Must List

Top 100 tunes of all time

From the coolest newbies to the greatest blasts from the past, these jams will never leave our playlist. Add them to yours now.
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    Boy Bands
    1. “Girlfriend” – N Sync (featuring Nelly). Second-guessing your current beau? This beat will push you towards greener pastures…and reminds us just how cute JT was during his boy band days! Get it now!


    >> 2. “I Want It That Way” – Backstreet Boys. Grab your hairbrush microphone, it’s the perf sing-a-long jam. Get it now!

    3. “When You Look Me In The Eyes” – Jonas Brothers. Nick, we’ll look into your dreamy browns any day. ’Til then, we’ll make this a slow dance request at any suitable function. Get it now!


    4. “Summer Girls” – LFO. Sure, the rhymes are a tad corny, but it references our summer faves like Cherry Coke, peaches and fun dip. Get it now!


    5. “The Hardest Thing” – 98 Degrees. Ah, forbidden love. It sure can be hard. We’ve all lied about our feelings, and this song admits it. Get it now!


    6. “ABC” – The Jackson 5. Loving this 1970 hit will be as easy as 1, 2, 3. It’s catchy…and makes us wish Michael Jackson was still around. Get it now!

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    Girl Groups

    >> 7. “Wannabe” Spice Girls. A li’l bit of hip hop. A li’l bit of rap. It’s the perfect combo for dancing crazy with your girls and singing at the top of your lungs. Get it now!


    8. “Damaged” – Danity Kane. Remember that jerk who completely broke your heart? This one goes out to him. Get it now!


    9. “C’est La Vie” – B*Witched. This Irish group’s single definitely spreads the cheer, making any day a sunnier one. Get it now!


    10. “Unpretty” – TLC. After listening to this, you’ll want to stop fixating on your self-proclaimed physical flaws and feel beautiful for once and for all. Get it now!


    11. “Bootylicious” Destiny’s Child. Playing it will just make you feel sassy, and will get your feet and booty ready to dance. Get it now!

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    Guilty Faves

    12. “Party Like a Rockstar” – Shop Boyz. We caught them at our Atlanta Mall Tour in 2007 and just hearing it makes us feel like we can hang with rockstars all the time. Get it now!

    13. “Get Over Yourself” – Eden’s Crush. Brings us back to the days when this group was formed on TV’s Popstars. Who cares if they’re not around anymore? We are still lovin’ this tune! Get it now!

    >> 14. “Barbie Girl” – Aqua. With lyrics like “Come on, Barbie, let’s go party” and “Life in plastic, it’s fantastic”, this song is as shallow as the Dream House swimming pool but let’s be honest, this song speaks the truth. Get it now!

    15. “Who Let the Dogs Out” – Baha Men. Don’t tell us you don’t woof along. Get it now!

    16. “MMMBop” – Hanson. We like to think of Hanson as the original JoBros. And we like to think this jam will never go out of style with Taylor’s sweet vocals. Get it now!


    17. “Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney. We can’t even tell you how many times we’ve featured this cutie in our mag. But, seriously, we want the innocent-Jesse-circa-this-tune back. Get it now!


    18. “Amazing Grace” – Charlotte Church. Like she came straight out of the Opera, Charlotte was cool before Susan Boyle even jumped on the soprano bandwagon. This cover proves it. Get it now!


    19. “Feels So Right” – Eagle-Eye Cherry. From confronting your crush to skipping curfew, playing this jam will make everything feel like it’s the right thing to do in the moment. Get it now!


    20. “Skies So Blue” – The Rocket Summer. Think a one-man act about love like The Ready Set…just seven years earlier. Can you ever get enough of that? Didn’t think so. Get it now!

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    Break Up Musts

    21. “I Don’t Need A Man” – Pussy Cat Dolls. Encouraging yourself that no dude is needed to make you feel good will actually make you feel fantastic. Get it now!


    22. “Fighter” – Christina Aguilera. A song to make you feel stronger! It’ll make you think otherwise when complaining about the time you wasted with that cheater. Get it now!


    >> 23. “Potential Break Up Song” – Aly & AJ. It’s his loss. And this electropop jam will remind you of that. Get it now!

    24. "Before He Cheats" Carrie Underwood. OK, OK, car trashing is never the right thing to do but…sometimes, revenge is so sweet. Get it now!
    25. “Picture to Burn” – Taylor Swift. The high priestess of scorned reminds you how totally not worth it he is. Get it now!
    26. “Walk Away” – Kelly Clarkson. Things just aren’t working out? Use this as a boost before dumping the dude. Get it now!
    27. “So What” – Pink. This rock-solid jam will instantly transform you into rockstar mode (no tats required). Get it now!
    28. “I Will Survive” Gloria Gaynor. Karaoking to this with your girls just feels so darn good Every. Single. Time. Get it now!
    29. “I Look So Good (Without You)” Jessie James. Taylor Swift’s fave break up song—and you know SHE knows what she’s talkin’ about. Get it now!
    30. “Insensitive” Jann Arden. Play. Cry. Repeat as many times as needed. Get it now!

    31. “Leave (Get Out)” JoJo. Your BF cheated with your BFF? Oh no, they didn’t! We love JoJo’s belting lyrics in this tune. Get it now!

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    Tear-Jerking Tunes
    32. “Angel” – Sarah McLachlan. Seriously, can you get through that ASPCA ad without sobbing because we can’t. Get it now!
    33. “Everybody Hurts” – R.E.M. Michael Stipe is the moodiest 80s legend since Morrissey but this song will remind you that you’re not alone. Get it now!
    34. “Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac. We’ve all got those mountains we need to get over, and as scary as it might seem, this song will give you the inspiration to do it. Get it now!
    >> 35. “Don’t Know Why” – Norah Jones. Talking about crying makes us want to cry, even if we don’t know why! Get it now!
    36. “Apologize” – Timbaland (featuring One Republic). A deep piano beat with heavy percussions makes you feel the frustration. Get it now!

    37. “Yesterday” – The Beatles. A classic acoustic guitar ballad centering around a breakup? Pass the tissues, please. Get it now!

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    Perfect Pick-Me-Ups

    38. “Firework” – Katy Perry. It’s fist pump-inducing (but not in a raunchy Jersey Shore way) and will guarantee you’re feeling good about yourself. Get it now!


    39. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers. The catchy beat will simply force you to sing along. Get it now!


    >> 40. “Let Go” – Frou Frou. An euro electro-pop beat that’s hypnotic. Get it now!


    41. “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey. Well, the cast of Glee hearts it, so we have to, too. Get it now!


    42. “Hero” – Mariah Carey. Because you have to remember anyone (including you!) has the power and ability to be someone’s hero. Get it now!


    43. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera. Sticks and stones may break bones, but this always breaks us out of an insecure rut. Get it now!


    44. “Holiday” – Vampire Weekend. Beaten to death in multiple Christmas commercials but thinking about holidays can make ya cheery. Get it now!


    45. “Kids” – MGMT. The minute it comes on, we always start dancing. Get it now!

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    Dance Jams

    46. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas. Play it and tonight will be a good night for dancing, singing, and having a good time. Get it now!


    >> 47. “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga. If the new Queen of Pop is telling us to dance, we must obey. Get it now!


    48. “That’s Not My Name” – The Ting Tings. The uppy track we play on repeat on Just Dance 2 (and secretly try to choreograph our own moves to). Get it now!


    49. “Party in the U.S.A” – Miley Cyrus. American life can be so carefree at times, don’t you agree? Blast this tune and get your arms ready to spell out U.S.A! Get it now!


    50. “Sandstorm” – Darude. Pass the glowsticks. Just don’t groove too fast or risk a headache. Get it now!


    51. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson. If you’ve learned the entire dance, you’re allowed to show it off. Get it now!


    52. “Baby” – Justin Bieber. Well, he’s our 100th issue’s cover boy and for that simple fact we get thrown into a happy dance whenever we hear his voice. Get it now!


    53. “Hey, Princess” – Allstar Weekend. A bunch of cute dude’s calling us a princess? Swoon! We adore Zach’s voice and the groove Cam, Michael and Nathan have going on behind him in this song. Get it now!

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    Workout Wonders
    >> 54. “Let’s Get It Started” – The Black Eyed Peas. Play it right when you hit the gym for a focused mentality. Get it now!
    55. “Love Lockdown” – Kanye West. The progressing drum beats will set your pace, and the rhythm will keep ya going. Get it now!
    56. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem. This classic rap song is all about taking every opportunity, so it will surely get you inspired! Get it now!

    57. “Here It Goes Again” – OK Go. Channel their music video and hop on the treadmill (just stay in one direction). Get it now!

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    Wake Up Musts

    58. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” – Wham! The “go go” and “yo yo”-ing will force ya to bounce out from under the comforter. Get it now!

    59. “Walking On Sunshine” Katrina & The Waves. Early wake ups blow, but this song will just make ya feel good. Get it now!
    >> 60. “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor. UFC fighters use it as their walk out all the time. They’re fierce…and you can be, too. Get it now!
    61. “Beautiful Day” – U2. Start things off right by thinking it’s beautiful outside and put a smile on your face. Get it now!

    62. “Viva La Vida” – Coldplay.

    It’s got a triumphant sound that will convince you to seize your own day, and we totally think that you should. Get it now!

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    Road Trip Hits

    >> 63. “Life Is a Highway” Rascal Flatts. Perfect to scream along with while traveling down a plain, empty road. It will put you in that sunshine-smiling mood. Get it now!

    64. “Coming Home” – Diddy. Dirty Money (featuring Skylar Grey). Been out of town for a while? This will make you smirk that much more while nearing your street. Get it now!

    65. "Road Trippin'" The Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s all about the road trip essentials: snacks and buds. What more could you need!? Get it now!

    66. “Sweet Home Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd. Vacay is supposed to make you feel free. This song does that, too. Plus, we love the movie of the same name. Get it now!
    67. “Homecoming” – Hey Monday. It’ll get ya excited for the awesome things that lie ahead post journey and will keep your head nodding. Get it now!
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    Smooch-Worthy Songs

    68. “Kiss Me” Sixpence None The Richer. No need to do the asking when these lyrics do the dirty work for ya. Get it now!


    >> 69. “Fallin’” Alicia Keys. Its jazzy vibe reminds you of the boy you’re totally crushing on. Get it now!


    70. “Breathe” Faith Hill. This emotional ballad puts love in the air. Simple as that. Get it now!


    71. “Hear You Me” Jimmy Eat World. It played during the rain scene kiss between Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in A Cinderella Story. Does it get any cuter than that? Get it now!


    72. “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” Death Cab For Cutie. Death Cab’s got you covered with romantic lyrics and a smooth melody. All you’ll have to do is pucker up and relax. Get it now!


    73. “She Is Love (Acoustic Version)” – Parachute. The smooth vocals and guitar set a relaxing mood for you and your dude. Totally precious. Get it now!


    74. “You and Me” – Lifehouse. This slow melody is so romantic, it’s melt-worthy. If you’re in the mood for a love tune, this will make your heart soar. Get it now!

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    Movie Faves

    75. “The Rockafeller Skank” – Fat Boy Slim. A song for only the best-choreographed prom dance in Hollywood history. Thanks, She’s All That, for raising the bar on a school function that we’ll never be able to match. Get it now!

    76. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. The best ending Dirty Dancing could ever ask for, we love playing it when our nights out with buds start winding down. Get it now!

    77. “My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion. This Titanic classic reassures us our true love is out there…somewhere. Just try not to listen to it while on a ship. Get it now!

    >> 78. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Olivia Olson. Who doesn’t dream of a cutie under the mistletoe when hearing this in Love Actually? Get it now!


    79. "If You Were Here" Thompson Twins. This song plays when Jake kisses Samantha for the first time in teen classic Sixteen Candles. The tune made a repeat appearance in 2010’s best teen rom com, Easy A, as part of an ongoing plot joke about John Hughes movies. Get it now!

    80. “In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel. What girl doesn’t want a guy to dedicate this song to her? It worked for Lloyd in Say Anything. Get it now!

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    TV Themes
    >> 81. "I'll Be There for You" The Rembrandts (Friends). We still do the four-clap break in the intro, and every girl needs their friends to be there for ’em. Get it now!


    82. “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield (The Hills). Play it and you too can be cruising in your convertible through sunny L.A. (or at least imagine it). Get it now!


    83. "I Don't Want to Wait" Paula Cole (Dawson’s Creek). The only thing more enjoyable would be cool creek water and a hunky young Joshua Jackson. Get it now!


    84. “California” – Phantom Planet (The OC). Every time we hear it, we just want to pack our bags and relocate to Cali.  Get it now!


    85. “Help I’m Alive” – Metric (Vampire Diaries). It lends the right amount of mystery to feel a tad creeped out, but still addictive to listen to. Get it now!


    86. “Shake It Up” – Selena Gomez (Shake It Up). Stomp to the beat. Shimmy your shoulders. Put it on replay and switch up your dance routine every time. 
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    Girly Anthems

    87. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper. Well it’s true, we do. Get it now!


    88. “Our Lips Are Sealed” – The Go-Go’s. It makes you appreciate your true blues that much more. Get it now!

    89. “We R Who We R” – Ke$ha. No one will want to mess with the power of your gaggle when you strut to this. Get it now!

    90. “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge. Who needs guys? This song will remind you who’s really got your back—your sistahs! Get it now!

    91. “Anthem” – Superchick. From skaters to rockers, it’s dedicated to all of us ambitious babes who’ll never give up on anything. Get it now!

    92. “Just a Girl” – No Doubt. Facing discrimination? Show ’em who’s boss with this rant. Get it now!

    93. “Glamorous” – Fergie. Play it while primping, it’ll def have you at the top of your game. Get it now!


    >> 94. “According to You” Orianthi. When you find the guy who gets you, dedicate this to every guy who didn’t. Get it now!

    95. “Girl Next Door” Saving Jane. That girl that everyone loves that you want to hit? Yeah, this song feels ya. Get it now!

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    Rising Stars

    96. “Whip My Hair” – Willow Smith. Stand back! We’re not stopping ’til we master the perfect lock whip (sore necks required). Get it now!

    97. “iYiYi” – Cody Simpson. Train your li’l bro now. Dropping one of Cody’s lines to any girl will make her heart melt. Get it now!

    >> 98. “Rollerblades” – Eliza Doolittle. We sorta want to dig out our old blades to merrily roll along like Eliza. Get it now!

    99. “Somewhere Out There” – Action Item. We heart Meaghan Jette Martin, who inspired the boys to write this, so we have to give them snaps for boldness. Get it now!

    100. “All These Boys” – Jasmine Villegas. Juggling so many cuties? Hmph, tough life! Get it now!

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by GL | 2/1/2016