Annndddd, just like that…1999 became 20 years ago!!!
Were you even born??
1999 - The year Pamela & Tommy divorced, Jen & Brad Pitt were still in love and the Y2K scare got people paranoid that the end of the world was near.
Times were a lot different back then, things were much simpler. Technology was not advanced like it is today, but was slowly heading towards bigger & better things! cellphones were still bricks and I broke my neck, NOT my back …MY NECK!!!
But, we're not here to read about a broken neck - nope! We're here because I’ve got 20 things turning 20 this year and I wana talk about em!!
It’s hard to believe we're already ONE MONTH down in 2019, I swear times/years etc. go faster & faster the older I get!
So, from sex scandals in high places, in & out of love celebrity relationships, best-sellers, singers & songs hitting Top – of – the - Charts to movies and cartoons to the technology that we today, wouldn’t even think twice about now!
I’m a 90’s kid and this makes me SO excited! Jump on the memory – lane bus and reminisce with me over, 20 things turning 20 in 2019!
Everyone knows her. You don't even need to be a 90's kid to know her! She's the Queen who never ages! It's been 25yrs since CHER had topped Billboard charts --- then in 1999 she shocked everyone with her single “Believe”.
“Do you believe in life after love?”
Since the success of her first album “Baby one more time”, Britney Spears has been a pop superstar for 20yrs. This song definitely made it onto my “mixed sounds cassette tape” ha ha!
“I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair” – everyone knows this classic movie! Julia Stiles & Heath Ledger’s (r.i.p), 10 Things I Hate About You premiered March 31st, 1999. One of the most popular movies of that year.
“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea” – Spongebob Squarepants! The most annoying fucking cartoon (imo) that had ever been created 😐! It first aired May 1st, 1999. But… “Two hours later”
M&M fan?? well, Crispy M&M’s were introduced 20yrs ago. Sadly, discontinued in 2005 due to being Limited Edition. The company said these crispy M&M’s were the most sought-after discontinued flavor.
M&M Lovers were pleased when the company brought the Crisp back in 2015 and these badboys are still in store today 😊. personally, I’m a peanut slab kinda’ girl!
Did you know, Bluetooth was invented 20yrs ago!? Facts.
As the year 1999 got closer and closer to ending and hitting the new millennium, there was a fear that a lurking doomsday was about to go down once the year 2000 kicked in.
Known as Y2K or the Millennium Bug due to the fact that computers weren’t programmed to display 2000. This caused people to panic, they thought computers would fail, sending networks into crash mode, resulting in people expecting the world to descend into a fuckball of chaos.
20yrs later and THE WORLD STILL HASN”T ENDED.
20yrs ago he was acquitted of two counts. White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President of the United States of America at the time, Bill Clinton had been exposed for a sex scandal. It had been revealed that the two had been having a sexual relationship.
Four children and two decades of marriage later, Victoria & David Beckham have been one of the worlds hottest couples out! July 4th, 1999 is when these two tied the knot.
"This one time at Band Camp… I stuck a flute up my…” HONESTLY! If you haven’t seen American Pie, then we CANNOT be friends!! July 9th, 1999 this movie blessed our screens and the world was introduced to Stifler, Shit-break, Jim, Oz and the rest of the crew.
I think it’s safe to say that, warm apple pie has never been looked at or thought about, the same since.
“A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me” – T L C! 3 beautiful and talented female artists and a song of many that will never die. This badbitch hit the charts Feb. 2nd, 1999.
Final answer? FINAL ANSWER! Everyone wants to be a millionaire! August 16th, 1999 – Who wants to be a Millionaire first aired! …though, I’m still not a millionaire -_-
For all you Tony Hawk fans out there, did you know that September 30th, 1999, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater for Playstation game came out! And IRL he landed the first 900 ever, at the 1999 X-Games.
Since we’re talking games – Nintendo combined a few of its most popular and successful franchises. This included the well-known little character & game “Mario,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and “Pokemon” --- to create “Super Smash Bros.,” which was released in 1999, making this badboy 20yrs old! Of course, back then there were only 12 characters.
Now though, there are five times as many!
TV’s fav. Big boobed, blue eyed, blonde, Bay Watch babe – Pamela Anderson filed for divorce after her husband (at the time) Tommy Lee physically abused her whilst holding their infant son in her arms. It’s been 20yrs this January.
“Living La Vida Loca,” at the time, being the hot new sexy Latino on the block with an ear-catching song Ricky Martin was probably every females’ wet-dreams!
This hit song turns 20 this year! *.*
1999 was attack of the boy bands – I shit you not! Backstreet boys, N*Sync, O-Town, 98 degrees, etc.
Speaking of Backstreet Boys; May 18th, 1999. They broke the record with first week sales of their fourth album Millennium. The album sold over 1.5 million copies! P.S – I use to drool over Nick C. ha ha!
VHS tapes were still holding on before becoming a “thing of history”. They were still the more affordable and popular way to watch movies. But, within the next 3yrs DVD players inevitably out-sold video recorders. Ahhhh! Video’s! I remember having every Disney Classic on tapes!… I can hear younger generations questioning wtf a “video tape” is ha ha!
NAPSTER. You may have heard about this… but then you probably haven’t, unless you were around during 1999 and getting into the whole internet – world.
The launch of Napster in 1999 had whispers happening throughout dial-up connections! It gave downloading and sharing a completely different meaning. Napster helped users illegally obtain music, download it and then share it with friends/strangers from all over the world.
According to research, at Napster’s peak, it sat at 70 million users and is still considered one of the fastest – growing businesses of all time.
That was short lived though, as the company ran into major legal – trouble due to copyright issues and shut down in 2002.
Nonetheless --- Napster turns 20 this year!
MARCH 1st , 1999 – it’s the day I changed mine & my family’s lives forever.
This day, I broke my neck (c5 – c6).
This day, was the last time I ever walked!
This day, was the last day anyone saw me walk again…
This day, my accident turns 20yrs old!