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Subject: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonic2005 on 08/24/14 at 3:12 am

the economy was bad the music/tv  was AWFUL the only good thing was the internet/tech
but did anyone else hate this part of the decade??

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: GH1996 on 08/24/14 at 4:29 am

At the time I didn't hate it, I actually thought it was a fun period (2008/09)

But now that I look back on it, it was okay.. Music was alright, economy was terrible.
And it was the start of a different era for kids, less and less kids started to play outside and got attached to the new technology..

The late 2000's were probably my least fav

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 08/24/14 at 6:37 am

I thought the music was an improvement over the mid-00's.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/24/14 at 9:45 am

I didn't like that period because we had the economy crash, auto tune in music and kids started to have less variety.  But one thing, is that the video games still had a combination of genres and not just shooting and the fact that offline multiplayer gaming was still in lots of games.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: XYkid on 08/25/14 at 4:00 pm

I did, but mostly for personal reasons. I was in middle school (don't think I need to say more), and I was constantly dealing with bullies in school to the point that I became borderline suicidal. I had a few good memories though, like going on a science trip to Florida in 2009. I had a boyfriend around that time too, but he ended up screwing me over big time in the end. I had a lot of good friends on the internet who loved anime and video games, I think that's the only thing that kept me sane.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/25/14 at 4:04 pm

No, I didn't hate them. They were actually a transitional period between school and university and I did mandatory civil services betwen 2008-09. It was quite a good time and I did a lot of traveling back then - much more than in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Arrowstone on 08/25/14 at 5:11 pm

I thought it was a fun time; I couldn't get along well with lots of people, but the music was ok; the song I connect to this time is Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling; there was the Wii, which was fun to try out; I didn't yet have the stress of university. I did not yet see the scale of the recession, but we made fun of the Greeks at school because of it :p.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Visor765 on 08/25/14 at 9:02 pm

I don't hate them, I feel 2007 belongs more with the mid 2000s than the late 2000s due to the massive number of hip-hop and rock songs, even the dance songs have a hip-hop vibe to them. But I feel 2008 and 2009 are inferior to the rest of decade. They were kinda boring for music. The trends of before were too old to be "cool" anymore, but the new trends were too "young" to be at a peak. Everything that was popular those two years were simply on the rise. As a result, '08 and '09 remain rather undefined. That's why I don't like them that much.

In my personal life, the late 2000s were pretty good. I became a teenager in November of '08, and then the whole attitude and the drama started. "Everyone hates me!", "I'm such an outcast!", "No one understands my feelings!", "All things are crisis, there are no small problems!"

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: BayAreaNostalgist1981 on 08/26/14 at 1:25 am

Knowing that's when the economy crash and our current recession started, it sucks for that reason (though it was great to finally have Dubya and Cheney out of office, lol).

Pop culturally I have mixed feelings. The electropop in late 2008 and 2009 like early Katy and GaGa was much more fun, energetic and fresh after so many years of Nickelback and Mariah clones, yet it did pave the way for the horrible autotune pop we're stuck with now. Of course the technology was great though. I think 2009 is the first year we were totally connected and that things like Twitter, Facebook, Google Earth and Yelp felt like household stuff.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: 80sfan on 08/26/14 at 1:40 am

No comment.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 08/26/14 at 2:48 pm

2008-11 were the best years of my life personally.  I really liked the pop culture of those years.  Eletropop was emerging but it was fresh, fun to dance to, and still had more of a hip-hop influence.  Gaga was huge and Katy Perry wasn't quite as teenybopperish.  The only downside to that era was the economy/recession.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: SiderealDreams on 08/26/14 at 3:58 pm


Knowing that's when the economy crash and our current recession started, it sucks for that reason (though it was great to finally have Dubya and Cheney out of office, lol).

Pop culturally I have mixed feelings. The electropop in late 2008 and 2009 like early Katy and GaGa was much more fun, energetic and fresh after so many years of Nickelback and Mariah clones, yet it did pave the way for the horrible autotune pop we're stuck with now. Of course the technology was great though. I think 2009 is the first year we were totally connected and that things like Twitter, Facebook, Google Earth and Yelp felt like household stuff.


Although I tend to prefer more underground music, I enjoyed Lady Gaga. I love industrial music and EBM (electronic body music, a lighter variant of industrial that originated in the mid to late 80's) and I felt that she was incorporating elements of such music into her brand of pop in a way that mainstream audiences could enjoy.

A lot of fans of underground musical genres complain when mainstream artists use elements of their preferred genres, seeing it as opportunistic exploitation and cheapening of genuine artistic forms for money. I suppose that in some cases, I might not like that (above all, if it is done without respect for the underground music being incorporated into the sound), but with Lady Gaga, I never had any negative feelings.

Like you, I just wish it hadn't led to formulaic autotune pop.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: 80sfan on 08/26/14 at 7:20 pm


2008-11 were the best years of my life personally. I really liked the pop culture of those years.  Eletropop was emerging but it was fresh, fun to dance to, and still had more of a hip-hop influence.  Gaga was huge and Katy Perry wasn't quite as teenybopperish.  The only downside to that era was the economy/recession.


Total opposite for me! 2009 and 2010 were the WORSE years of my life.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 08/29/14 at 1:16 am

I was still a kid during those times so no, I don't hate the late 2000s. i like the mid 2000s more though.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/29/14 at 7:30 am

In my personal life I wasn't fond of them, but 2007 was still good. Pop music began going downhill, but TV still had on good shows.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Visor765 on 08/29/14 at 12:50 pm


2008-11 were the best years of my life personally.  I really liked the pop culture of those years.  Eletropop was emerging but it was fresh, fun to dance to, and still had more of a hip-hop influence.  Gaga was huge and Katy Perry wasn't quite as teenybopperish.  The only downside to that era was the economy/recession.


I though you said the early 2000s were the best years of your life? Here is what you said two years ago: http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1294455944.shtml

Agree.  I was born in 1985 and the early '00s were the most influential time in my life.  Before emo, ringtone rap, facebook, myspace, ipods, heck even texting wasn't popular then.  2003 was the absolute best year of my life.  And yeah, it seems like that era has been pretty much forgotten.  The music and fashion influence of that era is also going by the wayside (Abercrombie & Fitch anyone?).

Of course, that thread is gradually becoming more irrelevant.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 09/04/14 at 11:08 am


I though you said the early 2000s were the best years of your life? Here is what you said two years ago: http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1294455944.shtml

Of course, that thread is gradually becoming more irrelevant.


Influential, not best.  I enjoyed the late '00s more than the early '00s when living them.  The early '00s had a lot more influence in shaping me as a person.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: nostalgicguy on 09/05/14 at 11:14 pm

Late 2008 and 2009 were bad years. That's when music drastically changed and the American economy collapsed. I graduated high school in 2009 and I could sense a big change the whole school year. I remember sitting in Economics/Government class watching news clips of the stock market crashing and then the teacher explained to us what it all meant. I turned on the radio and heard Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. We had a new president which at the time was the only good thing to have happened. Everyone was sick of Bush. My middle school years (2002-2005) and my high school years up until my senior year seemed very different from what late 2008 through 2009 was. It was very obvious that the 00s were coming to an end.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: QuddusFromMtv2 on 09/09/14 at 5:39 pm


Late 2008 and 2009 were bad years. That's when music drastically changed and the American economy collapsed. I graduated high school in 2009 and I could sense a big change the whole school year. I remember sitting in Economics/Government class watching news clips of the stock market crashing and then the teacher explained to us what it all meant. I turned on the radio and heard Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. We had a new president which at the time was the only good thing to have happened. Everyone was sick of Bush. My middle school years (2002-2005) and my high school years up until my senior year seemed very different from what late 2008 through 2009 was. It was very obvious that the 00s were coming to an end.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: GH1996 on 10/04/14 at 3:26 am


My middle school years (2002-2005) and my high school years up until my senior year seemed very different from what late 2008 through 2009 was. It was very obvious that the 00s were coming to an end.


Agreed, 2008 through 2009 just felt way more different from pre-2005

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 10/09/14 at 12:39 am

The more I think about it, the more I see that the late 2000s was a pretty awesome time for me. It would be a fun time for anyone in Junior High who was 12 and in their early teens at that time. Everything went to hell once 2010 hit though.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 10/09/14 at 11:45 am

I see 2005-2008 as a core part of the 2000s, but '08 to '11 as a transitional period. With that said, I thought '08 was one of the best years of the new millennium. The earliest part of '08 was still very much a year of the 00s and the economy was still going strong. I never liked Nolan's Batman before '08 because I'm a Keaton batfan being The Early Man 90s and all. I loved the Dark Knight! It owned (00s slang) and pawned (even more slang of the late 00s) all other films in Theaters at that point. Dare I say, it was epic (last bit of 00s slang I'm using)! The latter part of 2008 gave us the election of the first ever African American President, Katy Perry and Breaking Bad on AMC. Now, we see the fall of 2008 as a prequel to the 2010s, but at the time we had no idea what would become of everything and everyone I mentioned above.
I'm still blown away by the events of 2008. '09 was the 'calm after the storm' year and nothing else. 2010 was boring for a little while until it began looking more like 2011. 2008 was definitely my favorite year of the very late 2000s.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Inertia on 10/11/14 at 10:13 am

I didn't hate them nor love them.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 10/11/14 at 1:01 pm


I see 2005-2008 as a core part of the 2000s   

Weird, cause I see 2003-2007 as the core.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 10/11/14 at 1:28 pm

I see 2000-2005 as one core, and 2006-2009 as another core.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/14 at 7:56 am

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c270/jackas000/rodent.gif

The angry gopher hates the late 2000s!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 10/17/14 at 10:14 am


I see 2005-2008 as a core part of the 2000s, but '08 to '11 as a transitional period. With that said, I thought '08 was one of the best years of the new millennium. The earliest part of '08 was still very much a year of the 00s and the economy was still going strong. I never liked Nolan's Batman before '08 because I'm a Keaton batfan being The Early Man 90s and all. I loved the Dark Knight! It owned (00s slang) and pawned (even more slang of the late 00s) all other films in Theaters at that point. Dare I say, it was epic (last bit of 00s slang I'm using)! The latter part of 2008 gave us the election of the first ever African American President, Katy Perry and Breaking Bad on AMC. Now, we see the fall of 2008 as a prequel to the 2010s, but at the time we had no idea what would become of everything and everyone I mentioned above.
I'm still blown away by the events of 2008. '09 was the 'calm after the storm' year and nothing else. 2010 was boring for a little while until it began looking more like 2011. 2008 was definitely my favorite year of the very late 2000s.


I agree about 2008.  It was really one of the best years of my life.  I want to point out though that if you followed the news in early 2008 the recession fear was already in full force by that point.  However, what was being felt on Wall St was not felt on Main St until the fall of that year.

One thing you can't forget about 2008 was it was the year of Lady Gaga's debut.   

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonikuu on 11/01/14 at 11:22 pm

As has been said here before, 2008 was indeed a turning point year, particularly the second half of it.  First half still had lots of 2007 remnants (heck, "Low" was the number one song of the year, and while Flo Rida is mainly a 2010s rapper, that song is very 00s).  I genuinely think that if you got rid of the economic situation, 2008 would go down as one of the best years of the 00s pop culturally.  It had a great movie lineup and music started improving for the better (top 40 radio was listenable to me without having to change every other song by the end of the year).  It and 2007 were also great video game years too, before the bad trends of modern gaming like DLC really took over.

That said, the late 00s were a largely meh period for me.  I graduated high school in 2007 and spent the late 00s in community college preparing for university.  In retrospect, I was just going through the motions.  No real highs or terrible lows. 

Things changed dramatically in 2010 though.  Due to a combination of attending university, becoming MUCH more social, studying abroad for ten months (even though it meant delaying my graduation), losing 25% of my body weight, and more, 2010-2012 is already nostalgic for me. 

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonic2005 on 12/12/14 at 8:33 am


I see 2000-2005 as one core, and 2006-2009 as another core.

I agree with this statement

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/12/14 at 4:07 pm

I actually like the late 00s more than the early 00s tbh.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/12/14 at 4:11 pm

I was in high school in the late 2000s. I consider the late 2000s to be 2007-2009. I started high school in 2005, which I consider the mid-2000s. 2004-2006 is the mid-2000s.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/13/14 at 3:11 am


I was in high school in the late 2000s. I consider the late 2000s to be 2007-2009. I started high school in 2005, which I consider the mid-2000s. 2004-2006 is the mid-2000s.



....so?  8)

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/13/14 at 9:24 am



....so?  8)
somebody posted that the late 2000s were 2005-2009 and I disagree

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/13/14 at 8:10 pm


somebody posted that the late 2000s were 2005-2009 and I disagree

So do I. 2005 and 2006 were very much mid 2000's years. 2007 was a late year, but it had more in common with the middle until the end.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/14 at 3:59 am

Each year to each of it's own!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonikuu on 12/16/14 at 2:37 am

And so a decent topic gets derailed as people argue over pointless stuff about what part of the decade a year counts as.  A common trend for this forum.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/16/14 at 3:33 am


somebody posted that the late 2000s were 2005-2009 and I disagree


Depends on the definition. If there is only early and late, then 0-4 is early and 5-9 is late.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/16/14 at 6:07 am

To get back on topic, I surely did. For better for worse, the dubstep and EDM that we now take for granted got its first big push in the late 2000s. This also was when the biggest recession of the century so far hit, and geopolitical tensions were likely higher than they were today. TV IMO was at its nadir then, and outside of a few films, I just felt totally out of the loop despite being the prime age for many bar hopping-friendly trends. Not to mention mid-00s leftovers such as Emo and Ringtop Rap still huge.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 12/16/14 at 6:41 am

As much as we reminice about the golden days of early Lady Gaga and Rihanna, I think people forget how awful Electropop was in the late 00's. Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, early Bieber etc.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/16/14 at 7:43 pm


As much as we reminice about the golden days of early Lady Gaga and Rihanna, I think people forget how awful Electropop was in the late 00's. Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, early Bieber etc.


I sorta liked Jason DeRulo.  ;D

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/16/14 at 11:56 pm


I sorta liked Jason DeRulo.  ;D
indeed Ridin' Solo was a good song.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 12/17/14 at 5:39 am


I sorta liked Jason DeRulo.  ;D



Mmmmmm? What you say?

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonikuu on 12/17/14 at 9:08 am


I sorta liked Jason DeRulo.  ;D


Jason DeRulo is still around, had a pretty successful 2014 actually since he got a major top five single (Talk Dirty to Me).  Though I preferred late 00s and early 10s DeRulo - I honestly thought he had pretty good singles outside of Whatcha Say, which was awful then and is awful now.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/17/14 at 5:46 pm


indeed Ridin' Solo was a good song.


Am I the only person who thinks it's about beating your meat?  ;D

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 12/22/14 at 3:00 pm


As much as we reminice about the golden days of early Lady Gaga and Rihanna, I think people forget how awful Electropop was in the late 00's. Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, early Bieber etc.


I disagree, with the exception of Bieber who was terrible in 2009 and is terrible today.  Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, etc were great back then.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 12/22/14 at 3:49 pm


I disagree, with the exception of Bieber who was terrible in 2009 and is terrible today.  Jason DeRulo, Iyaz, etc were great back then.

I'd say pop music was way worse then than it is now even though it's bad as well lol.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 12/23/14 at 12:28 am


I'd say pop music was way worse then than it is now even though it's bad as well lol.


It was refreshing at the time to see R&B artists not trying too hard to be macho, but looking back, the whole 'sound' is just ugly and unpleasant.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/23/14 at 1:02 am

There weren't as many one hit wonders then as there are now. Gotye and Fun. have disappeared. I have a feeling that Magic! and Meaghan Trainor are heading that way too.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Howard on 12/23/14 at 3:12 pm


It was refreshing at the time to see R&B artists not trying too hard to be macho, but looking back, the whole 'sound' is just ugly and unpleasant.


most of the sounds today are about sex.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 12/24/14 at 7:22 am


There weren't as many one hit wonders then as there are now. Gotye and Fun. have disappeared. I have a feeling that Magic! and Meaghan Trainor are heading that way too.


I am pretty sure the rise in one hit wonders can be attributed to the fact that we have moved away from buying albums back to buying singles on iTunes.  It was this way back in the '70s when people bought 10 cent 45 singles on vinyl, except even those had an advantage of having a B-side song.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/12/15 at 6:31 pm

It was ok. Economy was terrible, but the shows still beat todays shows, same with internet. And kids still played outside...

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/12/15 at 10:35 pm


most of the sounds today are about sex.

That's nothing new, so was last decade's popular music. Just as time goes on those references are less and less veiled.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/15 at 2:55 am


That's nothing new, so was last decade's popular music. Just as time goes on those references are less and less veiled.
Every decade has had it's own shady songs.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/13/15 at 3:13 am


Every decade has had it's own shady songs.

I know.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/16/15 at 5:43 pm

In terms of music, if you paid attention to music outside North America in the late '00s, you could fine some good songs(I listen to Caribbean music because I'm are tired of todays music). My sister(who is mostly fluent in French) introduced me to this French artist called Zaho who's popularity peaked around 2008-2009:
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I never noticed it before. But is it me, or do her songs sound like they are from the late 90s/early '00s?

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/16/15 at 5:55 pm


In terms of music, if you paid attention to music outside North America in the late '00s, you could fine some good songs(I listen to Caribbean music because I'm are tired of todays music). My sister(who is mostly fluent in French) introduced me to this French artist called Zaho who's popularity peaked around 2008-2009:
t-CDEmNH3aY
pHy0LkdpxSU
1a9wLTDq_GI

I never noticed it before. But is it me, or do her songs sound like they are from the late 90s/early '00s?

I heard some of the first song and the music has a millenium era sound to it, and it could pass for early 2000's.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: MilkTheCouch on 01/27/15 at 1:53 pm

It was good to me. Let's see, we had qubo, Kewlopolis, the revival of Popples and Care Bears, cereal straws, Go-Tarts, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl...there were way too many good things to name!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: tv on 02/04/15 at 1:10 am

I didn't hate that era but the music of mid 2008+ except for Lady GaGa I don't think it was that good. I remember Ray J still being popular in the first half of 2008 as well as Kid Cudi I think.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sporty on 02/13/15 at 10:53 pm

I did but some of the cars back then were good. I don't miss mobile phones from back then though. The 2013-2015 mobile phones are the best!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 02/13/15 at 11:57 pm

I didn't hate it but the music and fashion and culture was embarrassingly cheesy.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 4:23 am

We all grateful for 2005 when YouTube was founded on February 14th of that year!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Howard on 02/14/15 at 7:20 am


We all grateful for 2005 when YouTube was founded on February 14th of that year!


Happy 10th anniversary YouTube. :)

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: sonic2005 on 06/11/15 at 10:54 am

bump

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/11/15 at 11:56 am


bump

Why?

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/13/15 at 5:07 pm

Nah. 2007 was pretty good. I didn't like majority of what represented 08, 09 but my mind was already fully developed enough to manage my self which mean I was finally being spoke to by the ladies in high school haha

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: SpyroKev on 10/01/15 at 3:39 pm


Nah. 2007 was pretty good. I didn't like majority of what represented 08, 09 but my mind was already fully developed enough to manage my self which mean I was finally being spoke to by the ladies in high school haha


Also to add, The Late 2000s to 2010 were the years I met my last group of close friends. Sucks to not have seen them since but, I can feel that we will end up randomly spotting each other through a car, bus or walking. I really regret not staying in touch. Miss them dudes.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Wynter on 10/01/15 at 6:58 pm

On one objective score at least - the economy - the late 2000s were godawful. You might not appreciate this if you were a kid at the time, which is fine. But if you were middle-aged and had suddenly lost your job during the recession, or you were fresh out of college with no real work experience, then there's a good chance you struggled. Many people never recovered.

So yeah, I wouldn't go so far as to say that I "hate" the late 2000s, but it is worth bearing in mind that that period witnessed a major financial crisis that genuinely threatened to spawn a global depression. I think that's kind of a big deal in assessing the period.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: bchris02 on 10/02/15 at 10:51 am


On one objective score at least - the economy - the late 2000s were godawful. You might not appreciate this if you were a kid at the time, which is fine. But if you were middle-aged and had suddenly lost your job during the recession, or you were fresh out of college with no real work experience, then there's a good chance you struggled. Many people never recovered.

So yeah, I wouldn't go so far as to say that I "hate" the late 2000s, but it is worth bearing in mind that that period witnessed a major financial crisis that genuinely threatened to spawn a global depression. I think that's kind of a big deal in assessing the period.


This.

I loved the late '00s from a pop cultural standpoint and in terms of the friends and experiences I had during the era, but the economy of the time set back my entire life career-wise.  I still have not made more money than I did in 2008.  The old saying "it was the best of times and the worst of times" can easily apply to the late '00s in my own life.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 10/02/15 at 12:39 pm

I loved  late 2000s as I was an early teen, those were the best days of my life having no cellphone, playing outside, gaming on my Desktop on Windows XP. I couldn't care less about the pop culture though as I didn't follow popular trends at the time.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/02/15 at 5:31 pm

I didn't really hate the late 2000s. They were okay. Hell, I think the hate over the era should stop, since they're just years.

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Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/02/15 at 10:37 pm

I think that 2000-2003 are the only good years of the 2000's all around. 2004-2006 sucked pop culture wise but I do think it was the last good era of gaming. Once the Xbox, Ps3 and the Wii established themselves; gaming lost the fun factor. 1995-2006 (5th and 6th gen gaming) is definitely my favorite era of gaming. I'm sick of all the DLC and first person shooters. I was never a "gamer" but I did enjoy going to a buddies house and playing the PS1/PS2. A fun thing to do in my spare time, too. Even today, when I'm bored; I can put Ratchet and Clank or Crash Bandicoot on and still have a good time. Pop culturally, 2007 seems like a transition period to the 2010's but it was more 2000's than 2010's. Personally, I think we're still stuck in 2008/2009 despite some changes. Society today is getting more and more focused on tech which is why I think pop culture really hasn't gone anywhere. To answer your question, yes, the late 00's did suck.

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 11:05 pm


I think that 2000-2003 are the only good years of the 2000's all around. 2004-2006 sucked pop culture wise but I do think it was the last good era of gaming. Once the Xbox, Ps3 and the Wii established themselves; gaming lost the fun factor. 1995-2006 (5th and 6th gen gaming) is definitely my favorite era of gaming. I'm sick of all the DLC and first person shooters. I was never a "gamer" but I did enjoy going to a buddies house and playing the PS1/PS2. A fun thing to do in my spare time, too. Even today, when I'm bored; I can put Ratchet and Clank or Crash Bandicoot on and still have a good time. Pop culturally, 2007 seems like a transition period to the 2010's but it was more 2000's than 2010's. Personally, I think we're still stuck in 2008/2009 despite some changes. Society today is getting more and more focused on tech which is why I think pop culture really hasn't gone anywhere. To answer your question, yes, the late 00's did suck.

Yeah. I LOVED 5th and 6th gen gaming as a kid!! I Even played the old SEGA genesis with my uncle from 2002-2005!(Thank God he kept his) Yeah the gaming business is in the dumps!! I wish I could have grown up with Super Nintendo, but I was born during the tail end of it's run(95). I mainly have seen older friends of mine play it. 

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/02/15 at 11:18 pm


Yeah. I LOVED 5th and 6th gen gaming as a kid!! I Even played the old SEGA genesis with my uncle from 2002-2005!(Thank God he kept his) Yeah the gaming business is in the dumps!! I wish I could have grown up with Super Nintendo, but I was born during the tail end of it's run(95). I mainly have seen older friends of mine play it.


I remember when they first came out. The Genesis and Super Nintendo were such a big deal for gaming, it was crazy.  I'll always remember seeing the "Sega does what Nintendon't" commercials as a kid. Some of my niece's and nephew's were born around the same time as you and they haven't even touched any of those consoles. Luckily, they got to enjoy both the 5th and 6th generations when they were still pretty recent. Back then, people didn't treat technology like it was so disposable so even with the PS2 and GameCube out, people would still enjoy playing the PS1 and N64. Nowadays, it's all about the latest DLC and online shooters. I prefer sitting in the same room and playing a good 4 player game as opposed to online. Not that I completely hate online but there's too much focus on it rather than making an all around good game. I miss when multi-player was a secondary feature that complimented the game.

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/02/15 at 11:26 pm


I remember when they first came out. The Genesis and Super Nintendo were such a big deal for gaming, it was crazy.  I'll always remember seeing the "Sega does what Nintendon't" commercials as a kid. Some of my niece's and nephew's were born around the same time as you and they haven't even touched any of those consoles. Luckily, they got to enjoy both the 5th and 6th generations when they were still pretty recent. Back then, people didn't treat technology like it was so disposable so even with the PS2 and GameCube out, people would still enjoy playing the PS1 and N64. Nowadays, it's all about the latest DLC and online shooters. I prefer sitting in the same room and playing a good 4 player game as opposed to online. Not that I completely hate online but there's too much focus on it rather than making an all around good game. I miss when multi-player was a secondary feature that complimented the game.

they never played ANY 4th gen console?! WOW Also, How do you feel about the Dreamcast? The most underrated game console OF ALL TIME!!

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Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/02/15 at 11:55 pm


they never played ANY 4th gen console?! WOW Also, How do you feel about the Dreamcast? The most underrated game console OF ALL TIME!!


Not at all. If I still had it, I'd let them play my old SNES but when my older brother moved out, he look it with him (to be fair, it was actually his but he let me, my sister and brother play it). The Dreamcast is pretty rad. Definitely underrated and way ahead of it's time. Jet Set Radio is still one of my favorite games of all time. It's too bad it died so soon because of the PS2. The GameCube didn't have a DVD player and Nintendo still survived but I guess when you're coming off the big success that was the N64, you can manage things like that. The Saturn was a big joke when it came out.  And Sega's reputation was getting pretty bad by time the PS1/N64 came out. Too bad because the Dreamcast was a really good return to form. All the strengths of the Genesis for the next generation. 

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 4:02 pm


I didn't really hate the late 2000s. They were okay. Hell, I think the hate over the era should stop, since they're just years.


late 2000s aside from first few months of 2007, and all of 2008  is pretty much non canon lol

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Written By: bchris02 on 11/19/15 at 6:12 pm

The late 2000s are very, very underrated.  I think one day people will look back on them with a lot more fondness than they do today and will realize the era stands on its own and shouldn't be ignored or lumped in with the '10s.

The era had the best music, movies, fashion, and tech advancements so far this century.  There was the dark shadow of Bush fatigue and the recession, which is why I think today people don't appreciate it.

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Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 6:52 pm


The late 2000s are very, very underrated.  I think one day people will look back on them with a lot more fondness than they do today and will realize the era stands on its own and shouldn't be ignored or lumped in with the '10s.

The era had the best music, movies, fashion, and tech advancements so far this century.  There was the dark shadow of Bush fatigue and the recession, which is why I think today people don't appreciate it.


the recession outweighed alot

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Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 6:55 pm


The late 2000s are very, very underrated.  I think one day people will look back on them with a lot more fondness than they do today and will realize the era stands on its own and shouldn't be ignored or lumped in with the '10s.

The era had the best music, movies, fashion, and tech advancements so far this century.  There was the dark shadow of Bush fatigue and the recession, which is why I think today people don't appreciate it.

most people on this forum agree that the late 2000s are non canon

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/19/15 at 8:33 pm


The late 2000s are very, very underrated.  I think one day people will look back on them with a lot more fondness than they do today and will realize the era stands on its own and shouldn't be ignored or lumped in with the '10s.

The era had the best music, movies, fashion, and tech advancements so far this century.  There was the dark shadow of Bush fatigue and the recession, which is why I think today people don't appreciate it.

Well I loved late 2000s not because of the pop culture though. I was just at a very good place in my life and that era was a fun time for me.

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Written By: #Infinity on 11/19/15 at 9:10 pm

The era had the best music, movies, fashion, and tech advancements so far this century.  There was the dark shadow of Bush fatigue and the recession, which is why I think today people don't appreciate it.


Do you enjoy snap like Mims and Soulja Boy?  Because the over saturation of that type of lowbrow, ringtone-centric culture was what totally ruined the period for a lot of people, including myself.  I personally enjoyed my life during the late 2000s, but that was largely because I had fully found my niched online communities, all of which have pretty much expired since the mid-2010s.

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Written By: bchris02 on 11/19/15 at 9:58 pm


Do you enjoy snap like Mims and Soulja Boy?  Because the over saturation of that type of lowbrow, ringtone-centric culture was what totally ruined the period for a lot of people, including myself.  I personally enjoyed my life during the late 2000s, but that was largely because I had fully found my niched online communities, all of which have pretty much expired since the mid-2010s.


I don't find myself listening to a lot of that music now but I enjoyed it at the time. It's certainly better than today's tween pop.  Honestly I think the mid '00s was worse in that aspect.  In 2007, hip-hop got a little more interesting in my opinion. That was also a pretty good period for rock, though at the time it took a back seat to hip-hop and r&b.  The worst music of the late '00s was the pop...stuff like Gwen Stefani and Fergie.  However, when Lady Gaga and Katy Perry came on the scene they completely changed things and made pop fun again.

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Written By: #Infinity on 11/19/15 at 11:08 pm


I don't find myself listening to a lot of that music now but I enjoyed it at the time. It's certainly better than today's tween pop.  Honestly I think the mid '00s was worse in that aspect.  In 2007, hip-hop got a little more interesting in my opinion. That was also a pretty good period for rock, though at the time it took a back seat to hip-hop and r&b.  The worst music of the late '00s was the pop...stuff like Gwen Stefani and Fergie.  However, when Lady Gaga and Katy Perry came on the scene they completely changed things and made pop fun again.


I'm really sick of all the unimaginative tween pop flooding the radio these days, but even that music is a huge step up from a great deal of top 40 songs from about late 2005 through 2008.  That period was the only time in history during which a large amount of music was not just mediocre and forgettable, but downright unlistenable.  Some of my least favorite songs of the era:

- Grind with Me / Pretty Ricky
- Laffy Taffy / D4L (how the HELL did this make it to #1?  8-P)
- Grillz / Nelly
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It / Dem Franchize Boyz
- Bossy / Kelis feat. Too $hort (a HUGE step down from the guilty pleasure Milkshake)
- Chain Hang Low / Jibbs
- Snap Yo Fingers / Lil' Jon
- Walk It Out / Unk
- It's Goin' Down / Yung Joc feat. Nitti
- Gimme That / Chris Brown
- Beep / Pussycat Dolls feat. will.i.am (a song that uses censoring as a gimmick...lovely)
- When You're Mad / Ne-Yo
- This Is Why I'm Hot / Mims
- A Milli / Lil' Wayne
- Party Like a Rockstar / Shop Boyz
- We Fly High / Jim Jones
- Pop, Lock & Drop It / Huey
- Throw Some D's / Rich Boys
- 2 Step / Unk
- Kiss Kiss / Chris Brown feat. T-Pain
- Sexy Can I / Ray J feat. Yung Berg
- Paper Planes / M.I.A. (I know this choice is more controversial, but I've just never cared for or related to this song at all)
- Stay Fly / Three 6 Mafia

Crank That (Soulja Boy) manages to enter the so-bad-it's-good category for me, but as a serious anthem of the late 2000s, it's pretty embarrassing.

If the mid-2010s have been all about robotic, zombified kitsch, the late 2000s were a roller coaster ride of several great pop songs (mostly the Timbaland-produced ones, plus a lot of the pop rock), but also a truckload of songs that I refuse to listen to for even a few minutes.  Music 2004 and early 2005 felt solidly 2000s, but the level of quality was a lot more consistent than it was during the few years afterwards.

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Written By: bchris02 on 11/19/15 at 11:42 pm


- Grind with Me / Pretty Ricky
- Laffy Taffy / D4L (how the HELL did this make it to #1?  8-P)
- Grillz / Nelly
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It / Dem Franchize Boyz
- Bossy / Kelis feat. Too $hort (a HUGE step down from the guilty pleasure Milkshake)
- Chain Hang Low / Jibbs
- Snap Yo Fingers / Lil' Jon
- Walk It Out / Unk
- It's Goin' Down / Yung Joc feat. Nitti
- Gimme That / Chris Brown
- Beep / Pussycat Dolls feat. will.i.am (a song that uses censoring as a gimmick...lovely)
- When You're Mad / Ne-Yo
- This Is Why I'm Hot / Mims
- A Milli / Lil' Wayne
- Party Like a Rockstar / Shop Boyz
- We Fly High / Jim Jones
- Pop, Lock & Drop It / Huey
- Throw Some D's / Rich Boys
- 2 Step / Unk
- Kiss Kiss / Chris Brown feat. T-Pain
- Sexy Can I / Ray J feat. Yung Berg
- Paper Planes / M.I.A. (I know this choice is more controversial, but I've just never cared for or related to this song at all)
- Stay Fly / Three 6 Mafia


I really liked the ones in bold.  I don't really listen to them today but at the time I really enjoyed them.  I get what you mean though.  The ones I didn't bold were terrible in my opinion.

I think this music is like the 2000s version of late '70s disco.  It was trendy and fun at the time but here we are several years later and wondering what we were thinking.  These songs haven't aged well.  However, this type of music is also why I don't lump the late '00s in with the '10s.  These type of songs continued into 2009 before finally going away in 2010.

Here are some of the last ones, popular in 2009, that are of this style that is distinctly 2000s.

-Plies - Becky
-Plies - Plenty Money
-Jamie Foxx - Blame It (On the alcohol)
-Kanye West - Heartless
-Kanye West - Love Lockdown
-Asher Roth - I Love College
-Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
-Ron Browz - Jumping Out the Window
-Soulja Boy - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
-Three 6 Mafia ft. Webbie - Lil Freak
-J-Kwon - Louie Bounce
-Mims - Move If You Wanna
-Jim Jones - Pop Champagne
-Ludy - She Can Get It
-Hurricane Chris feat Lil Boosie - She's Fine (Halle Berry)
-Gucci Mane feat Plies - Wasted
-Yo Gotti - 5 Star Chick

This is just from 2009.  That year wasn't all Lady Gaga and electropop.  There was still plenty of '00s-style hip-hop that was popular.

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Written By: #Infinity on 11/20/15 at 12:29 am

I think this music is like the 2000s version of late '70s disco.  It was trendy and fun at the time but here we are several years later and wondering what we were thinking.  These songs haven't aged well.  However, this type of music is also why I don't lump the late '00s in with the '10s.  These type of songs continued into 2009 before finally going away in 2010.

I do agree that at least on a musical level, the late 2000s really can't be compared even to the early 2010s.

Here are some of the last ones, popular in 2009, that are of this style that is distinctly 2000s.

-Plies - Becky
-Plies - Plenty Money
-Jamie Foxx - Blame It (On the alcohol)
-Kanye West - Heartless
-Kanye West - Love Lockdown
-Asher Roth - I Love College
-Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
-Ron Browz - Jumping Out the Window
-Soulja Boy - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
-Three 6 Mafia ft. Webbie - Lil Freak
-J-Kwon - Louie Bounce
-Mims - Move If You Wanna
-Jim Jones - Pop Champagne
-Ludy - She Can Get It
-Hurricane Chris feat Lil Boosie - She's Fine (Halle Berry)
-Gucci Mane feat Plies - Wasted
-Yo Gotti - 5 Star Chick

This is just from 2009.  That year wasn't all Lady Gaga and electropop.  There was still plenty of '00s-style hip-hop that was popular.


Well, to start off, the majority of songs you just listed were not significant hits in 2009.  As for the ones that were, I have a few things to say.  First, Kanye West's Love Lockdown was strictly a late 2008 hit; Heartless was popular in early 2009, but even the later singles from 808s & Heartbreak like Paranoid and Amazing (which is actually my favorite song on the album) got little promotion and weren't hits.  Blame It (On the Alcohol) and Kiss Me Thru the Phone are both transitional songs between the late 2000s and early 2010s, in my opinion.  Blame It has somewhat of a trap feel and a more dynamic soundscape than most late 2000s hits featuring T-Pain.  Kiss Me Thru the Phone, despite being by Soulja Boy, is nothing like Crank That or Yahhh!, as it's driven by an actual melody instead of just a haphazard chant over a spontaneous steel drum loop, not to mention the synths are once again noticeably more fleshed out than the majority of urban songs produced before 2008.  Songs of this style, to be fair, probably lean more towards the late 2000s than early 2010s, but they wouldn't have sounded completely out of the ordinary further into the early 2010s, either.  Outright snap/crunk songs like Low and Lollipop were completely nonexistent on the higher end of the pop charts throughout 2009; I personally consider T.I.'s Whatever You Like the final truly big hit of this style, although the ending point is somewhat debatable (Pop Champagne did respectably on the charts, but still not nearly as well as previous snap hits, making it only to #22).

Most of the biggest songs by urban artists in 2009 were heading in a predominantly dance/electro direction, even if the style had not fully developed quite yet.  Among the year's most significant hits are Jason Derulo's Whatcha Say, which sounds very early 2010s in my opinion, Pitbull's I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (which was, surprisingly, produced by Lil' Jon despite sounding nothing like his usual work), Akon's Beautiful (a surprising shift, considering the artist's significance to late 2000s music), Jay Sean's Down (another heavily transitional song, despite featuring Lil' Jon and Lil' Wayne), Drake's breakthrough single Best I Ever Had, and the Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling (which, combined, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for exactly half a year and once again represents the massive stylistic shift that former 2000s urban stars were making as the 2010s dawned upon the world).

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Written By: bchris02 on 11/20/15 at 12:38 am

One thing these "transitional" songs in 2009 had that is very different from 2015 is heavy use of autotune.  Blame It, for instance, sounds very '00s in my opinion because of its autotune despite the fact that it has a bit more of a trap beat.  Heavily autotuned hip-hop and R&B is a pretty '00s thing.  There were songs in the early '10s that used it but it wasn't as prevalent as it was from 2006-2009.

Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) is a very early '10s sounding song, quite different from most of the urban songs that year.  Songs like 'Jay Sean - Down', 'Akon - Beautiful', and 'Jason DeRulo - Whatcha Say' were the first signs of the shift to more melodic songs in urban music.  That was a style and sound I really liked and its unfortunate it declined in the mid '10s.  Wiz Khalifa's 'Work Hard Play Hard' in 2012 marked the end of that style.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: #Infinity on 11/20/15 at 12:48 am


One thing these "transitional" songs in 2009 had that is very different from 2015 is heavy use of autotune.  Blame It, for instance, sounds very '00s in my opinion because of its autotune despite the fact that it has a bit more of a trap beat.  Heavily autotuned hip-hop and R&B is a pretty '00s thing.  There were songs in the early '10s that used it but it wasn't as prevalent as it was from 2006-2009.

Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) is a very early '10s sounding song, quite different from most of the urban songs that year.


It was already less prevalent in 2009 in general, though.  Songs like Blame It (On the Alcohol) and Kiss Me Thru the Phone were basically as 2000s as significant urban hits that year ever got, and even then they weren't purely late 2000s.

One thing I will say about 2009 is that it was easily one of the most transitional full years for music in history, with most top 40 hits from the end of the year sounding nothing like what was dominant in January besides Lady Gaga and Freedom-era Akon.  Still, I would call it more of an early 2010s year because of the direction music was headed at the time, and the fact that even by spring, the balance between the old and new was pretty evenly matched.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/20/15 at 1:17 am


I do agree that at least on a musical level, the late 2000s really can't be compared even to the early 2010s.



Late 2000s are pretty much the same as early 2010s. Even today in the mid 2010s, we still have some of the vibe from the late 2000s. Music hasn't changed much since 2008.

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Written By: #Infinity on 11/20/15 at 1:18 am


Late 2000s are pretty much the same as early 2010s. Even today in the mid 2010s, we still have some of the vibe from the late 2000s.


I only mean on a musical level, not a technological one, in which case yeah, things have really moved at a snail's pace since 2007.

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Written By: Slim95 on 11/20/15 at 1:21 am


I only mean on a musical level, not a technological one, in which case yeah, things have really moved at a snail's pace since 2007.

I feel like tech has changed significantly and music is almost the same lol. The only difference I see from now and the late 00's is technology and maybe some other minor things. But music and pop culture feels very similar to me. This poppy edm Ariana Grande and Justin Beiber junk could have easily been popular in 2009.

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Written By: #Infinity on 11/20/15 at 1:26 am

This poppy edm Ariana Grande and Justin Beiber junk could have easily been popular in 2009.


How so?  The electronic dance sound was still developing that year, and it wasn't as blatantly juvenile or uncreative back then.

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Written By: mqg96 on 11/20/15 at 7:44 am


- Grind with Me / Pretty Ricky
- Laffy Taffy / D4L (how the HELL did this make it to #1?  8-P)
- Grillz / Nelly
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It / Dem Franchize Boyz
- Bossy / Kelis feat. Too $hort (a HUGE step down from the guilty pleasure Milkshake)
- Chain Hang Low / Jibbs
- Snap Yo Fingers / Lil' Jon
- Walk It Out / Unk
- It's Goin' Down / Yung Joc feat. Nitti
- Gimme That / Chris Brown
- Beep / Pussycat Dolls feat. will.i.am (a song that uses censoring as a gimmick...lovely)
- When You're Mad / Ne-Yo
- This Is Why I'm Hot / Mims
- A Milli / Lil' Wayne
- Party Like a Rockstar / Shop Boyz
- We Fly High / Jim Jones
- Pop, Lock & Drop It / Huey
- Throw Some D's / Rich Boys
- 2 Step / Unk
- Kiss Kiss / Chris Brown feat. T-Pain
- Sexy Can I / Ray J feat. Yung Berg
- Paper Planes / M.I.A. (I know this choice is more controversial, but I've just never cared for or related to this song at all)
- Stay Fly / Three 6 Mafia


I'll go ahead and admit that I'm guilty of having nostalgia SOME of these songs back in late 5th grade through 6th grade, since it was some of the first music that I actually cared about keeping up with on my own, but then around 7th & 8th grade I was introduced to more hip-hop music and the electropop era of music, which is when the music started getting a lot better. I was only 11 years old at the time enjoying Crank That Soulja Boy, Paper Planes, Laffy Taffy, Party Like A Rockstar, etc. It's just that this is some of my earliest memories of keeping up with the pop culture of music on a consistent basis, unlike 1999-2006, when it was only some mainstream music from random genres that my parents exposed me to, but I didn't keep up with it. So no one can blame me for liking some from this list. Like I said, at least it got much better by 2008/2009 when the electropop era began. I remember many of these songs being played a lot at my middle school dance when I was in 6th grade, and I have fun memories from dancing to it with my friends. Overall, I would still take a lot of this freestyle/dance music any day over the teenybopper music today, just my opinion though. 

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Written By: mqg96 on 11/20/15 at 7:57 am


'Jason DeRulo - Whatcha Say'


Wow, I remember that song like yesterday, the title of the song looked vaguely familiar at first but then I played it on Youtube then I was like damn flashbacks flying in quickly! My favorite song from Jason Derulo in the early 2010's/electropop era is definitely "Ridin' Solo", I remember back in my freshman year of high school in cross country doing lap/drills around the gym with that music on. It was so dreamy getting stuck in my head, and it made me more energetic and motivated to run. The next song on the playlist would always be Usher "OMG", which I enjoyed as well. I feel like Jason Derulo "Ridin Solo" and Usher "OMG" had its own dreamy feel to it especially when the songs were played back to back.

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Written By: bchris02 on 11/20/15 at 10:18 am


Late 2000s are pretty much the same as early 2010s. Even today in the mid 2010s, we still have some of the vibe from the late 2000s. Music hasn't changed much since 2008.


I disagree. We've gone from exciting, edge EDM-infused electropop to boring, generic teen pop.  Today's Top 40 sounds more like Radio Disney did in the late 2000s.  Scene culture and rock music in general is out of style.  Glee and Parks and Recreation is off the air.  Lady Gaga isn't popular anymore and neither is Ke$ha.  Katy Perry hasn't even had a hit in a while.  To say 2015 is in similar culturally to 2008 is a stretch.

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Written By: aja675 on 04/04/16 at 5:42 am

I disliked the rap of the late '00s, and the electropop too, but I did like some of the melodic pop/R&B songs.

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Written By: 2001 on 04/19/16 at 6:25 am


In terms of music, if you paid attention to music outside North America in the late '00s, you could fine some good songs(I listen to Caribbean music because I'm are tired of todays music). My sister(who is mostly fluent in French) introduced me to this French artist called Zaho who's popularity peaked around 2008-2009:
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I never noticed it before. But is it me, or do her songs sound like they are from the late 90s/early '00s?


OMG I did not expect a Zaho shout out in this forum of all places. I'm a big fan of hers! And yes her 2008 album "Dima" I'd worth buying. Every song on there is just great! Her lyrics are very deep too, especially in Kifndir, if you can understand them.

As for whether I hate the late 2000s, I do, but as the years start to feel more distant I tend to focus on the good things lol. The early 10s were way better.

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Written By: Slim95 on 04/19/16 at 12:10 pm

I'm starting to like music and pop culture in the late 00's too. At least it was upbeat and fun, it felt kind of carefree opposed to now. At the time I didn't like it, now I miss it. The late 00's and early 10's were similar yet very different at the same time, especially in terms of technology. I prefer the late 00's by far.

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Written By: 2001 on 04/19/16 at 12:43 pm


I'm starting to like music and pop culture in the late 00's too. At least it was upbeat and fun, it felt kind of carefree opposed to now. At the time I didn't like it, now I miss it. The late 00's and early 10's were similar yet very different at the same time, especially in terms of technology. I prefer the late 00's by far.


It didn't feel upbeat to me. In 2007 I was listening to black metal and everyone still dressed emo, and the world events that time were atrocious. 2007 was definitely the peak of my teen angst haha. Early 2008 was the same. Late 2008 was when the recession became obvious and that was the most depressing, I had a Communist phase LOL clearly I was not a happy person.  ;D I lost my job April 2009, and my childhood ended around then I'd say. Late 2009 is the real deal, the truest. That half-year doesn't belong with the rest of the 2000s haha. If late 2009 was a person he'd get laid all the time.

I still have some fond memories though. Early high school, iPods, MSN, 7th gen gaming, just going out or to friends houses and having a lot of free time.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 04/19/16 at 12:47 pm


It didn't feel upbeat to me. In 2007 I was listening to black metal and everyone still dressed emo, and the world events that time were atrocious. 2007 was definitely the peak of my teen angst haha. Early 2008 was the same. Late 2008 was when the recession became obvious and that was the most depressing, I had a Communist phase LOL clearly I was not a happy person.  ;D I lost my job April 2009, and my childhood ended around then I'd say. Late 2009 is the real deal, the truest. That half-year doesn't belong with the rest of the 2000s haha. If late 2009 was a person he'd get laid all the time.

I still have some fond memories though. Early high school, iPods, MSN, 7th gen gaming, just going out or to friends houses and having a lot of free time.

I don't consider 2007 to be late 2000s even though it technically is. It's related more to 2003-2006 than 2008 and 2009. Having said that, I loved 2007 as well. It wasn't upbeat, but it was still a fun time. 08 and especially 09 were upbeat despite the recession. You could tell just by the music. It was also very corny with Justin Beiber becoming popular in 2009 and the Jonas Brothers big in the late 00's too. I would also group 2010 with 2008-2009. 2011 things felt different though.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/16 at 1:08 pm


I don't consider 2007 to be late 2000s even though it technically is. It's related more to 2003-2006 than 2008 and 2009. Having said that, I loved 2007 as well. It wasn't upbeat, but it was still a fun time. 08 and especially 09 were upbeat despite the recession. You could tell just by the music. It was also very corny with Justin Beiber becoming popular in 2009 and the Jonas Brothers big in the late 00's too. I would also group 2010 with 2008-2009. 2011 things felt different though.


Haha really? 2007 is the truest late 2000s year to me. I associate late 2000s with Grade 9 (2006-07) and Grade 10 (2007-08) and after that things didn't really feel 2000s anymore.  ;D

I definitely agree with music being more upbeat toward late 2008. In the summer when I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry and So What! By P!nk came out I started getting into pop music again. I still can't associate 2008-09 with upbeat though. That stupid recession definitely hampered me down. I remember I went to go get my first debit card around my 16th birthday (the same day as Obama 's inauguration actually, I saw it in the waiting room), the advising lady told me not to become a graphics designer, which is what I was aiming for the past few years. She told me it would be better if I become a doctor or lawyer or whatever makes a lot of money, and with enough money I'll have enough time to do hobbies on the side. My dad who always supported me in what I did also nodded his head with her then. It was all super depressing. I always say the Great Recession really ended my teen angst/childhood years, everything just went haywire that year and I became a lot more conservative/realist. All our hopes and dreams were dead  ;D BUT I can't deny that music and fashion were upbeat. Around the Obama got elected, there was a lot of hope for a better future despite all the depressing world events.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: GH1996 on 04/19/16 at 4:30 pm

For me 2007 was the last year that it stopped feeling like the 2000's (well at least for me). i felt like the style of music changed in 08 to what it is today.

Dunno if thats just me though.. something else about 2008 that felt different

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: Slim95 on 04/19/16 at 5:28 pm


For me 2007 was the last year that it stopped feeling like the 2000's (well at least for me). i felt like the style of music changed in 08 to what it is today.

Dunno if thats just me though.. something else about 2008 that felt different

Yeah same here. 2007 was the last full year that felt like the 00's.

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: 80sfan on 04/20/16 at 12:18 am

I only hated 2009, because my personal life was cow pies during that year!

Subject: Re: did anyone else hate the late 2000s???

Written By: 2001 on 04/20/16 at 9:02 am


I only hated 2009, because my personal life was cow pies during that year!


Didn't Bieber make it all better?  ;D

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