There are definitely certain pop culture moments that we won’t forget in a hurry (or maybe we’d like to).
Well, can you remember exactly when they went down?
Think of when Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired, or when Prince performed a legendary Superbowl halftime show, or when Beyonce released ‘Irreplaceable’ and let’s not forget Britney’s very public ‘quarter-life’ crisis.
Can you believe it’s been almost a decade since all these happened?
Yes, really…and there’s more.
But let’s start with the ones already mentioned. Let’s begin with Britney.
Britney Spear’s Public Meltdown
The year was 2007 and Britney was arguably one the biggest celebrities in the world (still is), so it makes sense that almost every part of her life is constantly scrutinized by the media.
Like most child stars who grew up in the public light, Britney finally had enough.
To be fair, her downward spiral didn’t begin in 2007; it actually had its origins in 2004 but Britney’s erratic behaviour came to head in 2007 and garnered worldwide attention while at it.
Well, all that is in the past for the 34-year-old mother who has slowly rebuilt her life under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears.
Britney has also succeeded in mounting an epic comeback only rivalled by that of Martha Stewart.
Can you believe it’s almost ten years since Britney shaved her head?
We’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians for almost a decade
If that’s not surprising enough, the show which premiered on the 14th of October 2007, is arguably one of the most successful reality show in history.
Despite the fact this show has been on for an astonishing twelve seasons, what’s even more surprising is that none of the cast members look the same.
Yeah, a decade can do that to you? Isn’t that right, Caitlyn?
The success of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is definitely responsible for the increase of reality television and reality celebrities that have flooded our televisions this past decade.
While many of you may not like the Kardashians, you have to admit that while it may seem like the family has no discernable talent, they have been able to use their platforms to build successful multi-million dollar businesses for themselves and become pop culture staples.
With the many successful spinoff shows, apps, games, fashion lines, make up lines, wig lines and a victoria secret runway between them – it is safe to say that the Kardashians are not going anywhere anytime soon.
To the left, To the left.
Everything you own in a box to the left.
If that isn’t one of the most epic breakup songs in recent music history…I don’t know what is.
This was the song that launched Beyonce into superstardom and to be perfectly honest, we’re not completely surprised.
Irreplaceable was a surprise hit from Beyonce’s second album B’Day.
This single was an early notch in Beyonce’s belt of female empowering songs.
Technically, Irreplaceable is already decade old since it was released on the 23rd of October, 2006.
Can you believe this song was originally intended to be a country record?
No, thank you – we prefer how things turned out.
Speaking of mistakes Britney Spears made in 2007, she passed on Umbrella.
And by Umbrella, I mean the incredibly catchy single from Rihanna’s third studio album – Good Girl Gone Bad.
Remember it yet? Of course you do – the song was everywhere.
Despite the United Kingdom experiencing large amounts of rain and excessive flooding during the song’s release, Umbrella was still one of most played songs on the radio.
The song was created with Britney Spears in mind but Britney and her team passed on it which is quite unfortunate because Umbrella was number one on the UK Singles Chart for 10 consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running number one single of the decade.
Umbrella was also ranked number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007 by Entertainment Weekly.
Rolling Stone Magazine has listed Umbrella on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. It currently holds number 412.
Because so many great things went down between 2006 to 2007, here’s a less detailed list some pop culture moments that would make you feel even older than you’re already feeling right now.
- The very first iPhone debuted on the 29th of June, 2007. Talk about a decade defining moment.
- Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were every tween’s It couple. Go Wildcats
- Jordin Sparks won American Idol.
- Lindsay Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail for drunk driving. Our justice System wins again.
- The Final Harry Potter Book Was Published. The end of an era.
- The world was unfortunately introduced to the emo Peter Parker in Spiderman 3. It was a dark year for comic book fans.
- Finally but not least, the Spice Girls reunited and embarked on a world tour to the pleasure of every 90s kid everywhere.