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    21 Pop Culture Moments That Happened In October 2010 That Feel Like Both Yesterday And 20 Years Ago

    It was a decade ago that we were all dancing to "Like a G6"!

    1. Bruno Mars' debut single, "Just the Way You Are"...


    2. ...and the Far East Movement's "Like a G6" were the No. 1 songs in the country:


    3. "Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons was one of the No. 1 alternative songs in the country:


    4. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being was among the No. 1 albums in the country:

    The album cover of I Am Not a Human Being featuring Lil Wayne looking to the side on it while wearing sunglasses
    Young Money

    5. Taylor Swift released her third album, Speak Now:

    The cover of Speak Now featuring Taylor Swift twirling in a purple gown
    Big Machine

    6. Rihanna released the music video for "Only Girl in the World":

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    7. And Katy Perry dropped her music video for "Firework":

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    8. Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern after five years of marriage:

    A photo of Laura Dern and Ben Harper hugging at an event
    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    9. David Arquette announced on The Howard Stern Show that he and Courteney Cox had separated after 11 years of marriage:

    Courteney Cox and David Arquette at the premiere of Scream 4
    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    10. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley announced they had broken up:

    A photo of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley at event in 2010
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    11. Rumors began to circulate that Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal were dating:

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    12. It was reported that Tom Hardy had signed up to costar in the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, but who he was playing was still under wraps:

    A photo of Tom Hardy at the premiere of Inception
    Robyn Beck / Getty Images

    13. Hilary Duff released her debut YA novel, Elixir:

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    14. Jonas aired its last episode on the Disney Channel:

    A promotional photo of the Jonas Brothers taken for Jonas
    Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection

    15. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made its debut on Bravo:


    16. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic made its debut and would soon unknowingly start the bronies fandom:


    17. The Walking Dead made its spooky debut on Halloween night:

    A screenshot of the logo for The Walking Dead taken from the intro

    18. We got our first look at Scream 4 with the teaser trailer for it:

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    19. The Social Network and Paranormal Activity 2 were both released into theaters:

    Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures

    20. President Barack Obama shot a "It Gets Better" video for the It Gets Better Project:

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    21. Finally, Instagram launched and soon we would all be taking photos of our food and adding weird filters and borders to them:

    The original Instagram logo that looked like a Polaroid camera

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