Music Monday: A Decade Flashback

Another Monday to tackle, another playlist to discover. For this Music Monday, I decided to create a blast from the past to lighten up your potentially heavy homework load.

This playlist explores some of the most popular songs from a decade ago. To fully remember the impact music had on the year 2005, we need to take a look at the impact 2005 had on our nation.

In 2005, George W. Bush was president, the Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the NFL, the White Sox won the World Series, YouTube was created, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released in movie theaters and the majority of current Union University students were in their tween years.

Now it’s easy to pick up our iPad or iPhone to get music on demand, but a decade ago that was not the case. The thought of instant music was foreign. We would pull out our Motorola Razrs and feel empowered if our text messages actually sent with only two bars of service.

Ten years ago, NOW That’s What I Call Music 19 hit the shelves and occupied my purple CD player. NOW just released the it’s 55th volume.

Green Day, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent and Gwen Stefani each had at least three singles make the Billboard Top 100 songs of 2005 list.

Through mainstream pop, alternative and even a little country, I tried to capture all sides of 2005 in this playlist.

Whether one of these songs held the coveted place as your MySpace profile song, or you could not tolerate the tune because it seemed as if your radio had it on repeat, these throwback jams are sure to make you just a tad nostalgic.

Did you enjoy going back in time, or are you ready to explore more music of the future? Let us know what you think!

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Union University Class of 2017. Public Relations Major. Zeta Tau Alpha and lover of all things caffeinated. @AC_Sewell