Looking Back at the Best of 2000

Brad and Jen, married July 29, 2000

Within a couple of weeks it will be out with this decade and in with the next. Can you freakin’ believe the 2000’s are almost over?! It seems like only yesterday we were strutting our bad-ass-bell-bottom-wearing selves through the halls of our middle schools, blasting Britney Spears and stocking our Y2K bunkers with cans of beans.

But that wasn’t yesterday. That was an entire decade ago and we’ve come a long way since then, baby. (i.e. we lost that baby fat and grew out the bangs…)

It got us thinking about how much things have changed since we rang in the beginning of the last decade. The new technology (we were still using CD players back then), TV (No, For The Love of Ray J didn’t exist back then…), celebrities (Paris Hilton’s sex tape had yet to surface), and the fashion (sparkly Michael Stars, anyone?). It’s insane to think about life in the year 2000, so let’s take a much needed study break and take a trip down memory lane.

Cue the Conan O’Brien song.

Top Hit Songs of 2000:

1. Breathe, by Faith Hill
2. Smooth, by Santana ft. Rob Thomas
3. Say My Name, by Destiny’s Child

Honorable Mentions: “Oops, I Did It Again!” by Britney Spears,  “Come On Over” by Christina Aguilera, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem, and “Country Grammar” by Nelly.

Biggest Movies:
Mission: Impossible II
What Women Want
Scary Movie (1!!)
Meet The Parents

Hottest Fashion Trends:
Oversized sunglasses, oversized hoop earrings, and the explosion of jeans for all occasions: low-rise, boot-cut, fabric accents down the sides, fabric accents sewn into the bell bottoms (ew), and tie-up sides.

Hottest brand in jeans: Silvers
Hottest shoe: The Rocket Dog wedge flip flop.

The Toy Every Kid Had To Have: Razor Scooter

Hottest Celebs: Giselle Bundchen, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears

Hottest Celebrity Couples: Brad and Jen, Justin and Britney

Cost of a Gallon of Gas: $1.26

Biggest Political News: George Bush defeats Al Gore (after that whole Florida ballot/hanging Chad fiasco, that is…)

Most Popular TV Shows: Survivor, ER, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Frasier, Spin City (Who woulda thunk Survivor would have been the one to…er…survive?)

The Oscars:
Best Actor: Russell Crowe (Gladiator)
Best Actress: Julia Roberts (Erin Brokovich)
Best Picture: Gladiator

Biggest Scandal: The Cuban-American custody battle over Elian Gonzalez.

Inventions We Are Thankful For Today: UGG Boots (which came out in Australia this year), the MP3 (and with it the digital music revolution began), and reality TV (the new television genre picks up speed with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Survivor).

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