28 Songs That Defined Mid 00’s Junior High

Junior high was pivotal in testing how awkward you could be without even trying (thanks puberty). As I found myself sitting alone on the bus or in between classes, I realized music was what made me feel better after I slipped on the ice in front of all of the buses or when another girl made fun of my hair cut, braces, acne, clothes, etc. It was amazing how I could plug my headphones into my silver iPod Nano and the whole world disappeared. While I don’t particularly like to relive junior high, I have to say, the music between 2004 and 2007 was pretty kick ass. I hope this playlist takes you back to only the good parts of junior high.

  1. “When I Get Home You’re So Dead” by Mayday Parade
  2. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco
  3. “Do You Remember” by The Summer Obsession
  4. “Boston” by Augustana
  5. “Run It!” by Chris Brown
  6. “Check Yes Juliet” by We The Kings
  7. “Here (In Your Arms)” by Hellogoodbye
  8. “Yeah!” by Usher and Lil Jon
  9. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5
  10. “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  11. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
  12. “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White Ts
  13. “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley
  14. “Dirty Little Secret” by All American Rejects
  15. “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin DeGraw
  16. “Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
  17. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  18. “Listen to your Heart” by DHT
  19. “Cry for You” by September
  20. “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas
  21. “Dance, Dance” by Fall Out Boy
  22. “Grillz” by Nelly
  23. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
  24. “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada
  25. “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce
  26. “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado
  27. “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance
  28. “Runaway Love” by Mary J. Blige

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Photo from: Sascha Kohlmann

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