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It feels impossible that the summer of 2003 was a full decade ago. Aging gripes aside, it was a pretty good year: Ruben Studdard had just won American Idol, Malta was admitted to the UN, Quvenzhané Wallis was about to be born, and the music was unbeatable. For our Throwback Thursday, we're going back a decade to listen to some of the songs that topped the charts and defined that summer. Get ready for Evanescence, 50 Cent, and a little "Remix to Ignition."