19 Things From 2004 That Will Make You Feel Old

Fun fact: Apparently 2004 happened TEN years ago. And now we want to cry.

1. In January 2004 Amy Winehouse’s debut album had only been out for a matter of weeks.


2. There were also debut albums from bands like these.


3. Green Day’s American Idiot was one of the biggest albums of the year.

4. And it’s now been 10 years since The Libertines last released an album.

5. Shaun Of The Dead is now 10 years old.

6. As are two of the most quotable films of the noughties.


7. And there hasn’t been a new Bridget Jones film in a decade.

8. We’ve now had 10 years of The X Factor.


9. And Strictly.

10. In 2004 we had no idea what Kanye would become.

11. And this former soldier released his debut album.

12. MySpace was only one year old.

13. And ‘thefacebook’ wasn’t even registered until February 4, 2004.

14. It’s been 10 years since you first heard Toxic.

15. And since Eamon and Frankie had this foul-mouthed and not at all made up public spat.


16. These cheeky scamps released their first album.

17. But we were still a year away from hearing the debut single from what is now one of the biggest bands in the world.

18. It’s now been 10 years since the BBC announced they were bringing back Doctor Who, with Christopher Eccleston taking on the iconic role.

19. And despite the fact you still can’t go a few days without stumbling upon an episode, there has been no new Friends since 2004.

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Robin Edds is special projects editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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