Sunday, March 12, 2006

I Heart The '00s: 2000

What was the year 2000 about?

The year 2000 was either the last year of the 20th Century or the first year of the 21st Century, depending on whether you're using the Gregorian calendar or Astronomical Years.

In a more abstract way, it was the end of the innocence. Clinton was still our president, Bratz dolls were not yet introduced, and it was still (relatively) easy to get on a plane.

Pop culturally, 2000 was more or less a part of the late 1990s, although Zeroes icons Survivor, Eminem, Britney Spears, and Nelly were all around by 2000, and the earliest examples of emo and bling bling can be traced back to 1999 and 2000.

Top 10 Songs of 2000:

1. Breathe - Faith Hill

This song was everywhere. Country was huge in the year 2000.

2. Smooth - Santana

A 1999 song that stretched well into the 2000 charts. This song was probably bigger than Breathe, but is only #2 because it began charting in 1999.

3. Say My Name, Destiny's Child

These girls were huge during the 1999-2001 period. By 2002ish it was all about Beyonce.

4. I Wanna Know, Joe

Is there a more stereotypical R&B song than this?

5. Everything You Want, Vertical Horizon

I don't remember this song, although I remember Vertical Horizon.

6. Maria Maria, Santana

The companion to "Smooth".

7. Bent, Matchbox Twenty

Don't remember this song.

8. Amazed, Lonestar

Country. Bleh.

9. I Knew I Loved You, Savage Garden

Backstreet Boy wannabes from Aussie or Kiwi.

10. He Wasn't Man Enough, Toni Braxton

Don't remember this song.

The Movies of 2000:

Mission: Impossible II: Didn't see this.

Gladiator: Everybody raved about this movie. Never saw it, heard it wasn't that great.

Cast Away: I did see this one. One word: Wilson!

What Woman Want: I'm a man, didn't see it.

Dinosaur: This was the most boring piece of crap I've ever seen. Who cares if it's CG.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas: I don't care if Jim Carrey's in it, it still sucks.

The Perfect Storm: Wait about 5 years. Then they'll be a perfect storm, if a hurricane can be described as "perfect".

Meet the Parents: One of the funniest movies ever. Can't say the same for "Meet the Fockers".

Scary Movie: A very, very Zeroes movie.

Unbreakable: A very, very Zeroes movie by M. Night Shymalan, a very very Zeroes director.

Gone In Sixty Seconds: Never saw this one.


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