10 Years Later: Trends of 2009


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Melaina Files

4/7/19

The year is 2009.  You are sitting in your living room, in front of a box television watching the screen closely as reruns of Phineas and Ferb are playing.  As you dip your mini tortilla chips into the salsa and cheese compartments of the Lunchables you begged your mom to buy for you, you remember you have homework to do: the horrific multiplication table. After spending the longest 10 minutes of your life completing your homework, you decide to play with your Go Go Pets.  As the electronic hamsters zoom across the kitchen floor, entering the house you made for them out of Bendaroos, you go to the kitchen for a drink. Vigorously removing the plastic from the yellow straw, you decide to sip on a capri sun.  Life is easy, life is good.
2009 was a year full of music, television, and, of course, the iPhone.  After researching all of the popular items ten years ago, I have awakened a formally hibernating feeling of nostalgia for my childhood favorites.  Of course, 2009 was a different experience for everyone, as is 2019, but nonetheless the charts do not lie. I hope you are able to reminisce whilst glancing at some of the popular items of 2009!  
Music of 2009
According to an archived Billboard Magazine, the top 10 songs of 2009 were:

  1. Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas
  2. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  3. Just Dance – Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
  4. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  5. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  6. Right Round – Flo Rida
  7. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  8. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyonce
  9. Heartless – Kanye West
  10. Gives You Hell – The All-American Rejects

Television of 2009
According to IMDb, the top 10 television shows of 2009 were:

  1. Modern Family
  2. Parks and Recreation
  3. NCIS: Los Angeles
  4. The Vampire Diaries
  5. Community
  6. The Good Wife
  7. Archer
  8. Glee
  9. Misfits
  10. Castle

Disney vs Nickelodeon 2009
Disney Channel in 2009 was a popular channel, as it grabbed the attention of just about every American child.  In 2009, the following shows were popular on Disney Channel (in order of premiere date):

  1. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  2. Hannah Montana
  3. The Replacements
  4. Cory in the House
  5. Phineas and Ferb
  6. As the Bell Rings
  7. Wizards of Waverly Place
  8. The Suite Life on Deck
  9. Sonny with a Chance
  10. Jonas

Nickelodeon was also popular in 2009, whether or not it was overall better than Disney varies from person to person.  In 2009, the following shows were popular on Nickelodeon (in order of premiere date):

  1. Spongebob Squarepants
  2. The Fairly Oddparents
  3. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
  4. Drake and Josh
  5. Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
  6. Zoey 101
  7. iCarly
  8. True Jackson VP
  9. Fanboy & Chum Chum
  10. Big Time Rush

Apps of 2009
Two years after the original release of the first ever iPhone, 2009 sparked the release of the ever memorable iPhone 3GS.  Little did the world know the impact such a small device would have on our lives. For some, the device controls more of their lives than others; nonetheless, this world would be significantly different without Apple’s iPhone.  Now, ten years later, Apple is preparing to release an iPhone 11. The iPhone has evolved over the past ten years, but its’ addictive characteristics will always be there. According to a recent “Apps in Review” article by the itunes store, some of the many popular applications in 2009 include (in no particular order):

  1. Facebook
  2. Sims 3
  3. Cooking Mama
  4. The Moron Test
  5. Words with Friends