U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind.
To be fair, I think most Babblers, even back then, were not really fans of this, and CERTAINLY nobody here's a fan of it now--are they? Anyone want to speak up and defend this? I wanted to do a Phantom Menace analogy on the grounds that nobody likes it anymore, but Phantom Menace was pretty much half-reviled from the beginning, with the defenders all gone or changed their minds within a few years.
I only heard the thing in full like twice, but I can't remember a single track besides the four big hits, and the four big hits--ALL of which I loved in 2000, because I would've been picking up The Joshua Tree that year (along with U2's Best Of 1980-1990) and falling in love with U2--but nowadays all four of them make me cringe when I hear them on radios, elevators, grocery stores, etc. ESPECIALLY "Beautiful Day."
Superhero movies, yes, Coldplay, yes, Britney and Beyonce are still going. I guess Britney started in 1999, I don't know when Destiny's Child started. Didn't Coldplay have an album out before 2000? Is that Grey's Anatomy show still on?
The Wire: How widely-viewed is it now as compared to 2002-08? God knows. It's certainly SURVIVING, but I don't know that more people are watching it now than then.
Arrested Development ended in 2006, then came back in 2013 and is still continuing to come back with either a 5th season or a movie about to happen? But I guess this isn't really "pop culture," just stuff that fans are still talking about.
NP: Sparks - "Fletcher Honorama"