Like many older millennials, Allison Langdon was thrilled when the stars of the Super Bowl halftime show performed a medley of the greatest hits from early 2000s classics.
But unfortunately for the Today show host, she won’t be able to revisit those hard-hitting tunes…because she doesn’t know how to create a simple playlist.
The 42-year-old mother of two admitted on Tuesday that she was desperate when it came to compiling her favorite music in one place, and that the good old days before Spotify and Apple Music, when people were doing mixtapes, missed him.
Stuck in the 90s! Allison Langdon (right, with Karl Stefanovic) admitted on Tuesday that she was very out of touch with a modern musical trend, after Sunday’s retro Super Bowl halftime show
After reporting on Sunday’s spectacular performance, entertainment reporter Brooke Boney said: “The first thing I did after watching the halftime show was create a playlist, and I’ve been listening to it ever since.”
Allison looked genuinely surprised and replied, “Can you send it to us?”
His co-host Karl Stefanovic then asked, “You don’t know how to do that yet?”
‘No…’ she replied shyly, prompting Karl to say to Brooke, ‘You can make him a tape! A mixtape.’
Breath of the past! Older millennials were thrilled when Super Bowl halftime show stars including Snoop Dogg performed a medley of the greatest hits from early 2000s classics
Allison laughed at the sweet ribs and said her understanding of the core technology was still a “work in progress”.
Sunday’s hip-hop-themed Super Bowl halftime show was the longest running at the event – with its veteran performers having a combined age of 286.
Los Angeles-born Dr. Dre, 56, opened the show and was supported by fellow Angelinos Snoop Dogg, 50, and Kendrick Lamar, 34.
Disconnected: Ally, 42, said she was desperate when it came to compiling all her favorite music into one playlist and missed the good old days before Spotify when people were making mixtapes
The California trio were joined by Mary J. Blige, 51, Eminem, 49, and 50 Cent, 46, who was mentored early in his career by the Detroit rapper.
The show was extremely well received on social media, with many hailing it as the best ever.
Its popularity has been attributed to the multitude of popular hits performed by artists including Dre’s Still DRE, Blige’s Family Affair and Eminem’s Lose Yourself.
The show was considered a triumph by older millennials in particular, who enjoyed music from the early 2000s.
Industry veterans: Eminem, 49, Kendrick Lamar, 34, Dr Dre, 56, Mary J. Blige, 51, 50 Cent, 46 and Snoop Dogg, 50, delighted Los Angeles with a celebration hip-hop
Money maker: Dr Dre, 56 – who produced many songs performed on Sunday night – is the richest of the six, with a fortune of $458million
Crowd delight: 50 Cent delivered a swaggering performance of his 2003 hit In Da Club
A tweet, which has been liked more than 6,000 times, showed the Simpsons’ grandfather addressing a group of children. It was captioned: “Every 39-year-old telling his kids why this halftime show was the greatest ever.”
A dad commented: “I’ve never felt so cool in my life as I do right now watching this #SuperBowl halftime show and singing all the lyrics and my kids look at me like I’m a sort of rap god!”
Another added: “There will be a lot of kids tonight seeing who their parents really are as they sing word for word during the Super Bowl halftime show.”
The six artists also have a combined wealth of $983 million, although 50 Cent lost his estimated $50 million fortune after being declared bankrupt in 2017. It’s unclear how much money he managed to recover. since.
Memories: The show was considered a triumph by older millennials in particular, who enjoyed music from the early 2000s