39 Reasons YM Was The Best Teen Magazine

It’s been nearly 10 years since YM was prematurely ripped from our glitter-polished hands. Which means we’ve had NO idea what guys have been thinking for the past decade.

1. Maffleck was willingly telling American teens about their “grossest habits.”

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2. Pink had this memo to Britney: “Watch your back.”

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3. Britney probably didn’t care.

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4. YM hung out with NSYNC.

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5. Amanda Bynes was still normal.

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6. They featured teen heartthrobs you’ve totally forgotten about. Like Eddie Furlong?

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7. Lindsay Lohan told YM about how she couldn’t get guys…and that was a surprise at the time.

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8. Prom horror stories? Um, yes.

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9. Cher Horowitz plus extras of those gross “true” embarrassing moments.

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10. YM totally buries the lede here with a pic of Christian Slater…check out that headline at the top: “Tom Cruise lets you read his diary.” WUT.

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11. Remember when you were obsessed with the Olsens?

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12. A *free* Hanson poster!

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13. YM also warned you about the lies guys would tell you to get into your pants. Like “I love you.” Losers.

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14. Free tarot cards! Free, free, free! You love free things.

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15. Kelly Kapowski was still relevant.

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16. Joey! And he’s actually…kind of…hot…

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17. Madonna played “20 Questions” with YM…and actually gave up some hilariously direct answers.

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18. Johnny Depp swoooooooon.

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19. Mariah was all “move over, Madonna.”

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20. But Madonna was all, “Ima be on the cover of this magazine a million more times than you.”

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21. OMG, what’s drewsmiles.com?

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22. More “guy truths and lies”? YES. We are finally getting to the bottom of this thing.

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23. YM catered to Gwenabees.

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24. Katie Holmes’ middle part.

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25. YM told you everything you wanted to know about the Dawson’s Creek cast.

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26. You totally copied Drew’s haircut from this cover, published during her Luke era.

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27. BSB FTW.

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28. Whoa to the coverline: “I slept with my stepbrother.” That’s so messed up! You have to read it!

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29. Once, YM pulled Marky Mark’s pants down.

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30. YM presented Christina when she looked like this…

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31. …and when she turned into this.

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32. Usher talked about his six-pack plus jeans! jeans! jeans!

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33. The beauty issue.

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34. The summer music issue.

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35. Hahaha Paris Hilton.

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36. When Leo was on the cover, you definitely didn’t practice kissing on it.

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37. Monica uncensored! You were digging her over Brandy at this point.

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38. And remember when 98 Degrees lied about not wanting sex?

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39. Gavin Rossdale dished about sex, dogs, and rock ‘n roll? Get it? Dogs?

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