20 Songs Turning 20 Years Old That'll Make You Feel Ancient


A song can take you back to a place and time in which you either wish you could forget or stay in it forever. As 2018 draws to a close end, we’d like to take you back to 20 songs that have turned 20 years old this year. The list is long but here you go- twenty songs of our choice. Happy listening!

1.     Angel- Sarah McLachlan

There are singers out there who we wish will continue bringing us beautiful songs for years to come and Sarah McLachlan is one of them, especially songs like Angel. And it doesn’t matter if we’re all 20 years older than the song.

2. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Who can forget this song that catapulted Britney to stardom and led teens to fall for the song and of course the young pop star herself. Wonder if after two decades they can still say the same about both.

3.     Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) - Backstreet Boys

Oh my god, bet you’re already singing to this song the moment you read the title,right?. These boys got young girls in a tizzy every time they sang and danced, no matter what song. 20 years later die-hard fans can still be seen attending their reunion concert to reminisce a time when they were young and carefree.

4.     You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

A song by one of the most popular female country singers, it is still as lovely and romantic and can be heard on the airwaves. Seeing this stunning lady perform to this day makes you wish you knew her secret to looking gorgeous and young.

5.     The Boy Is Mine – Brandy and Monica

These two uprising singers nailed this song perfectly and those who heard it 20 years ago should remember this cool song and the girl crushes they had on the two gorgeous singers.

6.     Stop – Spice Girls

Who didn’t love these young ladies and 20 years on their songs are those we can still sing to. This one is no exception and with those cute dance moves in the music video you’ll definitely be going down memory lane when you remember dancing with them too and probably mimicking their sense of fashion.

7.     You Make Me Wanna – Usher

Twenty years on, this guy has since matured and grown with his music and he still makes hearts flutter. This song shows a very young Usher eager to leave an impression and we suppose he’s left an indelible one indeed.

8.     Tearin’ Up My Heart – NSYNC

You just have to look at the young Justin Timberlake in this video and you’ll be reminded of how ancient you feel after 20 years of leaving behind your craze for boy bands with synchronized clothes and dance moves.

9.     Believe – Cher

This techno song really takes one back and yes, makes you feel ancient. Enough said.

10.     I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

We still hear this song to this very day and it looks like it will be around for a long time. Classic and timeless, but not ancient.

11.     How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes

Another timeless song that turns 20 but will definitely leave you feeling more nostalgic than ancient. Or are we just being in denial?

12.     Truly Madly Deepy – Savage Garden

This chart topping song by the Australian band Savage Garden joins the list of other songs that may make you feel old because young ones today don’t know who they are.

13.     Together Again – Janet Jackson

A song to lift you up and make you dance. Check out the music video and you’ll know why. It’ll remind you of the time when you were young, energetic, full of life and love. Oh well.

14.     Getting Jiggy Wit it – Will Smith

With his cool persona and witty lines this song and this guy certainly don’t seem to age, just like the people who listened to it 20 years ago.

15.     What Can I Do – The Corrs

These beautiful Irish siblings have been belting out great songs since the 90s and this song is no exception. It’s a shame the younger generation today don’t know about them. But ancient people have had the privilege and still love them.

16.     Dengarkanlah - Amy Mastura & Glenn Fredly

Who would we be if we forgot songs from our local artists? So here’s one that also turns 20 by the lovely Amy Mastura who teamed up with Indonesian singer Glenn Fredly for this sweet ballad. The hazy video clip certainly gives it away as an ancient song.

17. Bila Resah - Anuar Zain

One of his earliest hit songs from his debut album twenty years ago. Since then nothing has stopped this talented man from soaring high. We certainly grew up with him and as he looks ageless, so do we, I suppose.

18. Cindai - Siti Nurhaliza

As one of the most successful Malaysian artists of all time who can ever forget her and this song? It’s a shame we don’t hear much of these kind of songs today. Kinda brings you back to your roots and of course the time when you looked as young as Siti.

19. Selamanya - Innuendo

These guys brought R&B to our Malaysian shores twenty years ago and hit the mark with their smooth voices and coolness. A song that still lives on to remind us of younger days.

20. Uninvited - Alanis Morissette

We end this list with yet another song from the movie City of Angels. A haunting tune and unforgettable song that can still give you the chills. Twenty years later, we can never forget how we grew up with Alanis Morissette’s songs and lived to tell the tale.

So all these songs may have reminded you of how age has slowly crept up on you (or maybe not). Nevertheless be grateful that you were alive to appreciate and love them till today. Are there any other songs you still remember? Share it with us here.