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    24 Songs That Were Mom And Millennial Gay "Emo" Anthems

    This is why you are so dramatic.

    1. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None The Richer

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    Find me one mom that wasn't obsessed with this song. ONE MOM.

    2. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

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    You and your newly divorced aunt's anthem.

    3. "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb

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    Lisa Loeb is the patron saint of moms and minivans.

    4. "White Flag" by Dido

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    Dido knew her audience well: Divorced middle aged moms and their 14-year-old closeted gay sons.

    5. "No More 'I Love You's" by Annie Lennox

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    *Looks over at mom* *mouths dibba dibba dip dip dip awwh."

    6. "3 am" by Matchbox 20

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    We were like 12 singing about being lonely at 3 in the morning. Our bed time was at 10, 10:30 if we were lucky.

    7. "Thank U" by Alanis Morrisette

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    A gorgeous antibiotics anthem.

    8. "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

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    I feel like everyone's mom yelled at them for "getting the windows dirty" while listening to "Iris" in the back seat of her car drawing stick figures on the window.

    9. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

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    I was a teenage boy, but damn this song made me feel like a strong independent woman who didn't need a man.

    10. "For You I Will (Confidence)" by Teddy Geiger

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    A scarf only you and your mom could get behind.

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

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    If this song was an item of clothing it would be your mom's favorite, a ribbed turtleneck.

    12. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

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    This is literally a comment on the YouTube video: "My mom used to always play this when I was in elementary school in her green Ford Explorer." Very relatable.

    13. "Breathe" by Faith Hill

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    I feel like VH1 in the late '90s was just one big loop of Faith Hill videos.

    14. "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" by the Backstreet Boys

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    The ultimate dramatically stare out of a window anthem.

    15. "There's Gotta Be More To Life" by Stacie Oricco

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    The undisputed queen of pop both moms and their children could fully get behind.

    16. "From This Moment" by Shania Twain

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    You aren't a real gay if you haven't been caught lip syncing for your life in your room with a blanket wrapped around your waist (like a dress) by your mom.

    17. "I Wanna Be With You" by Mandy Moore

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    Only real gays and cool moms respect Mandy's early 2000s musical legacy.

    18. "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

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    This musical equivalent of your mom's favorite soap, "General Hospital."

    19. The "Pure Moods" commercial

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    No one actually owned this CD but the commercial put you and mom THROUGH IT. The chanting, water drips, and shitload of Enya really fucked with your emotions.

    20. "I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera

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    I just noticed Christina Aguilera is literally walking in the middle of the road with a giant umbrella while it's pouring raining. She got a death wish.

    21. "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5

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    Back when even gays liked Maroon 5 ("Songs About Jane" is iconic.)

    22. "You And Me" by Lifehouse

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    That one radio station in your hometown that plays only "mom music's" all-time favorite song.

    23. "Collide" by Howie Day

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    Honestly this song is basically that Lifehouse song. Adult contemporary radio stations shook.

    24. "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie

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    Because no list would be complete with the greatest song of the 21st century.

    25. And here's the playlist:

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