Every once in a while you find a song or an album that seems better than everything else you've been listening to lately. However, after a week, or a few days, or even a few hours, it gets old. You may even get tired of your entire music library from time to time and go searching for something new. But new music doesn't necessarily have to come in the form of entirely new songs. Remixes of songs can almost be like discovering something completely new. And when they turn out to be better than (or almost better than) the original in some cases you'll be happy you went searching. In other cases, they can flat out suck and you'll wonder why you're wasted hours of your life listening to crappy versions of good songs. So if you're looking to change up what you've been listening to lately, here are five remixes that are actually worth your time:
Little things remind me all the time.
For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"
It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?
I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.
Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.
I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.
I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.
This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.
1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.Giphy
Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.
2. Fortune tellers.Giphy
Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.
You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.
4. Silly bands.upload.wikimedia.org
You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.
The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".
6. Putty Erasershttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/385972630558152185/
You always bought one whenever there was a school store.
7. iPod shuffle.
The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.
8. "Education Connection"
You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.
9. " The Naked Brothers Band"www.youtube.com
The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"
10. Dance Dance Revolution
This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.
Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.
12. Gym Scooters
You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.
13. Scholastic book fairsc1.staticflickr.com
Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.
Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?
15. Slap Bracelets
Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".