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    46 Songs Literally Everyone Knows The Lyrics To

    So much to do, so much to see, so what's wrong with taking the backstreets?

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    1. "Teenage Dirtbag" – Wheatus

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    This song made being a dirtbag something to aspire to.

    2. "What Dreams Are Made Of" – Lizzie McGuire


    The movie was an 8/10 while this song remains an 800/10.

    3. "All Star" – Smash Mouth

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    Sure, it may just make you think of Shrek, but you still know all the words.

    4. "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston

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    You mightn't be able to hit the notes, but you've got the lyrics down pat.

    5. "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears

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    No matter how young you were when it was released, you know it like the back of your hand.

    6. "Don't Stop Believin'" – Journey

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    If you learned the words by watching Glee, it still counts.

    7. "Teenage Dream" – Katy Perry

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    The iconic coming-of-age song for everyone who was a teen in the late '00s.

    8. "Wannabe" – Spice Girls

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    The anthem of every girl squad ever.

    9. "I Will Survive" – Gloria Gaynor


    It's the most iconic breakup song ever written.

    10. "Survivor" – Destiny's Child

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    And this one is the second most iconic breakup song ever written.

    11. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" – Panic! At The Disco

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    12. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" – Mariah Carey

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    The only Christmas song that is acceptable to play year-round.

    13. "Wonderwall" – Oasis

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    Anyway, here's "Wonderwall".

    14. "Bad Romance" – Lady Gaga

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    15. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" – Bonnie Tyler

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    Can you ever really hear someone say "turn around" without immediately thinking "bright eyes"?

    16. "Bring It All Back" – S Club 7

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    Total trash, but still iconic AF.

    17. "Mr Brightside" – The Killers

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    That song you scream the lyrics to whenever it comes on, to prove you know them all.

    18. "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele

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    Best sung when you're all alone, two bottles of wine deep, and Instagram-stalking your ex's new girlfriend.

    19. "Shake it Off" – Taylor Swift

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    Doesn't matter whether you love her or hate her, you still know all the words.

    20. "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Queen

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    Even if it came out 30 years before you even existed, it's still everyone's jam.

    21. β€œSingle Ladies” – BeyoncΓ©

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    Don't deny it, whenever you get drunk, you try to do the dance.

    22. β€œAll the Small Things” – Blink-182

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    This song and "I Miss You" are the main reasons we want a Blink reunion.

    23. β€œParty in the USA” – Miley Cyrus

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    Your life goal after hearing this song: hopping off a plane at LAX with your dream and your cardigan.

    24. "TiK ToK" – Ke$ha

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    Ke$ha before she became Kesha.

    25. "Lose Yourself" – Eminem

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    Even if you hate rap and have never seen 8 Mile, chances are you know this, even if it's just as "that mom's spaghetti song".

    26. "Barbie Girl" – Aqua

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    We are nowhere near as thankful for Aqua as we should be.

    27. "No Scrubs" – TLC

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    TLC has taught us to always aim higher than the guy hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride, trying to holler at you.

    28. "My Heart Will Go On" – Celine Dion

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    There was room for two on that goddamn door.

    29. "Kiss Me" – Sixpence None the Richer

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    The most romantic song that 16-year-old you had ever heard.

    30. "Milkshake" – Kelis

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    Who knew that ~milkshakes~ could be so dirty?

    31. "Hey Ya" – Outkast

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    Fun fact: Shaking a Polaroid picture is actually really bad for the film.

    32. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" – Cindy Lauper

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    Singing this song was the most rebellious thing that 14-year-old you could think of.

    33. "You're the One That I Want" – Grease

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    The most iconic song of the most iconic movie ever.

    34. "Dilemma" – Nelly and Kelly Rowland

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    Excel spreadsheet goals.

    35. "Stacy's Mom" – Fountains Of Wayne

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    The year this song came out was a rough time for all the Stacys of the world.

    36. "Hollaback Girl" – Gwen Stefani

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    The song that taught us all how to spell bananas.

    37. "Bring Me to Life" – Evanesence

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    Crying to this song was 2005's version of crying to Adele's "Hello".

    38. "Livin' On A Prayer" – Bon Jovi


    Don't lie, whenever you come across this song you start scream-singing it like you're Bon Jovi himself.

    39. "Everytime We Touch" – Cascada


    The anthem of many a middle school dance.

    40. "Umbrella" – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

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    This was THEE song of 2008, and it holds up.

    41. "She Will Be Loved" – Maroon 5

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    The drama of this music video will forever go unmatched.

    42. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" – Backstreet Boys

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    In the eternal battle of 90s boy bands, nobody can question the supremacy of this perennial banger.

    43. "Bye Bye Bye" – NSYNC

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    Not to be outdone, NSYNC released this earworm three years after "Everybody" hit the charts, keeping them in the battle for pop boy band dominance.

    44. "Super Bass" – Nicki Minaj

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    Learning the "Super Bass" opening rap verse is a point of pride for any young person.

    45. "Pony" – Ginuwine


    This song came back on our radar because of Magic Mike and Channing Tatum's glorious dance moves, but it's always been a bop.

    46. "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran

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    This song relentlessly followed us all through the summer of 2017, so you know the lyrics whether you want to or not.


    Oops! An earlier version of this post had incorrect Smash Mouth lyrics. I also incorrectly stated that the song from the Lizzie McGuire Movie is called "Hey Now", which honestly is only something Paolo would do.

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