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10 things you won't believe are turning 10 this year

Seems like only yesterday.

TODAY, MANY PEOPLE were troubled to learn that Bloc Party’s debut album Silent Alarm is turning ten years old today.

But what else is turning ten this year?

Get ready to confront your own mortality.

1. It’s ten years since Crazy Frog mania was a thing

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God be with the days when novelty ringtones were something we spent money on. One of the most popular ringtones in 2005 was a little guy named Crazy Frog.

The evil genius behind the whole thing cashed in on the ringtone’s success and released a remix of Axel F. Lo and behold, it topped the charts everywhere. What were we like?

“Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding…”

2. Ten years since Rihanna entered our lives for the first time

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2015 marks ten years since Rihanna released her debut single Pon de Replay and changed our lives forever. The song charted highly across the world and Rih-Rih has since gone on to sell 190 million singles worldwide.

3. Ten years since Daniel Powter and James Blunt were all the rage

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For better or for worse, You’re Beautiful and Bad Day were among the most ubiquitous singles of 2005. Other enormous songs that were released ten years ago this year?

4. Ten years since Mr. & Mrs. Smith hit cinemas…

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But more importantly, ten years since Brangelina became a thing and taught us what true love was.


5. It’s ten years since How I Met Your Mother aired for the first time

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The long-running sitcom that introduced Barney Stinson to popular culture and made us invest in Ted Mosby’s love life for nearly a decade aired for the first time in 2005.

6. Ditto Grey’s Anatomy

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A decade later and McDreamy is still a thing. That’s longevity for you.

7. Meanwhile, other shows that began in 2005 include…

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Get ready for it…

  • Criminal Minds
  • Mock The Week
  • Come Dine With Me
  • American Dad
  • Weeds
  • My Name is Earl
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats

So there you are now.

8. The 40-Year-Old Virgin is ten years old now

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It seems like just yesterday that The 40-Year-Old Virgin was released. The film propelled Steve Carell to stardom and taught men about the perils of waxing.

It also introduced Judd Apatow as a force to be reckoned with with “Apatow” having since become shorthand for R-rated comedies.

9. Brokeback Mountain, Walk The Line, Crash and Capote were out a decade ago

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Brokeback Mountain was the drama of 2005 and eventually went into battle with Crash at the Academy Awards. (It lost.)

Meanwhile, Walk The Line and Capote were the buzzy biopics of the year with Reese Witherspoon and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman going on to win Oscars for their respective performances.

10. As were these giant blockbusters…

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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  • The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • War of the Worlds
  • King Kong
  • Madagascar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Batman Begins
  • Hitch 

BRB, getting a tissue and weeping about our rapidly aging selves.

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About the author:

Amy O'Connor

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