25 Albums That Will Take You Straight Back To 2006

Best #tbt song: “Unfaithful”

“I don’t wanna do this anymore / I don’t wanna be the reason why / Every time I walk out the door / I see him die a little more inside”

2. Stadium Arcadium — Red Hot Chili Peppers

Warner Bros.

Released: May 9, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Dani California”

“Getting born in the state of Mississippi / Papa was a copper / And Mama was a hippie”

Best #tbt song: “Our Song”

“Our song is the slamming screen door / Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window / When we’re on the phone and you talk real slow / ‘cause it’s late and your mama don’t” know

Best #tbt song: “Teenagers”

“They’re gonna clean up your looks / With all the lies in the books / To make a citizen out of you / Because they sleep with a gun

5. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not — Arctic Monkeys

Released: January 23, 2006

Best #tbt song: “When the Sun Goes Down”

“Well, they said it changes when the sun goes down / Over the river going out of town/ And they said it changes when the sun goes down / Around here / Around here”

6. St. Elsewhere — Gnarls Barkley

Downtown / Atlantic

Released: April 24, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Crazy”

“And I hope that you are having the time of your life / But think twice, that’s my only advice”

Best #tbt song: “Who Knew”

“If someone said three years from now / You’d be long gone / I’d stand up and punch them out / Cause they’re all wrong”

Best #tbt song: “Put Your Records On”

“Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song / You go ahead, let your hair down”

Best #tbt song: “So Sick”

“Gotta change my answering machine / Now that I’m alone / Cause right now it says that we / Can’t come to the phone”

10. Eyes Open — Snow Patrol

Fiction / Polydor / A&M

Released: May 1, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Chasing Cars”

“If I lay here / If I just lay here / Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

Best #tbt song: “All Good Things (Come To An End)”

“Flames to dust / Lovers to friends / Why do all good things come to an end”

12. Black Holes and Revelations — Muse

Warner Bros. / Helium-3

Released: July 3, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Supermassive Black Hole”

“I thought I was a fool for no one / Ooh baby I’m a fool for you”

Best #tbt song: “You Give Me Something”

“You give me something / That makes me scared alright / This could be nothing / But I’m willing to give it a try”

Best #tbt song: “Smile”

“At first when I see you cry / Yeah, it makes me smile, yeah, it makes me smile”

Best #tbt song: “Hurt”

“I would hold you in my arms / I would take the pain away / Thank you for all you’ve done / Forgive all your mistakes”

Best #tbt song: “Waiting On The World To Change”

“It’s hard to beat the system / When we’re standing at a distance / So we keep waiting / Waiting on the world to change”

Best #tbt song: “Big Girls Don’t Cry”

“But it’s time for me to go home / It’s getting late and dark outside / I need to be with myself and center clarity, peace, serenity”

Best #tbt song: “Call Me When You’re Sober”

“Don’t cry to me / If you loved me / You would be here with me”

19. The Evolution of Robin Thicke — Robin Thicke

Star Trak / Interscope

Released: October 3, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Lost Without U”

“I’m lost without you / Can’t help myself /How does it feel to know that I love you baby?”

Best #tbt song: “Tell Me” Feat. Christina Aguilera

“I don’t even know your name / Boy, I need to know your name / I’m hoping that you feel the same / Tell me if you want it”

Best #tbt song: “Save Room”

“Say that you’ll stay a little / Don’t say bye-bye tonight / Say you’ll be mine / Just a little bit of love / Is worth a moment of your time”

Best #tbt song: “Back To Black”

“We only said goodbye with words / I died a hundred times / You go back to her / And I go back to…”

23. FutureSex/LoveSounds — Justin Timberlake

Jive / Zomba

Released: September 8, 2006

Best #tbt song: “What Goes Around… Comes Around”

“Don’t want to think about it / Don’t want to talk about it / I’m just so sick about it / Can’t believe it’s ending this way”

24. Kingdom Come — Jay-Z

Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam

Released: November 21, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Show Me What You Got”

“Show me what you got, baby / Hands up and.. waves, waves, waves, waves”

25. And of course, the iconic B’Day — Beyoncé

Columbia / Music World / Sony Urban

Released: September 4, 2006

Best #tbt song: “Irreplaceable”

“To the left, to the left / Everything you own in the box to the left”

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