If there's one thing we love, it's a dander down memory lane – especially where music is involved.

Granted, the accompanying realisation of 'That song is X years old?! Oh sh*t, I'm old' isn't always pleasant - but there's a lot to be said for a comforting wallow in nostalgia.

With that in mind, we bring you 'The Throwback' - a series where we look at the best-selling singles in Ireland from a random year – the good, the bad and the plain awful.

We'll be swinging headlong into boyband territory, veering left for a smidge of indie-rock and going downhill for the 'men-with-acoustic guitar' era, but it's all part of the fun.

Previously, we've examined the top-selling singles from 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011 - and it was abundantly clear that there were some dark days in Irish chart history.

Today, we'll take a look at a somewhat more recent year and examine whether 2013 was any better.

First impressions: hey, this year wasn't as bad as some of the previous ones! Sure, there are some cheesy pop tunes in there, but there's a hell of a lot less X Factor dross, too.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were clearly at the peak of their popularity around 2013, as their two tracks 'Thrift Shop' and 'Can't Hold Us' (i.e. the only two songs of theirs that most people can name) feature in the Irish Top 10.

Katy Perry's 'Roar' – which has become a bit of a pop evergreen in recent years – also features, while Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', a song that'll be played at Irish wedding receptions for decades to come, is at #4.

There was even room for a couple of indie-ish songs in the mix: The Lumineers' 'Ho Hey' (another Irish wedding fave) and Bastille's 'Pompeii', while the simpering folk-pop of 'Let Her Go' by Passenger is probably best forgotten.

However, we need to talk about #1.

'Blurred Lines' may have been the best-selling single in Ireland in 2013, and there's no doubt that it's musically catchy. But seriously – who expected a song with such brazenly dodgy lyrics to age well? Even before #MeToo, this was a track that raised serious eyebrows. And it turned out that it was adjudged to have plagiarised a Marvin Gaye song, too, so... really, no redeemable features for Mr. Thicke and co.

See the full top 10 below:

10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 'Can't Hold Us'


9. Katy Perry – 'Roar'


8. The Lumineers – 'Ho Hey'


7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 'Thrift Shop'


6. Bastille - 'Pompeii'


5. Pink – 'Just Give Me a Reason'


4. Daft Punk – 'Get Lucky'


3. Avicii – 'Wake Me Up'


2. Passenger – 'Let Her Go'


1. Robin Thicke – 'Blurred Lines'