Middle School. It was the best of days and the worst of days, but mostly the worst. If you are anything like me then middle school is best remembered through music. Songs seemed so important to some of us and even shaped our middle school identities. Here is a list of the 11 songs that I know will be stuck in your head again by the end of this list.
1. "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence
If you claim you don't know this song then you are lying. We all jammed back to this song back in the day....... Wait for it..... WAKE ME UP!
2. "Crank That" by Soulja Boy Tell'Em
If this song doesn't scream middle school dances and the worst dancing you've ever seen then you missed out.
3. "Welcome To The Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance
Now let's be honest. Any My Chemical Romance probably deserves a spot on this list but this song's iconic opening will even have you reciting every word without fail.
4. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
This song is still relevant. Played at almost every party I've ever been to, this song ignites nostalgia like none other. I don't think middle school me understood the lyrics to this at all though....
5. "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
For when we were feeling super edgy we could put on this tune and lament about our failed love lives and how we were going to die alone. If only middle school me realized how right they were.
6. "Not Afraid" by Eminem
For when the haters just got to be too much and you had to prove to everyone you were hard. Just spit a couple lines of this iconic song and impress everyone.
7. "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
If this song doesn't perfectly describe middle school relationships and encapsulate what it was like to be in middle school then I might just have to keep jamming to some old Katy. Forget old Kanye, Old Katy is where it's at.
8. "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
As middle schoolers we really were obsessed with relationships.... Just another spited lover ballad for all your rejected middle school dance experiences.
9. "Give You Hell" by The All-American Rejects
I'm starting to see a troubling trend here.... Why do middle schoolers have so much hate stored up in their heart towards past or failed flames.
10. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy
Okay. I'm actually getting worried now. We took relationships way too seriously... Regardless. Some classic Fall Out Boy never fails to get the blood pumping.
11. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic At The Disco!
Saving the best for last we have this quintessential middle school ballad. Again we dwell on spited lovers but we all know the real allure of this song came from being able to say the forbidden "goddamn" and no one know.
These are some of the songs that sum up my middle school experience. What about you? Let me know what songs I missed!