1. Sweet Escape -- Gwen Stefani

2. Best Love Song -- T-Pain

3. Forever -- Chris Brown

4. Pon De Replay -- Rihanna

5. What's My Name -- Rihanna ft. Drake

6. Misery -- Maroon 5

7. Love Like Woe -- The Ready Set

8. Fire Burning -- Sean Kingston

9. Double Vision -- 3OH!3

10. 21 Questions -- 50 Cent ft. Nate Dogg

11. Bring It Back -- Travis Porter

12. Beautiful Girls -- Sean Kingston


1. My Own Worst Enemy -- Lit

2. Sugar, We're Going Down -- Fall Out Boy

3. Sweater Weather -- The Neighbourhood

4. Teenage Dirtbag -- Wheatus

5. When You Were Young -- The Killers

6. Beverly Hills -- Weezer

7. Adam's Song -- blink-182

8. In Too Deep -- Sum 41

9. Scar Tissue -- Red Hot Chili Peppers

10. American Idiot -- Green Day

11. Welcome to the World -- Kevin Rudolf ft. Rick Ross

12. Nine In the Afternoon -- Panic! At the Disco


1. Bedrock -- young Money

2. Bottoms Up -- Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj

3. Smack That -- Akon ft. Eminem

4. I'm On One -- DJ Khaled

5. Cinderella Man -- Eminem

6. Good Life -- Kayne West

7. Lollipop -- Lil Wayne

8. Say Yeah -- Wiz Khalifa

9. Erase Me -- Kid Cudi ft. Kayne West

10. Missed Calls -- Mac Miller

11. Whatever You Like -- T.I.

12. Get Silly -- V.I.C.

13. Flashing Lights -- Kayne West


1. Miss Independent -- Ne-Yo

2. Sexy Can I -- Ray J

3. Temperature -- Sean Paul

4. Quickie -- Miguel

5. It Won't Stop -- Sevyn Streeter

6. Obsessed -- Mariah Carey

7. Survivor -- Destiny's Child

8. U Got It Bad -- Usher

9. Turnin' Me On -- Keri Hilson

10. Boyfriend #2 -- Pleasure P


1. When The Stars Go Blue -- Tim McGraw

2. Last Name -- Carrie Underwood

3. Springsteen -- Eric Church

4. Gunpowder & Lead -- Miranda Lambert

5. 'Til Summer Comes Around -- Keith Urban

6. You Belong With Me -- Taylor Swift

7. Wanted -- Hunter Hayes

8. Hicktown -- Jason Aldean

9. Crazy Girl -- Eli Young Band

10. Online -- Brad Paisley

11. Chicken Fried -- Zac Brown Band

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If Jay Gatsby Got A Do Over

What if there was a redo button for our tragic hero?

My all time-favorite story by FAR has always been The Great Gatsby. I was that nerd in high school who poured through the pages of the book wanting more and more, just wanting Gatsby and Daisy to end up together. That book has taught me more about life and relationships than anything else in the world.

So recently I started to think, what if the story ended differently? What if the characters chose differently, what would happen? If anyone in the book deserves a do-over, I believe it's Gatsby himself. The guy pines over the love of his life for five years, only to discover that she's not only a horrible person, but married, and using him when they finally have the opportunity to be together. That, sucks.

But what would he do with a do over? As a lover of the book, it's really hard for me to imagine this. How far would he go back to change things?

What if he never met Daisy? What if he never had "the one"? The story would be incredibly boring for one. For two, what is the point of it all then? Yes, he might not get heartbroken, he might avoid a lot of awkward conversations, and he probably wouldn't get shot at the end (sorry, spoiler), but what would all his success have been for?

I think F. Scott Fitzgerald was trying to teach us through Gatsby and Daisy that worldly possessions are nice, but what are they worth if you have no one to share it with?

It's interesting to imagine Gatsby still being the poor boy that he was meant to grow up as, and trying to win Daisy's affection still. As the person she grew up to be, she would never have even looked in his direction. But what then? Would he have ended up with someone else? Someone more real, down to earth, and sensible?

Gatsby's fears are realized at the end of the story, he dies alone. His chance with Daisy is gone. I like to think that if he had not attracted so much of that fear into his life, he may have had the opportunity to live happily.

All in all, if a do over was possible, this would not be the story we all know and love. I believe that is part of the lesson, things happen for a reason. There aren't always happy endings, and we have to learn to be okay with that because that's how life is.

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20 Times 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Accurately Represented College Life

Unbreakable but rarely feeling that way... sums up college.

If you've never seen "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix, it is definitely worth a watch! Funny and relatable characters deal with everyday problems as well as some pretty unique ones with humor and bravery. Though it's called "unbreakable" these characters totally relate to the same struggles us college kids experience on the daily. Here are 20 times "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" accurately represented college life.

1. When you first get on campus

2. When you consider going somewhere for dinner

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4. When people are trying to hand you flyers around campus

5. Feeling like a grown up and hating it

6. Sitting through a vocab-heavy class

7. Walking through the rain across campus

8. When you have your second exam of the day

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