Mark the Tenth Birthday of ‘Hey Ya!’ with Peanuts

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Joe Hughes points out the painful fact that Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’, the song that led us from post 9/11 PTSD, that taught us how to shake it in the early years of social media, that signaled everyone get on the floor for months and then years, is now 10 years old. And whether it’s the internet making time pass more quickly, as Chris Hardwick theorized, or just my own getting older (every month is a smaller part of my total life than the previous one) this was the fastest decade ever. And to celebrate, I suggest, as Joe does, watching the Hey Ya Peanuts mashup.

PS: I know that “Hey Ya” does not appear on ATliens, but I posted that album for obvious reasons.

Comments

  1. “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” remains my favorite album of the 21st Century, although “Baby Rides The Bus” by Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes is a close second. The first two songs on “The Electric Lady” by Janelle Monae are as good as two songs get.

    Also, the Hey Ya!/Peanuts mash-up: PERFECTION.

  2. The way Franklin casually mentions that ‘nah, my dad’s over in Vietnam’ has a different resonance now that it did then, I bet.

  3. Chris Duffy says:

    This was my son’s first exposure to hip hop and to the Christmas special dancing. He was 5 and we watched it like a 100 times.

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