Best Years of the 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 2010 2010 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year based on Anno Domini/Common Era designations. It is the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

I remember getting my ladybug Pillow Pet (that I still own 11 years later) in 2010 when I was around 4 years old. I also have plenty of memories of me being in preschool from around 2009 - 2011. I even remember going to some kid's birthday party in the year 2010.

This was the best year in the 21st century. I wasnt so old facing college issues. But I wasnt too young either to not know about exciting things in life like science, girls, etc... I was a teen and in high school. It was partying everywhere. And also the time when I began to know about the truth behind everything, physics, biology, nature, why we exist, etc. I read hawkings brief history of time for the first time. My close friends were all total nerdy and geeks and I was a high school genius and ubergeek.
Also this marks the beginning of time when the new technology called smart phones and whatsapp are getting very popular and my jump to 3g internet from 2g. Means access to a much faster bandwidth for all people. Apple released ipad. Ebooks getting very popular, amazon will release kindle fire 1 year after 2010.
So this marks the time when all developing countries get widely connected to the rest of the world through internet and facebook.. I also remember the old orkut. The ...more

Well 2010 was a great year I just loved it made me feel very nostalgic remembering the past but the year that was unforgettable was 2010 when justin bieber appeared and then the first iPad, new decade I just loved and everything on TV was great (unlike 2020) and I really Like Obama ruling the U.S so it was the greatest year of my entire life.

My favorite years so far were 2008 - 2019, except for 2012. The best year of my life was 2015 and
I am looking forward to seeing what will the 2020s bring, Trends started getting better in 2015 excluding the stupid ones and I started having more fun when 2015 began
I love my life and Let's see what trends, awesome moments and happy times the 2020s will bring. This comment was posted in 2019

2 2011 2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

2011 was an awesome year as well as the year I started kindergarten. I remember celebrating my 5th birthday and getting a mini Lalaloopsy school bus as one of my presents. I even remember my preschool teacher bringing in a bounce house inside the classroom on my last day of preschool. I would totally go back to 2011 as a little kid if I could. I can't believe 2011 was an entire decade ago already.

My opinion, I leant this one to be number one, manly because it had really great songs that year. There's a great remix for them. The old days were good.

Overall one of the best of the 2010s, I thought school was pretty fun here, and I got some amazing lego city sets

It was the best I
Year I wish I had a time machine to go back that year

3 2006 2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

I feel like 2006 is a starting year for the new modern, like flat screens TV became more popular and the 90's vibes just ended and technology just stared to get more advanced, and also everything was so cinematic

I consider this year my first good year.

This was awesomne! I remember living in an awesomne house, and had a great childhood this year

4 2012 2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

2012 was another good year for me. I was 6 years old back then, and I remember things such as going to Target with my grandma and getting some Squinkies playsets, celebrating my 6th birthday, and how awesome Christmas 2012 was (it's my favorite Christmas of all time as of 9/6/2021). Unfortunately, my best friends (who were also my apartment neighbors) moved away in January/February, and I got lost on my first day of 1st grade in September 2012, but oh well.

I hope the 2020s bring back all of the 1970s 1980s 1990s and 2000's nostalgic things, but I'm not sure if this would be official or not, because I think everything started to suck around mid 2013, the last good year for me was 2012, early 2013 was okay, but everything went downhill in mid 2013, because I had braces then and my school was crap.

Overall good year, I got my first video game ever (Mario Party 9) and my first video game console eer (Nintendo Wii), so of course it would be pretty good.

I actually liked (2006-2012), except for 2009! it started to suck in 2013 though.

5 2008 2008 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

If you were born in 2008, you are the last birth year to spend all of you're elementary school years before the pandemic. Which is pretty cool right?

I loved this year this year I saw the dark knight, breaking bad premered. and I got to sink deep into nosalgia with adult swim old school night if you don't know in 2008 every friday adult swim would showcase programs that was on adult swim in 2001 the whole night

Kindergarten was a bop. I lived in a coastal town. It was a bLAST.

This was the greatest year ever. The only reason was seeing the Patriots embarrased

6 2007 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

Here's my timeline/opinion:

1999: Born
2000 - 2003: Awesome years! Best games, best movies, best music, and best T.V. shows of the early 00s
2004 - 2007: Great years, but not as good as the earlier years, but still had a great childhood.
2008 - 2012: These years were okay, Things were starting to change a lot
2013 - 2014: Bad. Things were starting to suck!
2015 - 2016: Awful! Things were getting worse!
2017 - Present: $#! tty music, Movies, T.V. shows, etc.

I sometimes hate being a teenager in the 2010s, which means I was 13 in 2013.
I sometimes wish I was born 10 years earlier in 1989, so I could be 13 in 2003, and 30 in 2020.

Although I was born in 1999, the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s were awesome, although a lot of people hated the mid to late 2000s, It wasn't that bad for me, except 2009.

2007 was also a pretty good year. Too bad I was only 1 year old back then. :(

Unfortunately, the stupid iPhone came out in 2007 and it slowly ruined the world over time.

The best year of my life would be 2007! I wish it was 2007 again. Oh and by the way, Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, Happy New Year! 2018 was a pretty rough year all right

7 2019 2019 (MMXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

2019 was the best year of my life! It was literally better than any of my other years! The best things that happened this year is that I did better in school, I was more social, I got better at sports, especially soccer, the sport I love and play, and lots of other good things! I wish every year was like this!

The climax of Pre-COVID life. I won't tell you how that Summer was memorable for me personally but I have almost as much nostalgia for it as I do with 2010-15.

2019 was a decent year for me, but it wasn't as good as 2009 - 2014. I was 13 years old in 2019, and I had the best 13th birthday that year. I got my 3rd ear piercing (both ears) that year as well. Finally, I remember how awesome Christmas 2019 was (although it wasn't as good as 2012).

It was at least a decent way to end a memorable decade. 2019 was just a good year, and I couldn't find a better way to end the decade with this year. This year is terrible, so far, the pandemic, too many people dying, fear, hate, protest, etc.

8 2009 2009 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 10th and final year of the 2000s decade.

2009 is the first year I can remember. I was 3 years old and I started preschool that year. I even remember going to Toys R Us and getting my first Barbie doll with my grandma holding me on my pink leash (yes, child leashes are a real thing).

I was born this year so I guess this is the best year ever in my life!

This year ushered in a multi year era of hope and prosperity.

My little brother was born this year, but that's it, the winter was super cold this year

9 2003 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

Preschool and early childhood!

I was born in this year.

Born in this year

Best year ever!

10 2015 2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

2015 was the most nostalgic year of my life. The starry night, M83music, my old friends, and the club Bella gold. Best time of my life. GT Racing 2, asphalt 7, and real racing 2 were still around and the atmosphere felt nostalgic. It is the second most nostalgic year followed by the 1980s.

This year was the golden time of my life. 2016 was just slightly worse, but still amazing, in February 2017 the golden time of my life ended and my dealing with Holocaust deniers started.

I was born in 1999.
1999-2006:?
2007-2010: Sometimes good, sometimes bad
2011: Bad
2012: Ordinary
2013: Mostly bad
2014:
January-August: Mostly bad
September-December: Relatively good
2015: Very good
2016: Very good
2017:
The second half of February-November: Bad.
January-the first half of February and December: Good
2018: In the balance

Gay marriage was legalized
Can't take it? Go cry in a corner like the big baby you are

The Contenders
11 2004 2004 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

I was born this year! Of course this should be high up then!

This year should be at number 1! top 3 at least

Best year just trust me

This should be higher

12 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.

Good and bad. I had a fun time going out with friends, exploring abandoned buildings, making youtube videos and trying not to breath in my friends vape haha. However I had an operation and was very ill the day before, also had a unusual reaction to a menijitis vaccine and threw up a lot so yeah strange year I guess.

Way better than the previous three years! One of the best, my second little sister was born, we moved to a better house, and I got a Nintendo Switch.

Best year of my life, 2016 was boring and terrible, in 2017, I felt so happy.

I went to NYC, Seaside Heights, Ocean City NJ, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and a wedding!

13 2005 2005 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

YouTube was started and From Under the Cork Tree came out in 2005.

I was born this year.

14 2013 2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.

I was 7 years old in 2013 and it was the year I started using hair chalk to color my hair. I remember hair chalk being pretty popular in 2013 for some reason. It was also the year I lost my 1st baby tooth the day before my 7th birthday that August. I can't believe 2013 was 8 years ago when it feels like it was just yesterday.

Extremly overhated, we had a decent trip to Lithuania, I got a 3DS and... yeah, on the good side.

I had a fun year of fifth grade. I wish I could go back.

My first Eurovision live experience & the last year of no isis and my Little sister was born

15 2002 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

This year was absolutely sublime as we recovered from 9/11, music was wonderful, and TV shows were fabulous.

16 2014 2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

2014 was the year I got my 1st ever piercing done with my 1st holes on both ears. I currently have 4 and counting on both ears and my right nostril as well. I became addicted to piercings the same day I got my 1st hole done. 2014 was also the last year of the golden era for me (2015 is when the world started getting boring) and I was 8 years old back then. I even remember how my first day of 3rd grade was actually good and how I played some Adobe Flash games on my family's Windows 7 computer when I came home from school that day in September 2014.

I consider 2014 the last good year because things started to go downhill in 2015.

Overall, not bad, but not good either, I was sick during my Lithuania trip this year (thankfully I got Mario Party Island Tour so it still made my trip decent-good)

17 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

Stress free year. Started high school, made new friends, easy lessons, good music, got my first phone, good summer, all round good year.

Terrible year to be honest but 2017? Even worse. 2020? Way worse. 1943? Far, far, far, far by far way worse

The year I discovered furries.

Probably one of the only years in my life that wasn't so full of stress and drama

18 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) was 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.

Went on a 2 week holiday to Spain, went on a decent camping trip, started college, last year before I started really struggling with my mental illness, during 2018 it was my last stress free year, saw a cool ufo with my dad, made new friends.

BEST: 2018! YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL! SUMMER CAmP ISLAND, WASHINGTON'S STANLEY CUP, YEAH!
2nd best: 2016! Deal with it! I can like what I want. No problems I had to deal with!
3rd best: 2013! Good games like NHL 14 was made!
4th best: 2014! Last good year for music like Death From Above 1979, Madeon, Close Your Eyes, Linkin Park, Bruno Mars, and some more!
5th best: 2012: Very nice year
5th worst: 2015: No good things happened this year, but no bad either.
4th worst: 2010: Same as 2015
3rd worst 2011: the Japan tsunami Norway attacks and Tohoku earthquakes happened this year
2nd worst: 2017: Annoying year! OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes existed, Tom Petty died, and a really horrifying virus came that year!
WORST: 2019: SCREW YOU 2019!

Lots of memes and music, but this year tik tok started so I don't know if its that good

19 2021 2021 (MMXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 21st year of the third millennium, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s. 2021 was scheduled to host many major events that were originally scheduled for 2020. In addition, many pandemic restrictions from 2020 were lifted in 2021 leading to the reopening of many businesses and schools, people starting to get back to their normal lives, and mask mandates ending in some parts of the world.

2021 was another long year with a ton of unexpected events, mainly because of the continuation of the pandemic, omicron, arguing with friends, too many fights, I stopped paying attention to important school stuff, spent too much time on the internet, not playing that much sports, and a lot of other things. Despite vaccinations and reopenings, this year was a very awful year, it was obviously slightly better than 2020, but still a bad year! But there was some good thing that actually happened this year, there were more bad things than good things. The good things were is that schools reopened for in-person learning, vaccines came out (in late 2020), few places started reopening, I started my first year of high school, I graduated middle school, and Spider-Man No Way Home came out.

2020 was so bad that any year that isn't 2020 is considered "decent". By 2020 standards, 2021 is a pretty kickass year. But by early 2010's standards, 2021 is a complete and utter disaster. because wearing masks indoors and taking them off outdoors is better than staying at home going insane during quarantine and not even interacting with people

For me personally the best year of my life so far. Hope 2022 will be even more better

2021 is fixing 2020 especially having the 2020 Olympics.

20 2020 2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s. It was heavily defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to global social and economic disruption, mass cancellations and postponements of events, schools and many workplaces being closed for months, online school and work meetings, worldwide lockdowns and the largest economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Why is this on here? This year was garbage. The rise of COVID combined with an increase in many different types of violence and a ridiculous amount of tropical cyclones made this year a complete nightmare.

21 2001 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

This year was amazing besides 9/11. It's also kinda annoying how this year gets beaten down so harshly like people willingly ignore all the good it had to offer, yet 2012 is so high when half of the world was scared of the end of the world and Sandy Hook too, but nah let's forget about thoseā€¦

Besides 9/11, this year went good.

22 2022 2022 (MMXXII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 22nd year of the third millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s.

Too early to say

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