It's September, which means summer is over, school is back in session, and millions of teenagers are embarking on that stressful four-year journey we call "high school."
Millions of teenagers who were born in 2001.
Two. Thousand. One.
1. Kids starting high school this year were born the same year that Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim teamed up to cover "Lady Marmalade."
2. "Bootylicious" has always been in their vocabulary because they were literal infants when Destiny's Child made the term popular.
3. They have never lived in a world without Sisqo's "Thong Song."
4. NSYNC dropped "Bye Bye Bye" before they were even born.
5. Ditto: Backstreet Boys' "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely."
6. They'll never understand the phenomenon that was Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)."
7. Not a single one of them would've received an invite to "Aaron's Party."
8. They weren't alive to hear Eminem ask "The Real Slim Shady" to stand up.
9. Blink 182's "All The Small Things" is dad rock to them.
10. They are the same age as the child Scott Stapp sings about in his new-dad anthem, “With Arms Wide Open.”
11. They've never known the joys of grinding to Nelly's "Country Grammar."
12. Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)" has played at every graduation they've ever attended.
13. They're younger than LeAnn Rimes' failed pop career.
14. The "aww, you shouldn't have" interlude in Britney Spears' "Oops... I Did It Again" references a movie that's four years older than they are.
15. They've spent their entire lives wondering "Who Let The Dogs Out?"
16. When they hear "Cha Cha" they think D.R.A.M., not "Slide."
17. Most of them have never heard of S Club 7, let alone listened to "Natural."
Don't cry because it's over, adults — smile because it happened.
It = your youth and relevance.