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Every ’90s Kid Will Never Forget These Song Lyrics

1. “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” — Green Day

WHY: Because we all have a lot of feelings, and life confuses us all. To this day, we're not sure anyone has described our confusion about life better than Green Day. Always remember: MAKE THE BEST OF THIS TEST, and don't ask why.

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WHY: Because we all have a lot of feelings, and life confuses us all. To this day, we’re not sure anyone has described our confusion about life better than Green Day. Always remember: MAKE THE BEST OF THIS TEST, and don’t ask why.

2. “…Baby One More Time” — Britney Spears

WHY: Why NOT? Am I right? This song is an ANTHEM. Most of us aren't entirely sure what the lyrics even mean, but damn they speak to us and our two-week relationships in middle school. #NeverForget

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WHY: Why NOT? Am I right? This song is an ANTHEM. Most of us aren’t entirely sure what the lyrics even mean, but damn they speak to us and our two-week relationships in middle school. #NeverForget

3. “Graduation (Friends Forever)” — Vitamin C

WHY: Because if this wasn't played at some point during your senior year of high school, you probably didn't go to school. We all listened to this song as we hugged the people we just spent the last 10+ years with as we promised to never lose touch after high school. Then, we lost touch.

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WHY: Because if this wasn’t played at some point during your senior year of high school, you probably didn’t go to school. We all listened to this song as we hugged the people we just spent the last 10+ years with as we promised to never lose touch after high school. Then, we lost touch.

4. “The Boy Is Mine” — Brandy & Monica

WHY: Because no one has ever made you feel more empowered to fight for your man than Brandy and Monica. This song is iconic for everyone who has ever had to tell someone to back the hell off your man. It's also iconic even if you haven't had to do that, tbh.

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WHY: Because no one has ever made you feel more empowered to fight for your man than Brandy and Monica. This song is iconic for everyone who has ever had to tell someone to back the hell off your man. It’s also iconic even if you haven’t had to do that, tbh.

5. “I Will Always Love You” — Whitney Houston

WHY: Because there will never be a better song to cry to when thinking about your broken heart. Holy. Shit. All the feelings, all the memories. When you're happy...when you're sad...Whitney is there for you.

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WHY: Because there will never be a better song to cry to when thinking about your broken heart. Holy. Shit. All the feelings, all the memories. When you’re happy…when you’re sad…Whitney is there for you.

6. “I Want It That Way” — Backstreet Boys

WHY: Because relationships don't always go our way. Luckily, the Backstreet Boys are there for you with this song. Also, this is a great karaoke song.

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WHY: Because relationships don’t always go our way. Luckily, the Backstreet Boys are there for you with this song. Also, this is a great karaoke song.

7. “You Oughta Know” — Alanis Morissette

WHY: Because this is the breakup anthem of the CENTURY. No one makes you feel better about a breakup like Alanis does.

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WHY: Because this is the breakup anthem of the CENTURY. No one makes you feel better about a breakup like Alanis does.

8. “Wannabe” — Spice Girls

WHY: Because you'll never have more fun singing lyrics that actually don't make any sense. Who cares, right? Zig a zig ahh.

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WHY: Because you’ll never have more fun singing lyrics that actually don’t make any sense. Who cares, right? Zig a zig ahh.

9. “I Want You Back” — NSYNC

WHY: Because if the Backstreet Boys weren't your thing, NSYNC saved your feelings with this song. Everybody makes mistakes, even JT. Chances are, you probably listened to this with a candle lit mourning the loss of Britney and Justin. </3

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WHY: Because if the Backstreet Boys weren’t your thing, NSYNC saved your feelings with this song. Everybody makes mistakes, even JT. Chances are, you probably listened to this with a candle lit mourning the loss of Britney and Justin. </3

10. “My Heart Will Go On” — Celine Dion

WHY: Because sometimes you want to feel miserable and depressed. And when that time comes, Celine is there for you. Try not to cry, I dare you.

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WHY: Because sometimes you want to feel miserable and depressed. And when that time comes, Celine is there for you. Try not to cry, I dare you.

11. “Baby Got Back” — Sir Mix-A-Lot

WHY: Because we all need to celebrate the hell out of our bodies, and Sir Mix-A-Lot allowed us to do so. Also because no one will ever speak to their friend Becky the same way again.

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WHY: Because we all need to celebrate the hell out of our bodies, and Sir Mix-A-Lot allowed us to do so. Also because no one will ever speak to their friend Becky the same way again.

12. “All Star” — Smash Mouth

WHY: Because not all of us are the sharpest tools in the shed, but this song reminds us all that we're ALL all-stars, anyway. Beautiful, isn't it?

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WHY: Because not all of us are the sharpest tools in the shed, but this song reminds us all that we’re ALL all-stars, anyway. Beautiful, isn’t it?

13. “Wonderwall” — Oasis

WHY: Because we all need someone to save us at some point in our lives. And when we find that person, we need a song for them. Thanks, Oasis.

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WHY: Because we all need someone to save us at some point in our lives. And when we find that person, we need a song for them. Thanks, Oasis.

14. “Waterfalls” — TLC

WHY: Because TLC unknowingly sang directly to our souls without us even realizing it. Who knew that water would make us feel SO MUCH?

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WHY: Because TLC unknowingly sang directly to our souls without us even realizing it. Who knew that water would make us feel SO MUCH?

15. “Iris” — Goo Goo Dolls

WHY: Because, love. That's why. This song is the definition of relationship goals.

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WHY: Because, love. That’s why. This song is the definition of relationship goals.

16. “Don’t Speak” — No Doubt

WHY: Because No Doubt is flawless, as is Gwen, and this song reminds us all that our words are sometimes unnecessary. Just don't speak.

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WHY: Because No Doubt is flawless, as is Gwen, and this song reminds us all that our words are sometimes unnecessary. Just don’t speak.

17. “Vogue” — Madonna

WHY: Because the world is our runway, and Madonna reminds us to always strike a pose.

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WHY: Because the world is our runway, and Madonna reminds us to always strike a pose.

18. “Ice Ice Baby” — Vanilla Ice

WHY: Because when this song came out, we all STOPPED, collaborated, and listened.

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WHY: Because when this song came out, we all STOPPED, collaborated, and listened.

19. “Always Be My Baby” — Mariah Carey

WHY: Because we thought we would be with our high school sweethearts forever, and when we weren't, this song was still a damn JAM.

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WHY: Because we thought we would be with our high school sweethearts forever, and when we weren’t, this song was still a damn JAM.

20. “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” — Lauryn Hill

WHY: Because Lauryn is a goddess, and no one has ever delivered warnings so beautifully before.

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WHY: Because Lauryn is a goddess, and no one has ever delivered warnings so beautifully before.

21. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” — Shania Twain

WHY: Because being a woman is pretty damn awesome, and this song helps prove that to the world.

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WHY: Because being a woman is pretty damn awesome, and this song helps prove that to the world.

22. “Tubthumping” — Chumbawamba

WHY: Because even though you can't pronounce the name of this song, it will always be there to pick you back up when you get knocked down.

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WHY: Because even though you can’t pronounce the name of this song, it will always be there to pick you back up when you get knocked down.

23. “With Arms Wide Open” — Creed

WHY: Because Scott Stapp can SING, people.

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WHY: Because Scott Stapp can SING, people.

24. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — Nirvana

WHY: Because no '90s party was complete without the playing of this song.

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WHY: Because no ’90s party was complete without the playing of this song.

25. “All My Life” — K-Ci & JoJo

WHY: Because there has NEVER been a better song to slow dance to. Just make sure there's at least 10 inches between you and your partner.

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WHY: Because there has NEVER been a better song to slow dance to. Just make sure there’s at least 10 inches between you and your partner.

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