As the clock ticks on, we find ourselves reminiscing about the music that has accompanied us through the years. In 2024, these iconic songs are turning 20 years old.

“The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World: Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” remains an enduring anthem of self-acceptance and resilience. Its catchy hooks and relatable lyrics made it a standout track, earning a permanent place in the hearts of rock enthusiasts.

“Hey Ya!” by OutKast: Two decades ago, OutKast gave us the infectious and genre-blending hit, “Hey Ya!” The song, with its catchy chorus and playful lyrics, became an instant classic, transcending hip-hop and reaching a global audience. Even today, the irresistible charm of “Hey Ya!” remains as potent as ever, reminding us of the duo’s innovative approach to music.

“Numb” by Linkin Park: Two decades ago, Linkin Park’s “Numb” resonated with listeners seeking solace in its emotional lyrics and powerful rock/alternative sound. The song became an anthem for a generation navigating the complexities of life. Even today, “Numb” stands as a testament to the enduring impact of rock and alternative music.

“Lean Back” by Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe and Remy Ma: In 2004, “Lean Back” by Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe and Remy Ma dominated the hip-hop scene with its infectious beat and memorable hook. As we celebrate its 20th anniversary, this track remains a classic representation of the mid-2000s hip-hop era.

“American Idiot” by Green Day: In 2004, Green Day unleashed “American Idiot,” a rebellious anthem that not only titled their album but also became a rallying cry for a generation. The track’s punchy guitar riffs and politically charged lyrics resonated with listeners, solidifying Green Day’s status as punk rock icons.


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