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Here's Proof That 2010 And 2020 Were Basically Complete Opposites

What a difference a decade makes!

1. In 2010, Keeping Up with the Kardashians was already in its fifth season.

E!

In 2020, the Kardashians announced that the show would be ending after 20 seasons.

2. In 2010, we all rushed to our nearest movie theater to see Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Summit Entertainment

In 2020, we all watched Kristen Stewart in Happiest Season from our couches.

Hulu

3. In 2010, we couldn't stop wearing jeggings.

Mauricio Santana / Getty Images

In 2020, you couldn't get us to wear anything other than actual leggings or sweatpants.

NBC

4. In 2010, we all wanted some funky feathers in our hair.

In 2020, we could barely be bothered to even brush our hair.

CBS

5. In 2010, the song of the summer was "California Gurls" by Katy Perry.

Capitol Records

In 2020, Katy gave birth to her very own California Gurl named Daisy Dove Bloom.

6. In 2010, "Tik Tok" by Kesha was the first song of the year to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

RCA/Sony Music Entertainment

In 2020, TikTok was the app that singlehandedly saved our sanity while we were "bored in the house and in the house bored."

@stephanyliriano

YA BORED YET? #boredinthehouse #boredathome #boredvibes #boredaf

♬ BORED IN THE HOUSE - Curtis Roach

7. In 2010, Lady Gaga wore her infamous meat dress to the MTV VMAs and basically stopped time.

Kevin Winter / Getty Images

In 2020, Lady Gaga performed at the (socially distant) VMAs and basically gave us a full concert in under 10 minutes.

MTV

8. In 2010, Instagram had just launched and was available to download and you could only post pictures.

Instagram

In 2020, Instagram influencers were still alive and well and selling just about everything they could on the app. We also had stories, reels, and even a new shopping section to take all our money.

9. In 2010, Four Loko was the drink people couldn't stop talking about.

Paul J. Richards / Getty Images

In 2020, Ocean Spray was the drink everyone couldn't stop talking about, thanks to an insanely viral TikTok by @420doggface208.

@420doggface208

Morning vibe #420souljahz #ec #feelinggood #h2o #cloud9 #happyhippie #worldpeace #king #peaceup #merch tacos #waterislife #high #morning #710 #cloud9

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

10. In 2010, Kamala Harris entered politics when she won her CA Attorney General seat.

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

In 2020, she became the first-ever Madame Vice President–Elect.

Chandan Khanna / Getty Images

11. In 2010, Miley released the music video for "Can't Be Tamed" and we all collectively lost our minds.

Hollywood Records/RCA Records

In 2020, Miley released her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, and it was named one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone.

RCA Records

12. In 2010, the Emmys were held in person and the most awards went to the biographical drama Temple Grandin.

Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag

In 2020, the Emmys were held remotely and the most awards went to Schitt's Creek.

ABC

13. In 2010, Zendaya was just getting her start on Disney's Shake It Up.

Disney

In 2020, Zendaya won her first Emmy for portraying Rue in Euphoria.

ABC

14. In 2010, we loved connecting with friends over FarmVille.

Zynga

In 2020, we were only able to connect with friends over Zoom.

NBC

15. In 2010, the most important accessory was anything mustache-themed.

And in 2020, the most important accessory was (and still is) a CDC-compliant face mask.

2020 is finally (almost) over, and we're looking back on the year. Check out even more from the year here!

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