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A roundup of 42 songs you definitely thought were soooo deep when you were younger

What would you do if your son was at home, crying all alone on the bedroom floor ’cause he’s hungry?

PastedImage-39382 Every time one of these songs came on, you looked like this.

WE ALL HAVE at least one song that we took way too seriously when we were children. You know, one of those songs that would come on the radio when you were in the car at nighttime and you’d look out the window and pretend you were in a film. One of those songs. If you can’t admit to doing that, you probably take yourself too seriously. 

After I got home from work one night and found myself whistling What If God Was One of Us while preparing a sandwich for myself, I thought of how much I loved that song as a kid (but how silly the content of that song is now, in hindsight) and I decided to ask my friends and followers on Instagram what their equivalent was.

Little did I know, they were going to help me build the greatest playlist ever. Here’s a list of the best responses I received:

  1. Whatcha Say by Jason DeRulo 
  2. Adam’s Song by Blink 182 (This was mentioned at least 4 times)
  3. Where is the Love by The Black Eyed Peas
  4. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
  5. An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
  6. Unfaithful by Rihanna
  7. White Flag by Dido
  8. Kids by MGMT
  9. She Wants to Move by N.E.R.D
  10. Wherever You Will Go by The Calling
  11. Seventeen Forever by Metro Station
  12. Hero by Enrique Iglesias 
  13. Human by The Killers
  14. Heaven by Cascada 
  15. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
  16. I Bruise Easily by Natasha Bedingfield
  17. Mama by The Spice Girls
  18. Metamorphosis by Hilary Duff
  19. Stickwitu by Pussycat Dolls
  20. Flying Without Wings by Westlife
  21. My Immortal by Evanescence 
  22. Too Lost in You by Sugababes
  23. Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
  24. Concrete Angel by Martina McBridge
  25. Fix You by Coldplay 
  26. Can’t Fight the Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes
  27. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
  28. Stole by Kelly Rowland (Also mentioned at least three times)
  29. What If God Was One of Us by Joan Osborne
  30. Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson 
  31. What Would You Do by City High
  32. Ironic by Alanis Morrisette 
  33. When You’re Gone by Avril Lavigne
  34. Obviously by McFly
  35. Ghetto Gospel by Tupac and Elton John
  36. Family Portrait by Pink (Basically any Pink song works here, so we’re throwing more in)
  37. Who Knew by Pink
  38. Just Like a Pill by Pink 
  39. Don’t Let Me Get Me by Pink
  40. Breathe Easy by Blue
  41. Leave Right Now by Will Young
  42. Aaaaaand finally, the very best one of these songs: Dry Your Eyes by The Streets

Here it is on our Spotify profile, for you to follow to and listen to any time you’re feeling sorry for yourself. 

Well, that basically looks like if The Love Zone on Q102 was aimed at millennials instead of sad mams drinking wine at home. That’ll be us some day guys, don’t worry. 

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