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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

    *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

    The National Anthem for hating your brother.

    3. "My Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne

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

    4. "Family Portrait" by Pink

    *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

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

    6. "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

    Michelle Branch: The greatest indie rocker of our time.

    7. "All Or Nothing" by O-Town

    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

    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

    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

    Made me depressed but also improved my counting skills.

    11. "Unpretty" by TLC

    Made me not want plastic surgery when I was eight.

    12. "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls


    13. "The Reason" by Hoobstank

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

    14. "I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera

    *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

    View this video on YouTube


    16. Anything from the Titanic soundtrack...

    Sony Classical

    17. ...but especially "Rose."

    View this video on YouTube

    We love a boat crash soundtrack.

    18. "White Flag" by Dido

    Dido made both you and your mom feel things.

    19. "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5

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

    20. "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

    The middle school breakup song of the millenia.

    21. "Too Little To Late" by JoJo

    The other middle school breakup song of the millenia.

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

    The greatest ballad of our time.

    23. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

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

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

    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

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

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

    "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

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

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

    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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