Howdy do, fellow nostalgists!
Maybe you were just lamenting lost love and shoveling in raw brownie dough to T-Swizzle’s Fearless. Or maybe you’ve had Avril’s angsty “Girlfriend” blaring through your head ever since you met that taken-but-oh-so-fine Pizza Delivery Guy. Or maybe you were inhaling the fumes of your last stashed bottle of J-Lo’s Glow in hopes of reviving a simpler time by way of smell.
Yeah, we’ve all been there. More times than we’d care to admit. Truth is, oldies are goodies, and there’s nothing more satisfying than ditching skinny jeans for Happy Bunny PJ pants, popping in your CD of choice from way back when, cranking the volume and letting the world melt away as you jam out.
There will always be a soft spot in my heart for the music of the aughts, both the hottest hits and the obscure gems of my younger years. Maybe hindsight is 20/20, but somehow, the music of back then—with some exceptions—just seems, well, better. There’s a fun vibe to it all that just can’t be replicated, back before Joe Jonas was writing songs about eating cake by the ocean and before Demi Lovato was penning summertime hits laced with little bits of innuendo. Yes, everyone grows up. That’s a fact of life. But I know I’m not the only one who misses Evanescence more than her first crush (Hey, he’s gay. So it’s not like we could have worked out. Like, ever.), who is crossing her fingers for an Every Avenue reunion (how did I only just discover them, by the way?).
So if you’re not ready to move along and life’s got you feeling dark blue, there’s no sense waiting on the world to change. I’ve got a cozy little cottage right on Memory Lane and I’m on the hunt for neighbors.
So welcome! Sit tight and buckle up as we travel back in time to my favorite era of music: 2000-2009.
This is my first post of many. As for the rest—it’s still unwritten. (Blatant music references end here)