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    31 Songs Millennials Took Very Seriously When They Were 12 That Will Make Them Laugh About It Today

    BRB, putting on "I'm With You" and dramatically walking around the cul-de-sac.

    1. "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne

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    Because every 12-year-old in the early 2000s dramatically walked around their neighborhood cul-de-sac listening to Avril.

    2. "Underneath Your Clothes" by Shakira

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    Twelve-year-old me singing about the "endless story" that was underneath someone's clothes was the exact opposite of my 12-year-old reality.

    3. "So Yesterday" by Hilary Duff

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    "You can change your life (if you wanna). You can change your clothes (if you wanna)." I really felt those lyrics in the eighth grade.

    4. "My Immortal" by Evanescence

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    The *real* emo kids rode hard for Amy Lee. Liking Evanescence was its own culture back then.

    5. "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

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    The perfect song for dramatically staring out the window and putting your hand on the window (Titanic-style) in the back of your mom's minivan.

    6. "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

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    The spoken-word intro "Don't look at me" was and still is a vibe.

    7. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

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    A sad-girl/gay-boy anthem.

    8. "What Dreams Are Made Of (Ballad Version)" for The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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    Yes, the pop remix she sings at the Colosseum is better, but I still really felt the ballad version.

    9. "Shadow" by Ashlee Simpson

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    The "Mom likes you better" song that defined a generation.

    10. "Never Had a Dream Come True" by S Club 7

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    An adult contemporary radio station staple that you and your mom could enjoy equally.

    11. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

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    I am who I am today because of "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson.

    12. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

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    This song just made me upset that I wasn't one of those rich kids on The Hills.

    13. The Titanic soundtrack

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    "Rose" still hits hard.

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

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    The storyline of this video and the way she shaved Tyson Beckford's face still sends me into a tizzy.

    15. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by Celine Dion

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    The number of times I trudged around my room and paused to dramatically look out of my bedroom window was unhealthy.

    16. "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5

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    We were all the girl with the "broken smile" because we all literally had braces.

    17. "Collide" by Howie Day

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    This was every middle school couple's *song.*

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

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    When Teddy says, "If I could dim the lights in the mall and create a mood, I would" — that was romance.

    19. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

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    Standing on mountains, bathing in streams, laying like this *forever* until the sky falls down on me...those were the most gorgeous lyrics I had ever heard at age 10.

    20. "White Flag" by Dido

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    *Screams* "I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP. I WON'T PUT MY HANDS UP AND SURRENDER." Powerful.

    21. "Too Little Too Late" by JoJo

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    We all had a friend who was in a turbulent three-week-long relationship, and this song was the soundtrack to that.

    22. "Don't Let Me Get Me" by Pink

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    The Britney slander was unnecessary, but still, this song had a message!

    23. "Unpretty" by TLC

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    This song helped me get through a really bad haircut.

    24. "2 Become 1" by the Spice Girls

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    TBH, the Spice Girls raised me.

    25. "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C

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    This was my eighth-grade middle school graduation song. I cried.

    26. The "Pure Moods" CD commercial

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    Orchestra music, chanting, and Enya: It doesn't get better than that.

    27. "Almost Doesn't Count" by Brandy

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    I was 13, (obviously) single, and wanted to have a shitty boyfriend because of Brandy and this song <3

    28. "Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson

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    "Breakaway," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and "Because of You": the early-2000s "I'm grounded" trifecta.

    29. "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

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    Michelle Branch just made rock music that meant something.

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

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    *Dramatically leans against a wall to be just like Mandy in the music video.*

    31. "There's Gotta Be More to Life" by Stacie Orrico

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    Because every BuzzFeed music list needs Stacie Orrico.

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