Created in 2003, Myspace was the first social network of its kind, dominating the world from 2005 to 2008. At one point, it was the most visited website, surpassing Google. Myspace started it all, laying the foundation for all social media/networks that would follow.
Myspace’s Music Focus
The Myspace era was a time of music discovery. The website’s focus on music allowed users to put a music player on their profile. You could add and delete songs to your music player as frequently as you wanted to. Most often, your profile’s songs reflected your mood in real-time.
An essential feature for artists is that they could upload their music to the site and promote it themselves. Sean Kingston, Hollywood Undead, Lily Allen, Kate Voegele, Colbie Caillat, Nicki Minaj, and Joe Brooks are just a few artists that initially gained popularity on Myspace and had old Myspace songs you might enjoy.
The First Internet Addiction
I check my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram daily, but I have never spent as much time on these social media sites as I did Myspace…not even close! Whereas newer social media focuses on comparing yourself to others, Myspace was all about you. It offered you the ability to respond to friend’s comments on your wall, upload new selfies, and pick profile layouts. Myspace even helped teach you code to modify your design, pick the perfect song(s) for your profile, fill out surveys, and select your top friends. Was there anything worse than adding somebody to your top friends and not having them reciprocate?
In my experience (later middle school and younger high school years), Myspace was more about being yourself. No feature allowed you to be yourself more than your profile’s music did.
Reliving My Myspace Days
I attempted to relive my Myspace days before writing this article. Unfortunately, the website has revamped itself to bring new users to their website. The site is unfamiliar, but after some digging, I found a few things from my original site.
Old playlists and pictures are in a “Mixes” section. I sat around for an hour laughing at my photos… so many duck face and peace sign selfies. I have shared one below for your viewing pleasure. Although the comments are gone, the captions are not. I had to google a few captions to see what songs I had quoted. LOL
As far as the playlists go, I listened to quite a variety of music, such as:
- Lil Wayne
- Luke Bryan
- Trey Songz
- John Mayer
- Michael Jackson
- Kings of Leon
- Mayday Parade
- The Wreckers
- Miranda Lambert
- Cobra Starship
- The Fray
- Eli Young Band
- Waka Flocka Flame
There were lots more, but you get the gist.
Log Onto Your Old Account!
Myspace has an excellent account recovery system in place (I haven’t been HipHopDancer9285 in almost ten years, and I definitely don’t have access to that email account). You can answer questions about yourself to regain control of your account. If you go to settings and account, you can request to download your old blogs. The blogs should be available for download within 72 hours, but I have been waiting for three weeks and have not had any luck.
2000’s Myspace Spotify Playlist
I have made a Myspace music playlist on Spotify that encompasses the years that the site was popular. Some of these are songs that I had on my profile, while others were chart-toppers during those years. Allow yourself to reminisce on how much fun this site was. For those of you who are too young to have experienced the Myspace era, I genuinely feel sorry for you.
I hope that you will enjoy listening to this music playlist with the best Myspace songs as much as I have!
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