Monday, March 13, 2006

I Heart The '00s: 2001

Can't get enough Zeroes? Do you still have that Barry Bonds bobblehead that you keep trying to throw away?

Okay, Ja Rule, take those iPod earphones out; this is I Heart the '00s: 2001!

Ah, 2001: the first "real" year of the Zeroes. '01 was the year everything went South. America got a shrub for a president. The boy bands finally died, but something equally bad came in their place: glam rappers. Bling bling bling. And of course, many people tragically died on September 11.
2001 wasn't all bad though. My favorite movie, Donnie Darko was released in '01. The numetal trend was still producing good music in '01.


Trends in 2001:

The iPod: Was released in '01, although I didn't note its existence until 2004 or '05.

Lord of the Rings: The first LOTR movie, The Fellowship of the Ring came out at the end of 2001, sparking a new wave of Tolkien mania.

Harry Potter mania continues with the Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone movie.

The Music of '01:

Sum 41 - Fat Lip: One of the first popular emo songs. This song was everywhere.

Staind: This popular post-grunge band was everywhere in 2001.

Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse: Man, boring grunge rock was huge in 2001!

Fallin' - Alicia Keys - This girl broke out big time in 2001.

R&B singer Aaliyah dies. :(

Ja Rule is very popular.

Thank You - Dido: Very popular, um, electronica song?

Ride Wit Me - Nelly: Nellymania continues into 2001, and unfortunately to the present day (as of 2006)

Ms. Jackson - Rare in the Zeroes: an awesome song in the charts.

Butterfly - Crazy Town: Huge guilty pleasure song.

System of a Down were huge this year.

Movies of 2001:

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: see above

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone: see above

Shrek - One of the first "Zeroes" '00s movies. As great as it was, I can't help but think that the now-nonexistent Dreamworks company was just trying to capitalize off Pixar's success

The Mummy Returns - Cheesy Movie of 2001

Ocean's Eleven - Great, fun movie.

Planet of The Apes: A classic worthless '00s remake.

Pearl Harbor - Never saw this, but it was very popular.

This was I Heart the '00s: 2001, but before you go:

ZEROES TRIVIA:

Q: Who played Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring?

A: Elijah Wood!

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