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    28 Songs That Made 24-34 Year-Olds Emo As Hell Even Though The Songs Weren't Even Emo And You Were Like 12

    "Lucky" messed me up.

    1. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

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    *Thinks* But really, if there's nothing missing in my life, then why do these tears come at night?!?! - Me, in bed on a school night at 11.

    2. "Shadow" by Ashlee Simpson

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    The National Anthem for hating your brother.

    3. "My Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne

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    Avril Lavigne is like the patron saint of posting passive aggressive lyrics in your AIM profile.

    4. "Family Portrait" by Pink

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    *Sings* "In our family portrait, we look pretty happy...but mom's the worst and won't drive me and seven of my friends to the mall so I can hang out in the food court for eight hours."

    5. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

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    Literally four people from my high school had a lyric from "Breakaway" as their senior quote.

    6. "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

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    Michelle Branch: The greatest indie rocker of our time.

    7. "All Or Nothing" by O-Town

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    Takes me back to the worst time of my life: 6th grade at a stinky, stuffy-ass middle school dance.

    8. "Never Had A Dream Come True" by S Club 7

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    This song is basically for married people who are getting a divorce and there I was, puffy and gross, thinking it was about me.

    9. "It's All Coming Back To Me" by Celine Dion

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    I've never wanted to be a middle-aged French Canadian woman living alone in a castle in my entire life more than I did when I listened to this song with my mom in the car.

    10. "Back At One" by Brian McKnight

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    Made me depressed but also improved my counting skills.

    11. "Unpretty" by TLC

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    Made me not want plastic surgery when I was eight.

    12. "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

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    *Screams into my pillow* "WHEN EVERYTHING'S MADE TO BE BROKEN, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW WHO I AM!!!"

    13. "The Reason" by Hoobstank

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    I'm not shitting you, my friend lost their virginity to this song in high school.

    14. "I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera

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    *Walks down the street in baggy khakis + ribbed turtle neck with an umbrella pretending I'm Christina Aguilera*

    15. The commercial for the Pure Moods soundtrack

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    Classic.

    16. Anything from the Titanic soundtrack...

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    17. ...but especially "Rose."

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    We love a boat crash soundtrack.

    18. "White Flag" by Dido

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    Dido made both you and your mom feel things.

    19. "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5

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    I related to the girl with the broken smile, whatever that meant.

    20. "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

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    The middle school breakup song of the millenia.

    21. "Too Little To Late" by JoJo

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    The other middle school breakup song of the millenia.

    22. "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

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    The greatest ballad of our time.

    23. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

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    Fuck my non-existent boyfriend! - Me, 12.

    24. "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

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    I've never wanted a lover who died in motorcycle accident as much as I did after watching this music video.

    25. "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

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    A 7th grade middle school dance staple. Chaperones shook.

    26. "I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado

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    "I don't know where my soul is, I don't know where my home is." - Me, sitting in my room while dramatically staring out of the window whispering the lyrics.

    27. "Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)" by Lindsay Lohan

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    TBH, I wanted my parents to get divorced so I could relate.

    28. "There's Gotta Be More To Life" by Stacie Orrico

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    Stacie Orrico must be included on every BuzzFeed I make. End of story.

    And before you all start complaining, here's the playlist:

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