Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Songs from 2004 That Need to be Resurrected

2.11.2014

Songs from 2004 That Need to be Resurrected

For some reason this year it seems like everyone is freaking out about the fact that 2004 was 10 years ago. I don't remember there being this big a deal about 2012 or 2013. For me 2013 being 10 years was crazy since it was my 10 year high school reunion and I'm definitely right there on the "OMG it's a decade since 2004?!?" crazy train. Seriously I am because that was my freshman year of college ... whoa!

Since everyone is feeling the need to freak out over it I think we need to bring back 2004 in full force. Starting with music obviously! Pretty sure that all the top 40 radio stations need to stop playing the terrible Bieber and Co. stuff and start playing these amazing songs from 2004.


1.  Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Starting off my list with a little rock! This song doesn't feel so old to me, probably because for years 'Stache was playing it so I would get my fill every. single. weekend.

2. Terror Squad - Lean Back ft. Fat Joe, Remy


This song reminds me of the frat dance parties that used to go down. Valpo being a dry campus, the frats would have dance parties instead. We thought we were oh so cool going to them. 

3. J-Kwon - Tipsy

This also reminds me of the frat dance parties. As young white 19 year olds who didn't drink we thought we were very bad ass when we were rocking out to this song. 

4. Nina Sky - Move Ya Body 
Another fabulous dance hit from '04! This was a staple on my burned workout cd, I would walk the track around the main basketball court (hopefully to catch a glimpse of the cute player I was crushing on at the time of course!), and every now and then there would be a little booty shaking not going to lie. 

5. The Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started

Pretty sure everyone was obsessed with this song for like the next six years. Everyone meaning like every single college basketball team who played this right before everyone took the floor so they would seem all tough. Another workout staple of mine, hey if it revs up the basketball players and they perform awesome it should impart it's magical powers to me too right? P.S. totally walking around the track with my discman oh yeah!

6.  Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Oh thick black eye liner and melancholy tunes. Oh Green Day how we missed you! Off their 2004 hit album American Idiot, it was their first hit in a few years and it was a smash hit. Pretty sure you can never have enough Green Day so let's bring back this one and all their others!

7.  Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone

Not even looking at the awful grammar of the title (it drives me bonkers every time!) this is the probably one of the best break 
up songs ever created. Rip those pillows girl! 

8.  Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Get Low

Since Lil John was on Celebrity Apprentice I always forget that he was a rapper and made this song. 
This song was the anthem of my floor freshman year. We would be rocking out to it all the time, someone always had it playing 
from their room. 

9. Kelis - Milkshake

What can you say about this song? Best song of 2004? Quite possibly! So underrated and really needs to be on rotation so much more. I think from now on any jukebox I see I will request this song. Enough with the twerking the milkshake booty roll is where it's at people.

10. U2 - Vertigo

What can you say about U2 other than the amazing fact that they're fabulous in every decade? 

11. Britney Spears - Toxic

Oh Britney you are incredible. This song is amazing. Why is this song not being played every day? Why is Britney not played all the time?

12. The Killers - Somebody Told Me

This song was probably one of my college anthem type songs. We would play this one all the time on our radio shows and just loved it oh so much. I feel like I always hear Mr. Brightside on the radio and out at the bars but "Somebody Told Me" always gets the short end of the lollipop. 

I don't know about anyone else but I'm starting to feel a tad old by the end of this list! Now to go dust off my velour track suit and mourn the loss of the original Facebook layout. 

6 comments

  1. along the same lines, pretty much every RnB song from the 90s should be resurrected!

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  2. Talk about a flashback! I can't believe it's my ten year reunion this year. Where did the time go? I think I will go listen to some Green Day and Jet while I ponder what happened to the last ten years.

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  3. #1 is my fave out of all of those. :D

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  4. That makes me feel really old too. I graduated from high school in 2004 and I can't believe it's been a decade since then.

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  5. This is genius. Lean Back was my JAM at middle school dances. I also had no idea what the real words to Tipsy were until like high school.... I must have been the only lame eight grader listening to the radio version.

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  6. Haha these songs make me feel old! Its actually hard to believe they are 10 years old!

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