10 Songs From Your Youth That Deserve to Be in Your Playlists Today

Music is a true force of nature, strongly tied to our memories. This is why you automatically think back to a particular moment in time when you hear certain songs. Well, allow us to turn back the clock for you; here are 10 songs from your past that you may have forgotten about that should totally be added to your playlists today.

Des’ree – You Gotta Be (’99 Mix)

Is it a song or an anthem? This hit from the ’90s is about realigning you with your best self after a particularly shattering breakup. Singer/songwriter Des’ree relies on daily affirmations to start feeling like herself again.

Kelly Rowland – Train on a Track (2022)

If you stuck around during the end credits of Maid in Manhattan, you’re probably familiar with this one. Kelly Rowland surprised listeners with an almost folksy feel to this single instead of her usual R&B style.

Bic Runga – Sway (1997)

This hit charted in Australia and New Zealand, but most Americans know it from the American Pie movie series.

James Morrison – You Give Me Something (2006)

“You Give Me Something” sparks emotion like no other love song. Its orchestral sound and bright aura will have you hitting “repeat” over and over.

Natalie Imbruglia – Torn (1997)

“Torn” charted in numerous countries around the world, though some may recognize it from the countless One Direction covers during the band’s prime. It’s a heartbreak song that everyone should cry to at least once!

New Radicals – You Get What You Give (1998)

If you grew up with Glee, you know how iconic the scene with this song was. It’s an impactful anthem that was played during the 2021 presidential inauguration as a tribute to the late Beau Biden.

Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning (2006)

This heartbreak song likely blasted on your car radio long before the days of SoundHound or Name That Tune; you may have even unabashedly screamed along to it during your teens.

Santana ft. Michelle Branch – The Game of Love (2002)

Michelle Branch, queen of the 2000s, collaborates with the king of guitar, Santana, on this track. It’s a reminder of how silky smooth the early 2000s was, but you don’t need a time machine to feel that way again!

Feist – Mushaboom (2004)

You may recognize this song from the wedding scene in 500 Days of Summer. It was performed on Jimmy Kimmel in the early 2000s and will keep you reliving the golden years with every listen.

The Cranberries – Dreams (1993)

The late Dolores O’Riordan put her heart and soul into every song she performed with The Cranberries. “Dreams” is a melody about being in love for the first time – so it’s perfect for reminiscing about years past.

What songs from your past should be added to today’s playlists? Share them with us in the comments below!

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