20 Songs That Will Take You Back

From Avril Lavigne to J-Biebs, these songs will take you back to the good ol’ days.

Do you ever hear a song that just…takes you back? Back to standing in a corner with your friends at the middle school dances, rushing out to Walmart to buy the newest Avril Lavigne CD, and jamming out on your iPod Nano, or even better, your Walkman, what a time.

We may have missed the peak of the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and Britney Spears era, but we certainly lived through the height of Hilary Duff’s career and the rise of icons like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. We want to remind you of the better days by sharing twenty essential throwback hits from our childhood.

Absolute Bangers


These are the songs that never fail to fire everyone up when they come on at the bar. Whether it’s Gwen Stefani who taught us all how to spell bananas, or belting out to Kelly Clarkson, these classic hits will never get old.

1. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

2. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

3. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

The Angsty Teen Phase


If you didn’t start wearing black nail polish, rocking beanies and feeling like a bada$s after these song came out…you did your childhood wrong.

4. Gives You Hell – The All American Rejects

5. American Idiot – Green Day

6. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne

Pop Princes


These baby faced angels captured the hearts of teens everywhere. There truly was nothing more exciting than getting a new poster from Tiger Beat or J-14 magazine that you could put up on your bedroom walls featuring one of these cuties.

7. Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney

8. One Time – Justin Bieber

9. Crush – David Archuleta

The Disney Channel Phase


Disney channel stars turned singing sensations – all contributed to countless hours of  watching the Lizzie McGuire movie on repeat, fangirling at Nick, Joe and wait- who’s the other brother?, and crying when Hannah Montana ended.

10. Come Clean – Hilary Duff

11. S.O.S – The Jonas Brothers

12. 7 Things – Miley Cyrus

The Middle School Dance Soundtrack

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Those were the days…the sheer panic when a slow song came on and you needed to find someone to slow dance with, feeling like a boss when you knew all the moves to the Soulja boy dance or seeing who could drop it low.

13. So Sick – Neyo

14. Low – Flo Rida

15. Crank That (Soulja Boy)  – Soulja Boy

16. Poker Face – Lady Gaga

The Scandy Soundtrack


Catchy tunes to sing along to…until you were old enough to realize the true meanings of the lyrics.

17. Smack That – Akon & Eminem

18. Fergalicious – Fergie

19. I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry

20. Right Round – Flo Rida ft. Ke$ha

We hope you’ve enjoyed being taken back to the better days! To make it even easier, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of these classic throwbacks.

Check it out:

20 songs that will take you back


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