Throwbacks

Matthew Coffey, Staff Writer, Page Designer

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Remember when these things used to be popular?  Childhood was filled with these songs, movies, and shows.  Cruise through this list to take a stroll down memory lane.  

 

Music 2000-2007

  • Boys like Girls: “The Great Escape”

This song is about leaving the town I grew up in with my best friends at my side. A graduation-type song with a “we’re up to no good, f*** this town, let’s live it up for one more night” twist. This song was loved for its feeling of rebellion.

  • We The Kings: “Check Yes Juliet”

The video shows Travis (lead singer) as Romeo tossing rocks at Juliet’s window. Juliet’s parents do not approve of Juliet’s relationship with Travis “Romeo” and therefore order Juliet to stay away from him. The video ends with Juliet sneaking out to see Travis perform at a house party and this theme is displayed throughout the video. People loved the connection to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the song.

  • “NSYNC: It’s Gonna Be Me”

Throughout the song, Justin Timberlake pronounces the word “me” such that it sounds more like “May,” particularly at the song’s end. This oddity has led to an internet craze in which memes of Timberlake’s face above the inscription “It’s Gonna Be May!” are shared on the internet by numerous users every April 30 including previous U.S. president Barack Obama and Timberlake himself,

 

  • SR-71/Bowling For Soup: 1985

 

1985 was originally written by SR-71 but popularized by Bowling For Soup with a cover. Pizzeria chain Chuck E Cheese performed a version and after the song, Guitar Dog Jasper T Jowls said: “Is it just me, or does Chuck sound a lot like the guy who originally sang that song?”

 

Movies/Shows

 

  • “Drake & Josh”

 

Drake Parker and Josh Nichols live in San Diego, California with Drake’s mother, Josh’s father Walter, and Drake’s intelligent but duplicitous younger sister Megan.  Josh Nichols is a well-read student but has trouble with his social life and dating. A lot of students struggle with their social life and dating in high school and that’s why kids can relate.

 

  • “Ned’s Declassified”

 

Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide follows the lives of Ned Bigby, Jennifer “Moze” Mosely, and Simon “Cookie” Nelson-Cook. … Each individual episode relates to a topic in the guide, such as popularity, grades, or sports, as well as developing other plots (such as Ned’s love life) throughout. It is all about surviving middle school.

 

 

  • “Lilo & Stitch”

 

The story of a little Hawaiian girl who adopts an alien touched the hearts of many with its loveable character design and amazing story. People can relate to this by its sense of belonging and a lot of teens go through that.