So Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” is legit old enough to drink. The popular earworm-dance hybrid that took over every school dance and wedding turned 21 yesterday.
Feeling old? Us too.
At least we can share a beer with these 21 pop culture moments that also turned 21 this year.
Starbucks turned coffee into dessert by blending up the first Frappachino.
George Foreman gave us an indoor grill. And Michael Scott gave us this moment:
Beanie Babies were the school-yard currency of cool. And worlds collided on The Simpsons.
Kendall Jenner was born.
Clueless, Toy Story, Jumanji, Pocahontas and Braveheart were box-office hits. Right along with Batman Forever, Casper and Apollo 13.
Xena: Warrior Princess premiered. And the final episode of Full House aired. #YouGotItDude
Speaking of Full House, Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know” was released and Jagged Little Pill won the Grammy for Album of the Year. We were also grooving to TLC’s “Waterfalls.”
Brad Pitt was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for the first time.
Hugh Grant got arrested for lewd conduct (or “felonious fellatious activity” as some news outlets reported) aka getting a beej from Divine Brown.
Match.com went live and changed dating forever.
Bill Waterson’s last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was published.
And let’s never forget then-First lady Hillary Clinton rocking out to the “Macarena” at the 1996 Democratic National Convention.