Flashback to 2009. You're back in middle school. It's 10 p.m. on a school night and you're listening to music on your iPod Nano (or iPod Shuffle/iPod Touch). You're laying in bed, screaming your heart out. You're sad, and your heart is broken... or is it?
I can't count how many times back then I listened to songs, pretending as though I related to the artists. I don't even know how many times I sat there, angry at boys or the world, belting my whole heart and soul into songs by Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and Jordin Sparks.
It's funny looking back, actually having experienced real heartbreak and feeling bitter at the world for outcomes beyond my control. Back then, it was just little ol' me, experiencing some false big feelings. Now, it's still me, experiencing big feelings I wish I didn't have to feel.
Here are 15 songs I screamed my heart and soul into, and I bet you did too.