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17 Songs Released A Decade Ago That Will Make You Go "Time Isn't Real"

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1. Rihanna, "Umbrella"

Def Jam

Release date: 29 March 2007

Fun fact: Rihanna was just 19 years old when she released it.

2. Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend"

Columbia

Release date: 27 February 2007

Fun fact: In July 2008 "Girlfriend" became the most viewed video at that time on YouTube.

3. Fall Out Boy, "Thnks fr th Mmrs"

Island

Release date: 27 March 2007

Fun fact: The lack of vowels in the song title was a rebellious nod to the band's record company, which asked them to shorten their lengthy song titles.

4. Jonas Brothers, "S.O.S."

Hollywood

Release date: 3 August 2007

Fun fact: The song came to Nick Jonas in the middle of the night, and he wrote it in only 10 minutes.

5. Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse, "Valerie"

youtube.com

Release date: 15 October 2007

Fun fact: This version is actually a cover of the original song by the Zutons.

6. Paramore, "Misery Business"

Fueled by Ramen

Release date: 4 June 2007

Fun fact: Hayley Williams joked on Twitter that the song was about London's Heathrow Airport.

7. Kanye West, "Stronger"

Sony Music

Release date: 31 July 2007

Fun fact: The song has since been certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, making it one of the best-selling singles worldwide.

8. Beyoncé and Shakira, "Beautiful Liar"

Sony Music

Release date: 12 February 2007

Fun fact: The song initially had a Spanish title and different lyrics but the songwriter retitled it when he heard the line "beautiful liar" in one of the verses.

9. Britney Spears, "Gimme More"

Jive

Release Date: 20 September 2007

Fun Fact: The viral "Leave Britney Alone!" fan video was a response to the criticism Britney got for her performance of this song at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

10. Mika, "Grace Kelly"

Island

Release date: 8 January 2007

Fun fact: The song was written to mock musicians who try to reinvent themselves to be popular, after a record executive told Mika he should be more like Craig David.

11. Aly & AJ, "Potential Breakup Song"

Hollywood

Release date: 26 June 2007

Fun fact: Radio Disney played an alternate version of the song to mainstream radio in order to remove sexual innuendos. The chorus lyric "gettin' me" was changed to "gettin' to me".

12. Fergie ft. Ludacris, "Glamorous"

A&M

Release date: 23 January 2007

Fun fact: The song became Fergie's second number-one hit as a solo artist, after "London Bridge".

13. Alicia Keys, "No One"

J

Release date: 11 September 2007

Fun fact: "No One" was used in an episode of Ugly Betty as well as the theatrical trailer for 27 Dresses.

14. Soulja Boy, "Crank That"

Collipark

Release date: 2 May 2007

Fun Fact: Soulja Boy was still in school when he and his classmates were playing around on the computer, and decided to make a song and upload a video for it themselves.

15. Sean Kingston, "Beautiful Girls"

Epic

Release Date: 26 May 2007

Fun Fact: Sean Kingston was 17 when this, his debut single, was released.

16. Colbie Caillat, "Bubbly"

Universal Republic

Release date: 2 May 2007

Fun fact: "Bubbly" was Caillat's debut single and remains her biggest hit in the US to date.

17. Timbaland ft. OneRepublic, "Apologize"

Interscope

Release Date: 17 September 2007

Fun Fact: The song had a 25-week run in the US top 10. It was the longest any song has been in the top 10 since 1999.