1. “crush” – mandy moore
Okay, Mandy Moore is clearly a vampire because she has not aged AT ALL. Watch A Walk To Remember and then turn on an episode of This Is Us. Girl is pulling a Paul Rudd.
2. “This is me” – Dream
Was anyone else obsessed with Dream? Their CD It Was All a Dream was on heavy rotation in my Walkman. A very underrated girl group, in my humble opinion.
3. “Come clean” – hilary duff
LET THE RAIN FALL DOOOOOOOWN. AND WAKE MY DREAMS.
4. “rumors” – lindsay lohan
Oh, Linds. I think we all just want you to be happy and healthy and like, take up yoga or something. Seriously, how are you? Are you surrounded by good people now? I hope you have a cute journal and green tea. We just want you to thrive, girl.
5. “pieces of me” – Ashlee Simpson
There are two types of people in this world. Jessica Simpson fans or Ashlee Simpson fans. I am the latter.
6. “That’s how i beat shaq” – aaron carter
This is truly iconic.
7. “Leave (Get out)” – jojo
Is it not mind blowing to realize JoJo is THIRTEEN YEARS OLD IN THIS?!? Excuse me? At thirteen, I was still regularly playing on Neopets.
8. “Genie In a bottle” – christina aguilera
Raise your hand if you used to belt this song as a small child and only now realize how inappropriately sexual it is. ✋✋
9. “Girlfriend” – AVRIL LAVIGNE
The song I felt a spiritual connection with while singing into my hairbrush because obviously everyone wishes I was their girlfriend. OBVIOUSLY.
10. “Gives you hell” – the all-american rejects
This song made you want to be a thousand times more successful than all of your exes.
11. “Potential Breakup Song” – Aly & AJ
This is still a banger, goddamn goddamn!
12. “I WANT you back” – *nsync
YOU’RE ALL I EVER WAAAAANTED. YOU’RE ALL I EVER NEEEEEDED YAAAAAAA.
13. “I WANT it that way” – backstreet boys
I know that people were generally Team Backstreet or Team *NSYNC, but I vividly remember being down for both. It’s like the argument cats vs. dogs. Can’t you love them both??? Why choose?
14. “Always be my baby” – mariah carey
*sigh* Back when Mariah Carey could still sing. (Sorry, girl)
15. “it wasn’t me” – shaggy
If I’m drunk and have the aux cord, I’m playing this. Actually, I’m playing it sober too.
16. “oops!…i did it again” – britney spears
If you tell me you didn’t practice this dance routine in front of your mirror, you are lying. Straight up lying.
17. “a thousand miles” – vanessa carlton
This song made me want to learn piano for the sole purpose of playing it on a beach while wild horses gallop past me.
18. “mambo no. 5” – lou bega
This song is actually so stupid, but I still know all the lyrics. Yeesh. AND AS I CONTINUE, YOU KNOW THEY GETTIN’ SWEETER.
19. “barbie girl” – aqua
I had actually never seen the music video until this moment. I think I love it?