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The '90s Was The Golden Age Of The Sentimental Goodbye Song

No other era gave us a better soundtrack for graduating school or getting dumped for the first time.

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1. Boyz II Men, "End of the Road"

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The "no, please, this cannot be the end, please take me back" goodbye.

2. Green Day, "Good Riddance (The Time of Your Lfie)"

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The "I am really going to miss this long-running sitcom" goodbye.

3. Semisonic, "Closing Time"

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The "you are drunk and need to call a car service" goodbye.

4. Madonna, "This Used To Be My Playground"

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The "wistfully embracing the inevitability of aging" goodbye.

5. Skid Row, "I Remember You"

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The "I will fondly remember this one night stand with a hair metal singer" goodbye.

6. Vitamin C, "Graduation (Friends Forever)"

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The "we are literally graduating from high school" goodbye.

7. Sarah McLachlan, "I Will Remember You"

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The "perfect quotes for your yearbook" goodbye.

8. Boyz II Men, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"

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The "nostalgia for the recent past" goodbye.

9. Oasis, "Don't Look Back In Anger"

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The "struggling to deal with the fact that The Beatles broke up decades ago" goodbye.

10. Bone Thugs N Harmony, "Tha Crossroads"

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The "damn, I miss my Uncle Charles" goodbye.

11. Elton John, "Candle in the Wind '97"

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The "mourning the death of a princess" goodbye.

12. Spice Girls, "Goodbye'

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The "lyrics are really confusing if you pay close attention" goodbye.

13. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"

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The "drowning in ice water" goodbye.

14. Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112, "I'll Be Missing You"

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The "I am utterly bereaved but trying to play it cool" goodbye.

15. Jeff Buckley, "Last Goodbye"

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The "last" goodbye.