Did you know that these 20 iconic musical hits will be 20 years old in 2022?

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With all the wedding photos, birth announcements and 30/40/50th birthday celebration albums flooding our Facebook pages these days, it’s hard not to feel old. So of course, even if it hurts us, we thought we would help you feel even older.

Just kidding, with each new year we bloom brighter and grow wiser, and as Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. This is the life of your years. It’s always fun to take a walk down memory lane and discover the treasure of the past.

And one of those treasures is the year 2002 with its iconic events in the music industry. This is the year Celine Dion returns after three years with a new hit album, A new day has arrivedBritney Spears and Justin Timberlake have broken up and Fergie has made her debut as the latest member of the Black Eyed Peas.

It was also the year when pop, rap and R&B dominated the music scene. It’s crazy to think how much music has changed over the years. And yet, we still find ourselves reciting the lyrics with as much precision as ever about what we didn’t even know is now considered “old” by today’s youth.

Did you know that these iconic songs are 20 years old this year?

1. Dilemma – Nelly with Kelly Rowland

The year Nelly was literally everywhere, and Kelly Rowland took her biggest step since being part of Destiny’s Child. About 20 years later, that song still sounds great.

2. Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

All you need to hear are the first few seconds of the intro for all the lyrics to instantly race through your head – Featuring that iconic scene from Terry Crews from white chicks

Let’s be real, the piano is the biggest part of this song.

3. Family Affair – Mary J. Blige

If you needed someone to start shaking their head to the beat in 2002, all you had to do was play Mary J. Blige’s biggest hit of the era and you’d soon see the crowd nodding. in unison.

4. Hot in Herre – Nelly

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes” was perhaps the most sassy, ​​simple, perhaps most direct phrase in the catchiest of the pickup line packages.

Let’s not even get into the iconic face cast look. We know we’ve all done it at least once.

5. The Ketchup Song (Asereje) – Las Ketchup

It’s safe to say that within a moment of this song’s release, the iconic furrow and leg-wiggling dance movies became automatic reflexes every time the song played.

Did we know what they were saying? No way. Did it matter? No way.

6. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne

2002 Avril Lavigne was the grunge pop star we didn’t know we needed until this song came out. Making us feel so sorry for our non-existent skater who got away, and teaching us that you don’t need a shirt for ties to look cool without irony.

It was a huge success, with Complicated which is another iconic song that turns 20 this year.

7. Lose Yourself – Eminem

While it’s crazy that one of Eminem’s greatest hits officially turns 20 this year, it’s just as crazy as the iconic film, 8 miles, where the song is from is also 20 years old.

The song is so tied to the semi-autobiographical film that it’s hard to tell the real from the semi-real.

8. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Back in 2002, if you ever needed a song to make you feel beautiful, empowered, and represented. It was the iconic song to listen to.

Let’s not forget that it was the appearance he made on another timeless icon, the movie mean girls

9. Work It – Missy Elliot

Missy Elliott knew how to put her thing down, flip it and reverse it when she released this song, and it will continue for many years to come.

The funny thing is that the hook “Ti esrever dna ti pilf, nwod gniht ym tup” was a sound engineer mistake. The engineer accidentally hit something causing the stream to play backwards, to which Missy replied, “Yo, keep that in there and I’ll write around it,” according to Associated Press.

A moment of madness for a song of madness for sure.

10. The Scientist – Coldplay

Packed to the brim with euphoric soundscapes and beautiful melodies, Coldplay had us drifting into sweet vibes with this song and the set. A rush of blood to the head album as a whole. Even to this day, it’s the perfect song to remind us to prioritize the appreciation of our loved ones.

No wonder they’ve won three Grammy Awards.

11. At The End – Linkin Park

2002 saw the brewing of a plethora of genres. This song is proof to this day that alternative rock and pop are an unapologetically epic duo.

I still remember singing so passionately with all my tween issues in my mind, says Tauhira Ajam of Cape {town} Etc. Or maybe I’m thinking of a few weeks ago when he played in my car.

12. Always On Time – Ja Rule ft. Ashanti

Any millennial will strongly argue that the RNB era of the 200s will forever be unbeaten and this song is one of the reasons why. Every time this song played, it transported us to a relaxing music video scene in the car, driving with the top down and our significant other or best friends right next to us.

Not much has changed except that we can actually drive now.

13. Hero – Enrique Iglesias

Yes Enrique, you could have been our hero in 2002 and you can still be today.

We’d dance, run, cry, laugh and do whatever you want if it means you’ll be by our side forever.

14. Get the party started – P!nk

What an absolute party banger of its time. When that infectious catchy song played, it was nearly impossible to stay still. P!nk with her signature wild style and spiky hair made us feel like a million bucks and ready for any party anywhere.

15. How Do You Remind Me – Nickelback

Nickelback’s breakthrough single was the embodiment of a curious cocktail of love and frustration. Its brutality was so well represented by the band’s frontman, Chad Kroeger, that it managed to stand the test of time and become an alternative rock favorite.

16. Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake

Everyone’s breakup anthem at the time, this song got us into our feelings, whether we actually broke up with someone, were in a happy relationship, or never had a relationship. previously.

Like Justin Timberlake, he also provided us with the right pop song to get us in the mood to dance with. Move your bodywhich is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

17. She will be loved – Brown 5

We can safely say that 2002 was full of emotions. But it’s those exact feelings that make this song a timeless classic love song of our time. It makes us swoon over Adam Levine and the guy standing around the corner in the pouring rain waiting to love our broken smiles to date.

18. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child

Destiny Child didn’t think we could handle this in 2002, but here we are 20 years later trying to twerk and sing our hearts out with our best friends and the iconic trio: Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

19. The Magnificent Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams

Long before Snoop Dogg was narrating wildlife videos and hosting cooking shows with his friend Martha Stewart, his fame was as one of the hottest rappers on the West Coast. This song made you want to go down to Rio just to hang out with them.

Just like Pharrell Williams who never seems to get old, this song will remain a favorite until the end of time.

20. Jenny from the block – Jennifer Lopez

After a quick leap to fame, J-Lo released this song to remind everyone that fame would never take her away from her roots. As well as showing off his one-man idol, Ben Afflick.

Boy, we wished we were like her, and just hoping she looked good 20 years later, maybe we still do.

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