New Year is just around the corner, so it's almost time to make some arbitrary resolutions you won't stick to for more than a week. I'm lying to myself and vowing to give up booze and crisps, how about you?

As well as resolutions, it's also the perfect time to start thinking about how bloody old we all are and how quickly time is going. We do it every year. We all understand how time works, and yet every single year without fail, I'll think 'where has that year gone? It can't possibly be January already? I still haven't unpacked my suitcase from my holiday in June.'


There's no better measure of how quickly time is going than by taking a look at the songs which are about to turn 10.

So, let's do that, shall we? Little warning, this list will make you feel as old as shit.

American Boy, by Estelle (whatever happened to her?) is on there, featuring a pre-Kim Kardashian Kanye West, who could have predicted the decade Kanye had to look forward to eh?

Katy Perry's I Kissed a Girl and Hot N Cold were both released in 2008, too.


So What by Pink, All I Ever Wanted by Basshunter and Single Ladies by Beyoncé are all looking at their tenth birthdays next year. What did drunk women shout/sing at 4am while carrying their shoes before Single Ladies was released?

Anyway, Love In This Club by Usher and Coldplay's Viva la Vida are also set to turn 10 in 2018. Feel old yet?


OK, how about this then? Lollipop by Lil Wayne has its tenth anniversary next year.

So will The Man Who Can't Be Saved by The Script and Metro Station's Shake It. Am I the only one still requesting this from DJ's yeah?

And, saving the most shocking for last; it's almost been an entire decade since you screamed along to Sex Is On Fire by the Kings of Leon for the first time. Fucking hell, how's that happened, eh?

Right, I'm off to go and get a bath in anti-aging cream and to enjoy the dying days of 2017/my youth.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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