19 Songs That Are Old Enough To Start School This Year
Uhhhh how is “Radioactive” five years old?!
"We Can't Stop" – Miley Cyrus
Fun fact: This song was originally written for Rihanna, until producer Mike Will Made It offered it to Miley.
"Started From The Bottom" – Drake
Fun fact: Drake says he wrote this song as a way to remind people that he did not buy his way into a music career.
"Call Me Maybe" – Carly Rae Jepsen
Fun fact: This song was originally released only in Canada. But then Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were travelling in Canada, tweeted about hearing it on the radio, and it immediately got international attention.
"Royals" – Lorde
Fun fact: Lorde wrote the lyrics to this song in half an hour.
"Suit & Tie" – Justin Timberlake
Fun fact: This was JT's first song after a six-year hiatus.
"The Monster" – Eminem & Rihanna
Fun fact: Bebe Rexha co-wrote this song with Eminem!
"All Of Me" – John Legend
Fun fact: The music video was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who introduced John to his now-wife Chrissy Teigen, the inspiration behind this song.
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – Taylor Swift
Fun fact: The idea for this song stemmed from a random in-studio conversation between Taylor and producers Max Martin and Shellback, about an on-again-off-again relationship.
"Diamonds" – Rihanna
Fun fact: This song was written by Sia.
"National Anthem" – Lana Del Rey
Fun fact: In the video, Lana portrays Jackie Kennedy, while A$AP Rocky plays her husband JFK.
"Payphone" – Maroon 5
Fun fact: The music video was directed by the same guy that did Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
"Starships" – Nicki Minaj
Fun fact: This song was recorded and mixed in only two days.
"Ho Hey" – The Lumineers
Fun fact: This song was written initially as an attention-grabbing song to "get under people's skin at shows in Brooklyn, where everyone is pretty indifferent," according to band member Wesley Schultz.
"Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Fun fact: Macklemore tried to persuade rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot to appear in the video but apparently he never answered his calls.
"Radioactive" – Imagine Dragons
Fun fact: The song debuted at number 96 on the Billboard charts, and took nine months to peak at the number three spot.
"Get Lucky" – Daft Punk
Fun fact: The song was written with Nile Rogers, who Daft Punk met back in 1997. They'd been wanting to collaborate since then, but only got around to it nearly 15 years later for this song.
"I Love It" – Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
Fun fact: The song was written by Charli XCX, and originally had a more "cute" vibe. Icona Pop approached a producer to make a more badass, rougher version of the track.
"Some Nights" – Fun.
Fun fact: When lead singer Nate Ruess wrote this song, he came up with the title before the rest of the song's lyrics.
"Skyfall" – Adele
Fun fact: Adele wrote the first draft of this song in 10 minutes.