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    Updated on Jun 9, 2020. Posted on Nov 16, 2019

    If You Don't Recognize Any Of These 35 Things, Then You Weren't A Teen In 1999

    ♫I just wanna go back, back to 1999!♫

    1. Thinking you were punk 'cause you owned this Blink-182 album...

    UMG

    2. ...and because you listened to Limp Bizkit:

    UMG

    3. Being completely addicted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

    Sony Television

    4. ...and Angel (and also arguing with your friends over which series was better):

    Warner Bros TV

    5. Yelling at the TV when people answered the question wrong on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?:

    ABC

    6. Making sure you tuned into TRL every afternoon to see where your favorite video landed:

    MTV

    7. Sorta being in shock at all the raunchiness in American Pie...

    Universal

    8. ...and all the overtly sexual stuff in Cruel Intentions:

    Columbia Pictures

    9. Running home after school to immediately jump on AIM to talk with your friends:

    10. Feeling so satisfied any time you had to clean your mouse:

    11. Downloading every single song you ever heard from Napster — even if it did take almost an entire day to get one song:

    Napster

    12. Wanting all the songs used in Gap's "Everyone in..." commercials:

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    youtube.com

    13. Loving everything about Old Navy's commercials:

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    youtube.com

    14. Having your mind absolutely blown when you saw The Matrix for the first time:

    Warner Bros.

    15. Also having your mind completely blown by the plot twist in the Sixth Sense — then having to fight the urge to not spoil it for anyone who hadn't seen it:

    Disney

    16. Hearing Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle"...

    Sony Music

    17. ...and Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" EVERYWHERE:

    Sony Music

    18. Hearing people talk about how The Sopranos was the most genius show ever...

    HBO

    19. ...and how Sex and the City was the most real show:

    Getty Images / HBO

    20. Thinking you were the shiz 'cause you owned a boombox like this:

    21. Begging your parents for an iMac 'cause it was like the coolest designed thing you had ever laid your eyes on:

    Getty Images

    22. Also begging your parents for a cell phone (even though you knew you couldn't really talk on it since it came with like barely any monthly minutes):

    23. Bawling your eyes out for the first time at a Pixar movie, during the "When She Loved Me" scene in Toy Story 2:

    Pixar

    24. Being a little confused and thinking that The Blair Witch Project might be real:

    Artisan Entertainment

    25. Singing along to "No Scrubs" and feeling like it was your anthem (LOL):

    Sony Music

    26. Getting excited every time the new issue of Teen People came in the mail:

    People, Inc.

    27. At some point trying to do the hand choreo to Backstreet Boy's "I Want It That Way" (in the privacy of your own room of course):

    Sony Music

    28. Thinking Mariah Carey's video for "Heartbreaker" was genius (which it was and is):

    Sony Music

    29. Wanting a robot dog 'cause it seemed like the future:

    Getty Images

    30. Treating your Beanie Baby collection with care 'cause you thought it would be worth sooooo much money in the future:

    31. Arguing over who was better; NYSNC or Backstreet Boys:

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    32. Doing your research for a report using Encarta:

    33. Renting a movie meant actually calling the cable company to order Pay-Per-View...

    34. ...or making a trip down to Blockbuster Video:

    Robert Sullivan / Getty Images

    35. And finally, seeing and hearing Y2K warnings everywhere and being a low-key freaked out about it:

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