Mr Brightside & Ocean Avenue: 20 songs turning 20 in 2023 that will make you feel really old

If you don't know half of these songs, please get out of my face.

Fasiha Nazren |
January 6, 2023, 11:50 am

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For the past five days, I’ve had to remind myself to write (or type) 2023, and not 2022.

As if I needed another reminder that I am a year older, I found out that some of my heavy rotations on Spotify have turned 20 years old.

20 years ago in 2003, the cool kids were wearing low-rise jeans and listening to music on iPods. I was learning to use the toilet.

Here are 20 songs that turn 20 in 2023.

1) 99 Problems by Jay-Z

Release date: Nov. 4, 2003

2) Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet

Release date: Aug. 25, 2003

3) Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

Release date: Mar. 11, 2003

4) Crazy in Love by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

Release date: June 30, 2003

5) Everybody’s Changing by Keane

Release date: May 13, 2003

6) Hey Ya! by OutKast

Release date: Sep. 9, 2003

7) I Don’t Wanna Know by Mario Winans

Release date: Nov. 8, 2003

8) I Know What You Want by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey

Release date: Mar. 17, 2003

9) In da Club by 50 Cent

Release date: Jan. 7, 2003

10) Milkshake by Kelis

Release date: Aug. 25, 2003

11) Mr. Brightside by The Killers

Release date: Sep. 29, 2003

12) Numb by Linkin Park

Release date: Sep. 8, 2003

13) Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard

Release date: Jul. 22, 2003

14) Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne

Release date: June 10, 2003

15) Superstar by Jamelia

Release date: Sep. 13, 2003

16) Toxic by Britney Spears

Release date: Nov. 12, 2003

17) The Reason by Hoobastank

Release date: Dec. 9, 2003

18) Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle

Release date: Oct. 13, 2003

19) Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold

Release date: Aug. 26, 2003

20) Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas

Release date: June 16, 2003

Special mention: Hollywood by Madonna

Release date: July 3, 2003

This is also the same song that Madonna and Britney performed at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot shared the same stage with the duo as well, but were quickly overshadowed when Madonna and Britney infamously kissed on stage.



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