9 T-Shirts for Every 2000s Pop Fan
January 14, 2021
The early 2000s were a unique time period in history. Hollywood was slowly bidding farewell to the music icons of the 1990s, super hero movies were on the rise, romantic comedies were being mass-produced, boy bands were disbanding, artists were going solo, and pop-punk was making a comeback. It certainly was a time to be alive. The following shirts are great for those who miss the music of the early 2000s.
1. For the Avril Lavigne fan
In 2002, the world was introduced to French-Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne. Unlike other female artists of the time, Avril was different. She was punky, she preferred black nail polish to french manicures, she donned baggy pants, wife beaters, and ties and she blessed us with the iconic pop-punk song, “Sk8er Boi.”
Avril gave hope to music fans who were tired of cheesy pop songs and boy band power ballads. This shirt is ideal for music fans who still rock out to “Complicated” and “I’m With You” while driving in their car.
2. For the Good Charlotte fan
Like Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte was the pop-punk equivalent to the pop artists who reigned supreme in the 1990s. They were less political than Green Day and not quite as obscene as Blink 182. They rose to fame with catchy songs such as “The Anthem,” “Girls Like Boys,” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” They also drove the parents of young fans crazy with their tattoos, numerous piercings, and crazy hair styles. This shirt is great for the fans who still can’t decide who is cuter, Benji Madden or his brother, Joel Madden.
3. For the solo Justin Timberlake fan
Justin Timberlake has remained a force to be reckoned with since the mid 90s. Once the leading man of *NSYNC, Timberlake is now a respected dancer, actor, singer, and songwriter who has continued to sell out world tour after world tour. In 2002, Timberlake debuted his solo album, Justified, which featured more mature, R&B style hits including “Cry Me a River” and “Like I Love You.” This shirt is fitting for fans who still consider JT their celebrity crush.
4. For the Ryan Cabrera fan
While the early 2000s were certainly a time of music revival, what with former group members releasing solo albums, it was also a time for new artists to shine. Ryan Cabrera gained a reputable fanbase with the release of 2004’s “On the Way Down” followed by the ever-romantic tune, “True.” While Ryan Cabrera became a somewhat one hit wonder, he is on the rise again as he is currently touring with 98 Degrees.
5. For the All American Rejects fan
The All American Rejects captured the hearts of alternative rock fans with the release of 2002’s “Swing Swing” and “The Last Song.” With a handsome, dreamy-eyed lead singer, catchy lyrics, and an established MTV following, The All American Rejects are arguably one of the most memorable bands of the early 2000s. This shirt is great for those who still rock out to “Dirty Little Secret” and “My Paper Heart.”
6. For the Green Day fan
Green Day is arguably one of the most iconic punk rock bands of the last twenty years. While Green Day has been a staple in the music industry since the their 1990 debut album, the band experienced a revival of their own with the controversial 2004 album, American Idiot.
While the album was greeted with mixed reviews from fans and music critics alike, American Idiot is still one of Green Day’s crowning achievements. This shirt is for those who are still trying to determine what the lyrics, “do the propaganda” really mean.
7. For the Blink 182 fan
Much like Green Day, Blink 182 has been pleasing punk rock fans since the 90s. In the early 2000s, the California rock band climbed the charts with hit songs such as “First Date,” “Feeling This,” “All the Small Things,” and “I Miss You.” Ten years later, Blink 182 continues to sell out concert venues and please punk rock fans of all ages.
8. For the Beyonce fan
Music fans often reminisce on the unforgettable pop music of the early 2000s. It’s completely understandable considering it was the time when Beyonce was paving the way for her own solo career–which still thrives today.
With the release of 2003’s Dangerously in Love, Queen B blessed us with iconic pop hits like “Crazy in Love,” “Baby Boy,” and “Naughty Girl.” This shirt is great for fans who continue to worship and adore Beyonce.
9. For the Britney Spears fan
You can’t address the music of the early 2000s and not mention Britney Spears. Like pop divas before her, Britney revolutionized pop music the minute she hit the music scene with 1998’s Baby One More Time. In the early 2000s, the pop star shed her (mostly) good-two-shoes image for a more provocative persona.
With the release of 2000’s Oops!…I Did It Again and 2001’s Britney, Spears’ song lyrics and music videos grew increasingly more suggestive–and fans loved it! This shirt is great for the Britney fans who still find themselves trying to master the choreography of “Slave For You.”
MALLORY: Mallory Barrett is a writer and blogger living in New York City. She loves musical theatre and a good cup of coffee. You can visit Mallory at www.mallorybarrett.com.
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