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18 Songs From 2008 That'll Make You Say "Oh SHIT Now That's A Throwback"

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1. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga, obvi

Ten years later, and the outfits are still **chef's kiss** amazing.
Universal Music

Ten years later, and the outfits are still **chef's kiss** amazing.

2. "Lovebug" by the Jonas Brothers

Where were you when you witnessed the JoBros' transition from teen crushes to certified adult hotties??
Universal Music

Where were you when you witnessed the JoBros' transition from teen crushes to certified adult hotties??

3. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

God, remember? Everyone fucking loved this song. Your BFF. Your mailman. Your aunt. Your science teacher. We may never be so united as a country again.
EMI Music

God, remember? Everyone fucking loved this song. Your BFF. Your mailman. Your aunt. Your science teacher. We may never be so united as a country again.

4. "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.

Interscope

Fun to sing along to on the radio then, and pretty damn cool to analyze as a satire on immigration policy now. 🤔

5. "Low" by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain

Whether you were at da clerb or just the middle school dance, there was always NO TELLING what would go down when this song came on.
Warner Music

Whether you were at da clerb or just the middle school dance, there was always NO TELLING what would go down when this song came on.

6. "Shake It" By Metro Station

HOLY SHIT if this song didn't define your emo phase, possibly nothing will.
Columbia

HOLY SHIT if this song didn't define your emo phase, possibly nothing will.

7. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé

And we've never been the same ever since.
Sony Music

And we've never been the same ever since.

8. "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry

Lololol remember when THIS was what people fought over on the internet?
EMI Music

Lololol remember when THIS was what people fought over on the internet?

9. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

This song was possibly the corniest part of 2008, but for some reason, the ukulele and Jason Mraz's crooked smile just really, really worked.
Warner Music

This song was possibly the corniest part of 2008, but for some reason, the ukulele and Jason Mraz's crooked smile just really, really worked.

10. "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings

Unrivaled in its ubiquity only by the band's sister track, "Shut Up And Let Me Go."
Warner Music

Unrivaled in its ubiquity only by the band's sister track, "Shut Up And Let Me Go."

11. "4 Minutes" By Madonna, featuring Justin Timberlake

Warner Music

AND TIMBALAND, making this possibly the most 2008 collaboration ever.

12. "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo

Your annual reminder that Ne-Yo not only has the voice of a sensual cherub, but also that he can wear the hell out of a hat.
The Island Def Jam Music Group

Your annual reminder that Ne-Yo not only has the voice of a sensual cherub, but also that he can wear the hell out of a hat.

13. "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield

Only later to be made extra iconic in this scene from Easy A.
Epic

Only later to be made extra iconic in this scene from Easy A.

14. "Love Story" by Taylor Swift

Old school Tay in peak form here.
Big Machine Records

Old school Tay in peak form here.

15. "Fall For You" by Secondhand Serenade

We have it on good authority that this song was specifically engineered to be listened to while driving your parent's car mournfully home from school after running into your crush.
Glassnote Records

We have it on good authority that this song was specifically engineered to be listened to while driving your parent's car mournfully home from school after running into your crush.

16. "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls

Okay but did anyone else's parents ban this song from the house???
Interscope

Okay but did anyone else's parents ban this song from the house???

17. "Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney

LOL back when we used the word "g-fly" on the reg.
Hollywood Records

LOL back when we used the word "g-fly" on the reg.

18. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears

Damn, we had Beyoncé AND Britney singles??? 2008 was too good to us.
Jive / Zomba

Damn, we had Beyoncé AND Britney singles??? 2008 was too good to us.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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