A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2013

A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2013

25 songs straight from the middle school heart

A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2013
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I often get flashbacks of my time in middle school, flooded with memories, trends, and music. I remember the freedom I felt as I unpacked my first iPod and how eager I was to turn it on to listen to my music. I was a middle schooler in the age where Spotify started to dominate the music industry. This shaped the way I music I was drawn to as it was getting easier and easier to discover new music. The following are only a fraction of the music that dominated my listening activity music as a middle schooler in 2013.

1. "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark" — Fall Out Boy

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2. "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)" — One Direction

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3. "Stubborn Love" — The Lumineers

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4. "Applause" — Lady Gaga

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5. "Thinkin Bout You" — Frank Ocean

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6. "Midnight Memories" — One Direction

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7. "Carry On" — Fun.

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8. "Fitzpleasure" — alt- J

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9. "Can't Hold Us" — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

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10. "Rock Me" — One Direction

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11. "Tongue Tied" — Grouplove

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12. "Fall Away" — Twenty One Pilots

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13. "Sail" — AWOLNATION

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14. "White Walls" — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Hollis, ScHoolboy Q

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15. "Take Me To Church" — Hozier

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16. "Take A Walk" — Passion Pit

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17. "Oceans" — JAY-Z feat. Frank Ocean

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18. "Summertime Sadness" — Lana Del Rey

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19. "Hold On, We're Going Home" — Drake feat. Majid Jordan

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20. "Cough Syrup" — Young the Giant

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21. "Sweater Weather" — The Neighbourhood

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22. "Gas Pedal" — Sage The Gemini feat. Iamsu

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23. "Beauty And A Beat" — Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

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24. "The Phoenix" — Fall Out Boy

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25. "Same Love" — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

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