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10 Songs That Encapsulate Your Twenty-Something Years

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10 Songs That Encapsulate Your Twenty-Something Years

Your twenty-something years will be some of the most memorable of your life. Young, free, without a plan, immersed in the turbulence of being stuck in between youth and adulthood. This in-between period is filled with falling in and out of love, successes, and failures, making messes and cleaning them up, riding the line between little girl and a grown woman. When you get down to it, your 20s are really just about figuring your life out. The fun parts, the messy bits, all of it. Here are ten songs which perfectly encapsulate this time in your life.

Taylor Swift, "22"

"We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way."

Here's to every girl who is getting to celebrate her "Taylor Swift Year."

Natasha Bedingfield, "Unwritten"

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"I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned."

Your story is far from over; at 20, today is where your book begins.

Judah & The Lion, "Twenty-Somethings"

Running scared, running free. Full of light, got no money. Yeah,that's us...Twenty-somethings."

Part of living your life during your 20s is getting through the part where you don't have a plan, where you're just trying to go somewhere with your dreams.

Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway"

"Take a chance, make a change, and breakaway."

Learning to spread your wings and learning to fly.

Ben Rector, "Old Friends"

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"You can grow up, make new ones, but truth is there's nothing like old friends."

By the time you're in your mid-20's, you will have met and made many new friends. But there is something about the ones who knew you before your growth spurt, who rode their bike to your house to ask you to play, or who was with you when you lost your first tooth that you. If you still have those friendships into your 20s, consider yourself luckier than most.

The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You"

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"So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A"

And while your old friends are important, it's the friends you keep in your 20s that help you deal with life's messy bits and help you celebrate the good parts.

Twenty-One Pilots, "Stressed Out"

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Part of you 20s is dealing with anxiety,but you learn to manage the uncertainty of the turbulence of young adulthood.

fun, "We Are Young"

""We are young. So let's set the world on fire, we can burn brighter, than the sun."

A reminder that this is the youngest you will ever be again.

Brett Young, "Chapters"

"Aren't we all just trying to get it right? These are the chapters of my life."

Just because our story doesn't always turn out like we think it will, doesn't mean that we shouldn't read the entire book. The twenty-something years may be messy, but that doesn't mean you should close the book.

Kelsea Ballerini, "In Between"

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Sometimes I play grown up and sometimes I play pretend. Sometimes I'm a princess dressed all ribbons and alll curls, and sometimes I just wanna scream "I'm not a little girl."

Twenty-something is the age between young and old, recklessness and responsibility, spontaneity and plans.

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