19 throwback singles we can’t believe are already turning 10 in 2019

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“Bulletproof” – La Roux

You don’t hear too much about La Roux nowadays, but back in 2009, it was hard to escape the electro duo’s inescapable hit “Bulletproof.” The duo, composed of producer Ben Langmaid and vocalist Elly Jackson, released their debut self-titled album in 2009, and it went to #2 on the UK Album Charts, and also spawned the hit singles “In For The Kill” and of course, “Bulletproof.”

The British act blew up on their side of the pond, but “Bulletproof” became more of a sleeper hit in the US. By 2010, though, it peaked at #8 on the Billboard charts, and La Roux performed their hit on Ellen among other talk shows. For a basically unknown duo, they were doing alright. The song landed on Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Songs of 2009 list, and their debut album even won a Grammy.

The song wasn’t anything complex or poetic, but it had a synthpop sound that wasn’t really present on the mainstream US radio at the time. Jackson’s distinct voice over the electronic beats was the perfect mix, and when you listen to the lyrics, you instantly want to sing along and bop your head to the beat. It’s no wonder the song blew up like it did.