The 9 Best Throwback Songs

Best Throwback Songs

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Throwback songs transport us to our youth when life was simpler. Something about those old classic songs makes us want to dance, sing along, and think about the good old days.

Here is an epic list of the ten best throwback songs to time travel and reminisce about your past days.

1. “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem

The Real Slim Shady by Eminem

Composed and released in 2000.

“The Real Slim Shady” is one of the most iconic songs by rapper Eminem. 

The song describes his frustration with fame and how ‘fake friends’ can exploit him. It’s a song about his ego. The song won Eminem a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2001. Even today, twenty years after its release, it remains beloved by many fans worldwide.

2. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

Thriller by Michael Jackson

“Thriller” was released in November of 1982. 

It has been covered multiple times, charted internationally, and is perhaps one of the most significant songs in 20th-century popular music. The song has become a throwback piece of music. It has often been stated that “Thriller” single-handedly changed the face of pop music forever.

3. Madonna – “Like a Virgin”

Madonna - Like a Virgin

“Like a Virgin,” a hit song for Madonna in 1984, is a throwback classic. This is a classic pop song that music fans have loved for a long time. This song will get people singing because it has a catchy beat and positive lyrics.

4. “Yeah!” by Usher

Yeah by Usher

“Yeah!” by Usher, It was a big hit in 2004, and it’s a real “throwback banger.” Pop and hip-hop fans have loved this song for years, and it’s sure to get any crowd singing along. This song will surely be a hit because of its catchy beat and chorus.

5. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson is another timeless throwback song that continues to captivate audiences. Released in 1983, this song features Jackson’s signature dance moves, and unforgettable lyrics tell the story of a woman claiming that Jackson is the father of one of her twins.

6.”I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston is a timeless ballad that has become a staple of romantic movie soundtracks. Written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1974, Houston’s version was released in 1992 for the movie “The Bodyguard.”

7.Backstreet Boys’s “I Want It That Way”

Backstreet Boys’s - I Want It That Way

Released in 1999 as the lead single from the Backstreet Boys’ third album, “Millennium,” “I Want It That Way” became an instant classic. The song topped the charts worldwide, reaching the number one position in 25 countries.

It also became one of the most successful singles ever released. Music critics praised its production, vocal performance, and simple yet powerful lyrics—cementing its status as an all-time iconic pop song.

8. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses

‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ is a classic rock song by the renowned band Guns N’ Roses. It was released in 1987 and quickly rose to the top of the music charts with its catchy guitar riff, harmonized vocals, and emotional lyrics. 

Written by lead guitarist Slash, Duff McKagan, and Axl Rose, it has become an anthem for fans worldwide, carrying an emotional message of love and devotion towards a cherished partner. The song has gone down in history as one of the most beloved rock ballads ever written and continues to be performed live by Guns N’ Roses.

9. “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga

Just Dance by Lady Gaga

“Just Dance” is a song by American singer Lady Gaga, released in 2008. It is an upbeat track encouraging people to dance and forget their worries. The lyrics focus on losing oneself in the music and having a good time. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries and helping to launch Lady Gaga’s career.

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In conclusion, there is something special about throwback songs. They can take us back to a time of innocence, young love, or even the heartache of a lost one. They are reminders that life has its ups and downs, but music will always be there for us in difficult moments. 

These songs resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, proving that great music stands the test of time. We hope you enjoy listening to these songs and reliving the past in a meaningful and unforgettable way.

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Lucas Araujo Castro

Lucas Araujo Castro has always been a passionate musician. From a very early age, Lucas had a fascination with music. Even as a toddler, Lucas enjoyed listening to music, and it made him calm down whenever someone would play anything. Seeing this, his parents knew they had given birth to a future rockstar. So as the years went by, with ample support from their family, Lucas started practicing music. While other children were focused on toys and games, he was seen spending countless hours practicing their guitar.