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17 Songs That Made You Sob Uncontrollably As A Teen

Get your tissues ready, 'cause THERE ARE ABOUT TO BE SOME MEMORIES UP IN HERE.

1. "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls


NO ONE WILL EVER UNDERSTAND ME. I need a moment to just blare this and lay on my hot pink inflatable couch, crying.

2. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

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The moment you realized Britney Spears cri- cri- cries of a lonely heart. Stay positive Britney.

3. "The One" by Backstreet Boys

The video made you weep like a baby. As soon as the a cappella part came on, game over. LOOK AT HOW PHILANTHROPIC THEY ARE.

4. "Graduation" by Vitamin C


"Keep on thinkin' that it's not goodbye / Keep on thinkin' it's a time to fly." Vitamin C is a rhetorical wizard.

The most beautiful remake of all time. Those vocals, that hair. WHY DID NICK LACHEY HAVE TO HURT YOU?!

6. "This I Promise You" by NSYNC


Bubbles never looked sexier. Or sadder.

7. "Perfect" by Simple Plan

Someone finally gets me. Please excuse me as I go cry in the rain. I just wanna make you proud.

8. "Adam's Song" by Blink-182

This is heavy stuff right here. DAMN THAT CUP OF APPLE JUICE IN THE HALL.

"Til the day we meet again, in my heart is where I'll keep you friend." NO WORDS.


I'm gonna miss all my friends so much...oh,'s a screw you song? Er, you broke my heart, BRAD.

11. "Only Hope" by Mandy Moore

This is the song that MADE A Walk to Remember. JAMIE GOT HER MIRACLE, BECAUSE IT WAS YOU LANDON.

12. "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

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I AM beautiful, damnit. Don't look at me.

13. "I Do (Cherish You)" by 98º


Someone will love me one day just like that bleached blond guy from 98º loves that girl in the tub. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL.

14. "Drops of Jupiter" by Train


"Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you're wrong." SO MUCH TRUTH. SO MUCH TRUTH.

15. "Yellow" by Coldplay


The thing is...HE DREW A LINE FOR ME.


A dagger of heartbreak just pierced through my chest. Such genuine despair.

17. "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly

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I didn't know I could do anything until this song. Space Jam and R. Kelly? Can it get any better? MY GOD, SONGWRITING AT ITS BEST.

The Essential Tween Angst Collection.

Now, go relive those prepubescent memories.