I still remember the first time I watch most of these movies. I was young, naive, and truly believed Austin Ames had no idea it was Sam Montgomery behind her mask. These timeless motion pictures proved to us the art geek can end up with the prom king, introduced us to Adrian Grenier, and used a pair of Skechers and a Prada backpack to differentiate "like" and "love".

Another thing these movies gave us were some ~totally rad~ tunes. You can rock to these songs any time you want and instantly feel like you're Laney Boggs, Annette Hargrove, or Katarina Stratford.

Life can't be like the movies, but it sure can sound like them. It's time for you to put on your circle scarf, fasten your Von Dutch trucker hat, lace up your Skechers & check the time on your big faced digital watch because we're taking it back to a much ~cooler~ time.

1. "You Make My Dreams" Hall & Oats

Film(s): 500 Days of Summer, The Wedding Singer

2. "Dirty Little Secret" The All-American Rejects

Film(s): John Tucker Must Die, She's the Man, Bring It On: All Or Nothing

3. "The Underdog" Spoon

Film(s): 17 Again


4. "Best Day of My Life" Robert D. Palmer

Film(s): A Cinderella Story


5. "Kiss Me" Sixpence None the Richer

Film(s): She's All That, Not Another Teen Movie, How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days

6. "Stay (I Missed You)" Lisa Loeb

Film(s): Reality Bites

7. "Hear You Me" Jimmy Eat World

Film(s): A Cinderella Story

8. "Iris" Goo Goo Dolls

Film(s): City of Angels

9. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" The Verve

Film(s): Cruel Intentions

10. "Keep On Lovin' You" The Donnas

Film(s): Drive Me Crazy

11. "Semi-Charmed Life" Third Eye Blind

Film(s): A Lot Like Love, American Pie

12. "Bad Reputation" Joan Jett

Film(s): 10 Things I Hate About You