These Songs Are Turning 10 This Year!
A new year brings new anniversaries. Just as December sees many articles discussing the ‘Best of…’ whatever year is drawing to a close, January is becoming known for taking a look back to 10 and 20 year milestones. This time round we’re taking a look at 10 songs which turn 10 this year – you may be a little surprised!
Rhianna – Umbrella
This classic by Rhianna spent 10 weeks at number one in the UK in 2007. That was the longest that any spent at number one that decade, never mind that year! At the time the song was released, England was being battered by terrential rain and flooding and as such the coincidental title brought about a little controversy from a few.
Mika – Grace Kelly
Anyone remember Mika? The guy who had a voice not too dissimilar to Queen’s Freddie Mercury is still releasing music but not quite to the dizzying heights set by Grace Kelly. After entering the charts at number 3, it was only a week until Mika had bagged a number 1 where he remained for 5 weeks in total.
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Bleeding Love was released in the UK in October 2007 and went straight into the UK charts at number 1 and has sold more than 1million copies in the UK. What may surprise you slightly is the song has chartered on the UK Singles Chart in three different years (2007, 2008 and 2009).
Timbaland – The Way I Are
Fun fact, the video for this was shot in Salford of all places! The Way I Are debuted at number 18 when it was first released in July before climbing to the the top for 2 weeks by the end of ther month out selling Kate Nash’s Foundations by just 16 copies to hang onto the top spot!
Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful Liar
Just look at the production of that video! The whole thing screams0 late noughties; you’d be surprised to see arguably the two biggest female artists worldwide in anything like that these days. The collaboration, which was remixed by the Freemasons, went to number one following it’s physical release and remained there for 3 weeks.
The Fray – How to Save a Life
Bit of a classic, this. We’re pretty sure you’ll remember this, if not know it word for word. American pop rockers, The Fray, released How to Save a Life early after a leak by Radio 1 and it eventually peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart on April 8 and became Britain’s eleventh biggest-selling song of 2007.
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Ahhh ah ah ahh ah ahhhhhhhh!
Yes, Kaiser Chiefs bagged their first ever number one with Ruby from their second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob. It has become somewhat of an anthem by now, for some, and no doubt you’ve heard it at that generic indie club on a night out in town. The song has sold 375,000 copies in the UK and was succeeded as number by Take That ‘Shine’.
Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
Technically this squeezes into the very end of December, 2016, but we’ll let it slide as it took a little while to gain any momentum. Despite reaching number 2, Stefani was unable to shift Girls Aloud or Sugarbabes from the top spot. Still, good tune though eh?!
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
If you want to convince me that you know anyother Plain White T’s songs, go for it. I won’t be believing you and I won’t take any convincing other than a band tattoo. Hey There Delilah was, like Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape, released in 2006 but took just over a year before reaching number 1 and 2 in the US and UK respectively.