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22 Things That Used To Be Really Cool In The 2000s

How much can change in about 15 years? A decade-and-a-half seems like such a short time span and yet so many life-changing things have happened since the 2000s. Take fashion for example. You remember the things we used to wear back then? We did perhaps go a little over the top with all that denim, but that’s what passed for cool at the time.

Another thing that seems to have traveled light years since the early 2000s is technology. Smartphones and tablets were a thing that only existed in Star Trek, and we could only dream of a wireless Internet connection while yelling at our families to stay off the phone. Ah, the memories…

Anyway, it’s time for another trip down memory lane. Let’s take a look at some of the things that used to be cool… No, don’t cringe! These things made you happy at some point in your life, and for that alone, they deserve a special place in your heart, even if by today’s standards they may seem a bit silly. These are 22 things we so badly wanted to have back in the 2000s, collected by Wroops.

1. Waiting patiently for your song to come on the radio only to have it ruined by the radio announcer

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2. When spiky hair isn’t cool enough, add some bleach and POOF: super cool!

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3. It could be argued that we wanted this bad boy more than kids today want the newest iPhone

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4. Ties aren’t only for men. Or only for formal occasions.

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5. And they certainly weren’t to be worn only around the neck.

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6. One of our favorite songs sounded like it was part of the Alvin and the Chipmunks soundtrack. But that was a good thing, I guess?

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7. We wore our names written in glitter on our bracelets so we could never forget them

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8. That Crazy Frog song was the bomb! I still have it as my ringtone! Not.

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9. Every girl knew you couldn’t get more fashionable than the puka shell necklace

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10. And then Facebook happened. Thousands, if not millions, fell in the poke wars
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11. Owning a webcam was living in the future

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12. Lynx (aka Axe) was every guy’s favorite deodorant

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13. Losing a Livestrong wristband was like losing a dear friend

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14. Behold the default pose for a profile picture:

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15. The white tips on our Converse shoes were clearly there so we could scribble on them

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16. We welcomed the zebra-highlights hairstyle with open arms

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17. Heelys were the preferred method of transport

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18. The number of layers we wore corresponded to our level of coolness

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19. A special device was required just for our music. At least MP3 players were much smaller than the Walkman…

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20. There was hardly anyone who wasn’t the proud owner of a variety of ‘Bang on the door’ products

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21. Nothing made you feel like James Bond more than a Baby-G

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22. When in doubt, wear a bright pink couture tracksuit

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Source: Wroops