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.

5. “Take My Breath Away” by Jessica Simpson


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.

9. “I’ll Be Missing You” by P. Diddy (Ft. Faith Evans)


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

10. “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day



I’m gonna miss all my friends so much…oh, wait…it’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.

16. “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” by The Backstreet Boys



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.



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