July 6, 2022

The yr is 2003. You have simply arrived house from a horrible day of center faculty to study that Evanescence’s “Deliver Me to Life” has as soon as once more claimed the highest spot on the VH1 Prime 20 Video Countdown. (You are joyful for Amy Lee, particularly.) After diving right into a sleeve of “Xtra Cheddar” Goldfish, you slip the “Freaky Friday” soundtrack into your Discman. You wish to have the lyrics to Easy Plan’s “Glad Collectively” memorized by that sleepover on Saturday.

Right here we’re, 18 years later, and I’ve by no means been extra positive that point is a flat circle. Bennifer is making out throughout Los Angeles, once more. The solid of “Mates” obtained paid tens of millions of {dollars} to movie an episode of tv, once more. Travis Barker is featured on a bop on the charts, once more.