If you’re anything like us, discovering new music is a fun hobby that leads to some pretty extensive playlists. With that comes forgetting about older music that you used to love. We’ve comprised this list of five songs from the last two decades that we guarantee you forgot existed. Maybe one of them even used to be your favorite song.
“Crush” by David Archuleta
Garnering public attention at just 16 years old, Archuleta burst into the music scene with his 2007 appearance on American Idol. Although he finished in second place in the singing competition, a number of his songs have been listened to millions of times. “Crush” is by far Archuleta’s most famous song with over 134 million Spotify streams. The song from his self-titled album is sure to bring you back to the 2000s and lead to a reminiscence of old American Idol winners.
“Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
The 2000s was a monumental time for Clarkson. Also a contestant on American Idol and the series’ first winner, she is known for her pop-rock sound and powerful voice. From “Since U Been Gone” to “Because of You,” she has had hit-after-hit and “Already Gone” is no different. The emotional yet powerful single left an impression on many of us and we urge you to give it a listen for a fun trip down memory lane.
“It’s Not Over” by Daughtry
Daughtry may be a name you haven’t heard in a while. The song came out in 2006 and combines their infamous alt-rock musical tendencies. Ironically, frontman Chris Daughtry came in fourth place on American Idol’s fifth season. The band was iconic during this decade and many of their songs still sound just as great today. The music in the background of “It’s Not Over” is perfectly crafted to fit the dramatic yet hopeful lyrics.
“Shower” by Becky G
The 24-year-old singer has released a number of singles since she began gaining attention in 2011, but “Shower” has undoubtedly been her most popular. The song could be heard everywhere in 2014 with its catchy melodies and bubbly vibe. It was a song you could literally sing in the shower. Since then, she has released more music and has even delved into the acting world.
“Just Like a Pill” by P!nk
An artist who has actually stayed rather constant in music since the 2000s, P!nk knows how to write a hit. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she also represents everything that a strong female is. You may remember “Who Knew” and “So What” but “Just Like a Pill” gives us everything and more when it comes to female rock and letting out any kind of painful emotion. “Instead of making me better, you keep making me ill” will always and forever be an iconic line that we could all relate to at one point or another.
Although we may have forgotten about some of these songs, there is no denying they are illustrious and had an impact on music. It’s interesting to think about what songs today we will soon feel that way about. What song from the last year do you think everyone will forget about?
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