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2002

Anne-Marie

2002 Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I will always remember
The day you kissed my lips
Light as a feather

And it went just like this
No, it's never been better
Than the summer of 2002 (ooh)

Uh, we were only eleven
But acting like grown-ups
Like we are in the present
Drinking from plastic cups
Singing, "Love is forever and ever"
Well, I guess that was true


[Pre-Chorus]
Dancing on the hood in the middle of the woods
On an old Mustang, where we sang
Songs with all our childhood friends
And it went like this, say

[Chorus]
Oops, I got 99 problems singing bye, bye, bye
Hold up, if you wanna go and take a ride with me
Better hit me, baby, one more time, uh
Paint a picture for you and me
On the days when we were young, uh
Singing at the top of both our lungs


[Verse 2]
Now we're under the covers
Fast forward to eighteen
We are more than lovers
Yeah, we are all we need
When we're holding each other
I'm taken back to 2002 (ooh)

Yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Dancing on the hood in the middle of the woods
On an old Mustang, where we sang
Songs with all our childhood friends
And it went like this, say

[Chorus]
Oops, I got 99 problems singing bye, bye, bye
Hold up, if you wanna go and take a ride with me
Better hit me, baby, one more time, uh
Paint a picture for you and me
On the days when we were young, uh
Singing at the top of both our lungs
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh


[Pre-Chorus]
Dancing on the hood in the middle of the woods
On an old Mustang, where we sang
Songs with all our childhood friends
Oh, now

[Chorus]
Oops, I got 99 problems singing bye, bye, bye
Hold up, if you wanna go and take a ride with me
Better hit me, baby, one more time
Paint a picture for you and me
On the days when we were young, uh
Singing at the top of both our lungs
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
On the day we fell in love
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
On the day we fell in love, love, love

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About “2002”

In “2002,” Anne-Marie reminisces about falling in love and all the songs that soundtracked that romance. Anne-Marie had the help from Ed Sheeran to write the song.

During the song’s chorus, she references six songs released in the late 1990s and early 2000s, like Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” Nelly’s “Ride wit Me,” NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” and Britney Spears' “…Baby One More Time.”

The “99 Problems” reference is actually a misnomer, however, as Jay-Z didn’t write that song until 2003.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    It is all about that year, when I was that age just listening to that music that I loved at that time. You know, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott […] All of these songs. Yeah, it just takes me back to that time.

    –Anne-Marie for Luvpop

  • What inspired this song?

    Anne-Marie:

    I guess childhood. I think it’s just a really different song from other songs. I love to talk about heartbreak and bad, sad times and this song is really different and just makes me reminisce about being a kid and I loved being a kid.

  • How did you link up with producer Steve Mack?

    Anne-Marie:

    Steve Mack and I, we’ve been working with each other for nearly four years now, just on loads of songs. So he produced loads of songs for my album and I just love working with him. He’s done like some of the biggest songs in the history of our life and he’s so cool. You just go there to the studio and it’s just like hanging with your friend or your dad, depending on what way you look at it. I’m sure he’s gonna hate me for calling him a dad. But yeah, he’s really cool. Everything he does I feel like is just a bit of genius just coming out of him.

  • How did you link up with benny blanco and Ed Sheeran to write the track?

    Anne-Marie:

    When I first got in the studio together, it was actually Ed on the guitar and that was what I recorded my vocal to. And then Steve Mack took it up and produced it into what you hear now. But I never was actually in the studio with Benny when they originally wrote the song. And I basically went into studio with Ed after. Kind of his room studio. I just always felt like I wanted to have a song with him because he’s like one of my best friends and I just think that connection, even though we’ve got that like friendship outside of music, it would just be like amazing to be in the studio with him. And it was and we wrote the second verse and just recorded it on that day.

  • What was the songwriting process like?

    Anne-Marie:

    I went to the studio with Ed and basically, just went from there to recording it in his room, and then went to Steve Mack’s studio and recorded it again. And then Steve produced it up and I love to get really involved in the production because, you know, I think that’s as much of a part of it as the lyrics are. And even though I can’t just go on the computer and do my whole thing on my own yet, I love to get really involved, which might be a little bit annoying for Steve. But he knows that if I hear something, I have to say it. So we worked on this for quite a while, just the production and getting it right and just making it kind of sound like the rest of my album.

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