Even though school may be out for summer, that doesn’t mean we still can’t be nostalgic for our own (old) school days! And today’s reader-submitted nostalgic playlist, 6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years by Andrea at Moonlight Sweetness, is sure to make you nostalgic for those fun, exciting, and—admittedly—sometimes painful middle school years.
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6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years | Moonlight Sweetness
I actually liked my middle school years, you know? Sure, there was drama and crying (lots of tears) and the occasional “I hate everybody” stuff, but all in all, those years were good and fun. I can’t complain. Here are my favorite 6 songs from this episode of my life that always get me all nostalgic.
I would literally sing this song to the top of my lungs. Especially the parts where it says “and I don’t want the world to see me, cuz I don’t think that they’d understand” and “when everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed just to know you’re alive”. I was going through so many changes back then but this song, nostalgic as it is, made me smile. And it was just that: I felt so misunderstood back in those days and these song made me feel like someone was actually understanding me.
To this day, it still remains my heartbreak song. I don’t know why, but EVERY SINGLE time a boy or my crush did something mean to me, this is the song that played on the radio. Or, I would listen to the song and a few hours later, *boom!*, a heartbreak came along.
Awww… the “romantic-ness” in this song. This is one of the songs I always longed to be dedicated to me, but nope, no guy ever dedicated this song. This song always reminded me of my crush, or if I didn’t have one, it was like “Hey, hun, time to find some boy you’re into, okay?” 🙂
Every time I hear this song, flashes of Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon go through my head. And as I hear this song, my mind wanders and starts imagining I’m in a classic convertible, wind blowing my hair, cool shades on and listening this really loud while cruising some British road (nope, I’m not British, not even close). Yeah, me and my imagination.
This is the song I thought would be playing for my first kiss. I would sing it vigorously. What this song describes is what I thought my first kiss would be like, but hey, turns out it was way better! Ha!
Andrea, a 29-year-old coffee enthusiast, is the awesome blogger over at Moonlight Sweetness. Along with being an event planner, a translator, and transcriptionist, she also loves to travel, eat delicious desserts, and drink good wine. She’s also the creator of her own coffee, Gardenia de Plata.
Now it’s your turn: What songs take you back to your middle school years?
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