Still a teenager, I waltzed into 2005 reasonably happy. I was in a new relationship, enjoying my first “proper job”. Which, looking back, was anything but a proper job because I just spent my days messing about and taking part in pranks.
One of my favourite pranks was myself and a friend letting off a stink bomb in a lift. The lift had to be shut down for the remainder of the day which is nothing to be proud of. But hey, I was young and stupid. As opposed to these days where I’m just old and stupid.
2005 was a relatively quiet year by my standards. Nothing really stands out for me. Aside from spending a whole month trying to convince my boyfriend to get back with me throughout September 2005. More on that later.
I found this list quite hard to compile. When I say nothing really stands out for me when I look back on 2005, this rings true with the music that was on offer too. It was a bit, well, shite. As evidenced below.
10. MVP – Roc Ya Body ‘mic check 1, 2’
If I’m honest, I don’t really have a lot to say about this song. Aside from the fact it’s brilliant to twerk to.
Yeah, I like twerking. Or trying to at least.
9. Uniting Nations – Out Of Touch
Probably one of the most budget videos ever made. Probably one of the most repetitive songs ever made. But I don’t care. I still love it.
The fashion back in 2005 mind. Cringe me later innit!
8. Kanye West feat Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
Iconic. Nuff said.
7. The Streets – When You Wasn’t Famous
Is it Cheryl Cole/Tweedy/whatsyournametodaylove Mike Skinner is referencing in this song? That was the rumour at the time. To the best of my knowledge it’s still unconfirmed. What is confirmed is this is a fucking tune. Probably one of The Streets best ones; alongside Blinded by the Lights and Fit But You Know It.
6. 50 Cent feat Olivia – Candy Shop
OK, so this song contains some UBER cringe and nausea inducing lyrics such as “I’ll melt in your mouth girl, not in your hands” but I still love it. Judge me all you want.
5. Westlife – You Raise Me Up
I don’t like Westlife. In fact, I don’t really like boybands. Especially ones who do slushy songs that make me want to throw up in my mouth.
However, this song has a very personal meaning to me. Sadly, in 2006, a friend of mine died suddenly and this song was played at her funeral. Whenever I hear it, I think of her. And that’s never a bad thing. She was a lovely lady, a great boss and will be remembered forever.
4. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Back in 2015 I went to Hyde Park for the British Summertime Gig. It was mainly to see Paul Weller (he’s amazing) but I was looking forward to seeing Kaiser Chiefs as I’d been told they were incredible live and I do love a few of their tracks.
Unfortunately, I spent the majority of their set in the beer queue. Fuming ‘ell.
3. The Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
The second time I met my “Father in law” he caught me having a little jig to this outside his house. Don’t ask.
It wasn’t an appropriate jig either, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Bear in mind the first time I met him was when I crossed him on the stairs in his house on a Sunday morning……
2. Daddy Yankee – Gasolina
Hey kids, Daddy Yankee isn’t just known for the most overplayed song ever; Despacito.
Oh no, he released this absolute banger when I was a (sort of) kid.
And guess what? It’s better than Despacito. In my humble, uneducated opinion of course.
God I absolutely loved dancing to this when I was younger. Still do to be fair.
1. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
It’s cool to like James Blunt these days. Mainly because of his absolutely brilliant Twitter account. He has no fucks to give and I love his self-deprecating humour along with his skill when it comes to throwing shade all about the place.
And don’t forget, his life is brilliant. Lucky him.
This song always reminds me of being dumped by my then boyfriend. He cancelled our holiday the day before we were due to fly.
I was devastated. I sat at the end of my road, on the pavement, listening to the song over and over again (on that MP3 player I told you about) chain smoking Menthol fags and ugly crying.
We got back together though. Surprisingly it didn’t last. More on that in the 2008 blog.
As always, I’m now going to hand it over to someone else for their Top 10 songs. Today allow me to introduce you to Fudgey. A Twitter sensation.
10. Nizlopi – JCB
9. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
8. Athlete – Wires (this is an absolute tune mind)
7. Axel F – Crazy Frog (I so hope this a joke)
6. Natasha Bedingfield – These Words
5. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved (it’s actually 2004 but I’ll let him have it)
4. Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
3. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
2. The Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
1. The Killers – Mr Brightside (actually 2004, but look, I’m not a cow)
Fudgey in 2005. And to quote “it’s the only one I have that doesn’t involve me wearing a rainbow sock on my penis”. Which, if I’m being honest, I’d like to ask some questions about.
And now me. Class personified. I’d love to say I’m no longer like this but my Mum always told me I mustn’t lie.