It's weird how music can bring back a certain memory. For example, every time I hear "Buy You A Drank" by T-Pain, it reminds me of fifth grade when I used to sing it on the playground with all my friends (and yes, I am still confused as to why I even knew that song at ten years old). So, I decided to look through some old playlists and find the ones that reminded me the most of my awkward years.
Try not to cry.
1. "Fergalicious" - Fergie
Don't even pretend that you weren't a pro at her rap chorus.
2. "Bye Bye Bye" - Nsync
100% chance that you physically waved goodbye every time you sang this song.
3. "Just Lose It" - Eminem
Annnnd pretty much any other Eminem song.
4. "In Da Club" - 50 Cent
Everyone's birthday song.
5. "Yeah!" - Usher
Take that, rewind it back. (Insert name) got the beat to make your booty go *clap*.
6. "Dirty Little Secret" - The All-American Rejects
Like any elementary schooler singing this actually had any dirty little secrets.
7. "Hot In Herre" - Nelly
Still everyone's favorite song to sing when anyone mentions being hot.
8. "Bad Day" - Daniel Powter
The Alvin & The Chipmunks cover kinda ruined it, but nonetheless still makes you fondly remember your awkward years.
9. "Beautiful Soul" - Jesse McCartney
Every girl's first crush. Whatever happened to him anyways?
10. "Gold Digger" - Kanye West
The clean version, of course. The good ol' days before Kanye became a douche :)
11. "Complicated" - Avril Lavigne
If this isn't nostalgic enough on it's own, just know I sang it at my first grade talent show.
12. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
The only reason that every time you spell bananas you have to sing B...A-N-A-N-A-S
13. "DONTTRUSTME" - 3OH!3
Weirdest song ever, but for some reason it was on everyone's Myspace profile.
14. "No Air" - Jordan Sparks & Chris Brown
The awkward song you danced to with your crush in middle school.
15. "Toxic" - Britney Spears
Classic. Still don't really understand all the words, though.
16. "Get Low" - Ying Yang Twins
This song is over 14 years old and can still get any party hype. Bravo.
17. "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg
Still creepy, just like Snoop.
18. "Crank That (Souljia Boy)" - Souljia Boy
Knowing this dance was like a rite of passage in your pre-teen years.
19. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
Never gets old.
20. "Leave" - JoJo
That song every girl sang in the mirror to their non-existent boyfriend.
The funniest part is that one day, our kids will judge us for singing every word to these when their friends are in the car. To this day, I still laugh at my parents for the songs they love that defined their adolescent years. (Sorry Mom!) Hopefully my kids will appreciate my taste in music. ;-)