Mode is 20 years old this year – we’ve come a long way and the world is definitely a very different place.
When Mode was born, the world was listening to Alanis Morissette, 2Pac, and Bjork. The battle of the bands was in full swing;Oasis and Blur both released a single in the same week. Blur was selling 274,000 No.1 in the charts to Oasis’ 216, 000 and was No.2 Princess Diana was still alive (and married), Facebook didn’t exist, and Steve Jobs would have to wait another year to return to Apple. Google wasn’t even invented yet!
We share our 20th birthday with MSN.com, Amazon, and Craigslist. But it wasn’t just a year for huge websites – classics were born in 1995 and we’re even starting to see some fashions come back ground.
Who Else is Turning 20 in 2015?
Clueless is the archetypal 90s show – unfortunately it hasn’t aged as well as some of the other films released in the same year. 1995 gave us Se7en, The Usual Suspects, Empire Records, Apollo 13, Bad Boys, and Braveheart. It was even the year when Toy Story came out.
Of course, cinema isn’t all the year had to offer. The Nintendo 64 is celebrating it’s 20th with us as well as the Playstation (which was originally meant to be an add-on for the Super Nintendo). George Foreman launched his Lean Mean Grilling Machine and Starbucks released their Frappuccino.
And Who’s a Little Worse for Wear?
Unfortunately, not everybody gets to be a classic. The Macarena has been retired to ironic mum dancing, and Pogs are nostalgically mentioned by people who still remember all the words to Gangsta’s Paradise.
And, in case you want to feel really old, Ross’ son Ben from Friends would be 20 years old now. Roughly the same age as the One Direction boys, then.