Thursday, 1 September 2016
10 Things We Were Obsessed With 10 Years Ago
The year was 2006. I was fourteen years old and could honestly have worked for the E! network, I was that obsessed with all things celebrity. As someone who spends quite a bit of time endlessly scrolling through Buzzfeed, any time I see a throwback, particularly one which takes us back to the 2000's, I can't help but click onto it. So that's what inspired me to write today's post, that and the fact that this doesn't technically feel like procrastinating.
The Hills: Whilst my many hours spent on Buzzfeed certainly inspired this list, watching The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now is really the reason that I sat down to write this blog post today. If you put aside the soul destroying fact that much of it wasn't exactly 'reality', The Hills was must-see viewing. I mean who can forget the cast of brilliant 'characters' such Lauren, Audrina, Whitney, Speidi, Jen Bunney and Justin Bobby? All I can say is; 'feel the rain on your skin!'
All things Timbaland: Was it really 2006 if you weren't listening to Promiscuous, SexyBack, The Way I Are and Give It To Me on a loop?
The Motorola RAZR: As someone who owned this very phone, after circling it in the Argos catalogue, of course, I remember how big of a deal it was to me and my friends. I mean, who didn't want one?
Chad Michael Murray: Oh Lucas Scott... Since Chad Michael Murray was basically my dream guy for most of the 2000's, I like many others, was rather obsessed. Aside from One Tree Hill, he also starred in noughties classics Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story and House Of Wax. I might even have watched all three this weekend, for research obviously.
Fall Out Boy/Panic At The Disco!/All American Rejects: 2006 was the year of Sugar We're Going Down, Dance, Dance, I Write Sins Not Tragedies and Dirty Little Secret. Enough said.
The Simple Life/Paris Hilton: Waking up early on a Sunday morning to watch an episode or two of The Simple Life on C4 was my idea of happiness at the age of fourteen. From admiring Paris and Nicole's Von Dutch trucker hats and velour Juicy Couture tracksuits to actually uttering the words 'that's hot!', these two were the epitome of cool to me. Oh to be a naive fourteen year old again. On the other hand, maybe not. I also have a feeling that this show was why I was as enamoured with celebrity culture and Paris Hilton in general, as I was. Hands up if you bought her debut album 'Paris', as well as her memoirs 'Confessions Of An Heiress' and her perfume, aptly named Paris Hilton. Duh! Just me?
Charity Wristbands: One word; LIVESTRONG!
High School Musical: Now whether you want to openly admit to this one or not, High School Musical, or HSM for short, was like the millennial's version of Grease, in a way I guess. I wonder how many times I watched it when it was on TV and it very nearly overtook Cadet Kelly (who else remembers that gem of a film?) as my favourite Disney Channel original movie. It also introduced us to Zac Efron.
Nicky Lachey: Oh you mean I'm the only one who actually liked Lachey's What's Left Of Me?
Bad Day: Okay, so maybe you weren't obsessed with it after hearing it more than about three times but Daniel Powter's Bad Day was pretty much inescapable in 2006. Fun fact: I actually bought that single on CD from Woolworth's to then burn onto my computer so I could upload it onto my non-brand MP3 player along with other classics such as You're Beautiful, London Bridge and Smack That. I think that sentence sums up 2006 quite nicely.
How many of these do you remember? Were you obsessed with any of them? And what was your 2006 like?
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