Friday, June 21, 2024

Pop Culture in June 2004

Earlier this month A Shroud of Thoughts celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was on June 4 2004 that I launched this blog. I then thought it would be interesting to look back at what was popular at that time. In many ways, June 2004 was not particularly remarkable.

Unfortunately, I was unable to find out what the highest rated show that week was. I did learn what the no. 1 show in primetime on June 4 2004 was. It happened to be Dateline NBC, which was the no. 1 show that night by a long shot. The second highest show that night was JAG. Other shows that aired that night were George Lopez, Married to the Kellys, Hope & Faith, Life with Bonnie, and 20/20 on ABC. On CBS there was Joan of Arcadia, JAG, and 48 Hours. The first two hours of primetime on NBC were occupied by Dateline NBC, followed by Las Vegas. Fox aired the movie Cats & Dogs (2001) on their movie anthology Fox at the Movies. The WB aired Reba, What I Like About You, and two episodes of Grounded for Life. On UPN was another movie anthology, UPN's Night at the Movies, on which American Outlaws (2001) aired.

The no. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for that week was  "Burn" by Usher. I am not at all familiar with the song. I am not familiar with the no. 1 song on the British singles chart that week either. It was "I Don't Wanna Know" by Mario Winans featuring Enya & P Diddy.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) was released in the United States on June 4 2004. In its opening weekend in the United States and Canada it made $93.7 million. This made it the movie with the highest opening weekend for a movie released in June until Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. It should come as no surprise that it was the highest grossing movie for June 2004.

As I said, June 4 2004 was not particularly remarkable with regards to pop culture, not unless one counts the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the United States. I supposed that made it as good a time as any to launch a blog that would become devoted to nostalgia and popular culture.

1 comment:

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Congratulations on your inspiring milestone X Here's to more years, blogathons and wonderful tributes to come.