Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cardstock Love Notes & The Good Candy

Remember when clever pun-ridden valentine's were handed out to the class and you hoped that your secret crush would give you something forth telling about your impending slow dance in the gymnasium? Just incase you're having trouble finding those old feelings; these songs should take you right back down memory lane, back to that happy place called The 1990s and 2000s. (Note: to all you kids who handed out those nasty Necco Hearts... I never liked you either.)

1. If You Wanna Be My Lover
My Baby by Lil Romeo (2001)
Not going to lie, back then I might have been one of those girls chasing this wodie to tell him there was 'No Limit' to my love. But dude, your 19min of playing time at USC was seriously unimpressive.

2. For The Southern Love
I'll Be by Edwin McCain (1998)
This song is presently on my iPod and will not be leaving anytime soon.

3. For The Breaker-Uppers
No More by 3LW (2000)
3 Little Women, as the acronym so stands, was the anthem for your pre-teen womanhood. Playa Please! We'll see if I ever take you back.

4. For The One You Missed the Most
Back Here by BB Mack (1999)
Not that we were actually old enough to go anywhere without supervision, this song was for that lonely time in between your night of homework and the next day when that special someone walked into class.

5. Prove Your Juvenille Love with a Temporary Tattoo 
I'll be Your Everything by Youngstown (1990)
This song is just one hit wonderful. Plain and simple.

6. For Today's Crush (and maybe Tomorrows)
Puppy Love by Lil BowWow(2000)
Solange is way too old for Bow Weezy. The idea of using actual puppies in the video was pretty genius though.

7. For The New Kid in Class
It Happens Everytime by Dreamstreet (2001)
OH NO! Not the unsolvable math problem turned love song. I'm really hoping puberty was good to these poor boys.

8. For Unrequited Love
Drive Myself Crazy by N*SYNC (1996)
Sure you remember the song, but did you ever see the video? Bleach blonde JT cries a river in a silk straight jacket.

9. For The Hott Math Nerd
Back at One by Brian McKnight (1991)
Like you actually needed 10 reasons to love this song.

10. For Television or Worse
Never Had a Dream Come True by S Club 7 (2000)
Right... because Australians and snow make so much sense. Like, duh, totally!

11. For The Last Song at the Dance
Crazy by K-Ci and Jojo (2001)
This was the song you waited all night at the dance for just so you can grab that special someone and slow dance (at arms length in most cases).

12. For You to Sing Along
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston (1992)
Because you simply couldn't press (and hold) rewind enough on your karaoke casset. We will always love you Whitney.

13. For Your First Sorta Real Thing
Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey (1996)
This song will always be your favorite. Oh Mariah, when will you return to music?

14. For that Imaginary Wedding 
For You I Will by Monica (1997)
This one goes out to the kid in the back with the braces and the dimples.

15. For that Landline on a Chord
U Got it Bad by Usher (2001)
My 8701 CD had a scratch in it on this song. Thank God music went digital.

16. For Justin Timberlake, Topanga, Josh Heartnet, Kelly Kapowski, LL Cool J, Mario Lopez, JTT, Tyrese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sarah Michelle Gellar... & other Celebrity Heartthrobs
As Long As You Love Me by The Backstreet Boys (1997)
After they showed you the Shape of their Heart, the BBoys hit you with this little number. Don't cry, you'll have time for plenty of company when your career ends in a few years.

17. For That Neighborhood Crush
Dilemma by Nelly & Kelly Rowland (2002)
The reason you stayed outside all those long hot summer afternoons. This song also taught you that Dilemma had a silent 'N' (which you still chose  to pronounce anyway and probably still can't spell correctly).

18. For Those Early Babymakers
When the Lights Go Out by Five (1998)
One of two things happen when the lights go out: Either the 49ers make a huge comeback or Bow-chicka-wow-wow with your light up sneakers and windbreakers.

19. For The Hopless Romantic
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion(2003)
You cried when Jack dies at the end of Titanic, but you always have hope that he will come back to Rose.

20. For Your Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day by Andre 3000 (2003)
Because ever since this album, you've most likely listen to this song everyday the 14th.

Honorable Mentions: God Must Have Spent A Little More Time on Youby N*Sync, Bump n Grind by R. Kelly, I Wanna Know by Joe, Only Wanna Be with You by Hootie and the Blowfish, Say You'll be There by The Spice Girls; End of the Road by Boyz II Men; Where You Are by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey; Angel of Mine by Monica; Emotions by Destiny's Child; Whatta Man by Salt N Peppa; Lonely by AkonKiss from a Rose by Seal. One in a Million by Aaliyah; Crazy by Britney Spears