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Past Pop Culture Trends That Will Make You Feel Old

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Its seems like just yesterday we were all fanning over Zac Efron in High School Musical or first discovering Beyoncé’s hit singles. But how long has it been since these past favorite first came out? Here are 10 past pop culture trends and fads that will make you feel …well…old.

1.     Planking: 2011 (5 years ago)

2.     High School Musical: 2006 (10 years ago)

3.     Webkinz: 2005 (11 years ago)

4.     Shrek: 2001 (15 years ago)

5.     “Friday” by Rebecca Black: 2011 (5 years ago)

6.     Jaime Lynn Spears getting pregnant: 2007 ( 9 years ago)

       And subsequently ruining everyone’s favorite TV show

7.     Airing of “That’s So Suite Life of Hannah Montana”: 2006 (10 years ago)

8.     The Wii: 2006 (10 years ago)

9.     Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl scandal: 2004 (12 years ago)

10.  Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”: 2003 (13 years ago)

Time flies! Which one surprised you the most?








Hi! I'm Shannon Brink and I'm currently a freshman at BC. I'm from a small town in New Jersey, and I love being outdoors and traveling with friends and family. I'm the youngest of three, and living in a male dominated house where football typically takes over the dinner conversation, it's refreshing to have an outlet to talk about things that genuinely interest me and are relevant to my life as a clueless freshman trying to learn the ropes of college.
Blake is a senior at Boston College and is pursuing Biology and Pre-Med, as well as the perfect slice of pizza. She is so excited to be a co-Campus Correspondent along with Emily this year! As well as being a writer for Her Campus BC, she is also a member of the Girls Club Lacrosse team, the Public Health Club, and is a physics tutor on campus.