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Raise your hand if you've ever found yourself in a dingy dive bar, or a taxi, or even the middle of a grocery store, when a certain song came on and — while you were minding your own business — the lyrics gave you such chills that you thought, Omg, this song was written ABOUT ME. (Raises hand.)
Ever since that moment, it became your song. Because whatever you were experiencing the moment you first heard it — whether it was falling in love, breaking up, or being cheated on — comes flooding back, every time that song, YOUR song, comes on. Suddenly, you feel like you're in a music video, wearing butterfly clips and a bedazzled crop top, spilling out your emotions and telling it like it is.
Warning: You're about to go down a rabbit hole of nostalgia and feelings. (Remember that song you played on repeat when you broke up with your first S.O. in middle school? Yeah, it's probably on this list.) Come enjoy the ride!
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Christine Aguilera, "What a Girl Wants"
Remember when you thought you'd found someone you were thankful for, who knew exactly what a girl wants and what a girl needs?
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Aaliyah, "One in a Million"
Or when you were, like, 100% sure you had found the one — your one in a million you'd spend the rest of your life with?
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Mandy Moore, "Candy"
Remember that one S.O. you just couldn't get enough of? That person probably had spiky hair and rode a skateboard, which you probably thought was so hot...
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3LW, "Playas Gon' Play"
With every relationship in middle school came rumors and haters. Well, 3LW said it first: Haters, they gonna hate.
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Jennifer Paige, "Crush"
When the other person was way more into it than you were.