2000s kids

Kaylin Kyle, Staff Writer

The 2000s were definitely a time to be alive. Our generation, yes seniors, I’m talking to you, were born! We grew up with incredible shows, songs, and movies. There were more messages being spread in our decade; instead of a new topic every show, we could look forward to weeks of the same story being promoted. 2000s kids grew up with the reruns of Full House, learning about family each day from Uncle Jesse and DJ Tanner. We were also given the excellence of Nickelodeon Jr, which gave us shows like Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Max and Ruby, Peppa Pig, Oswald, Dora and Diego, Holly Hobbit, and so many more. We also got the original Disney, which had movies like Twitches, HalloweenTown, Lilo and Stitch, and of course: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL! Such a classic! Our generation got to grow up dancing and jamming to the iconic high school movie. Let’s not forget how we also got Atlantis, Monsters Inc, Ice Age, Chicken Little, The Incredibles…need I say more? 

While the next generation might have gotten sequels or remakes, we got the originality. Let’s not forget about some of our incredible 2000s songs that we grew up jamming to, even if they probably weren’t for our age… 

  1. Feel Good Inc by The Gorillaz. An alternative band, but their music always had a good beat and is even coming back in the new generation!
  2. White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes. Yes, Pentatonix did a cover of the song, but they wouldn’t have been able to remake it had it never been released!
  3. Poker Face by Lady Gaga. The legend herself! Our generation was blessed to get Lady Gaga and to grow up listening to her endless hits – and even enjoy seeing her star in A Star Is Born. 
  4. Get the Party Started by P!nk. I can’t begin to think of how many songs I grew up listening to by P!nk! She’s always been an icon, even before our decade. 
  5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day. Green Day. OUR generation got Green Day! We of course got different types of artists in the alternative genre during our decade, but the 2000s will definitely be remembered for Green Day. 

There’s so many others I could list, but our generation was lucky to get artists like Eminem; who of course was even around before the 2000s but…then there’s also Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ke$ha, and so many others. Our generation definitely started many eras. 

Within the 2000s we also got shows like The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Rugrats, Timmy Turner, Spongebob, FRIENDS, The Powerpuff Girls, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and so many others. 

Our generation was blessed with so many iconic and memorable items, and to look back on so many memories – some I don’t even remember – I can say I’m lucky to be a 2000s kid. Future generations may have their own things to remember, but I don’t think anyone could beat the 2000s kid generation experience.