By Natalie Betz
I am … Sasha Fierce turns 10, so you know what that means … “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)” does as well. The album also includes “Halo” and “If I Were a Boy.”
Viva La Viva, both the album and single celebrate their 10th birthday. The single’s unique mix of orchestral melodies and pop beats set it apart from most of the songs on the radio at the time.
Fall Out Boy’s fourth studio album was released on Jan. 1, featuring “What A Catch, Donnie,” “America’s Suitehearts,” “I Don’t Care,” and “20 Dollar Nose Bleed.”
At the height of the group’s fame, the Disney brothers released their third album with “Love Bug” and “Burning Up.” The album is the third in three years; they released CDs in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Kanye made Auto-Tune cool with this album. The record has themes of a breakup, and his song “Heartless” following the theme, was a huge hit.
2008 was the year of current pop stars launching their careers, and Katy Perry is no exception. She released her album containing the hits “Hot ’N’ Cold,” “Waking Up In Vegas,” and “I Kissed a Girl.”
Lady Gaga launched her career with her début album, The Fame. “Just Dance,” “LoveGame,” “Paparazzi,” and “Pokerface” all climbed the charts in a matter of weeks, putting Gaga on the map.
“7 Things,” “Breakout,” “Wake Up America,” and a “See You Again” remix were all released on this album. Breakout was the first album all Miley Cyrus that wasn’t associated with Hannah Montana. Her album Meet Miley Cyrus was released with the Hannah Montana 2 CD.
Pretty Odd features Panic! At the Disco’s experimental Beatle-esque phase, featuring its hits “Nine in the Afternoon,” and “That Green Gentleman.”
Breaking out of her country phase, compared with her first, self-titled album, Taylor Swift released Fearless, the album that began her huge fandom following. The album includes “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me,” and “Fifteen.” It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Swift’s and Joe Jonas’ breakup was the biggest gossip.
A few other albums turning 10 not listed include Adele’s 19, Demi Lovato’s Don’t Forget, Vampire Weekend’s self-titled, Kings of Leon’s Only by the Night, and All-American Rejects’ When the World Comes Down.