1. LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE
Chris Crocker became an overnight internet sensation when he stood up for Britney after her ‘comeback’ appearance on the VMA’s, and made history from what appears to be under his bedsheets
2. Charlie Bit Me
“Charlie Bit Me – again!” reigned as the most watched and favourited YouTube upload from 2009 and wasn’t knocked off the top spot until Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video in 2011
3. The end of the Harry Potter novels
July 21st 2007 was the day Muggles, Witches and Wizards everywhere said a heartfelt farewell to JK Rowling’s multi-billion Potter franchise
4. The first iPhone
Look to your right hand, are you holding an iPhone? No? Then one is surely nearby. It’s hard to believe these were released just a decade ago!
5. Barack Obama begins his presidential campaign
History was made way back in 2007 when Barack Obama started his run for presidency
6. Mad Men – Season 1
Can you believe you’ve been re-watching your Mad Men boxset for 10 years?!
7. Thriller – Prison inmates
I think we were all equally bemused and amused when this video of inmates at a maximum security prison in the Philippines went viral, showing their reenactment of MJ’s “Thriller”
8. Battle at Kruger goes viral
9. Prince brings purple rain to the Halftime show
“Nobody remembers the game. They remember the rain—the Purple Rain.”
10. Lindsay Lohan goes to jail for 84 minutes
In a year that saw some of Hollywood’s sweethearts fall from grace, who can forget the mere 84 minutes LiLo spent behind bars?!
11. Rihanna breaks records with Umbrella
The summer of 2007 was of course a wet one, so it’s no surprise Rihanna’s “Umbrella” became the anthem we all hold dear to our hearts
12. The Simpsons hit the big screen
13. We all learnt how to ‘Crank that Soulja Boy’
What were ‘Yoooooouuuuuu!!!’ doing in 2007 if you weren’t secretly hoping to show your friends that you too, could ‘crank that Soulja Boy’
14. Tony Blair resigns as Prime Minister
Tony Blair, longest serving Labour PM resigned in 2007 – does it feel longer to you?
15. Shilpa Shetty wins Celebrity Big Brother
A Celebrity Big Brother to rival all others in controversy saw Shilpa Shetty take the crown, but do you remember it like it was yesterday?
16. Northern Rock Crisis hits
2007 marked the year of the Credit Crunch – and we’ll leave that there
17. Skins begins
If you were 16 in 2007 there’s a good chance you’d sit up and watch Skins religiously, wishing you were as cool as Tony even though you knew deep down you were such a Sid
And there it is, a look back at some moments you probably can’t believe were almost 10 years ago! Which of these surprised you the most? Tweet us @ov_group