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The Capital Weekender With Ministry of Sound 10pm - 6am
It's hard to believe that these ANTHEMS from Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihanna and more have been stuck in our heads for a DECADE!
We can't believe we've been getting down to JT's 'Sexy Back' for a decade! The song was taken from Justin's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' and topped the charts in 9 countries. It even went on to become the 10th biggest selling track of the year in the UK!
Another Timbaland-produced classic! Nelly Furtado (not to be confused with ACTUAL Nelly) released her empowering anthem in May 2006, taken from her third studio album, 'Loose'.
Remember back when Rihanna ACTUALLY released music instead of just teasing us for TWO YEARS? Well back in 2006 she dropped this absolute banger from her second album, 'A Girl Like Me'. It only managed to get to number 2 in the UK, because it was held off by...
The debut single from Cee-Lo Green and Danger Mouse's act 'Gnarls Barkley' became the BIGGEST track of 2006 - it even became the first ever single to top the charts JUST from downloads alone.
Yes, you read that right... You've been singing "To the left, to the left" for 10 whole years! Queen Bey's anthem was taken from her second solo album 'B Day' (stop laughing) and went double platinum in the States.
Can you believe that Amy's biggest track is 10 year's old? "No, no, no" we hear you cry... but it is! Taken from her second studio album, 'Back To Black', it only reached number 7 in the UK chart - which is probably even more surprising than the fact it's been around for a decade!
Cheryl, Nadine, Sarah, Nicola and Kimberley made a splash in 2006, when they released their first Greatest Hits collection which included this pop gem.
Nicole and co. teamed up with BEP frontman Will.i.am for one of the most random songs of 2006 - it turns out that censoring half of the chorus makes a great game, we've lost count of the random words we used to fill in the blanks.
You might be surprised to hear that Shakira's sexy booty-shaker is a decade old... well we've got an even bigger shocker for you, it was taken from her SEVENTH studio album! The salsa jam, which features Wyclef Jean, went on to sell 16 million copies, making it one of the best selling songs of the noughties!
"I LOVE THIS CITY!" still has us down on the dancefloor busting out some hardcore robotic moves (seriously, have you seen the video?). The track, from Dutch electro-DJ Fedde Le Grand topped the chart back in summer 2006.
And you thought 'Let's Have A Kiki' was catchy? 10 years ago we were throwing some SERIOUS shapes whenever we heard the chart-topping lead track from Scissor Sisters' third album, 'Ta-Dah'.
Back in June 2006, EVERYONE was obsessed with Snow Patrol's epic 'Chasing Cars'. You couldn't walk down the street without hearing someone singing "If I lay here..." with a little twinkle in their eyes. (Not crying, honest.)
A fresh-faced Ne-Yo stormed the chart back in January 2006 when his second ever single went straight to number 1. Ne-Yo went on to open up about the track's success, saying "a lot of heartbreak went into that song, so that's why I think a lot of people dug it the way they did - because you can feel it."