Feel old yet? Well, you’re about to, especially after realizing that these songs in 2007 are 10 years old!
Now that you’ve sobered up from all the New Year’s Eve drinking you’ve been doing, it’s to get back to reality. Another year, another dreaded birthday coming up for all of us.
But before you sulk in the corner and think about all the paper work you have to do once you get back in the office from the holidays, here’s another thought you can take away from this new turn of the time: These hit songs from female artists in 2007 are now 10 years old and I think I just felt a new wrinkle form on my forehead.
1. Umbrella by Rihanna ft. Jay-Z
Before Badgal Riri grinded up to Drake in Work, she was singing about umbrellas in 2007. Umbrella was Entertainment Weekly’s number one song on its 10 Best Singles list in 2007, beating other hit songs at the time. The year after, Rihanna and Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song.
2. The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani
This song was technically released on December of 2006 but became a hit by the start of 2007. Gwen Stefani and singer Akon co-wrote the song, which became a huge success. It was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the Grammy’s in February 2008. The song was also Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Charts.
3. Big Girls Don’t Cry by Fergie
“Fergie-Ferg” gonna love you long time! At least that’s what she said in one of her songs from her debut solo album entitled, The Dutchess. As part of the said album, the Black Eyed Peas member co-wrote the 2007 hit song, Big Girls Don’t Cry, which reached number one in various hit charts in the U.S. and other countries such as Australia and the U.K. By the end of the year, Big Girls Don’t Cry was Number 4 in Billboard Hot 100.
4. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
Girlfriend was a little bit off-character from the necktie-and-baggy-pants-and-converse-wearing, pop-punk rock Avril Lavigne we knew from her debut. However, fans seem to enjoy the change in character, putting the song on top of the charts and at the Number 12 spot in Billboard’s Year End Chart.
5. Teardrops On My Guitar by Taylor Swift
Before she had her supermodel girl squad and her long list of ex-lovers, Taylor Swift was a wide-eyed 18-year-old singing about a boy named Drew and how he made her drop tears on her guitar. 2007 was probably the year when T-Swift started to make a mark, internationally. Aside from Teardrops On My Guitar, Swift also had other decent-ranking songs that year, including Our Song, Tim McGraw and Picture To Burn.
6. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
2007 was a big year for Carrie Underwood as her song, Before He Cheats became a country song fave and a crossover success. The song was also the best-selling song by an American Idol winner at the time and enjoyed a 64-week stay on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Underwood also received a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song.
7. Irreplaceable by Beyoncé
Last but definitely not the least, Queen Bey dominated the 2007 hit charts with her single, Irreplaceable, which was a part of her 2006 album, B’Day. Since going solo, the song became Beyonce’s fourth Number 1 hit in the U.S. charts and given a certified double-platinum record by the Recording Industry Association of America. It also became the Number 1 song on Billboard’s Year End Chart and received other accolades. In the midst of all its success, the song stirred up some controversy when singer Ne-Yo demanded song credits after Beyoncé said she “wrote the song” for all the ladies.
“The song is a co-write,” Ne-Yo said. “I wrote the lyrics, I wrote all the lyrics. Beyoncé helped me with the melodies and the harmonies and the vocal arrangement and that makes it a co-write. Meaning my contribution and her contribution made that song what it is.”