Since the first web page was created in 1991, the internet took its users to another world of communication. Over 20 years later, many of us simply can't live without it. It's our primary choice of reaching out to old friends, and many of us make money over the internet. The rise of the internet has given us some wild stories along with some heartwarming moments. We take a look at nine of the greatest songs revolving around the World Wide Web experience. Internet Day arrives on Oct. 27, so be sure to celebrate by being active on this vast global system.
Atari Teenage Riot has been one of few bands to tackle issues such as cyberterrorism and WikiLeaks in their music. With "We Are From The Internet," the digital hardcore icons dives deep into the message board routine with lines like "When you're anonymous, no mob can find you/ discriminate against you, bully or segregate you." The song comes from their 2014 studio album Reset.
In 2006, hardcore punk outfit Good Clean Fun delivered a grandiose spoof track with "The Myspace Song." The acoustic track deals with a girl that leaves her boyfriend for a guy she met on the social networking website. As expected, the finger is pointed at a certain millionaire ("Tom, it's your fault/ You created a monster"). The song is featured on their fourth studio album Between Christian Rock and a Hard Place.
With the rise of the Internet, MTV's reign as the music video kingdom was over. The Limousines took note of that and recorded the song "Internet Killed the Video Star," which is an allusion to The Buggles' hit song "Video Killed the Radio Star." The song stems from their 2010 debut studio album Get Sharp.
As one of the first major websites to launch, eBay has brought people happiness (and sorrow) with their auctions. Weird Al's eBay experience involves purchasing an Alf alarm clock, a Smurf TV tray, and a Dukes Of Hazard ashtray. "eBay" comes from Weird Al's 2003 studio album Poodle Hat.
In 1998, the internet was still a fresh idea, and people were trying to leave their digital footprints all over it. Comedic country singer Cledus T. Judd wanted to be known as the "First Redneck on the Internet," and he made sure no one would forget. The song was the first duet for Judd as the late Buck Owens croons on the chorus. The track stems from his 1998 album Did I Shave My Back for This?
Britney Spears' 1999 release ...Baby One More Time is one of the biggest debut albums of all time with 32 million albums sold worldwide. While the record featured mega-hits like "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and the title track, "E-Mail My Heart" is the album's most peculiar song. The piano-driven number finds Spears singing "E-mail my heart and say our love will never die."
Country star Brad Paisley decided to poke fun at the internet with "Online" from his 2007 album 5th Gear. While the song was made to have a laugh at people faking the funk through Myspace, this could easily be the anthem for online dating today. This became Paisley's ninth number one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.
"I remember when I first laid eyes on you /My man Tom introduced us but I was too shy to say hi," states Gym Class Heroes' frontman Travis McCoy in the opening lines of "New Friend Request." Taken from the band's Gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children, the song arrived at the peak of MySpace domination. Getting those pesky friend requests were always a bit tricky. Was it really your next door neighbor or a bot looking to spam your comment section with sparkling graphics?
In 2011, we all learned from Knife Party to not block anyone on Facebook. "Internet Friends" was the first major hit for Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen's electro house offering. While the song was a huge departure from their beloved electronic rock band Pendulum, the track was a major hit at festivals in the electronic music scene. The tune was so catchy, it was placed in an episode of The Walking Dead.