Tune in Tuesday: A Blast from the Past

Paige Kilmer, Author

For this week’s Tune in Tuesday, prepare to travel back five decades and resurface at today’s trending song for the week. 

Let’s jump right into it, starting with “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies, in 1969. 

 “Sugar, Sugar” is a well-known song that you might hear playing in The Bee Moviefor example. This song was number one on the charts for five weeks straight in 1969. With its catchy tune and upbeat personalities singing it, it easily became a well-loved classic by many. 


In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M was number one on this week’s trending list. 

 The song, “Pop Muzik”, is sure to cure any kind of disco fever you might suffer from. Though its popularity was short lived, its vibes radiate the 70’s disco scene just the way you’d imagine it. The song’s groovy beat and 70’s slang makes it obvious why it had reach number one in the trending charts. 


In 1989, “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears made a big racket. 

 By the title, most will think the song is a love song, but was a politically charged song. The song was written in response to Margaret Thatcher’s election win in the UK. A win that, Roland Orzabal (a main vocalist of the group), was not very thrilled about. The song has a very nostalgic feel, some people even related it to some of The Beatles’ works. 


In 1999, Mariah Carey and Jay-Z hit the top charts with the song, “Heartbreaker”. 

 In this jam, Mariah and Jay-Z make an iconic duo. The song is catchy and upbeat, yet so relatable to many because of its take on relationships. Even though it was a bop 20 years ago, it’s still considered a bop today. 


Ten years later in 2009, Miley Cyrus came out with the banger “Party in the USA”. 

 This upbeat jam is one loved by many; practically the best party song out there. Cyrus came out with this song in her early career as an independent musician. “Party in the USA” will always have you wanting to ‘put your hands up’ and dance it out. 


Finally, October 8th, 2019, the top trending song is “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. 

 “Truth Hurts” originally came out in 2017, but just recently has caught in popularity. If you need a boost of confidence, you should most likely be able to find it in this song. This anthem is obviously where it’s at and the top charts don’t lie.