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14 Iconic Musicians Photoshopped Side-By-Side With Their Younger Selves

Image Credit: Ard Gelinck

It is a fact of life that everyone ages, but before you go thinking that’s a reason to be melancholy or sad, think about this – getting older is better than the alternative.

So, while it’s fun to visit the past and see what these popular musicians looked like then and now, let’s remember to say a little thank you that they’re still with us, no matter what they look like or what they’re up to these days.

And while we’re at it, say a little thank you to Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinc, who hooked us up with these fun edits.

14. Super smooth, always.

This is an amazing edit.

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13. Nena looks super happy in both pictures.

And wow did she sort of look like Britney Spears when she was younger!

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12. The power of love, y’all.

Bruce Springsteen has it.

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11. Susanna Hoff of The Bangles.

It’s just another Manic Monday…

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10. I love this edit of Robbie Williams.

Their eyes say so much.

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9. Jamie Westland is a successful Dutch drummer.

And if you ask me, super handsome both then and now.

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8. I remember that fresh-faced girl.

I hope someday the adult Britney finds her way back.

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7. Do you think little B knew what was coming for her?

That one day she would be Queen?

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6. Whitney Houston. Sigh.

Iconic doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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5. Jon Bon Jovi with his younger self.

Something about this makes my heart hurt.

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4. Just beautiful.

The look in her eyes is nearly the same.

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3. That’s what Justin Bieber looks like now?

I swear when you get older kids stay the same in your mind.

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2. Yo, let’s kick it.

Vanilla Ice is aging pretty well, y’all.

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1. Bette Midler’s smile is exactly the same.

It just makes you happy.

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This has been a fun trip down memory lane, don’t you think?

Use the comments to tell us about the first live concert you ever attended (mine was Boyz II Men)!