Do you feel old? These songs turn 20 in 2022

(NEXSTAR) – In case you’re feeling old today, here’s a look at some of the biggest hits from 2002 that turn 20 this year. Do you remember them?

“Lose Yourself” – Eminem

Rapper Eminem’s No. 1 hit “Lose Yourself” may turn 20 this year, but the lead single from the artist’s semi-biographical film “8 Mile” continues to reign supreme among some of the most admired tracks in popular rap.

The 2002 Grammy-winning song frequently appears on “best of” lists, including number 29 on the 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time by Rolling Stone. It also became one of the few songs from the 2000s (before broadcast) to reach billion streams on Spotify last year.

Despite taking home the 2003 Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the first hip-hop song to do so, the rapper did not attend or perform the song that year.

Eminem first performed the song at the Academy Awards just two years ago. In a surprise appearance, “Lose Yourself” was included to highlight the “impact of music” on film, Oscars producer Lynette Howell told USAToday in 2020. The performance, which was 17 years in the making, received a standing ovation. Eminem also performed the song during February’s Super Bowl LVI halftime show.

In this Nov. 14, 2002 file photo, Eminem performs at the MTV European Music Awards at Sant Jordi Palace in Barcelona, ​​Spain (AP Photo/Denis Doyle, Pool, File)

“A Thousand Miles” – Vanessa Carlton

You know those piano keys that open when you hear them. The music video instantly recognizable from the song, which features Carlton and his piano navigating the city streets and highways, is probably etched into your brain.

Released in February 2002, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton’s debut single “A Thousand Miles” ended the year at No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart and reached the top 10 on dozens of other countries.

“A Thousand Miles” was also featured in some of the most memorable scenes on the 2004 hit comedy ” White Chicks“, in which the main characters, two black men pretending to be white women, try to sing the song.

But the film’s creators said in a recent interview that the song is far from a punchline: It was chosen for the film because it’s a song that everyone seems to like. As Ellen E. Jones wrote of Guardian in 2019, “Liking what you like is nothing to be ashamed of… We wouldn’t still be humming it 17 years later if it wasn’t a pretty decent pop song, right? ?”

Meanwhile, in a recent 20-year retrospective, Amit Vaidya of rolling stone writes of the song: “Possibly the most easily identifiable first three seconds of a song of the past two decades, and quite possibly the most instantly recognizable piano riff in history.”

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Vanessa Carlton performing on June 2, 2002 (AP Images)

“Family Affair” – Mary J. Blige

The lead single from Blige’s fifth album, “No More Drama,” gave the world the much debated lyrics“Don’t need no hateration, holleration in this dancey”, and became one of Blige’s biggest hits.

The song reached number 1 not only on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart but on several of their other charts. it was also the 12th song on the year-end chart. decade from Billboard. rolling stone considered it among the top 100 of the 2000s, ranking it 95th overall.

Blige performed “Family Affair” at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show of 2022.

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Mary J. Blige is seen here in a promotional photo from 2002. (AP Images)

“Hot in Herre” – Nelly

Released just in time for the summer of 2002, ” Hot in Herre ” took control of the Billboard charts — five in all, including the top spot on the Hot 100.

The song almost didn’t happen, and the St. Louis rapper told The Fader that he had already delivered his second album “Nellyville” before realizing that “something was missing”. Nelly recruited mega-music creator Pharrell Williams, then of the production team The Neptunes, and the two worked on the song from a sample of Chuck Brown’s 1979 R&B hit “Bustin Loose.”

With “Hot in Herre,” Nelly became one of only two Grammy winners for Best Male Rap Solo Performance, as the award was combined into a genderless rap category the following year. The other was Eminem, for “Lose Yourself”.

The song got a new twist last December, when Chance the Rapper appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s “That’s My Jam” and gave the song an improvised country remix.

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Rap musician Nelly, born Cornell Haynes Jr., smiles during an interview on August 6, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (AP Photo/Krista Niles)

“Complicated” – Avril Lavigne

Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne hit radio in March with the bratty “Complicated” from her debut album “Let Go.” If you were in middle school, high school, or college, chances are the tune was being played somewhere by someone you knew at any time of day.

“Complicated” was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammys. In 2009, readers of rolling stone they ranked the song eighth on their readers’ list of the best singles of the decade.

In a facebook post last month, Lavigne wrote: “Holy f—! #Complicated was released 20 years ago today. I never could have imagined the places this song would take me. I am forever so grateful to you and 4- always for embracing my music and showing me so much love then, and still now, 20 years later.”

The song’s legacy of teen angst continues, as recent Grammy winner, Olivia Rodrigo, did a version of “Complicated” on the opening night of his “Sour” tour on Tuesday.

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Avril Lavigne performing on June 22, 2003. (AP Images)

“Hero” – Chad Kroeger with Josey Scott

Sung by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne’s ex-husband, and former rock band Saliva member Josey Scott, “Hero” shot to radio as the lead single from the 2002 box-office smash “Spider-Man”. Man”.

The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on two others, earning two Grammy nominations along the way. “Hero” was also released before the widespread anti-Nickelback sentiment that nearly overshadowed the band in the mid-2000s. But despite becoming an easy joke with rock critics, the band has continued to sell records and has even been has gotten into the joke.

Meanwhile, other songs from the “Spider-Man” movie have been less successful, including ” Vindicated ” by Dashboard Confessional for “Spider-Man 2″ in 2004, ” SignalFire ” by Snow Patrol for “Spider-Man 3″ in 2007, and Alicia Keys and ” It’s On Again ” by Kendrick Lamar for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in 2014.

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Nickelback’s Ryan Peake, Daniel Adair, Chad Kroeger and Mike Kroeger are photographed at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 10, 2005. (AP…

Some of the Spanish hits released in 2002 are below:

  • And it only occurs to me to love you – Alejandro Sanz
  • I leave you Madrid – Shakira
  • Bullfighter – Chayanne
  • Without fear of anything – Alex Ubago
  • I need you Amaral
  • I ask God – Juanes
  • Hail Mary – David Bisbal
  • Aserejé – Las Ketchup
  • Treacherous Butterfly – Mana
  • Caraluna – Bacilli

If you enjoyed this trip back to your teens, we hope you booked your annual physicals!

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Do you feel old? These songs turn 20 in 2022