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It's 2013. Time certainly flies. Many current college students were born in the early 1990s. Although they are all around 18-23 years old, the scope of music and pop culture has changed drastically. 90s kids grew up in an era with so many quintessential songs that have shaped the scope of today's music. Here are 10 songs that will bring college students back to their early and late childhoods.
10. Chris Brown, "Kiss Kiss" (2007)
An oldie, but a goodie. Chris's Brown's dance/rap romp with T-Pain is delectable and fun.
9. Madonna, "Music" (2000)
In 2000, she proved that she was still on the cutting-edge of pop music. With “Music,” she decided to get funky and dance for the first time since the 1980s. With vocoders, electronics and fun producers, she achieved a dance-pop sound truly head of its time.
8. Rascal Flatts, "Skin" (2005)
Rascal's Flatt's country classic is sad and nostalgic. Truly a heartbreaking song.
7. Lindsay Lohan, "Rumors" (2004)
On par with her then-competitor Hilary Duff, Lohan released her first solo album Speak in 2004. The album took more of a dance sound when compared to Duff's richly pop album. But it is safe to say that 2004 was her best year for her career at 18 years old.
6. Hilary Duff, "So Yesterday" (2003)
Remember when Hilary Duff was Lizzie McGuire and 16 years old? Yeah, we do. And we miss it! "So Yesterday" was released in 2003 and it was her first single as a solo artist. We loved, and still love every minute of it.
5. Duncan Sheik, "Barely Breathing" (1996)
For you alt-rock fans, Sheik's signature song should take you back almost 17 years. Although Glee covered this song last year, the original is still fantastic.
4. *NSYNC, "Bye, Bye, Bye" (2000)
Everyone knew the dance to *NSYNC's "Bye, Bye, Bye" video. They exploded onto the pop scene in 1998 and gave the Backstreet Boys a serious run for its money. They churned out more radio-friendly hits that have cemented their music importance.
3. Destiny's Child, "Independent Woman Part I" (2001)
Although those who watched the Super Bowl got a blast from the past, Destiny's Child still manages to be nostalgia at its finest. With their fun "Independent Woman Part I," the girls started a music revolution.
2. Faith Hill, "The Way You Love Me" (1999)
One of Hill's most classic hits, this will take you back to lazy days lounging at your family's pool. The song is summertime bliss. She has a powerful voice and enhanced her vocal aesthetic by adding auto-tune sounds in the song.
1. Britney Spears, "...Baby One More Time." (1998)
A then 16-year-old Spears, burst onto the music scene in 1998. She became the idol of every girl and fantasy of every boy everywhere. The song is also pop perfection. With a booming chorus, addictive bridges and a killer music video, she defined what it meant to be a teenage pop star.