Hit Songs from 2013 That Are Now 10 Years Old

From 'Wrecking Ball' to Romeo Santos's 'Propuesta Indecente,' these songs are aging

Archivado en: Gloria Trevi  •   Lorde  •   Marc Anthony  •   Miley Cyrus  •   Romeo Santos  •   Sam Smith  •  

Time flies, and it’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. In 2023, we have a list of 10 smashing hit songs that are either marking or will soon mark their 10th anniversary.

1. «Thrift Shop» – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz 

In 2013, «Thrift Shop» became one of the year’s most popular songs, helping to launch Macklemore’s music career. Although this hip-hop track was initially released in 2012, it gained commercial success in 2013. Today, its music video on YouTube has an impressive 1.8 billion views. 

The song and its accompanying video center around Macklemore’s pursuit of a unique style and individuality through thrift shopping. He humorously portray his delight and satisfaction in finding hidden gems and vintage items at reasonable prices, offering a refreshing contrast to the culture of materialism and brand obsession turning ‘Thrift Shop’ into a cherished anthem for those who appreciate the allure of thrift shopping and self-expression. 

2. «Propuesta Indecente» – Romeo Santos 

Romeo’s smooth and emotional singing, combined with the sensuous bachata melodies, have made this song a favorite among fans of the genre and Latin music enthusiasts. It has become a timeless classic in the discography of the ‘King of Bachata.’ Its music video on YouTube has over 2.034 million views, surpassing even the popular ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore. 

The song tells the story of a seductive proposal, where Romeo offers an intense romantic connection, just as portrayed in the music video alongside Mexican actress Eiza Gonzales. It expresses a desire for a close and intense relationship, demonstrating a willingness to challenge societal norms in the pursuit of an exciting and forbidden romance. 

3. «Wrecking Ball» – Miley Cyrus  

Another anthem from 2013, this emotional pop ballad tells a story of heartbreak, love, and loss. This marked a significant shift in Miley’s career, as she moved away from her earlier Disney image toward a more mature and introspective artist. Furthermore, the image of her swinging on a wrecking ball became iconic and vividly represented the song’s emotional intensity.  

The lyrics explore the aftermath of a broken relationship, with Miley effectively conveying the pain and devastation she went through. The metaphor of the wrecking ball symbolizes the destructive force of the failed relationship and the emotional turmoil and sadness she experienced. Despite the emotional depth of «Wrecking Ball,» 2013 was also a year of fun for Miley, as she demonstrated in her hits «We Can’t Stop» and «23,» collaborating with Mike Will, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J. 

4. «Darte Un Beso» – Prince Royce 

One of Prince Royce’s most famous songs, this romantic bachata tells a tender love story about the desire to give everything to a loved one and express true feelings through a kiss. It perfectly captures the essence of a blossoming romance. 

5. «Wake Me Up» – Avicii 

This single became a massive hit in over 30 countries, and it reached the top ten in 6 others. It’s one of the tracks where Avicii truly demonstrated his talent for blending different musical genres, transcending age, musical preferences, and cultural boundaries on a global scale. The song’s energetic beats, combined with heartfelt vocals, create an inspiring and empowering atmosphere.

The song’s story revolves around the yearning for a sense of purpose and the desire to lead a life filled with meaning and satisfaction. Even after Avicii’s passing, the song continues to be an enduring anthem of hope, urging people to live authentically and embrace their journey of self-discovery. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness. 

6. «Vivir mi Vida» Marc Anthony 

This empowering salsa song essentially encourages us to be resilient, seize life’s opportunities, and discover joy during adversity. The lyrics inspire listeners to live in the present moment and not allow past failures or sorrows to shape their future, enabling them to make the most of life. 

7. «Royals» – Lorde 

This was Lorde’s breakthrough song, released when she was 17 years old. Her unique and haunting vocals, combined with the song’s simple production, gave it a special and captivating quality that offered a fresh perspective within the world of pop music. The song reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the youngest artist to achieve this since 1987.

Moreover, she became the first New Zealand female artist to attain this milestone as a lead performer. The track also earned nominations for several prestigious international awards, including three nods at the 2014 Grammy Awards, where it won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. 

8. «La La La» – Naughty Boy, Sam Smith 

The song was also a smashing hit in 2013, propelling Sam Smith’s career. The video is a whole story that would need an explanation by itself, but here’s a video if you want to understand more about the Bolivian legend mixed with the Wizard of Oz that is presented in the musical video. 

@mapache.viajero Responder a @roloflores10 El mismo director hizo mas videos en Bolivia asi que comenten si quieren verlls 🦝 #bolivia #teambolivia #lalala #viajes #viral ♬ La La La – Naughty Boy

9. «No Querías Lastimarme» Gloria Trevi 

Like most of her songs, Trevi‘s demonstrated her ability to translate raw emotions through her distinctive voice and passionate way of delivering her music. She captures the pain of being mistreated by someone who claims to love her; she sings in the face of heartbreak and betrayal, evoking a sense of vulnerability and strength simultaneously.  

10. «Animals» – Martin Garrix 

Garrix, same as Lorde, was only 17 years old when he released his breakthrough song and immediately catapulted him into the spotlight as one of the youngest and most promising talents in the electronic music industry. With its contagious drop and pulsating rhythms, «Animals» quickly gained popularity and became not only a 2013 anthem, but also for the electronic music scene.

Where were you 10 years ago? Do you remember some of these songs?