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Subject: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: doublejm1 on 01/26/16 at 1:58 pm

First off, I'm new to this board and am delighted to be here.

I'm the type of person who reminisces a lot about the past, namely 2003 through 2007.

So what's so special about these years? In addition to the music and fashion fads covered on this board, those were the years I attended college. (I went to a 2-year college from Fall 2003 through Spring 2005 and to a university from Fall 2005 through Fall 2007.)

lt was a transformative time in my life (as I'm sure college was for most of you) as I dated several girls and hooked up with my now-wife, met my now-best friend, bought my first car, learned a lot, and the list goes on. I think college is unlike any other time in a person's life -- it's one's first taste of freedom, and the first time you feel like and are regarded as an adult.

It's no surprise, then, that I hold songs and movies that came out over that span in high regard. Movies released between 2003 and 2007 included School of Rock, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Batman Begins, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Knocked Up, Lord of the Rings - Return of the King, Collateral, White Chicks, Meet the Fockers, and King Kong.

It was also a great time in music, especially in 2005. That year, we saw many new young artists burst onto the scene who have made quite a name for themselves, including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Rihanna, and T-Pain. For the next two years, names like Mariah Carey, Panic at the Disco, 50 Cent (who had quite a run all 5 years), The Fray, Kanye West, Pussycat Dolls, All American Rejects, Green Day, and Bobby Valentino would dominate the charts.

Someone created a thread saying that late 2003 marked a break with the late 90s/early 2000s era and ushered in the mid/core 2000s. I agree, and it's pretty cool that it was also the time I was starting college. While pop culture was evolving, so was I, transitioning into young adulthood.

What also made it a fun time to be a college student was the rise of social networking sites. It was through MySpace that I reconnected with my now-wife, whom I first met in middle school. My friends and I had a lot of fun sending each other YouTube videos, which I started using in 2006. Then came Facebook, which I began using in late 2006/early 2007.

Needless to say, I find 2003-2007 to be the best time of my life. I wish I could relive those days. Since I can't,  I'll have to rely on music, movies, and pictures to take me back in time.

How would you characterize 2003-2007? What did you like and not like about it?

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 1:59 pm

Any year or decade is good when you are blessed with God's Gracious Gift of being alive.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/26/16 at 2:04 pm

My high school years (2003 to 2007)! I'm class of 2007.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: the2001 on 01/26/16 at 3:17 pm


First off, I'm new to this board and am delighted to be here.

I'm the type of person who reminisces a lot about the past, namely 2003 through 2007.

So what's so special about these years? In addition to the music and fashion fads covered on this board, those were the years I attended college. (I went to a 2-year college from Fall 2003 through Spring 2005 and to a university from Fall 2005 through Fall 2007.)

lt was a transformative time in my life (as I'm sure college was for most of you) as I dated several girls and hooked up with my now-wife, met my now-best friend, bought my first car, learned a lot, and the list goes on. I think college is unlike any other time in a person's life -- it's one's first taste of freedom, and the first time you feel like and are regarded as an adult.

It's no surprise, then, that I hold songs and movies that came out over that span in high regard. Movies released between 2003 and 2007 included School of Rock, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Batman Begins, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Knocked Up, Lord of the Rings - Return of the King, Collateral, White Chicks, Meet the Fockers, and King Kong.

It was also a great time in music, especially in 2005. That year, we saw many new young artists burst onto the scene who have made quite a name for themselves, including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Rihanna, and T-Pain. For the next two years, names like Mariah Carey, Panic at the Disco, 50 Cent (who had quite a run all 5 years), The Fray, Kanye West, Pussycat Dolls, All American Rejects, Green Day, and Bobby Valentino would dominate the charts.

Someone created a thread saying that late 2003 marked a break with the late 90s/early 2000s era and ushered in the mid/core 2000s. I agree, and it's pretty cool that it was also the time I was starting college. While pop culture was evolving, so was I, transitioning into young adulthood.

What also made it a fun time to be a college student was the rise of social networking sites. It was through MySpace that I reconnected with my now-wife, whom I first met in middle school. My friends and I had a lot of fun sending each other YouTube videos, which I started using in 2006. Then came Facebook, which I began using in late 2006/early 2007.

Needless to say, I find 2003-2007 to be the best time of my life. I wish I could relive those days. Since I can't,  I'll have to rely on music, movies, and pictures to take me back in time.

How would you characterize 2003-2007? What did you like and not like about it?


2004-2007 was a golden age

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Howard on 01/26/16 at 3:24 pm

First off, I'm new to this board and am delighted to be here.

Welcome to the boards. :)

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: the2001 on 01/26/16 at 3:35 pm


First off, I'm new to this board and am delighted to be here.

I'm the type of person who reminisces a lot about the past, namely 2003 through 2007.

So what's so special about these years? In addition to the music and fashion fads covered on this board, those were the years I attended college. (I went to a 2-year college from Fall 2003 through Spring 2005 and to a university from Fall 2005 through Fall 2007.)

lt was a transformative time in my life (as I'm sure college was for most of you) as I dated several girls and hooked up with my now-wife, met my now-best friend, bought my first car, learned a lot, and the list goes on. I think college is unlike any other time in a person's life -- it's one's first taste of freedom, and the first time you feel like and are regarded as an adult.

It's no surprise, then, that I hold songs and movies that came out over that span in high regard. Movies released between 2003 and 2007 included School of Rock, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Batman Begins, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Knocked Up, Lord of the Rings - Return of the King, Collateral, White Chicks, Meet the Fockers, and King Kong.

It was also a great time in music, especially in 2005. That year, we saw many new young artists burst onto the scene who have made quite a name for themselves, including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Rihanna, and T-Pain. For the next two years, names like Mariah Carey, Panic at the Disco, 50 Cent (who had quite a run all 5 years), The Fray, Kanye West, Pussycat Dolls, All American Rejects, Green Day, and Bobby Valentino would dominate the charts.

Someone created a thread saying that late 2003 marked a break with the late 90s/early 2000s era and ushered in the mid/core 2000s. I agree, and it's pretty cool that it was also the time I was starting college. While pop culture was evolving, so was I, transitioning into young adulthood.

What also made it a fun time to be a college student was the rise of social networking sites. It was through MySpace that I reconnected with my now-wife, whom I first met in middle school. My friends and I had a lot of fun sending each other YouTube videos, which I started using in 2006. Then came Facebook, which I began using in late 2006/early 2007.

Needless to say, I find 2003-2007 to be the best time of my life. I wish I could relive those days. Since I can't,  I'll have to rely on music, movies, and pictures to take me back in time.

How would you characterize 2003-2007? What did you like and not like about it?


Highschool in 2003-2007 was insane

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 3:36 pm

I liked the rock/emo music of the time  ;D (*flameshield against JordanK1982*). Some of the R&B music was good too, but you had to wade through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.

I hated the fashion of the time, even though I was at the top of my own game. It was just too sloppy.

The movies and TV shows are great but I don't miss the reality TV shows and all that celebrity gossip. Seriously, we witnessed the crash of Britney Spears,  Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Smith (R.I.P) those years, it was disaster everywhere you looked.

Also for some reason I remember a lot of natural disasters happening that period which was very distressing to me. You had the Asian Tsunami in late 2004, then you had Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and I believe there was an earthquake in Pakistan/India as well that year, then you had the terrorist attack in London happen a few weeks later and then in France you had riots. Couple that with the Iraq and Afghanistan war ongoing and the Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, I thought the world was coming to an end.  ;D

Personal life wise, I enjoyed 2003/early 2004 and a bit of 2007 (and late 2006). That mushy part in the middle though...  8-P

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/26/16 at 3:53 pm

I'll do my thoughts on Fall 2003-Spring 2007, which was 2nd grade through 5th grade for me. It was great! Back when life was much simpler for me!

2003-2005 had great shows on TV, I went to many fun vacations and places outta town during the summers of 2004 & 2006. Playing the Gamecube and XBOX with my family and friends, etc.



Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 5:24 pm


I liked the rock/emo music of the time  ;D (*flameshield against JordanK1982*).


:P :P :P :P


I don't really like this era (aside from most of 2003's culture) but there's some things that I enjoyed like the final episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Clerks 2 and Everybody Hates Chris. Plus, a whole lot of amazing video games came out in 2005 and 2006 like Star Wars Battlefront II and the first two Destroy All Humans. Didn't like the music or fashion at all, though! Mid 2000's-today Emo/Pop Punk? How can you even call it Emo or Pop Punk!? (Sorry, 2001 ;D) My personal life was pretty good, contrary to my views on post-2003 culture. It was just little uneventful for the most part. I do find myself being a little nostalgic for some 2004-2007 memories of mine but not at all for the pop culture.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 5:53 pm

I liked the core era '00s mostly just because it was interesting to see what new things would come out. It is funny to look at the things we have to today. And then look at the mid '00s to where these things either didn't exist or were in their infancy to the point where you could say it wasn't a big part of pop culture. The mid 2000s to me are decent. When talking about 2003-2007 I like everything up to summer of 2007. After that point I started entering these weird mood swings and then everything became a blur until sometime around 2011.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Ripley on 01/26/16 at 7:23 pm

I don't care for much in this time period pop culture wise. Aside from a couple bands I like having hits. Personally 2003 and 2004 were great. 2005 was traumatizing. 2006 started great but by the end of it I was making many mistakes that continued in 2007. Then 2008 was a wonderful year. So those years were a mixture. But if we're talking simply the music, movies etc most wasn't for me.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Ripley on 01/26/16 at 7:37 pm


First off, I'm new to this board and am delighted to be here.



Welcome aboard! I graduated high school the same year as you.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Red Ant on 01/27/16 at 2:07 am

I was in prison from 2002-2007.  ::)

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/27/16 at 3:35 am

I was psychotic from January 2003 to September 2007.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/27/16 at 11:30 am

I was happy as sh*t as far I could remember from mid 2002 to early 2010.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/27/16 at 12:26 pm

I don't care much for the aughts, but 2003-2005 offered some really nice hit songs. Hip-hop was in the gutter though. I typically like the pop-rock stuff like Kelly Clarkson and Yellowcard. I don't like Avril Lavigne (although "My Happy Ending" was a good song), but I like Gwen Stefani's hits (although she was better with '90s No Doubt) with the exception of Hollaback Girl.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Howard on 01/27/16 at 3:23 pm


I was in prison from 2002-2007.  ::)


You did time? ???

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/27/16 at 4:39 pm


:P :P :P :P


I don't really like this era (aside from most of 2003's culture) but there's some things that I enjoyed like the final episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Clerks 2 and Everybody Hates Chris. Plus, a whole lot of amazing video games came out in 2005 and 2006 like Star Wars Battlefront II and the first two Destroy All Humans. Didn't like the music or fashion at all, though! Mid 2000's-today Emo/Pop Punk? How can you even call it Emo or Pop Punk!? (Sorry, 2001 ;D) My personal life was pretty good, contrary to my views on post-2003 culture. It was just little uneventful for the most part. I do find myself being a little nostalgic for some 2004-2007 memories of mine but not at all for the pop culture.


I wasn't a fan of mid 2000s pop culture either, save for a couple of bands. I'll admit, I listened to a lot of songs that were made for anime or video games at the time, because it was much better than the mainstream music that was going on. I wasn't a fan of the whole emo pop trend (though Yellowcard and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus were okay), and I absolutely hated crunk rap. Speaking of which, there was still a lot of good anime and video games in the mid 00s. I would take the mid 2000s, over the late 2000s and early-mid 2010s, any day, even if it wasn't as good as the 80s, 90s, and early 00s.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 8:54 pm

One thing I realized about core 2000's music from around 2003-2007 was that a lot of the background music had that rock band guitar sound in the background. Like Pink-Trouble or Avril Lavigne- Girlfriend. You'd even hear it on some movies or shows throughout the core 2000's as well. Then you had that snap rap, rap rock, or dance pop rap whatever you called it. Like Shop Boyz- Party Like a Rockstar or Soulja Boy- Crank That 8)

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 2001 on 01/27/16 at 9:16 pm


I wasn't a fan of mid 2000s pop culture either, save for a couple of bands. I'll admit, I listened to a lot of songs that were made for anime or video games at the time, because it was much better than the mainstream music that was going on. I wasn't a fan of the whole emo pop trend (though Yellowcard and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus were okay), and I absolutely hated crunk rap. Speaking of which, there was still a lot of good anime and video games in the mid 00s. I would take the mid 2000s, over the late 2000s and early-mid 2010s, any day, even if it wasn't as good as the 80s, 90s, and early 00s.


I listened to mid-2000s J-Rock too. But that was in the late 2000s when YouTube was on the scene.

I liked everything with a guitar in the 2000s lol (except country  8-P)

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 2001 on 01/27/16 at 9:18 pm


One thing I realized about core 2000's music from around 2003-2007 was that a lot of the background music had that rock band guitar sound in the background. Like Pink-Trouble or Avril Lavigne- Girlfriend. You'd even hear it on some movies or shows throughout the core 2000's as well. Then you had that snap rap, rap rock, or dance pop rap whatever you called it. Like Shop Boyz- Party Like a Rockstar or Soulja Boy- Crank That 8)


Yeah pop rock was popular throughout the decade.

Soulja Boy made school from 2004-2008 absolutely miserable, in a way Limp Bizkit couldn't.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 9:24 pm


Yeah pop rock was popular throughout the decade.

Soulja Boy made school from 2004-2008 absolutely miserable, in a way Limp Bizkit couldn't.


Here's the 3 main songs I get nostalgic for the most from Soulja Boy, whether it was by him or being featured. We jammed to this hard back in middle school!

8UFIYGkROII

9yRme0C2pmI

JMwi8vFXUpo

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/27/16 at 9:33 pm


Yeah pop rock was popular throughout the decade.

Soulja Boy made school from 2004-2008 absolutely miserable, in a way Limp Bizkit couldn't.


Very true.  :P

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 2001 on 01/27/16 at 9:52 pm


Here's the 3 main songs I get nostalgic for the most from Soulja Boy, whether it was by him or being featured. We jammed to this hard back in middle school!


Nostalgic for Soulja Boy? Definitely not in a million years!! He's like 20% of the reason I absolutely hate the core 2000s  ;D

Now I know how I sound like when I say I'm nostalgic for the old Avril Lavigne or Good Charlotte in front of people who're older than me.  ;D

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 10:01 pm


Nostalgic for Soulja Boy? Definitely not in a million years!! He's like 20% of the reason I absolutely hate the core 2000s  ;D

Now I know how I sound like when I say I'm nostalgic for the old Avril Lavigne or Good Charlotte in front of people who're older than me.  ;D


The way I feel about Silento- Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae) song being popular towards the middle or high school crowd today is how y'all felt about us listening to Soulja Boy when people near my age including myself were younger. I ate up a lot of good and bad songs throughout 2007 & 2008 during my early years of listening to music by myself.

Better be glad you put old in Avril Lavinge, because I couldn't stand her Girlfriend song and that came out when I was 11. I did enjoy some songs from Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad album though.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 10:09 pm

I realize that when it comes to core 2000's music, 2007 was my favorite year without a doubt. Not my favorite year for music overall, but it was a really good year though. 2007 was a really good year for movies of the 2000's decade as well. It was a year that gave us Super Mario Galaxy and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare too! Wow, the mainstream culture for 2007 was actually pretty decent looking back.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: 2001 on 01/27/16 at 10:13 pm


The way I feel about Silento- Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae) song being popular towards the middle or high school crowd today is how y'all felt about us listening to Soulja Boy when people near my age including myself were younger. I ate up a lot of good and bad songs throughout 2007 & 2008 during my early years of listening to music by myself.

Better be glad you put old in Avril Lavinge, because I couldn't stand her Girlfriend song and that came out when I was 11. I did enjoy some songs from Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad album though.


People my age were listening to him too, but I was like the 40% who hated it  8-P

Yeah Girlfriend was awful. Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad was great, I loved Umbrella and Disturbia. I remember that being pretty late 2000s though.  :o

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: Toon on 01/27/16 at 10:16 pm


I realize that when it comes to core 2000's music, 2007 was my favorite year without a doubt. Not my favorite year for music overall, but it was a really good year though. 2007 was a really good year for movies of the 2000's decade as well. It was a year that gave us Super Mario Galaxy and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare too! Wow, the mainstream culture for 2007 was actually pretty decent looking back.


When it comes to the core 2000's I like 2004 and 2006 the most. But 2007 wasn't that bad at all looking on it. Only 2000s year I did not like was probably 2009.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 10:19 pm


When it comes to the core 2000's I like 2004 and 2006 the most. But 2007 wasn't that bad at all looking on it. Only 2000s year I did not like was probably 2009.


When it comes to the pop culture of the core 2000's it's definitely 2004 & 2005 for me. The kid & mainstream pop culture in 2006 sucked for me, but thankfully my epic personal life throughout 2006 made me hardly pay attention to it. As you already know I liked the mainstream culture in 2007.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: doublejm1 on 01/28/16 at 2:11 am


People my age were listening to him too, but I was like the 40% who hated it  8-P

Yeah Girlfriend was awful. Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad was great, I loved Umbrella and Disturbia. I remember that being pretty late 2000s though.  :o


That Good Girl Gone Bad album had to have been one of the biggest of the year. Songs like Umbrella, Disturbia, Shut up and Drive, Please Don't Stop the Music, and Rehab received a lot of airplay. I think it marked the pinnacle of Rihanna's career. Though she has come out with solid albums since, I don't think they've been nearly as good. And her freshman and sophomore albums, which included hits like Pon de Replay, S.O.S., and Unfaithful, were stellar in their own right.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/28/16 at 2:22 am


Nostalgic for Soulja Boy? Definitely not in a million years!! He's like 20% of the reason I absolutely hate the core 2000s  ;D

Now I know how I sound like when I say I'm nostalgic for the old Avril Lavigne or Good Charlotte in front of people who're older than me.  ;D


Old Good Charlotte, though. Man, that one about the Chronicles of Whateverthef*ck is the worst.

Subject: Re: Your thoughts on 2003-2007?

Written By: doublejm1 on 01/28/16 at 5:38 am

50 Cent was huge from 2003-2007. 2005 was a big year for Mariah Carey. Lots of Green Day and All American Rejects.  It also saw Chris Brown, Rihanna and T-Pain release their debut albums. Timbaland, Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake made a splash in 2006-2007, not to mention the Fray and Panic at the Disco.

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