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10 Songs That We Used To Cure Our Angst In The Early 2000s

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Puberty hits everybody like a ton of bricks, and nobody moreso than teenage girls. School is a social nightmare when you're trying to figure out who you are as a person, and you have all these FEELINGS!

Chances are, whenever life was getting you down, you went home, turned on one of these 10 songs, and let the tears just flow.

Avril Lavigne - "Complicated"

Seriously, why DID you have to go and make things so complicated? Avril's ode to teenage love and awkwardness was pretty emblematic of everyone's first relationships.

My Chemical Romance - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"

The emo phase hit a bunch of teenage girls like a ton of bricks, and this was the song that launched it for a ton of them. Gerard Way just seemed to get you in ways other people didn't.

P!nk - "Just Like A Pill"

P!nk was the epitome of angsty girl pop, and she spoke to every girl who felt different from everybody else (which of course was all of them).

All-American Rejects - "Move Along"

You know that you definitely cried your eyes out to this when your crush went to the dance with some other chick, who you absolutely HATED...

These next few songs just made you feel all the feelings...

Simple Plan - "Welcome To My Life"

The angstiest song ever written, so much so that it's still used as an internet meme for angst, but people didn't care back then.

Natasha Bedingfield - "Unwritten"

I never personally understood why angsty teen girls liked this song so much, but man did they ever.

Evanescence - "My Immortal"

Evanescence was pretty much the go-to teenage angst band if you were anywhere on the goth spectrum, and this piano ballad was pretty much the epitome of it.

Imogen Heap - "Hide and Seek"

We personally blame The O.C. for making this the soundtrack to over-dramatic tragedy, and hearing it nowadays is more unintentionally funny than angsty.

Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"

Because remember; you are beautiful, no matter what they say. Those words can't bring you down. Right?

Snow Patrol - "Run"

Another one that was absolutely everywhere on TV, this was essentially the main anthem for when you felt super alone.

Which of these songs defined your angsty teen years?