Its Friday again and we want to take you down memory lane with songs from at least 5 years back. How refreshing is it to just flip through your CD rack and find these songs which many have chosen to forget? Enjoy
*Sean Kingston- Beautiful Girls
Beautiful Girls is the debut single by reggae-influenced musician Sean Kingston from his eponymous debut; it was first released in 2007. When last did you even sing this song word for word like you used to back in 2007 when it was released? See the video which featured Rapper Lil Mama and actors Kenny Vibert and Lil’ JJ below. The video has about 95,236,610 views as of date.
*Justin Bieber- Baby
Baby was released as a single from Justin Bieber’s debut album My World 2.0. It was made available for download in January 2010, the song received airplay directly after the release and enjoyed massive airplay back then. Justin featured label mate Ludacris on the song and many commended Ludacris for his part saying it gave the song an urban twist. This song was a huge commercial success with, it remains one of the most-viewed video of all time with 1,106,596,141 views. See the video again below
Rihanna rose to international prominence and became a household name with the release of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007, and its chart-topping lead single ‘Umbrella’. The song which featured Jay Z earned her many awards and nominations. In 2007, the song won two awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, when it was nominated for four. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, “Umbrella” also earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Entertainment Weekly ranked the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while Rolling Stone and Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. Today Rihanna has sold over 150 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. See ‘Umbrella’ video below
*Akon- Don’t Matter
‘Don’t matter’ is a reggae fusion–R&B song recorded by Akon for his second studio album. The song was released in the United States in mid-January 2007. In April 2007, it became Akon’s first solo U.S. number-one single. This song was number 31 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007 The song made its debut at number seventy-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in January 2008. ‘Don’t matter’ has been certified 3 times platinum for 3,000,000 digital sales.
This song was off Beyonce’s second album B’Day in 2006. The song was released through Columbian records in the United States on December 5, 2006 and it was well received by music lovers and critics around the world.The song won awards including Best R&B/Soul Single at the 2007 Soul Train Music Award. It became Beyoncé’s fourth number-one in the US, and remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks. “Irreplaceable” was the best-selling US single of 2007, in fact it was commercially successful worldwide. It has 104,664,046 views as of date.