Three Songs That Influenced My Teen Years

As Hannah Montana came to an end, Miley Cyrus left her fans with this song to get through the heartbreak of their favorite binge watch being over. I can specifically remember this song playing on the bus ride to our 6th grade field trip and everyone singing along like we were in a movie. Totally inspirational. I am still a loyal fan to Miles. Keep doing you boo boo. #hannahmontanaforever #smiler

The queen herself, Taylor. She still hasn’t written a song to this day I can’t relate to. Of all of my favorite Taylor songs, I chose “Picture To Burn” because I’m pretty sure this song made girls everywhere think they were bad ass and didn’t need a man, which is a key lesson we still all need a reminder of from time to time. It gave girls my age the courage to get over that first middle school heartbreak. I can remember myself dancing around my room and jumping on my bed to this as a young teen with my friends. She was a *normal* girl who was writing real life situations. I mean, she probably wrote that song in math class.

“There’s nothing stopping me
From going out with all of your best friends
And if you come around saying sorry to me
My daddy’s gonna show you how sorry you’ll be”

Ouch. The original GOAT. The best part is that this is all still relevant, and still my jam.

This song came out when I was ten, but I don’t care because I would put this song here even if this article was about songs that inspired my 20s. It will always be relevant to me. Fergalicious tops all other tracks in my eyes and probably always will. I still rap this song from time to time because it is a true classic. Fergie was probably to blame for my diva attitude as a fourth grader because even if I didn’t really understand what I was listening to, I still got a sense of empowerment whenever this song came on. Fergie Ferg, I love you.


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