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

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“Good Girls Go Bad” – Cobra Starship (Feat. Leighton Meester)

In 2009, Gossip Girl was one of the hottest shows on TV, and Blair Waldorf herself was looking to capitalize on that by launching her own music career. Leighton Meester was hard at work at trying to become a pop star, and collaborated with Robin Thicke on the track “Somebody To Love” and had a couple tracks that leaked onto the internet like “Your Love’s a Drug.” Though she never reached pop superstardom and her album plans were scrapped — she did eventually release an indie-folk-pop album in 2014 — she did have a massive hit on her hands with her Cobra Starship collab “Good Girls Go Bad.”

By the time 2009 rolled around, Cobra Starship had gone from a MySpace fave to a mainstream success story. The band’s sound always had a more electronic feeling to it — as much of the bands did during that era — but with “Good Girls Go Bad” you could definitely tell it was more tailored to mainstream audiences, especially since it featured Meester.

The song was catchy and was being played nonstop. You probably heard it in commercials, on the radio, and even on shows like Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU, and even Gossip Girl. Meester appeared with the band in the music video, which takes place in a cool underground club where she’s partying with frontman Gabe Saporta. Eventually, most of us got tired of the single and Meester’s pop music career fizzled, as did the mainstream appeal of bands like Cobra Starship.

Much like “Fireflies,” “Good Girls Go Bad” just screams 2009.