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11 Reasons Why The Year 2000 Was The Best

Remember Y2K? Yeah, that totally didn't happen. 2000 was a pretty great year. Take a stroll down memory lane. Grab a Tic Tac and enjoy!

1. This movie was the BEST.

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In 2000, the then unknown British actors Daniele Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were cast in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The film went on to gross over 8 million dollars, so it did ok.

2. This couple was the BEST.

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston were so cute at the 2000 Emmy Awards. They got married in Malibu on July 29, 2000. Four years later, the perfection imploded. But, we will always have this happy moment when Jen wore red and they glowed like angel babies!

3. This store was the BEST.


Hollister Co. was founded in July 2000. Fun fact: the brand created a fictional origin story. According to their fake history, John Hollister, Sr. emigrated from New York to the Dutch East Indies, and established the company bearing his name upon returning to the United States and settling in California in 1922.

4. She was the BEST.


Oops, I Did It Again was released in 2000. During her performance at the 2000 VMA's, Spears ripped off a tuxedo to reveal a skin-colored glitter unitard. Now, that is the best!

5. This show was the BEST.

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MTV's Cribs began in July, 2000. Ozzy Osbourne, Jewel and Moby we're on the first episode. Wouldn't it be awesome if those three would record a song together? Dreams!

6. This game was the BEST.


Diablo II was one of the most popular games of 2000. It has sold over 4.2 million copies, grossing a whopping $202 Million. People really love their action role-playing hack and slash video games!

7. This jam was the BEST.


Say My Name by Destiny's Child won the 2000 MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video. The song spent thirty-two weeks in 2000 on the Hot 100 and was one of the top ten best-selling CD-singles of 2000 in the US. And this is back when the band had four members Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland.

8. This moment was the BEST.

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Eminem performed at the 2000 VMAs with a swarm of look-a-likes. "The Real Slim Shady" started outside the Radio City Music Hall on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Eminem continued his performance into the arena and was followed by a hundred Eminem 'clones' wearing white tank tops and baggy jeans with dyed bleach blonde hair.

9. These two were the BEST!


Passport To Paris was released in 2000. The Olsen twin's wealth is estimated to be above $137 million. So, they can go to Paris whenever they would like.

10. This band was the BEST. (and his hair.)

NSYNC released No Strings Attached in 2000 and had first-week sales of 2.4 million copies. The album topped the chart for eight consecutive weeks, becoming one of the longest-running number-one albums of 2000. And Justin's hair nailed it. Great look, JT.

11. This phone was the BEST.


The Nokia 3310 was the #1 selling cell phone in 2000. What an amazing piece of technology. Is that a touch screen? No? K. Cool.