While on the phone with Little Egg, desperately trying to come up with an idea for a blog post, I simply asked her what was the most middle school song she could remember. This was the playlist that followed.
Dynamite by Taio Cruz
If you never danced to this at a middle school dance, throwing your hands up in the air looking at your crush hoping they'd look over at you, did you even really go to middle school?
Only Girl In The World by Rhianna
This is the song I want sung at my funeral.
Hey There Delilah by The Plain White Tees
I thought this was the most romantic song known to man and would sometimes lay in bed at night and cry while listening to it.
One Thing by Finger Eleven
Picture this: Me, laying in field, listening to this song, thinking about a boy. Classic.
Bad Day by Daniel Powter
When I broke up with my first boyfriend the first thing I did was turn on the radio and this song came on and I sat on the edge of my bed and cried.
Second Chance by Shinedown
I didn't really understand this song until much later in life, but in middle school I always felt an overwhelming sense of power listening to it.
Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
This was the catchiest and most annoying song to hum obnoxiously in the hallways.
Drive By by Train
This was yet another catchy and annoying song, but instead of humming it I would full on belt it out in the library at all times.
Push Rewind by Chris Wallace
A lesser known song that is well deserving of more praise, I first heard it on an iHeartRadio ad, because iHeartRadio was the only way I listened to music from 6th to 8th grade.
Glad You Came by The Wanted
Probably the most iconic song of my middle school career, hands down. As a hardcore One Direction fan liking The Wanted was a serious taboo, but I just couldn't resist buying their entire album and listening to all of it on replay, especially this song.
Listen to it here!
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