10 Timeless Songs That Are Turning 10 In 2017
In case you haven’t noticed, 2007 was ten years ago. That’s right folks, it’s been a full decade since you were an optimistic, carefree youth overflowing with a zest for life. It may not seem that long ago, but think about it: a child who was born that year would now be learning long division and on the receiving end of your “ang laki mo na!” comments. As you let that sink in and ponder on where all those years went, turn up the volume on these songs that are turning 10 in 2017. The clutches of inevitable doom may be closing in on you, but at least you’ve got a great soundtrack to go with it.
1Umbrella – Rihanna
Long before she became known as the badass kween she is today, she was the breakout star wielding an umbrella in a shower of electric sparks while singing a chorus that would be stuck in everyone’s heads for years to come. In fact, you probably just got “ella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh” out of your head last week.
2Hawak Kamay – Yeng Constantino
We can bet this was the anthem of your barkada, back when barkada anthems were a thing. You likely sang this song *with feelings* and doodled its lyrics on your notebooks and planners. After its release, Ate Yeng has since gotten married and changed her hair color a million times. This song’s relevance is one of the few things that hasn’t changed at all.
3Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Back in 2007, having a crush on someone induced happiness instead of slow-growing panic. This song captured that kilig feeling perfectly. We’re pretty you sang this in your head every time your crush passed you in the hallways.
4Crank That (Soulja Boy) – Soulja Boy Tell ‘em
Of all the songs that are turning 10 in 2017, this is the one that comes with an iconic dance move. Before the Dougie, the Nae Nae, and the Dab, people were “cranking that” in all the clubs (or the school hallways, if you weren’t old enough). Whenever you turned up this song, you also turned up the swagger.
5Evidence – Urbandub
Back then, looking ~*cool*~ was as simple as listening to Urbandub on your new iPod Nano with the earphones loud enough for others to hear. You sang this particular song out loud if you wanted to take your apparent coolness up a notch.
6S.O.S – Jonas Brothers
These days, Kevin Jonas is a dad, Joe is with DNCE, and Nick is a sex god. In 2007 though, the Jonas Brothers were three funky-haired virgins who sang about love in a way only three funky-haired virgins can. The boys today are downright unrecognizable, but the 2007 JoBros were the ones we first fell in love with.
7Glamorous – Fergie
Who would have thought spelling a word properly would make you feel like the baddest bitch on the block? Another one of the most unforgettable songs that are turning 10 in 2017, Glamourous has not lost its swag-inducing effect a decade down the line. Singing this out loud was—and still is—the easiest way to feel like a million bucks.
8Beautiful Liar – Beyonce and Shakira
Before Queen Bey became the ruler of the universe, she was twinning with Shak while they belly-danced the living daylights out of the human race. This was the song that inspired many of us to take a belly-dancing class with our bestie. Regrettably, we also attempted to recreate this music video at many a sleepover. (Lucky for us, Snapchat didn’t exist then.)
9No Air – Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown
Before Chris Brown got embroiled in a domestic violence case, he burned up the radio waves with a fresh-off-American Idol Jordin Sparks. We all sang this song in the shower in 2007, and again in 2009 when it was covered on Glee.
10Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
“Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” were tough songs to outshine, but this catchy track was Mareng Avril’s first formidable follow-up in years. Also, the music video perfectly captures that Hot Topic pink punk aesthetic that was all the rage in 2007. As one of the songs that are turning 10 in 2017, this one’s a classic.
11BONUS: Wag Ka Nang Umiyak – Sugarfree
Released in 2006, this song is technically more than a decade old, but it was in 2007 that it really ruled the airwaves. Kids these days will still recognize it as the theme song for ABS-CBN’s Ang Probinsyano. The new version takes on a more ballad-y twist in the Gary V. version. Still, nothing beats Ebe Dancel’s soaring, lovelorn vocals.
If these tunes make you feel old, it’s only because you’re getting there one new chart-topper at a time. But don’t fret. If these songs that are turning 10 in 2017 prove anything, it’s that the best things in life are ageless.