145 Of The Best Throwback Jams

145 Of The Best Throwback Jams

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Over the years, a LOT of music has been produced and remixed and re-remixed. Sometimes we know so much music and get caught up in the latest charts that we forget about the great throwbacks we used to jam to all the time. Below you'll find 145 of the best throwback jams you've been dieing to here or forgot existed.

The singles mentioned below can be found on Apple Music in the playlist 'Throwback Jams' on Cambre Codington's account (tag: @cambre_rae).


1. Miss Independent- Ne-Yo

2. Coming Home (feat. Skylar Grey)-Diddy

3. Sunday Morning- Maroon 5

4. Forever- Chris Brown

5. Mr. Brightside- The Killers

6. Girlfriend- Avril Lavigne

7. Stronger- Kanye West

8. Shut Up and Drive- Rihanna

9. Umbrella- Rihanna & Jay-Z

10. Beautiful Girls- Sean Kingston

11. Temperature- Sean Paul

12. Buy U a Drank- T-Pain & Yung Poc

13. Clumsy- Fergie

14. Too Little, Too Late- JoJo

15. Right Round- Flo Rida

16. Cyclone- Baby Bash

17. Beautiful- Akon, Colby O' Donis, Kardinal Official

18. Untouched-The Veronicas

19. Stereo Love- Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina

20. Low (feat T-Pain)- Flo Rida

21. Sk8er Boi- Avril Lavigne

22. Airplanes- B.o.B

23. Ridin' Solo- Jason Derulo

24. Replay- Iyaz

25. Beautiful Soul- Jesse McCartney

26. Toxic- Britney Spears

27. Tik Tok- Kesha

28. Whatcha Say- Jason Derulo

29. Down- Jay Sean, Lil Wayne

30. Rude Boy- Rihanna

31. Don't Trust Me- 3OH!3

32. 1985- Bowling for Soup

33. It Wasn't Me- Shaggy, Ricardo Ducent

34. One, Two Step- Ciara, Missy Elliot

35. Closer- Ne-Yo

36. Party in the U.S.A- Miley Cyrus

37. Absolutely (Story of a Girl)- Nine Days

38. Dirty Little Secret- All-American Rejects

39. Crank That (Soulja Boy)- Soulja Boy

40. In My Head- Jason Derulo

41. Birthday Sex- Jeremih

42. Yeah!- Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris

43. Kiss Me Thru the Phone- Soulja Boy, Sammie

44. Sexy Can I (feat. Yung Berg)- Ray J

45. Do You Remember- Jay Sean, Sean Paul, Lil Jon

46. Hot In Herre- Nelly

47. Smack That: Dirty- Akon, Eminem

48. Waking Up in Vegas- Katy Perry

49. Meet me Halfway- The Black Eyed Peas

50. Hot N Cold- Katy Perry

51. I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry

52. Just Dance- Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis

53. Since U Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson

54. Because of You- Kelly Clarkson

55. Complicated- Avril Lavigne

56. So What- P!nk

57. Funhouse- P!nk

58. 7 Things- Miley Cyrus

59. Can't be Tamed- Miley Cyrus

60. The Climb- Miley Cyrus

61. Don't Stop the Music- Rihanna

62. Take A Bow- Rihanna

63. Super Bass- Nicki Minaj

64. Price Tag- Jessie J, B.o.B

65. Battlefield- Jordin Sparks

66. Sweet Dreams- Beyonce

67. I'm Yours- Jason Mraz

68. Ride Wit Me- Nelly

69. The Sweet Escape- Gwen Stefani, Akon

70. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5

71. Hey, Soul Sister- Train

72. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)- Beyonce

73. Rock Your Body- Justin Timberlake

74. Ignition: Remix- R. Kelly

75. Gold Digger- Kanye West, Jamie Foxx

76. Heartless- Kanye West

77. Irreplaceable- Beyonce

78. If I Were A Boy- Beyonce

79. Love on Top- Beyonce

80. Jenny from the Block- Jlo

81. Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)- Fergie

82. My Humps- The Black Eyed Peas

83. Wavin' Flag: Spanish Celebration Mix- K'NAAN, David Bisbal

84. When I Grow Up- The Pussycat Dolls

85. Disturbia- Rihanna

86. No Air- Jordan Sparks, Chris Brown

87. Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis

88. SOS- Rihanna

89. Fergalicious- Fergie

90. London Bridge- Fergie

91. Burnin' Up- Jonas Brothers

92. Promiscuous- Nelly Furtado

93. Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani

94. Get Low- Lil Jon

95. Lose Control- Missy Elliot

96. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's

97. Stacy's Mom- Fountains of Wayne

98. Bye Bye Bye- 'N Sync

99. I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys

100. Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day

101. Move Along- All-American Rejects

102. The Way I Are (feat D.O.E & Keri Hilson)-Timbaland

103. BedRock- Young Money

104. Candy Shop- 50 Cent

105. Pon de Replay- Rihanna

106. American Boy (feat. Kanye West)- Estelle

107. Hips Don't Lie- Shakira

108. No Diggity (feat Dr. Dre & Queen Pen)- Blackstreet

109. Drop it Like its Hot- Snoop Dog

110. Look at me Now (feat Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)- Chris Brown

111. SexyBack (feat Timbaland)- Justin Timberlake

112. Lollipop- Lil Wayne

113. Shake That- Eminem

114. Carry Out (feat Justin Timberlake)- Timbaland

115. Kiss Kiss (feat T-Pain)- Chris Brown

116. Countdown- Beyonce

117. Lip Gloss- Lil Mama

118. HYFR- Drake

119. Gives you Hell- The All-American Rejects

120. HeadBand (feat 2 Chainz)- B.o.B

121. Good Girls Go Bad- Cobra Starship

122. Written in the Stars- Tinie Tempah

123. Just the Way You Are- Bruno Mars

124. The Time (Dirty Bit)- The Black Eyed Peas

125. Imma Be- The Black Eyed Peas

126. Drops of Jupiter- Train

127. Year 3000- Jonas Brothers

128. Red Solo Cup- Toby Keith

129. Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band

130. Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z

131. Apologize- Timbaland

132. Leavin'- Jesse McCartney

133. Tonight Tonight- Hot Chelle Rae

134. Dynamite- Taio Cruz

135. Baby- Justin Beiber

136. Unwritten- Natasha Bedingfield

137. Pocket Full of Sunshine- Natasha Bedingfiled

138. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

139. How to Save A Life - The Fray

140. Pretty Girl Rock- Kerri Hilson

141. Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls

142. Potential Breakup Song - Ally & AJ

143. Love Drunk - Boys Like Girls

144. All Summer Long- Kid Rock

145. Wannabe (Radio Edit) - Spice Girls

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