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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

    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


    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

    "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

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

    5. "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

    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

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

    7. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

    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

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

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

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

    11. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

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

    12. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

    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

    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

    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

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

    17. "Collide" by Howie Day

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

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

    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

    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


    21. "Too Little Too Late" by JoJo

    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

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

    23. "Unpretty" by TLC

    This song helped me get through a really bad haircut.

    24. "2 Become 1" by the Spice Girls

    TBH, the Spice Girls raised me.

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

    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

    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

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

    29. "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

    Michelle Branch just made rock music that meant something.

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

    *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

    Because every BuzzFeed music list needs Stacie Orrico.

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