Imagine this: It's August 2009. You are wearing a pair of $ 89 distressed Abercrombie and Fitch jeans that you convinced your parents to buy in the name "back to school", with a floral tank top with an elastic edge that literally everyone got from American Eagle. (You know exactly that.) The "In Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas plays, which is absolutely the perfect anthem for the night to start as soon as you get the six pack of Mike & # 39; s Hard Lemonade as your best friend's older brother overcharged you too. This was the last good summer.
I know I'm super-dramatic here. It's been great summers since. I mean, even this summer it is not so bad. We have pool floats. White Claws are … fun. Euphoria Makeup literally changed all our lives. But there has not been a song in the summer, which pretty much interrupts all this. Yes, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" retained the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 for the like, 87 years before it was honored by Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," but it's not a feel-good, dance-to-your – thigh-burning party bop. You know?
Even today, when an Uber driver gives you control over the music, you probably turn to this summer's 099 hits to hype your friends. Sean Kingston never disappoints! TBH, 2009 was the ultimate year for summer songs. It didn't have just one. There was enough to fill an entire dang playlist on an iPod Nano. Please appreciate some of its biggest hits because you know what? Every one of them still strikes.
"I Must Feel" by Black Eyed Peas
According to bulletin board, this was the summer song. That makes you really want to "go out and smash it! Like Oh my god!" Frankly, if Fergie tells you she knows that "we have a ball" doesn't give you hope for the night ahead … nothing will ever do that.
"Love Game" by Lady Gaga
You are lying if you can say that you have never tried to either a) find a scarf that matches your natural hair color or b) tie your own locks in a band like Lady Gaga. "Disco stick" is still the greatest euphemism of all time.
"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
I get it. Lover will be a super successful album. Everyone loves the new glittery, pink Taylor. But "You Belong With Me" is some of her best work to date. Not me. (I really don't care. Go ahead and @ me. I'm going to die on this hill!)
"Waking Up in Vegas" by Katy Perry
Speaking of pop stars that have changed drastically since 2009 … I would NOT complain a bit if Katy Perry were to come out with another baking favor in 2019. That's what we all deserve!
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull
Remember when you couldn't even count to four without breaking into this Pitbull song? Man, those were the days.
"Party in the United States." by Miley Cyrus
Bet ten years ago you never thought you would cry about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth divorce in the future. Much has changed … but this is still practically the National Anthem.
"Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston
Listening to this song 2019 is a nice little reminder that you need to start screaming "SOMEBODY CALL 911, the roaring fire on the dance floor," the next time you tear it into the cliff.
"DONTTRUSTME" by 3OH! 3
Oh me? Yes I am fine. I'm just like, still recovering after hearing, "Tell your boyfriend if he says he got beef, that I'm a vegetarian and I'm not afraid of him," lyrical in this song.
"Replay" by Iyaz
A love song called iPod and talking about spending time in the mall with your friends? An instant classic!
"Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship with Leighton Meester
LOL, remember when Leighton Meester was in a Cobra Starship video that opened with a shot of girls buying beer and condoms at a convenience store? A safe sex icon! PS, at one point she sends a text that just says "XOXO", and so little gossip Girl Easter eggs are still my main source of energy.