Flashback to the Past

Sadly, the decade is over, let’s not forget these hit songs in the 2010’s.


Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

Now that the decade is sadly over we meet 2020, and we say goodbye to 2010’s. Our childhood was the 2010’s and it flew by and now it’s 2020. Although it’s sad that the decade we grew up is over, we will be able to get a fresh new start. Before we move on to the 2020, here are 5 nostalgic songs we all grew up with in the 2010’s.

  • “Location” by Khalid

Chorus: “So won’t you send me, your location Lets focus on communicatin’ ’cause I just need the time and place to come through.” The song Location by Khalid was released on 2016. Since the release of this song has been really popular, and almost everyone knows it. This song was Khalid’s debut song, and on July 2016 it reached #16 on US Billboard. This song was pronounced the most played songs of 2018.

  • “Call Me Maybe” by Carley Rae Jepsen

Chorus: “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number so call me maybe.” The song Call Me Maybe was released in 2011. This song won many awards such as; MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, Juno Award for Single of the Year, and Album of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer, and much more. This song was internationally popular and this song is well known to people around the world.

  • “Hey Soul Sister” by Train

Chorus: “Hey, soul sister Ain’t that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo The way you move ain’t fair, you know.” The song Hey Soul Sister by Train was released in 2009. This song was released with the album, “Save Me San Francisco” (2009), and charted 18th in England and 3rd in the US Billboard. This song was popular and well known internationally, becoming the most popular in countries such as Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Thailand.

  • “Let Her Go” by Passenger

Chorus: “’Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low Only hate the road when you’re missing home Only know you love her when you let her go.” This song was very popular by their unique voice in this song. This song only took them an hour to write, but marked history in the music of history becoming very popular in 2012, when the song was released.

  • “Royals” by Lorde

Chorus: “And we’ll never be royals It don’t run in our blood That kind of lux just ain’t for us We crave a different kind of buzz. Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B And baby I’ll rule (I’ll rule I’ll rule I’ll rule) Let me live that fantasy”. Remember when this song was playing on the radio all day long in 2013? This song became widely popular in 2014 many radio station playing this particular song over and over. When this song was released in June 2013, not many people even knew about Lorde. After the release of this song this became widely popular making this the music that made Lorde famous. Lorde released this song at the age of 16.

It’s finally 2020 and the decade we grew up in flew past us. Songs that use to play on the radio’s you would listen in the car, or at school is now replaced with new music, and they will eventually be replaced with many other music in the future. Music will always stay with us and our future generation. Let’s take a moment to appreciate our childhood and relive our past through music we all once loved.








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