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How Well Do You Remember The Lyrics to These Songs from 2010?
By: Beth Hendricks
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Man, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday we were playing on the first iPad, mourning the end of "Lost" and creating our Facebook accounts. We're talking about 2010 — now a full decade ago.
Sure, a lot has happened since then, but can we pay our respects to the year that birthed the past decade? We flung birds at evil pigs in "Angry Birds." We plotted how we'd escape the zombies in "The Walking Dead." We learned to love (or hate) vuvuzelas, those noisemakers crowds carried during World Cup games. We've come a long way, of course. There have been two dozens iterations of the iPad since then. "The Walking Dead" has been confirmed for its 11th season. "Angry Birds" has spawned 17 versions, two movies and countless pieces of apparel and accessories. (Apparently, we really identify with birds that are angry. Go figure.)
2010 was a big year for music, too. Biebermania was still going strong, Lady Gaga turned heads in a dress made of meat and pop stole the show. Can you "Work Your Magic" and identify these song lyrics from 2010? "OMG," we "Need You Now!" "Whatcha Say?" Let's go!
Kesha's "Tik Tok" included this line: "Wake up in the morning feeling like ________." Who or what did Kesha feel like?
Don't all of us wake up feeling like P. Diddy? That was the name producer/singer Sean Combs used once upon a time. He has also gone by the names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Brother Love and Diddy.
"We could've had it all/Rolling in the _______" were lyrics from Adele's super hit that shares its name with the second line. What word completes it?
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" was a smash hit in 2010, reaching No. 1 status in 11 different countries. The lines included here are the start of the chorus, which continues, "You had my heart inside your hand/But you played it with a beating."
"But every time she asks me '___________?'" Bruno Mars recounts this question in his song, "Just the Way You Are." What word is missing?
Hey, we all need to know sometimes if we look OK, so no judgment here. Bruno's song was a summer 2010 hit. His response to her question? "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change 'cause you're amazing/Just the way you are." Awww!
Rihanna sang, "Like I'm the only girl in the ________," in 2010. Can you fill in the blank?
Rihanna sang this line in a song with a similar name, "Only Girl (In The World)," as part of her 2010 album, "Loud." In the song, she is telling a lover how she wants him to make her feel: "Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love/Like I'm the only one who knows your heart."
What's missing from the lyrics of Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks": "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / you'd better ____."
The start of "Pumped Up Kicks," the debut single for the group Foster The People, includes these lyrics: "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / you'd better run." It was one of the most popular songs at the time, appearing on TV shows from "Entourage" to "Gossip Girl."
Justin Bieber "thought you'd always be ________" in 2010's "Baby." Can you finish this lyric?
"Baby" was one of the songs that vaulted Justin Bieber to superstardom. The chorus (sing it with us): "Baby, baby, baby oh/Like baby, baby, baby no/Like baby, baby, baby no oh/Thought you'd always be mine, mine."
Grand Hustle/Rebel Rock/AtlanticA&M/Octone (Oceania)
In 2010, B.o.B. asked us if we could "pretend that __________ in the night sky are like shootin' stars." Which of these was he talking about?
American rapper B.o.B.'s debut album, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray," helped the singer burst onto the music stage. The song featured in this question, "Airplanes," is also the missing word from the lyrics.
In Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me," he sings, "And you never say hey, or remember my _________." What word is missing?
"And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me." At least, that's what Mike Posner thought in "Cooler Than Me." That's why she never could remember his name, apparently, although we don't see how the two are related exactly.
Taio Cruz sang, "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, Saying ay-oh, __________," in "Dynamite." What phrase fills the blank?
Not only did Taio Cruz say, "We gon' light it up/Like it's dynamite," but he told us he has to "throw his hands up in the air sometimes" and let go. Cruz is a British recording artist whose album, "Rokstarr," was released in 2010.
Young Money/Cash Money/Motown
Drake told us, "I'm more than just an _________," in "Find Your Love." What word is missing?
Canadian rapper Drake teamed with Kanye West, among others, to create this song from his first album, "Thank Me Later." He also includes the line, "I'm more than just a number" in the song's second verse.
Usher was like, "OMG," in the song with these lyrics: "I fell in love with shawty when I seen her on the ____________." What's missing?
Of course, she was on the dance floor! She was probably dancing to this song, "OMG," or any number of Usher's other dance club-esque tunes. The song was a single from Usher's sixth album, titled "Raymond v. Raymond."
In 2010, Sara Bareilles had a hit that included these lyrics: "Who cares if you disagree?/You are ________." What's missing?
Sara Bareilles was making her feelings clear in "King of Anything" with these lyrics: "Who cares if you disagree?/You are not me/Who made you king of anything?" She later reiterates her sentiment: "Who died and made you king of anything?" Well, OK then.
We the Best/Terror Squad/E1
He says it all the time: "All I do is __________," according to DJ Khaled. Do you know how to finish this lyric and song title?
DJ Khaled certainly is one to spread the love with his music, including T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross on his hit, "All I Do Is Win." The 2010 release is still played frequently at sporting events across the country.
Cali Swag District instructed us all: "They be like smooth (what?)/Can you teach me how to ________?" Can you finish the lyrics?
Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How To Dougie" was a viral sensation of sorts even back in 2010 with its drum beat and accompanying dance. Of course, you'd need someone to, ahem, teach you how to Dougie.
Eminem and Rihanna teamed up in a song to say, "Just gonna stand there and watch me _______." What was it?
Eminem and Rihanna joined forces on the song, "Love the Way You Lie," a 2010 release on Eminem's album, "Recovery." These lines are from the start of the song: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn/But that's alright, because I like the way it hurts."
Fueled by Ramen
Travie McCoy told us, "I wanna be on the cover of ____________," in "Billionaire. What publication was it?
Not only does Travie "wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine," but he wants to do it, "Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen." "Billionaire" was a 2010 release from McCoy's album, "Lazarus."
"___________ girls/We're unforgettable," has Katy Perry letting us know about girls from a specific place. Where is it?
"Daisy dukes/Bikinis on top/Sun-kissed skin/So hot/We'll melt your popsicle" are the remainder of the lyrics from Katy Perry's song, "California Gurls." The song also featured California rapper Snoop Dogg.
In "Deuces," Chris Brown sings, "I'm chucking my deuces up to her/I'm moving on to something ________." Can you fill in the missing word?
"Deuces" was a hit that many thought Brown wrote about his troubled relationship with Rihanna. On the track, he sings alongside fellow singers/rappers Tyga and Kevin McCall. "Deuces" was featured both on a collaborative project with Tyga and on Brown's own album.
"So raise your glass if you are _________," was a request from Pink in "Raise Your Glass." What's missing here?
"So raise your glass if you are wrong/In all the right ways," Pink sang on the song, "Raise Your Glass." This song was an interesting one for Pink since it was part of a decade look-back album she called, "Greatest Hits... So Far!!!"
Sugarland had this to say on its popular 2010 hit, "Stuck Like Glue": "There you go making me feel like a _______." What is it?
"Stuck Like Glue" was a peppy pop song by country duo Sugarland. In the song, they sing, "There you go making my heart beat again/Heart beat again, heart beat again.There you go making me feel like a kid/Won't you do it and do it one time."
"Do you remember, we were sitting there by the ________?" Well, do you remember what word goes in Taylor Swift's "Mine"?
T. Swift sang, "Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water?" in the song "Mine," from her "Speak Now" album. The rest of this verse goes, "You put your arm around me for the first time./You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter./You are the best thing that's ever been mine."
This line from a Rihanna and Drake song, "Soon as you go, the text that I write is gon' say," is followed by a question that's also the song's title. What is it?
Rihanna and Drake worked together on her "Loud" song, "What's My Name?" The chorus, repetitive in nature, is also straight to the point: "Ooh na na, what's my name?/Ooh na na, what's my name?/Ooh na na, what's my name?/What's my name? What's my name?" Well, are you going to answer?
Far East Movement told us, "When we drink, we do it right gettin' ______________." What word fills in the lyric from "Like a G6?"
OK, we'll be the first to admit, we had no idea what "slizzard" even meant. So, we looked it up. Turns out, "getting slizzard" means that you're really, really drunk. You can thank the song, "Like a G6" by Far East Movement for that gem.
"And if you like it, baby, we could take it to the _________," is a line from Trey Songz, "Say Aah." What word fills the blank?
Trey Songz is a smooth talker in "Say Aah": "What you think about a convo'/And if you like it baby we could take it to the condo/And if you like the condo/We could move the party to the bedroom." And, that's as PG-13 as we're going to get!
Fueled by Ramen
Rockers Paramore told us, "Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul/That _______________." What phrase is missing in "The Only Exception?"
Well, that's depressing! Paramore sang this quasi-sad/quasi-love song in 2010, an inclusion on the group's "Brand New Eyes" album. It would be the band's most successful tune until replaced by "Ain't It Fun" a few years later.
Ludacris and Nicki Minaj teamed up to sing, "My chick bad%0DMy chick _______." What word is missing?
"My chick bad/My chick hood," is the start of the song that paired Ludacris and Nicki Minaj in 2010. Ludacris and Minaj even teamed up to co-write the song, which appeared on his "Battle of the Sexes" album.
"Bet you ain't know that I be checking you out%0DWhen you be _________________," Usher sang on "There Goes My Baby." What's missing here?
Usher's a sneaky one, checking out his lady while she's putting her heels on. The song, "There Goes My Baby," is a love song of sorts to Usher's boo: "You don't know how good it/Feels to call you my girl/There goes my baby."
Carrie Underwood sang, "Boy you blew it/You put me through it ..." What comes next?
Carrie Underwood's song, "Undo It," was part of her third album, titled, "Play On." The missing lyrics here are actually a part of the song's title, which the singer elaborates on a bit when she croons, "I wanna un un un un undo it."
Kanye West has this to say on "Power": "Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it/I guess every superhero need his ___________." Can you finish it?
Boy, Kanye, we've come a long way with you, haven't we? Now doing a "Sunday service" with preacher Joel Osteen, the rapper used to sing things like, "Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it/I guess every superhero need his theme music ... No one man should have all that power."
OneRepublic's hit, "All the Right Moves," included this line: "We got all the right moves in all the __________." What words complete these lyrics?
"All the right friends, in all the right places/So yeah we're going down/We got all the right moves in all the right places/So yeah we're going down" is the chorus from the OneRepublic hit that was part of the group's "Waking Up" album.
"Animal" by rock group Neon Trees stated, "And I'm afraid I won't get out alive/No, I won't __________." Can you finish it?
Neon Trees' "Animal" was released in 2010, the first single from their "Habits" album. A series of late-night talk show performances helped to increase the song's — and the group's — popularity.
"And I wrote ________________/I will never send," comes from Maroon 5's "Misery." Can you finish the lyric?
"Misery" was released by Maroon 5 in 2010 as part of the group's "Hands All Over" album. In the song, the band sings, "And I wrote two hundred letters/I will never send." That's a lot of letters!
Fueled By Ramen/Photo Finish
3OH!3's "My First Kiss," included these lines: "I got a kiss under the bleachers/Hoping that ______________." What's missing?
Of course you hoped "nobody looked" when you're getting a kiss under the bleachers! That's why you were under the bleachers ... duh. "My First Kiss" was a release from 3OH!3 that also featured Kesha.
"Steady as a preacher/Free as a ________" were lyrics from Lady Antebellum's "American Honey." What word is missing?
Lady Antebellum's feel-good tune, "American Honey," was released in early 2010. The song details an adult thinking back on a childhood: "Steady as a preacher/Free as a weed/Couldn't wait to get goin'/But wasn't quite ready to leave/So innocent, pure and sweet/American honey."
Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown
Nicki Minaj sang, "Might breeze through The Ave, might stop at the ________," in "Your Love." What word belongs in the blank?
"Uh, uh, yo, he the type to pop tags and be cockin' the brim/Might breeze through The Ave, might stop at the gym." Those are lines from Nicki Minaj's "Your Love," from the superstar's first album, "Pink Friday."
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