The pop culture moments turning 10 in 2018 will have you feeling old AF
There’s no way ‘You Belong With Me’ is 10 years old
by Una Dabiero
2008 was a different time…a simpler time. We were listening to club hits on iPod Shuffles, watching television on an actual television, and still dating boys who didn't believe in global warming. But somehow out of this pre-historic age sprung a fountain of cultural wealth.
Literally so many important pop culture moments happened in 2008 and when you realize they're 10 years old, you're going to want to up the ante on your anti-wrinkle skincare routine.
David Archuleta's season of American Idol
2008 was home to David Archuleta's entire career, basically. If you remember correctly, all of us who were tweens/young teens at the time voted via text every week to keep his cute ass on American Idol until he was beat by your mom's favorite contestant, David Cook. Archuleta repaid us with his one-hit-wonder single Crush, which is probably the most a guy has ever given me.
No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Speaking of American Idol, past Idol-winner Jordin Sparks released No Air in 2008. You probably listened to this song on your iPod Nano while looking out the car window and crying about how your middle school crush did you dirty. I'm not sure who hurt us in 2008, but we really FELT this song.
Multiple iconic albums
Ok, 2008 brought us Britney Spears' Circus , Beyonce's I Am… Sasha Fierce , AND Taylor Swift's Fearless. That means we were bopping to If I were a Boy, You Belong with Me, and Womanizer all in the same year. I'm pretty sure music will never be this good again.
And even more iconic school dance songs
2008 was the year ofTake A Bow by Rihanna, Pokerface by Lady Gaga, Hot n' Cold by Katy Perry, and Low by Flo Rida. This was basically the discography of every school dance you went to that year.
Miley Cyrus' controversial 2008 Vanity Fair shoot
In 2008, Miley Cyrus was still playing Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. So society freaked tf out when they saw her with a bare back on the cover of Vanity Fair. This was the time when your mom started to question your Miley Cyrus obsession, but she really had no idea what she was in for. In 2009, Miley Cyrus released Party in the USA. In 2010 she released Can't Be Tamed and I think we all remember her career since then – between the twerking and the Robin Thicke and the weed costumes.
The Sex and the City movie
The Sex and the City cast made a full-length film in 2008 and even though it kinda sucked, it was more Carrie Bradshaw. Every mature girl in 2008 begged her parents to let her see this movie or just pretended to go see Kung Fu Panda instead.
High School Musical 3
The High School Musical cast also made a full-length film in 2008, and it was widely regarded as the worst High School Musical ever. A real shame the trilogy that bred Sharpay Evans ended on such a shitty note.
The first Twilight movie
The Twilight movie heralded in an entire era of vampire obsessions for our generation. Truly a historic moment. If you say you weren't a Twilight stan in its hey-day, I hate to break it to you, but you're a fucking liar. I stayed up two-hours past my seventh-grade bedtime to go watch Robert Pattinson stalk Kristin Stewart at the midnight premiere, and I'm sure at least 90% of you did the same.
Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL
2008 was the year President Obama and Senator McCain threw tf down for the Presidential election. Hollywood fought for Obama in the only way it knows how: skits with wonderful comedic timing. Tina Fey did her famous impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL throughout the year, reminding us all that you can see Russia from Alaska.
President Barack Obama's election
This one is definitely the most heartbreaking. 10 years ago, President Obama was voted the President of the United States. There's basically 0 way 2018 will be as hopeful as 2008 was, but maybe we can make it suck less than 2017 did.
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