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20th Dec 2016

23 Songs You’ll Remember If You Did Your Leaving Cert in 2004


The Leaving Cert (or, ‘The Big LC’ as you probably called it at the time) is a significant time for all. 

It’s the first time you have a bit of responsibility, the first time you’ll be allowed into a club legally and the first real time you become one with the true art form that is procrastination.

And with a set of chart hits like these streaming through the airwaves at the time, who could blame you?

1. Milkshake – Kelis

You know where you were when this song came out.

2. Toxic – Britney Spears

3. Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre

Hard to believe there was a time that this song didn’t exist.

4. Cha Cha Slide – Mr C The Slide Man

5. She Wants To Move – N.E.R.D

Any song that samples a dog barking is fine by us.

6. Left Outside Alone – Anastacia 

7. In The Middle – Sugababes

8. In The Shadows – The Rasmus

9. Come With Me – Special D


10. This Love – Maroon 5

11. My Band – D12

12. F.U.R.B (Fuck You Right Back) – Frankee 


13. Hotel – Cassidy ft. R Kelly

14. Summer Sunshine – The Corrs

15. Trick Me – Kelis

16. Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifters

17. Mr Brightside – The Killers

The Lifestyle Sports ad that launched a thousand ships.

18. I Dont Wanna Know – Mario Winans ft. Enya & P Diddy


19. Golden Touch – Razorlight

20. Roses – Outkast

21. Yeah! – Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris

Confirming that fact that Lil Jon is the most ridiculous man alive.

22. Langer – Tim O’Riordan

Lest we forget.

23. And finally, Dragostei Din Tei – O-Zone

The ultimate 2004 experience. 

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