In 2009, music fans were treated to an amazing array of songs from some of the biggest names in the industry. From pop ballads to rock anthems, these tunes are sure to keep you entertained for years to come.
If you’re looking for a throwback to the good old days, these 20 songs from 2009 are sure to please. From Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” these hits will transport you back to a simpler time.
- 1. “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas
- 2. “21 Guns” by Green Day
- 3. “Right Round” by Flo Rida
- 4. “Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- 5. “I Gotta Feelin'” by Black Eyed Peas
- 6. “Obsessed” by Mariah Carrey
- 7. “Empire State Of Mind” by Jay Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
- 8. “She Wolf” by Shakira
- 9. “My Girls” by Animal Collective
- 10. “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo
- 11. “While You Wait For The Others” by Grizzly Bear
- 12. “Crazier” by Taylor Swift
- 13. “Sexy B**ch” by David Guetta (feat. Akon)
- 14. “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
- 15. “1901” by Phoenix
- 16. “Exhibit C” by Jay Electronica
- 17. “Know Your Enemy” by Green Day
- 18. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) by Pitbull
- 19. “New Divide” by Linkin Park
- 20. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
- Final Thoughts
1. “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas
You can never go wrong with this party anthem from The Black Eyed Peas. “Boom Boom Pow” is the perfect song to get you pumped up and ready to take on the world.
It was released in 2009 as part of their The E.N.D. album which gained commercial success and helped their careers skyrocket.
2. “21 Guns” by Green Day
Green Day is a classic rock band that knows how to write a good anthem. “21 Guns” is a song about the struggles of life and how to keep going when things get tough. It was released as part of their album 21st Century Breakdown and quickly became a fan-favorite.
3. “Right Round” by Flo Rida
Another track that will leave you feeling nostalgic, “Right Round” was one of the biggest songs of 2009. It was recorded by American rapper Flo Rida and featured on various movies like The Hangover and Pitch Perfect. The song is catchy and will have you dancing in no time.
4. “Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
With over 17 million views on Youtube, “Zero” is one of the most popular songs from 2009. It was Yeah Yeah Yeah’s hit single that was met with critical acclaim and was even regarded as the best song of the year by Spin magazines. The song is an upbeat indie rock tune that will leave you feeling invigorated.
5. “I Gotta Feelin'” by Black Eyed Peas
Here’s another song off Black Eyed Peas’ album, The E.N.D., “I Gotta Feelin'” is a feel-good track that will have you grooving along its infectious beat.
The song is all about living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest. When you’re feeling sad, nostalgic, or just need a quick boost of energy and enthusiasm, this track will hype you up.
6. “Obsessed” by Mariah Carrey
The queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, released this track in 2009 as part of her album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. “Obsessed” is a catchy R&B tune that will have you hooked from the first listen.
The song is about a woman who is obsessed with a man who doesn’t seem to notice her. It was known to be in response to a diss track that was released by rapper Eminen.
7. “Empire State Of Mind” by Jay Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
This next track will take you to the city that never sleeps, New York City. “Empire State of Mind” is an ode to the city and its residents.
The song was released by Jay Z in 2009 and featured Alicia Keys. It quickly became one of his most popular tracks and is still considered one of the best rap songs of all time.
8. “She Wolf” by Shakira
An iconic song from the late 2000s, “She Wolf” is a catchy pop tune that will have you hooked from the first listen. The song was released by Shakira in 2009 as part of her album of the same title.
It received mixed reviews from critics, but its commercial success was undeniable. “She Wolf” peaked at number one in several countries and became one of the best-selling singles of 2009.
9. “My Girls” by Animal Collective
“My Girls” is the lead single from Animal Collective’s eighth studio album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. The song was released in 2009 to critical acclaim and commercial success. With over 16 million views on Youtube, there’s no denying the popularity of this song.
10. “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo
Next on the list is “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo.The song features a catchy beat and some impressive vocal performances, making it one of the best songs of 2009. If you’re a fan of R&B or hip-hop, this is definitely a song you need to check out.
11. “While You Wait For The Others” by Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear’s music is often described as “baroque pop” due to its ornate arrangements and intricate vocal harmonies.
On “While You Wait For The Others”, those elements are on full display, resulting in a track that’s both beautiful and haunting. It now has over 1.8 million views on Youtube and can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
12. “Crazier” by Taylor Swift
You probably have watched Taylor Swift’s “Crazier” video more times than you can count. It was her single from the movie “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. It was quite successful, as it was certified platinum by the RIAA.
13. “Sexy B**ch” by David Guetta (feat. Akon)
A disco staple, “Sexy B**ch” is one of those songs that’s just impossible to resist dancing to. It was a huge hit in 2009 and was played 148 million times on Youtube.
David Guetta is a French DJ and producer who has won numerous awards, so it’s no wonder this song is impossible to get out of your head.
14. “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, “Run This Town” is one of the most anthemic tracks of 2009. It’s a call to arms for anyone who feels like they’re fighting the good fight. With its electric production and inspiring lyrics, it’s no wonder this song is still just as relevant today.
15. “1901” by Phoenix
Phoenix is undoubtedly one of the most underrated indie-rock bands of the past decade. “1901” remains one of their strongest tracks. You can find it on their Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album and this track has also been covered by various artists including Petit Biscuit.
16. “Exhibit C” by Jay Electronica
“Exhibit C” is one of those songs that split listeners right down the middle. You either love it or you hate it. There’s no in-between. If you’re a fan of the rap genre, there’s a good chance you love this song. This can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
17. “Know Your Enemy” by Green Day
Green Day is a band you just can’t get away from. They’ve been around for decades and they’re still relevant today. “Know Your Enemy” is one of their most popular tracks in recent years. If you want to check this one out, it can be found on the 21st Century Breakdown album.
18. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) by Pitbull
“I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” is one of those songs that’s impossible to get out of your head. It’s catchy, it’s fun, and it’ll make you want to dance. This track can be found on Pitbull’s album titled Pitbull Starring in Rebelution.
19. “New Divide” by Linkin Park
Featured in the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, “New Divide” is one of Linkin Park’s best-known tracks. The movie’s soundtrack was hugely successful, with fans praising it for its catchiness and appeal. You can stream it on all music platforms out there.
20. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
Wrapping up the list is Miley Cyrus with “The Climb”. This song is from the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack and it’s one of Miley’s most popular tracks to date. It peaked at number one in various countries and was certified 4x platinum in the US.
There you have it – 20 of the greatest songs from 2009. These tracks are sure to get you nostalgic and take you back to a simpler time. If you’re looking for some good music to listen to, these songs are a great place to start.