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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.