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40 Country Songs That Defined Your Life In The Early 2000s

They don't make it like they used to.

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4. "I Wanna Talk About Me" by Toby Keith

Lyrics you felt proud for learning:

"I wanna talk about me

Wanna talk about I

Wanna talk about number one

Oh my me my

What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see."

10. "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban

Your away message during the summer of '02:

"I used to run in circles goin' nowhere fast.

I'd take, uh, one step forward end up two steps back.

Couldn't walk a straight line even if I wanted to, mmm, mmm.

I wanna love somebody,

Love somebody like you."

12. "These Days" by Rascal Flatts

Part that was most fun to sing with your one friend who could drive:

"Punch the clock, head for home

Check the phone, just in case

Go to bed, dream of you

That's what I'm doin' these days."

17. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" by Kenny Chesney

Lyrics you put up on your away message during the dead of winter because you were cold and miserable:

"Want a towel on a chair in the sand by the sea

want to look through my shades and see you there with me."

18. "I Just Wanna Be Mad" by Terri Clark

Lyrics that summed up what it was like to get in a fight with your friends:

"I think I'm right, I think you're wrong

I'll probably give in before long

Please don't make me smile

I just want to be mad for a while."

19. "What Was I Thinkin'" by Dierks Bentley

Part you felt cool for learning:

"Becky was a beauty from south Alabama

Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer

Think he even did a little time in the slammer

What was I thinkin'?"

21. "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney

Lyrics that made you think about how many pairs of shoes you owned:

"She had that Honda loaded down

With Abercrombie clothes

And fifteen pairs of shoes

And his American Express."

28. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

Lyrics your dramatic friend put in her AIM profile after she broke up with a guy she dated for three weeks:

"Someday I'm gonna run across your mind

Don't worry, I'll be fine

I'm gonna be alright

While you're sleeping with your pride

Wishin' I could hold you tight

I'll be over you

And on with my life."

31. "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw

Part you screamed at the top of your lungs while driving your parent's car:

"I went sky divin

I went rocky mountain climbing

I went two point seven seconds

On a bull named Fu Man Chu."

33. "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill

Lyrics you put in your AIM profile to show how you've changed since freshman year but you're still the same person:

"And some people seem to think that I've changed

That I'm different than I was back then

But in my soul I know that I'm the same way

That I really always been."

37. "Some Beach" by Blake Shelton

Lyric that was TOO REAL:

"The nurse finally said doc's ready for you

You're not gonna feel a thing we'll give you some Novocain

That tooth will be fine in a minute or two

But he stuck that needle down deep in my gum

And he started drilling before I was numb."

40. "I Go Back" by Kenny Chesney

Lyrics that summed up what it was like going through this list:

"I go back to the smell of an old gym floor

The taste of salt on the Carolina shore

After graduation and drinkin' goodbye to friends."

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