Whether you’re off to a tropical paradise for some sun, the mountains for spring skiing, or home for good old relaxation, these circa 2009 hits are worth a listen. They will bring you right back to those unforgettable high school years. Happy spring break!
10. Iyaz: “Replay”
I don’t think I could name a single other song by Iyaz, but he certainly made a name for himself with this hit.
9. Jason DeRulo: “Whatcha Say”
Disclaimer: This classic Jason DeRulo jam, “Whatcha Say,” just might get stuck in your head for the whole week of spring break.
8. Jeremih: “Birthday Sex”
Still played or sung on each one of your friend's birthdays, Jeremih’s sensual jam never gets old.
7. Black Eyed Peas: “Meet Me Halfway”
One of my favorite BEP hits, “Meet Me Halfway” features Fergie’s catchy chorus with a bumpin’ beat.
6. Soulja Boy Tell’em: “Kiss Me Through the Phone”
Post-“Crank That,” Soulja Boy avoided the one hit wonder title with “Kiss Me Through the Phone.” 678-triple 9-8212. Yes, that was from memory.
5. Pitbull: “Hotel Room Service”
Oh how I miss Pitbull’s glory days. Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnn.
4. Flo Rida: “Right Round”
Confession: This song kind of drives me crazy, but you won’t be able to control yourself from dancing to this Flo Rida jam.
3. Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain: “Blame It”
I expect everyone going to Punta Cana to begin blasting this right now and keep it going through next Sunday.
2. Jay Sean ft. Lil’ Wayne: “Down”
Perhaps the most repetitive song of all time, Jay Sean found a way to make it an instant classic. Its upbeat melody and background beat can get anyone going.
1. Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys: “Empire State of Mind”
My all-time favorite throwback. Jay-Z, I thank you.