Best Years In History

The Top Ten

1 2000

Why is 2000 the best year? Because:

-new millennium (duh! )
-PS2 was released
-Nothing really bad happened that year
-I was born
-and many more

2005 comes really close, however.

Great year. The only year of the 2000's with a strong economy, the beginning of the millenium, the year of the dragon, a leap year, and I could go on and on.

Ah, the early 2000's, when saying the word retarded was completely acceptable


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2 2010

It was awesome because like we had new Technology like smart phones and good computers, but it wasn't a problem with people being glued to them and our life didn't revolve around Technology. Probably best year of my life so far, 2012 comes very close but this year was special because he music was better and the world was a better place.

Everyone was creative and different

Oh my god best year ever! Considering I was off school for like over 18 weeks of the year because of the snow which was awesome! Please let another year be like this - sryanbruen

This is the year I was born?! Is this why it is a great year!? 😲☺️

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3 2017 2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

I swear to God 2017 will be a thousand times better than 2016. - anonygirl

My Opinions About Those Past 12 Years (so far):

2006: Amazing (8/10)
2007: Awesome! - Best Year of My Life! (10/10)
2008: Pretty mediocre year, but not as bad as 2009, The only really bad thing about 2008 is Diabetes (5/10)
2009: Sucks, Because a lot of bad things happening, like the death of Michael Jackson, Analog T.V. is gone, Nickelodeon got rid of their orange slime, Toon Disney Turned to Disney, SpongeBob was at his worst, I was in the hospital for nearly a month back then, and I had a lot of bad school days in 2009, The only things that I miss about 2009 is the new Toy Story toy line back then and my young cousin born then. (3/10)
2010: Pretty bad at first, but it improved later on (4/10)
2011: Good. (7/10)
2012: Average. (6/10)
2013: Bad. (4/10)
2014: Really bad. (3/10)
2015: Things got 10 times worse.. (2/10)
2016: Things got 20 times worse.. (1/10)
2017: WORST YEAR EVER! (0.5/10), There was absloutley nothing good to say about last ...more

2005: I don't know? /10
2006: Too many good things happened. 8/10
2007: I was born. 10/10
2008: Meh... 6/10
2009: Great year, in my opinion! The only bad thing is when the king of pop died. 7/10
2010: I went to the US for the first time, and the rest was AWESOME! 9/10
2011: Went to school the first time, and a lot of things that are great! 8/10
2012: Quite a bad year, but not as bad for me. 6/10
2013: Preschool for the first time, and some good and bad things. 5/10
2014: World Cup in my country! But it failed... 4/10
2015: BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE! I got a IPad for the first time, and I got Roblox for the first time! 11/10
2016: TERRIBLE! My teacher was evil in school, and I almost died in a weird way! 1/10
2017: Not a bad year in my opinion. 8/10
2018: Being great! 7/10 - Gabo147

The worst year of my life was 2017, cause I had to switch buses in November and my dog died in December :'(

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4 2004

The year when I was born and mighty boosh T.V. series and radio series came out. The best magical year.

Spider-Man 2, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, burnout 3, Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban, the Incredibles, shrek 2, halo 2, half life 2, metal gear solid 3 that year was the best - Alxg_mez

Born this year and red sox drought ended USHER and more

Everything is alright in this year

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5 2002

Best Year ever
WWE ruthless aggression is born
Brock Lesnar And John Cena Debuts
2002 world cup
Music was different then that new s***
Justin Bieber weren't famous
It was all different
Nintendo Gamecube was released
The Rock VS Hollywood Hulk Hogan Wrestlemania X8
Beginning of the competition between the Gamecube vs OG Xbox and vs PS2
Best Game for Gamecube in 2002: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Memories
And plus Music was the best on that year
Spidermab was released on that year and so did Harry potter and the Chamber of secrets Star was 2 Attack of the clones and 8 mile was released on that year
THIS YEARS WAS A MIND BLOWING YEAR FOR ME for the win laugh out loud

This was the best year ever I was born in 2002 too!

Great year:
John Cena
Wrestlemania X8
No Bieber
World Cup
The Eminem Show & 8 Mile
Many more - Derpman45


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6 2007

In December of 2007, I did not want 2007 to end. I went to both Disneyland and Sea World this year, so it was pretty good for you. - anonygirl

That's when lots of web series and cool, things happened like bratz we'll kinda

The weather was perfect this year, plus who doesn't like 07

Ugh I love 2007

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7 1999

The year of Fight Club and The Matrix. And I was born that year

I was born that year, and so much magical things happened.

The year I was born.

Hey! I was born than
DECEMBER 30th 19999

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8 2012

The world ended in this year and now we're all ghosts! Ha ha ha!

What man if the world ended I wouldn't have heard about most rappers and this site. - AlphaQ

Um the best year like ever creepers I mean creepers you guys are so weird I mean 2012 was the best 1. Because I am not stupid like you guys.2. Because it was like the best year ever.

Um the worst tear like ever creeper I mean creepers you guys are so awesome I mean 2012 was the worst 1 Because I am not stupid like you guys.2 Because it was like the worst year ever

Second best year in my life! The first best is the year I was born.

This single year is golden. What an amazing period the early 2010s were. They were like the 2000s in a way, but better than, say, 2008-2009 and so far were the best decade yet. 2013-now is just awful and is just a cruel change for the worse. - Frodomar49

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9 2011

Even though I lost 3 cats that year, I thought 2011 was a great year for me. I went to Yosemite, Six Flags (I went several times that year), and Disneyland that same year. And plus, I had a best friend. I respect your opinion if you do not like 2011. - anonygirl

Best year ever for me. I met my girlfriend. I traveled the world. Best marks in school ever. I practiced tennis really hard and successful. And everyone around me was also really happy. Everything was so nice for me in 2011. I like almost every year except 2013.

I would say that this year is the best year in my life! ( although I am not born in this year) because all my favourite songs came out on that year! Actually my favourite year is 2009-2014 but I really relates to 2011 a lot! And that's why I loved this year!

Not the best year in history, but the best year of my life - just coming into my own as an adult and having so much fun across the board! Crazy to see people born in 2007 on TheTopTens already though!

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10 2006

This is one of my best years (Along with 2006, 2010 and 2014) I actually like it Great year in my opinion because my favorite LEGO City sets of Airplane Airport sets came out in that year also my favorite things like New Super Mario Bros. DS was made back in May 15,2006 also the movie Superman Returns was made back in 2006 of June The best year in the whole planet I was just having a very good year I really want to go back to this year I was 5 but until October I was going to be 6 years old this is thousand times better than 2011 and 2015 this year rocks for me it was 11 years ago now were are in 2017 and I'm going to be 17 in October. 2006 rocks the best year on the planet!

Great year for rock music in my opinion, because my favourite album came out that year, One-X, which is from Three Days Grace, and it was also the year Evanescence, another one of my favourite bands, released their album The Open Door.

Can't believe it's been 10 years now...was a great year for me, still remember the Emo and Myspace times and having awesome friends...

I was born that year

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The Contenders

11 2005

The world became an amazing place for once...I was born! And YouTube was created on 2005, so...ya know, I actually HAVE a YouTube channel...Random Pete

Resident evil 4 and I think one of my best year

Oh I was born this year! Many great things came out like Club Penguin, YouTube and the good T.V. Shows back then!

YEAR I WAS BORN, BIITCH - NightmareCinema

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12 1968

The year great movies like Yellow Submarine and 2001: A Space Odyssey were released. Check them out if you haven't!

Should be #2. People were happier less greedy they talked socialized. It was better even though I was not born yet:

This is the year my mom was born!


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13 2003

The year teenage mutant ninja turtles and lilo & stitch was out. - radon548

This is the worst year. Gregory Peck died, and then my favorite actor, Charles Bronson, died.

The year I was born, and teen titans and finding nemo came out.

I was born.

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14 1967

YEAH! The world got hippies, people having sex covered in mud, the summer of love, and some amazing music. - BeatlesFan1964

I was gonna vote for 1969 because of Woodstock, the Beginnings of the Internet, and the moon landing but you just can't beat the summer of love. It's sad that I was born in 2000, I would have loved those times.

Greatest music. Love hippies. Time when people were vastly more connected and having a buffoon like dumpy in the White House was unthinkable

Yeah, the year of Psychedelic rock, deserves to be on this list for sure. - RogerWatersfan1999

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15 1969

Why mention woodstock? What about, umm, THE MOON LANDING

Don't forget the excitement of watching the build up to the moon landing with the earlier Apollo missions in 1969. Also Concords first flight, Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Waters as well as Woodstock. Also the first microchip and ARPANET. We thought science and technology would solve all our problems back then and why not with all this going on? Also the year Star Trek was first shown in the on UK T.V.. Great year to be 11/12 (like me) with the future looking so bright.

The year scooby-doo where are you was born. - radon548

Led Zeppelin's first and second albums, and also Beatles' Abbey Road were released!

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16 1972

My Parents We're Born In That Year - OebotheHeatherlover

Glasgow Rangers 100 yar centenary.

The Godfather. - BeatlesFan1964

I Love 70's songs

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17 2001

The year that spongebob was at it's best, who's with me?

This year was good except the 9/11 attacks

Monsters Inc, Lord of the Rings, The Fast and the Furious, Shrek, Ocean's Eleven, FLCL, Samurai Jack, Invader Zim, Super Mario Advance, Luigi's Mansion, great music, THE LIST JUST GOES ON ABOUT THE GOOD STUFF!

There are some good things... and there was some bad things. Good things: XBOX was released, Windows XP was released, GameCube was released, good movies and more stuff. Bad things: 9/11 terrorist attacks, my dad getting arrested... etc...

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18 1973

Coolest movies ever made - Texas Chainsaw Massacre being 1 of so, so, so many... check it out on imdb. Picasso and Ziggy Stardust died. I was born.

The Dark Side of the Moon. Need I say more?

The Dark Side of the Moon

Why I like this year?
My mom was born.
Doraemon first anime was created.

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19 1977

Star Wars came out. - JakePlaid

Elvis Presley died that year. How was that a good year?

AC/DC released let there be rock - ACDC-

Gerry d was born so was Gayle s may the 4th b wa u

20 1996

This wasn't the best year for cinema but it was very good. Quentin Tarintino had two movie out. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Wes Craven brought us Scream, Desperado was considered the most violent movie on earth, Radiohead was rocking and rolling. George Clooney had not collided with the devil to ruin batman in 1997, the internet was made around 1996, Aids was getting treatments, Canada had a complete mix of the 70's 80's and 90's, and the twisted version of the little red ridding hood AKA Freeway, came out. There were so many awesome things that happened this year. The economy was doing great too. I think I was born in the wrong generation, this year was amazing!

Personally, I wish I could've been born this year...

Cartoon Network was getting started with shows like dexter

On that year - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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21 1989

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of the German reunification - a great year for millions.

The Simpsons first aired

The Gameboy was released this year!

The beginning of the World Wide Web. - DarkMatter1997

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22 1991

The Super NES launched and Sonic 1 was released. Simple as that. - SuperNESBrony

Best year for music by far. Ten, Nevermind, and so many more. - Songsta41

Ren and Stimpy premiered - STANCAKE

Nirvana at their best. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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23 1971

Jim Morrison died that year. How was that year good?

Disney World opened in 71 - Gamecubesarecool193

The birth of Bangladesh.

My dad was born on this year - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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24 2013

2013 was NOT the best year ever. 2014 was just a little better than 2013, but 2013 was AWFUL. Lots of games and stuff getting discontinued. Shows becoming a lot worse, UGH what an AWFUL year! - TopTenJackson

2013 was a pretty lousy year. Bombings, terrorists, hurricanes, and even some of my experiences that happened turned it into crap

2013 was my favorite year of my life so far. I was 11 and I'm now 15. I did so many adventurous things that year. I went to Wyoming and South Dakota for 3 weeks in the summer. 5th and 6th grade were amazing. I still played my Xbox 360. And a lot of good songs came out. And Minecraft became very popular.

Steven Universe! - puglover2008

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25 2014

This is the worst year ever and it should not be on the list

This was one of the best years for movies. We got Whiplash, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Edge of Tomorrow, and so much more.

My third favorite year still better than 2011 because in 2011 Fourth Grade ugh the worst thing ever this is better than 2012 2016 and 2017 best year ever The LEGO Movie was my favorite movie ever this year rocks! My first favorite year was 2006 second 2010 In my opinion this is the best year! - Lordvader3500

2014 is just as bad as 2017 and 2018. Get this off from this list. - LeRoiDesSapins

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26 13,700,000,000 B.C

I was born this year! - Spiritualsavedboy

There were no humans to ruin the planet back then.

To the other comment: The universe just started. There was no earth to ruin.

Proabebly true!

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27 2015

To be honest: I don't see what's the hate about 2015, because this was such a green year for me & my Instagram! This was when I was first famous during spring break in my 9th grade year! During the summer I got my very first summer job & also my time going to the beach in Texas. During the fall which is October, a brawl occurred at my school, I went to fair, & I got a new bed. It's 2017 & it's feels like this year is already better than 2016. - DPS501

What Why people like this year this year is an nightmare god damn 2015 Is worst than any other years.

I see why people hate this year, terrorism, bombings, shootings, etc. But some of the good things were that our economy was pretty good, and it was a good year for movies, animation, video games, and some songs. There's good and bad to every year, even the year 2000.

No I had the worst teacher ever I was starting 2 grade

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28 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

This year will be better THAN 2017 and 2016! Because I'm going to graduate high school, do my excuse in the summer, and on the month of August they will be no more high school & taking the school bus! So make 2018 beat up 2016 and 2017!

This year has been great for me so far, except for February 14th when there was a shooting less than 15 miles from where I live. Oh and my insomnia hit its height in the last week, which ruined what would have been one of my favorite years. - allamassal

To be honest 2016-2017 was terrible but I have hope that this year will be better - Randomator

This year sucks already! Wow! We just have 2 years left until the 2010s is over. I hope the 2020s have a 1980s/1990s comeback.

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29 2009

This was my year. Everything I did was very memorable, and all my sports went well. (Mainly Federer winning the French Open and Wimbledon. )

Good movies, like Inglourious Basterds. This year was the best year for me because so much great things has happened! Got my video game console for the first time and Assassin's Creed II came out...

My favorite year. Lots of great albums were made in this year that I love.

My brother was born. That's it. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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30 1998

Pretty much the best year when it comes to video games, you've got: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Tomb Raider III, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon, Half-Life, StarCraft, Grim Fandango, Sonic Adventure, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, F-Zero X, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, MediEvil, Parasite Eve and many more.

Movie-wise, you've got: Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show, The Big Lebowski, There's Something About Mary, A Bug's Life, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Rushmore, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pleasantville, Mulan and many more.

Television-wise, you've got: Friends, That 70's Show, Seinfeld, The Simpsons (back when it was brilliant), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (this was it's first year), The X-Files, The Powerpuff Girls, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, Pokemon (back when it was great), Everybody Loves Raymond, Pinky and the Brain and many more.

Music-wise, you've got: Fastball: ...more

After almost 20 years I have never felt the energy and the atmosphere that I felt that year. Now 2017 is reminding me a little again so let see 2018!

Culturally great year- so many good films and great music. Definitely should be higher on this list

I hate this year because Godzilla 1998 came out.

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31 1983

The year Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi was released.

The year Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back was released

Great songs came that year and the remake of Scarface aired

Tony Montana is literally my screensaver. "This town is like a p**** waiting to get f***e d." - BeatlesFan1964

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32 1985

The video game industry is saved, Back to the Future was awesome.

And best of all Mario! He saved all the video games who could not like the Super Mario Bros. And all his friends

The NES was released in North America which completely saved the crash. Also, Nintendo is amazing.

I like Calvin and Hobbes - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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33 1995

Pokemon is one of the stupidest trends ever.

Didn't Pokemon come out in 1996?

Toy story - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL


34 1964

There was a big earthquake in Alaska that time so how is this the best year? - Q-Q

Why is the top all years 2000 and up? - westofohio

Start of Beatlemania - westofohio

35 1992

I was born that year

I was born this year!

Reservoir Dogs. - BeatlesFan1964

Litteraly the best year for music ever.

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36 1776

You realize this is 1776, the year America was born, not 1976.

America was born into the world

Deep 70's! Rock and role! You wouldn't believe how good life was without the internet, and with great music and movies and other great entertainment.

37 1997

Because of Final Fantasy 7 and rpg known as well because of this game

Because hbk become the champ and titanic was released!

Hanson the Beiber of the 90's - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Happy 5 de mayo!

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38 2008

2008 was the best year of my entire life! I was at my skinniest and I was just having a very good year!

2008 was one of the best years for music

The Dark Knight was released this year. Should I say more?

I was born this year.

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39 1920

Women gained the right to vote in 1920. - anonygirl

It just seemed chill ya know? Women were being more confident and the music was GREAT.

40 1984

1984 was with no doubt about the best year for movies we got ghostbusters terminator super girl the never ending story and the list keeps going on we also got amazing song and a good few games that are still fun to play with. Michael Jackson was in his prime and so much more if this isn't the best year ever I don't know what is ( we also got the gremlins and Indianna jones)

1984 Detroit tigers won the world series reagan was elected among everything else. That meant something in the world. Best year on earth

Reagan won in a landslide and the cold war was heating up, Ghostbusters was also released so that's good.

Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Born in the U.S.A, Ride The Lightning, Defenders Of Faith, Deep Purple got back together, several other good bands formed and many more good things.

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41 1990

This year I born

A bunch of things I say

It's my lucky year

I Borned that year

42 1986

Somewhere in Time, Master of Puppets, Orgasmatron, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying, and Reign In Blood were released this year! - edward-beil

This is the year Disney released Flight of the Navigator! Greatest year ever! - RockFashionista

Best year for thrash metal - Brobusky

Zelda & Stand By Me the two of the best things ever

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43 1979

Alien, Mad Max, Apocalypse Now, etc. An amazing year for movies.

My mom was born on that year - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

44 1963

The year the greatest show in the universe began. LONG LIVE DOCTOR WHO!

MLK & the Equal Pay Act. come on guys, think about history as a whole. It's kinda selfish to just vote for the year you were born.

It was meh because JFK got shot

45 1936
46 1994

This year would have been awesome if Justin Bieber wasn't born this year and completely ruin it.

Justin BIEBER was born so it's a bad year haha

Sadly Beiber was born and Cobain died. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Green Day released Dookie.

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47 1976

The birth of the Apple computer.

"I'm as mad as hell, amd I'm not going to take it anymore! " - BeatlesFan1964


Apple came to existence
Birth of the V of Doom, giving millions a nightmare - BorisRule

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48 1959

Better with that technology! Now people are obsessed with phones and stuff like that and my opinion is that every year that's less than 2000 it's the best year

The worlds greatest year

Awesome I hope its number 1

Not a great year
The day the music died and I believe Elvis was drafted to the army this year - ThePerson

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49 1988
50 1928

Everyone knows the 1920s were actually the best years ever. People just vote for the other ones because they were born that year. This website is not really accurate because the voters aren't making good choices.

Mickey mouse came out. Even though I don't like Mickey mouse. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Good year for Irish coin collectors. - computerfan0

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