28 Surprising Music Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

Where did your childhood go?

1. The Backstreet Boys just celebrated their 20th anniversary.

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2. Which is nothing compared to New Kids On The Block, who have been together for 30 years.

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3. And this is how old they are now.

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4. Mariah Carey won her first Grammy 22 years ago.

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5. And she had seven Grammy nominations before Miley Cyrus was born.

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6. Both of these happened in the same year.

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7. Spencer Elden, the baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind cover, is 22.

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8. TLC’s “Waterfalls” is older than this year’s graduating class.

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9. And Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died 11 years ago.

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10. This kiss is older than Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

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11. Smash Mouth’s “All Star” was released two years before the first Harry Potter movie.

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12. Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is two years older than Justin Bieber.

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13. These were Billboard’s top 15 songs from 15 years ago.

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14. All three brothers from Hanson are married with children.

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15. “Who Let The Dogs Out” was released when Gladiator was in theaters.

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16. Christina Aguilera won the Grammy for Best New Artist before the reality show Survivor was on TV.

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17. These glorious denim outfits are older than every Xbox game console.

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18. When you bought the first iPod, the average gallon of gas was only $1.46.

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19. The last time NSYNC recorded new material together, Selena Gomez was on Barney.

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And that “reunion” during the VMAs didn’t help, either.

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20. There are 24 Kidz Bop CDs.

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21. But that’s nothing compared to this.

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22. Kelly Clarkson won American Idol 11 years ago.

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23. They stopped making HitClips 10 years ago.

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24. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song is older than the kids who just graduated from college.

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25. Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” was released when Ronald Reagan was still president.

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26. Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi” is older than MySpace.

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27. The members of Spice Girls are now this old.

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28. And the kids who just graduated from high school have never lived in a world without The Black Eyed Peas.

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