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16 Indie Songs From The Early 2000s You Totally Forgot About

For everyone who loves indie music.

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1. "Crush" by Mandy Moore

After "Candy," Mandy Moore decided to be alt so she recorded "Crush."
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After "Candy," Mandy Moore decided to be alt so she recorded "Crush."

2. "Breathe" by Michelle Branch

Michelle Branch was a leading indie artist in the early 2000s. She played the guitar and always had smoky eyes.
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Michelle Branch was a leading indie artist in the early 2000s. She played the guitar and always had smoky eyes.

3. "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton played the piano and wrote her own songs in her music videos like a true indie artist.
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Vanessa Carlton played the piano and wrote her own songs in her music videos like a true indie artist.

4. "I Can't Wait" by Hilary Duff

Everyone forgets about this chill-ass song. Indie McGuire needs to make a comeback.
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Everyone forgets about this chill-ass song. Indie McGuire needs to make a comeback.

5. "Over" by Lindsay Lohan

Before she was an actress, Lindsay Lohan was an indie singer in a band that played in garages.
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Before she was an actress, Lindsay Lohan was an indie singer in a band that played in garages.

6. "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" by Stacie Orrico

Stacie Orrico had blue hair.
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Stacie Orrico had blue hair.

7. "Shadow" by Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee was the more indie of the Simpson sisters. She sang about angst and not being noticed.
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Ashlee was the more indie of the Simpson sisters. She sang about angst and not being noticed.

8. "Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)" by Eden's Crush

I know what you're thinking, "Eden's Crush??!?! They weren't indie!" False. Eden's Crush was the most indie out of all the indie girl groups of the time (think: M2M).
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I know what you're thinking, "Eden's Crush??!?! They weren't indie!" False. Eden's Crush was the most indie out of all the indie girl groups of the time (think: M2M).

9. "Take Me Away" by Fefe Dobson

Fefe Dobson was Canadian.
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Fefe Dobson was Canadian.

10. "Look at Me" by Geri Halliwell

This was Geri Halliwell's first single after leaving the Spice Girls. She was literally independent.
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This was Geri Halliwell's first single after leaving the Spice Girls. She was literally independent.

11. "BareNaked" by Jennifer Love Hewitt

The ska-inspired chorus was way ahead of its time. She wears a scarf in the music video, which is pretty alt. The title of the song had an unnecessary capitalization, too.
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The ska-inspired chorus was way ahead of its time. She wears a scarf in the music video, which is pretty alt. The title of the song had an unnecessary capitalization, too.

12. "Low" by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly wore a baseball shirt aka arm capris in the music video.
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Kelly wore a baseball shirt aka arm capris in the music video.

13. "Super Girl" by Krystal Harris

She had short hair and played the keyboard.
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She had short hair and played the keyboard.

14. "It's About Time" by Lillix

Before Haim there was Lillix.
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Before Haim there was Lillix.

15. "Like Wow" by Leslie Carter

Ironic bubbles? Yes, please!
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Ironic bubbles? Yes, please!

16. "How Do I Feel" by Hoku

"I was free when we met, you were eating a burrito." Pretty fucking indie.
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"I was free when we met, you were eating a burrito." Pretty fucking indie.

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