All around Ireland today, thousands of students are receiving their Junior Cert results which can only mean one thing for the rest of us – we all feel ancient.
Every September the dance floors of GAA clubs and community centres around the country are filled with jubilant, or not so jubilant, teens putting their exam stress to one side for the night.
But what were you dancing to the night you found out if you fecked up geography or completely aced the Irish listening test? Allow us to refresh your memories….
If you did the JC as far back as 1995, for example, top of the Irish charts was Country House by Blur…
The 2001 heads were getting down to Let Me Blow Ya Mind by Gwen Stefani and Eve…
While those in 2005 were having a Bad Day with Daniel Powter…
For the purposes of proper nostalgia, we’ve started this list at 1995 and ended it at 2012. What song was top of the charts when you opened the sacred envelope? Let us know in the comments.
1995: Blue – Country House
1996: The Wild Swans – Dancin’ At The Crossroads
1997: Will Smith – Men In Black
1998: Boyzone – No Matter What
1999: Lou Bega – Mambo Number 5
2000: Spiller – Groovejet
2001: Gwen Stefani and Eve – Let Me Blow Ya Mind
2002: Atomic Kitten – Tide Is High
2003: Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
2004: Brian McFadden – Real To Me
2005: Daneil Powter – Bad Day
2006: Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back
2007: Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
2008: Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
2009: Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
2010: The Script: For The First Time
2011: Maroon 5: Moves Like Jagger
2012: The Script: Hall Of Fame