Top Ten Songs from the '00s That Will Puzzle Future Generations
This last decade has seen several genres rise and fall on the Billboard charts and because of that we've had a weird array of singles briefly topping the charts. In ten years or so, when we look back on the '00s there are a few songs that might make us cringe and wonder what on earth the world was like back then. To be fair, this isn't a list of the worst songs of the decade, just the ones we imagine might confuse the children of tomorrow.
Wonder if whoever set these misfit creatures loose happened to notice their poker faces?
10. Black Eyes Peas "Where is the Love?"
In the future, when the war on terrorism is won by the CIA using grenades and EMPs and the world is a safe and quiet place (if Tom Clancy is to be believed anyway), the Black Eyed Peas criticism of the CIA simply won't make any sense. Toss in the fact that Will.i.am proved his excellent spelling abilities a few years later on "Fergilicious," and we just won't trust these guys.
9. Outkast "Hey Ya!"
The famous line "shake it like a Polaroid picture" will be a moot point over the next ten years, seeing as how Polaroid film no longer exists. Maybe they should have used the line, "shake it like a synthetic plastic sheet."
8. T-Pain "Buy A Drank"
We can only hope and pray that in ten years time we'll have gotten over auto-tune. We got over the talk box and the vocoder a few decades ago, so rest assured T-Pain's whimsical and over-use of the thing will be a running joke (he might have already beat us to it on "I'm on a Boat," proving he's smarter than all of us) in the next decade. If nothing else, by then, we'll have at least figured out the Associated Press' rule for the correct spelling of "shawty."
7. Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl"
Ten years from now we'll be looking back on the this decade and a curious little single about a girl kissing a girl will make us all wonder what type of Neanderthals could have possibly found this song controversial -- or worse, good.