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Subject: 2010: The Year

Written By: Visor765 on 09/10/14 at 9:08 am

The 2010s are almost half over, so how about we look back at 2010? I was 14 by the time 2010 started, and turned 15 in November. I started off in 8th grade and by August I started high school. My family made a huge move from one side of the country to another, the last time we made a move that big was back in 1998, although we've moved several times. For my birthday I remember going to a japanese restaurant and while the chef was cooking he used chopsticks to throw shrimp in our mouth and we tried to catch it lol.

A week ago when I was walking my dog I decided to listen to a playlist of the popular songs of 2010 on my iPod, and as I was listening to "Love the Way You Lie", I realized this music wasn't "of the moment" anymore. It didn't feel like just yesterday to me, although that could be because of my age. It's only been four years, but music has changed somewhat. The electronic feeling is still there, but dance music has for the most part faded. It's either disappeared and music is in limbo right now, or EDM has become so oversaturated that it's gone really soft. We've definitely traveled some distance away from that year. What I'm saying is, 2010 doesn't feel new or recent anymore. It doesn't feel like a long time ago, but it feels like some time has definitely passed.

Here are two videos of the biggest hits of 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvZHWTiQwZ4&list=UU20SdCjoKjR9dEfIMkix11Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDB1CI6ypTY&list=UUbZ-D9oM7c1GWRnaBiFaNvw

What are your thoughts on 2010? I'd prefer if the responses were from people within a few years older or younger than me, but people older than that are welcome.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: bchris02 on 09/10/14 at 9:19 am

2010 was a great year.  I was 24, living a thousand miles away from home, being totally carefree and stupid but it was fun.  While looking back I can't believe how reckless I was, it was a blast to be living in the moment and it was an experience I wouldn't really trade for anything.  Now I am back in my small, ultra-conservative hometown and its like I've aged 30 years in just five years.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Arrowstone on 09/10/14 at 10:41 am

I was 18, becoming an adult legally and I started college. It was a year of changes for me. It doesn't feel distant but a lot has happened since then and it's now such a different time.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Visor765 on 09/10/14 at 1:12 pm


I was 18, becoming an adult legally and I started college. It was a year of changes for me. It doesn't feel distant but a lot has happened since then and it's now such a different time.


In your life or in pop culture?

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: 80sfan on 09/10/14 at 1:20 pm

2010 was the second worse year of my life, after 2009.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/10/14 at 1:38 pm

(Late) 2010 was the peak of my university time which will end early next year.

Furthermore, I did my 4th trip to the States in September 2010 (nearly 4 weeks), so all in all, it was a good year. Probably the best of the 2010s so far.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Arrowstone on 09/11/14 at 3:02 pm


In your life or in pop culture?


In my life because I gained a lot of insight in how people work and in myself and that's of course an ongoing process, but you can learn a lot in four years. And I felt increasingly that I am no part of today's teens.
In pop culture too; I went to buy clothes this week and what they have in the store is just really different than a few years back. Its more subdued now or full of patterns.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Fearsword on 08/08/16 at 5:16 am

Yeah, looking back. 2010 does seem quite calm, compared to 2015-16. Mass shootings weren't happening every week and music still had an upbeat vibe.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: 2001 on 08/08/16 at 10:00 am

It scares me how relatively long ago 2010 was for me. I was still in high school! Now I'm old lol.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/16 at 10:45 am

Music was very upbeat that year. And things in America were calm overall.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: apollonia1986 on 08/08/16 at 11:05 am

All I know 2010 as is the year after Michael Jackson died.

And they year I had really wild occurrence with a Ouija board and I'll leave it at that.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: #Infinity on 08/08/16 at 12:03 pm


All I know 2010 as is the year after Michael Jackson died.


He died in 2009, though.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/08/16 at 12:10 pm


All I know 2010 as is the year after Michael Jackson died.

And they year I had really wild occurrence with a Ouija board and I'll leave it at that.


He died in Summer of '09. Not 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/08/16 at 12:13 pm


He died in Summer of '09. Not 2010.



He died in 2009, though.


She did say that 2010 was the year after Michael Jackson died. Meaning that it was one year after 2009.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/08/16 at 12:16 pm


She did say that 2010 was the year after Michael Jackson died. Meaning that it was one year after 2009.


Right right. I get that.

Wait a sec! It's odd to say that all one remembers from a year is of something that happened within the year preceding it. But hey who am I to question other's experiences?

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Fearsword on 08/08/16 at 3:38 pm

In my personal life though, it was one of my peak years for social anxiety being in high school and I didn't have a lot of friends then. Therefore, I would take 2016 anyday over 2010 but I do get nostalgic about the good parts of the year as time passes.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/08/16 at 5:15 pm


Yeah, looking back. 2010 does seem quite calm, compared to 2015-16. Mass shootings weren't happening every week and music still had an upbeat vibe.


Yeah, the only thing tragic I remember was the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

That was an upbeat year. Ke$ha and Lady Gaga were at their peaks, and Katy Perry had some hits.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:29 pm

2010 felt like a long time ago. It definitely feels dated now. Smartphones were not even popular in 2010, most people still used slider phones and Blackberries. Tablets were basically non-existent. Netbooks were still pretty popular in 2010 before tablets and ultrabooks started growing in 2011-2012. The year still had a couple 00s leftovers as CDs and DVDs weren't fully dead yet and online streaming didn't take over until around 2011. All social media was web-based as well, not mobile app-based. It was quite different. Facebook was really, really huge in 2010 and so was Twitter. MySpace was pretty dead already in 2010. YouTube was good in 2010 too. Windows 7 was the dominating OS and it was very popular in 2010. I remember Lady Gaga was really popular that year. Every time she released a new hit people went nuts and it got major airplay. Justin Bieber was also hugely popular that year. 2010 was the year I started High School. I remember I was so nervous for my first day.

Overall, pretty good year. Things started going downhill for me in 2010 but I still get nostalgic. I don't enjoy the music from 2010 like many on here do. Kesha's song was number 1 that year, nuff' said lol.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/08/16 at 11:38 pm

Despite this thread being made a few months before mine, I'll still add it here. OTT, 2010 is definitely different from today's world given all the reasons shown. I can't believe that year is pushing 10!! :o :o :o

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=50887.150#lastPost

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Slim95 on 08/08/16 at 11:46 pm


Right right. I get that.

Wait a sec! It's odd to say that all one remembers from a year is of something that happened within the year preceding it. But hey who am I to question other's experiences?

Well Michael Jackson's death was very significant. Many of us were still thinking about it in 2010. It's interesting how after he died, good music totally went down the drain.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mqg96 on 08/09/16 at 9:26 am

2010 may be simply dated now, but it feels like yesterday to me. I started high school that year for crying out loud! I was 14 years old, in 8th grade and 9th grade throughout the entire year. I remember watching MTV jams, recording AMTV on my DVR, and VH1 soul everyday throughout that summer. 2010 was a very epic year for music. I've said it too many times on these boards. The hip-hop music and electropop music were almost perfect throughout the time. Everything man. DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win, Katy Perry - Fireworks/ Teenage Dream, Eminem - Not Afraid/Love The Way You Lie, Usher - OMG, B.O.B. - Airplanes, Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow, etc. and it's a lot more than that. I don't understand how someone could think 2010 wasn't a good year for music. A lot of the artists that came in very late 2000's had their DEFINING years in 2010 and finally had an identity, like Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa, and some artists made huge comebacks this year like Eminem and Rihanna. Someone should make a documentary on 2010 music.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mqg96 on 08/09/16 at 9:29 am

Also, today officially marks 6 years since my first day of high school.  :o

Feels like yesterday, and time flies way too fast when you don't think it's going to happen.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 11:25 am


2010 may be simply dated now, but it feels like yesterday to me. I started high school that year for crying out loud! I was 14 years old, in 8th grade and 9th grade throughout the entire year. I remember watching MTV jams, recording AMTV on my DVR, and VH1 soul everyday throughout that summer. 2010 was a very epic year for music. I've said it too many times on these boards. The hip-hop music and electropop music were almost perfect throughout the time. Everything man. DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win, Katy Perry - Fireworks/ Teenage Dream, Eminem - Not Afraid/Love The Way You Lie, Usher - OMG, B.O.B. - Airplanes, Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow, etc. and it's a lot more than that. I don't understand how someone could think 2010 wasn't a good year for music. A lot of the artists that came in very late 2000's had their DEFINING years in 2010 and finally had an identity, like Katy Perry and Wiz Khalifa, and some artists made huge comebacks this year like Eminem and Rihanna. Someone should make a documentary on 2010 music.

I don't understand how someone could say 2010 was good music. 2010 had bad music like most years after it. It had a huge variety of awful songs. The fact that Justin Bieber's Baby was hugh in the charts and Kesha's Tik Tock was number one says a lot. Almost every song in the year end chart is boring electro pop and autotuned junk. Very bad year for music.... Even 2011 was slighlty better. Eminem was the only good thing about 2010 music. 2013 was the best year for music in the 10s so far.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: 2001 on 08/09/16 at 1:06 pm


I don't understand how someone could say 2010 was good music. 2010 had bad music like most years after it. It had a huge variety of awful songs. The fact that Justin Bieber's Baby was hugh in the charts and Kesha's Tik Tock was number one says a lot. Almost every song in the year end chart is boring electro pop and autotuned junk. Very bad year for music.... Even 2011 was slighlty better. Eminem was the only good thing about 2010 music. 2013 was the best year for music in the 10s so far.


A lot of people like electropop.


Also, today officially marks 6 years since my first day of high school.  :o

Feels like yesterday, and time flies way too fast when you don't think it's going to happen.  :-\\


It's also hard for me to think of 2010 being 6 years ago ;D Most people I know were in completely different stages in their life, in a year that feels like it could've been yesterday. People who were in middle school are in university, people I went to high school with are finishing up university or getting jobs, people a few years older than me are married/engaged etc. It's crazy.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 1:48 pm


Also, today officially marks 6 years since my first day of high school.  :o

Feels like yesterday, and time flies way too fast when you don't think it's going to happen.  :-\\



2010 felt like a long time ago. It definitely feels dated now. Smartphones were not even popular in 2010, most people still used slider phones and Blackberries. Tablets were basically non-existent. Netbooks were still pretty popular in 2010 before tablets and ultrabooks started growing in 2011-2012. The year still had a couple 00s leftovers as CDs and DVDs weren't fully dead yet and online streaming didn't take over until around 2011. All social media was web-based as well, not mobile app-based. It was quite different. Facebook was really, really huge in 2010 and so was Twitter. MySpace was pretty dead already in 2010. YouTube was good in 2010 too. Windows 7 was the dominating OS and it was very popular in 2010. I remember Lady Gaga was really popular that year. Every time she released a new hit people went nuts and it got major airplay. Justin Bieber was also hugely popular that year. 2010 was the year I started High School. I remember I was so nervous for my first day.



It's also hard for me to think of 2010 being 6 years ago ;D Most people I know were in completely different stages in their life, in a year that feels like it could've been yesterday. People who were in middle school are in university, people I went to high school with are finishing up university or getting jobs, people a few years older than me are married/engaged etc. It's crazy.


I know how you guys feel. It truly seems like that year has no connections to today's world despite a few things. Just wait til 2010 hits 10 years old in 2020. Then, we're all going to feel old and that's not even far from now! :o

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/09/16 at 1:52 pm


I know how you guys feel. It truly seems like that year has no connections to today's world despite a few things. Just wait til 2010 hits 10 years old in 2020. Then, we're all going to feel old and that's not even far from now! :o


It is a bit strange. The obvious thing that sets 2010 apart from 2016 is the fact that 2010 wasn't dark and depressing. Everything was upbeat colorful/lively. Also add to the fact that 2010 may not be much of a core 2010's year as say 2015 or 2016.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 2:20 pm


It is a bit strange. The obvious thing that sets 2010 apart from 2016 is the fact that 2010 wasn't dark and depressing. Everything was upbeat colorful/lively. Also add to the fact that 2010 may not be much of a core 2010's year as say 2015 or 2016.
Same here. That year has more to the 2008-09 time-frame than today. One day that year is going to be old school.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/09/16 at 4:42 pm


Same here. That year has more to the 2008-09 time-frame than today. One day that year is going to be old school.


By the late 2020s or early 2030s it certainly will. If by 2016 the year 2010 is starting to slightly old then just you wait after a another 14 years or so.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 7:34 pm


By the late 2020s or early 2030s it certainly will. If by 2016 the year 2010 is starting to slightly old then just you wait after a another 14 years or so.
That's true, but the earliest I can see 2010 being old school completely is 2025 which by then the year will be 15 years old.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: muppethammer26 on 08/09/16 at 7:38 pm


That's true, but the earliest I can see 2010 being old school completely is 2025 which by then the year will be 15 years old.


I can see the 10's becoming retro/vintage by the time we are in the 30's, when the 10's will be over 20 years old.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/09/16 at 7:42 pm


I can see the 10's becoming retro/vintage by the time we are in the 30's, when the 10's will be over 20 years old.
I can agree with that, but honestly 2010 will definitely be retro long before 2030 even hits.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Slim95 on 08/09/16 at 8:10 pm


That's true, but the earliest I can see 2010 being old school completely is 2025 which by then the year will be 15 years old.

It depends on the changes. I can see 2010 being old school by 2018. I consider 2007 old school now so in 2018, 2010 can be old school too.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/10/16 at 10:15 am


It depends on the changes. I can see 2010 being old school by 2018. I consider 2007 old school now so in 2018, 2010 can be old school too.


That moment when you're considered old school because you still use a 2007 1st generation Iphone. Wrap your head around this. A 1st gen Iphone either can't run modern day 2016 apps due to it being too weak or simply not compatible. Most features on 2016 Iphones aren't in 2007 Iphones. And if you show your 1st gen Iphone to your friends you may get laughed at. Funny how even 2007 has dropped into near irrelevancy by 2016 standards. At least in terms of tech anyways. And consider the fact that the world of 2017 will have a quite a few differences from the world of 2007.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: bchris02 on 08/10/16 at 11:27 am




That moment when you're considered old school because you still use a 2007 1st generation Iphone. Wrap your head around this. A 1st gen Iphone either can't run modern day 2016 apps due to it being too weak or simply not compatible. Most features on 2016 Iphones aren't in 2007 Iphones. And if you show your 1st gen Iphone to your friends you may get laughed at. Funny how even 2007 has dropped into near irrelevancy by 2016 standards. At least in terms of tech anyways. And consider the fact that the world of 2017 will have a quite a few differences from the world of 2007.


The iPhone was a novelty in 2007.  That year was probably the peak of popularity for the Motorola Razr, which at the time seemed so sleek and futuristic.

As far as differences between 2007 iPhone and 2016 iPhone, I still primarily use my smartphone to surf the Internet, make calls, and listen to music.  All of that was in the 2007 iPhone.

Also significant in tech in 2007 was Windows Vista and the rise of the Mac to a more prominent position in the computing market.  Prior to OS X Leopard, the Mac was more of a niche brand.

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Slim95 on 08/10/16 at 12:36 pm


The iPhone was a novelty in 2007.  That year was probably the peak of popularity for the Motorola Razr, which at the time seemed so sleek and futuristic.

As far as differences between 2007 iPhone and 2016 iPhone, I still primarily use my smartphone to surf the Internet, make calls, and listen to music.  All of that was in the 2007 iPhone.


The difference between a 2007 IPhone and 2016 IPhone is HUGE. You're gonna drive a tech geek like myself crazy for saying there isn't a difference. I can write a whole page on the differences... It absolutely looks old fashioned today. Smartphones are totally different today even compared to 3-4 years ago,

Subject: Re: 2010: The Year

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/10/16 at 12:42 pm


The difference between a 2007 IPhone and 2016 IPhone is HUGE. You're gonna drive a tech geek like myself crazy for saying there isn't a difference. I can write a whole page on the differences... It absolutely looks old fashioned today. Smartphones are totally different today even compared to 3-4 years ago,


Well to the average person the differences may not be noticeable. But to someone is a tech geek such as myself (have college degrees in tech and computer science  8)) the differences are very easy to spot. Add that to the fact that Technology seems to be advancing at a pretty fast rate.

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