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27 Pop Songs You Definitely Forgot About Until Now

"Oh yeah, that song" - you right now.

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1. "Irresistible" - Jessica Simpson

Remember when Jessica Simpson got marketed to be all Britney-esque? REMEMBER?!
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Remember when Jessica Simpson got marketed to be all Britney-esque? REMEMBER?!

2. "Stop Calling Me" - Shakaya

Literally the early '00s anthem for every fuckboy in your life.
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Literally the early '00s anthem for every fuckboy in your life.

3. "Jackie" - B.Z. ft. Joanne

"Jackie, when you're touching my soul in the candle liiiiiight!" Please watch the video. It's so gloriously '90s.
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"Jackie, when you're touching my soul in the candle liiiiiight!"

Please watch the video. It's so gloriously '90s.

4. "Scandalous" - Mis-Teeq

Goddamn, when you remember this song, you remember how much of a banger it truly was.
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Goddamn, when you remember this song, you remember how much of a banger it truly was.

5. "Purple Pills" - D-12

Maybe you remember the PG version "Purple Hills".
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Maybe you remember the PG version "Purple Hills".

6. "Gotta Tell You" - Samantha Mumba

You'll remember it when it hits the chorus, trust me.
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You'll remember it when it hits the chorus, trust me.

7. "Shadow" - Ashlee Simpson

Remember when Ashlee released her second single and it was a weird dig to her older sister Jessica?
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Remember when Ashlee released her second single and it was a weird dig to her older sister Jessica?

8. "There You Go" - Pink

When Pink first burst on the scene she was edgy AF and made Avril look like a punk-pop imposter.
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When Pink first burst on the scene she was edgy AF and made Avril look like a punk-pop imposter.

9. "If Only" - Hanson

This song came out a little after the boys from Hanson hit puberty. That harmonica opening though.
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This song came out a little after the boys from Hanson hit puberty. That harmonica opening though.

10. "Walking Away" - Craig David

If Craig David ever taught you anything, it was the importance of walking away... from the troubles in your life.
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If Craig David ever taught you anything, it was the importance of walking away... from the troubles in your life.

11. "Papa Don't Preach" - Kelly Osbourne

Oh man. Sometimes it's better just to forget.
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Oh man. Sometimes it's better just to forget.

12. "Halfway Gone" - Lifehouse

"Oh, shit yeah, Lifehouse DID have another song after 'Hanging By A Moment'" - you right now.
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"Oh, shit yeah, Lifehouse DID have another song after 'Hanging By A Moment'" - you right now.

13. "Pretty Vegas" - INXS

Remember that 2005 reality show where INXS tried to find a new lead singer? Yeah. That's how this came about.
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Remember that 2005 reality show where INXS tried to find a new lead singer? Yeah. That's how this came about.

14. "So Real" - Mandy Moore

Baby Mandy Moore! Singing a song that's not "Crush"!
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Baby Mandy Moore! Singing a song that's not "Crush"!

15. "I Turn To You" - Christina Aguilera

It's hard to remember this little gem, with the overshadowing of "Genie In A Bottle" and "Come On Over".
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It's hard to remember this little gem, with the overshadowing of "Genie In A Bottle" and "Come On Over".

16. "Born To Make You Happy" - Britney Spears

Honestly, I forgot this song was even a single until now.
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Honestly, I forgot this song was even a single until now.

17. "Not That Kind" - Anastacia

"Please, I remember this!" - You say, until realising you only remember "I'm Outta Love".
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"Please, I remember this!" - You say, until realising you only remember "I'm Outta Love".

18. "AM to PM" - Christina Milian

Until now, you probably hadn't thought of Christina Milian since the early '00s.
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Until now, you probably hadn't thought of Christina Milian since the early '00s.

19. "Dancing in the Moonlight" - Toploader

OK back in the day this was catchy, but also probably something you'd find in your parents' collection.
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OK back in the day this was catchy, but also probably something you'd find in your parents' collection.

20. "Stole" - Kelly Rowland

Um tbh, this song deserves to be imprinted in everyone's memories and didn't get nearly enough credit.
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Um tbh, this song deserves to be imprinted in everyone's memories and didn't get nearly enough credit.

21. "Life Goes On" - Leann Rimes

Look, it's no "Can't Fight The Moonlight".
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Look, it's no "Can't Fight The Moonlight".

22. "What I Go To School For" - Busted

Before One Direction, Busted tried to take the whole boy band thing to a rock level, but they're only really remembered for perving on their teacher at school.
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Before One Direction, Busted tried to take the whole boy band thing to a rock level, but they're only really remembered for perving on their teacher at school.

23. "Bounce" - Sarah Connor

For when your first boyfriend broke your heart, at the tender age of 11.
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For when your first boyfriend broke your heart, at the tender age of 11.

24. "Fuck It (Don't Want You Back)" - Eamon

I'm so sorry for reminding you about Eamon.
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I'm so sorry for reminding you about Eamon.

25. "I'm Lovin' It" - Justin Timberlake

I mean, we all remember it from McDonald's ads before we remember this was an actual SINGLE!
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I mean, we all remember it from McDonald's ads before we remember this was an actual SINGLE!

26. "Confessions of a Broken Heart" - Lindsay Lohan

Amongst other controversies it's kinda easy to forget Lindsay Lohan released some songs... and they weren't entirely awful.
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Amongst other controversies it's kinda easy to forget Lindsay Lohan released some songs... and they weren't entirely awful.

27. "(There's Gotta Be) More To Life" - Stacie Orrico

We all remember "Stuck" right? Right? Anyway. Stacie Orrico released another jam, where she dressed up as a lot of different characters, including a young mother... while hoping there was more to life.
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We all remember "Stuck" right? Right? Anyway. Stacie Orrico released another jam, where she dressed up as a lot of different characters, including a young mother... while hoping there was more to life.