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Sugar, we’re still singing this in 2015!

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(If you read the title in tune of that one song, we feel you!)

If you pay attention to pop culture and wake up dazed and confused one morning, you can be excused for thinking that it’s 2005 and not 2015. Figure this: Fall Out Boy has popular singles and an album in the top 10 of Billboard 200, kids are making Supernatural references and gushing about YouTube.

Call it a creepy coincidence or just a twist in modern pop culture that moves just about as fast as memes come and go today, it’s surprising to see things that were relevant ten years ago, still be topics of discussion and here are some of the most pervasive features from 2005:

1. YouTube

Admit it, we’ve all wasted hours on this video-sharing website, whether to look for old concerts, catch up on TV shows or just to procrastinate doing assignments by searching for cute cat videos (shh… no one’s judging.) Launched in 2005, YouTube brought videos as a medium of expression to the forefront. Fast forward 10 years and it’s still the go-to site for watching interesting videos or to, you know, procrastinate.

2. Television:

Supernatural and How I Met Your Mother will find their way to every conversation about popular TV shows. 2005 saw premieres of these and some of the other popular TV series, few of which are still running. 2005 also saw the comeback of ‘Doctor Who’ on UK Television after a hiatus of 16 years. Grey’s Anatomy, the cliched TV series everyone hates to love but can’t help watch anyway, also saw it’s first episode premiering in 2005. In short, your library would be missing lots of favourites if it weren’t for 2005.

3. Music:

Fall Out Boy has singles in top 10 charts all over the place, Blink 182 are airing internal strifes in public and Paramore is being talked about. No, you did not just walk into a rerun of a music enthusiast’s life in 2005. It’s 2015 all right and despite the fact that ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ is ‘so ten years ago’, Fall Out Boy’s 6th studio album ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ was number 1 on the Billboard charts just a week ago, Tom DeLonge’s exit from Blink 182 was a topic of heavy discussions in the music scene and Paramore just won a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Song’, 10 years after their debut.

Talk about longevity!

Shubham Kaushik 
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