Somebody that we used to know: Decade Reflection: 2010-2020

Imagine its 2011 and your sleep is interrupted by the theme song of “George Lopez” playing on Nick @ Nite at 4 am, and Saturday mornings of Reese’s Puffs commercials in the middle of each “Spongebob” episode. This was the epitome of our childhoods.


Upcoming high school graduates who grew up in the late 2000’s and 2010’s are about to enter a decade where they will be going through some of the biggest events of their lives, including going to college, graduating, getting married, having kids, buying a home and so on. Before we move on to the next chapter of our lives, let’s talk about what the past chapter had to offer.


In the beginning of the decade Instagram was introduced and would later become one of the leading dominant social media platforms used today. Vine was also a big part of the middle of the decade and will forever be remembered in our hearts. Some of the most memorable songs that you may have heard earlier in the decade include “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Goyte, “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj and many more. The songs “Wrecking Ball” and “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus were also some of the most iconic songs of the decade.


By the mid-decade everyone was using Snapchat and Kylie Jenner was considered it’s queen. Snapchat ultimately lost the competition to Instagram.


By the end of the decade, Kardashian became a household name. YouTubers and YouTube drama has taken over the media. Youtube is now a full market business and Instagram is as well.


We ended the decade saying goodbye to our favorite childhood stars as grew up, including Cameron Boyce of the Disney Channel, and artists whose music we listened to daily including Juice World and XXXTentacion. Overall this decade made us who we are and has shaped and prepared us for what’s to come in the next decade.


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