Ever wanted to feel like the main character in one of those 2000s coming-of-age movies? Well these songs will definitely help you feel like one. Whether you’re looking out the car window on a rainy day or studying at your local cafe, these dream-pop songs will unlock your 2000s fantasy.
1. Darjeeling by Barrie
The school year just started, everybody’s excited to get back to their friends and tell everyone about the amazing summer vacation they just had. The guitar in this song is infectious and will leave you playing the melody in your head.
2. Built This Way (Slow Remix) by Samantha Ronson
One of the best songs in the “Mean Girls” soundtrack, with its iconic guitar chords that echo through your ears, will have you feeling like Cady Heron any day. The lyrics of self-reflection and letting go are just the cherry on top of this feel-good song.
3. High by Slow Pulp
The part of the movie where the main character finds themselves facing the consequences of a night of bad decisions. This song is the type to make you close your eyes and feel everything all at once. The heavy atmospheric chords and dreamy vocals will leave you feeling like you’re floating on water.
4. Planet Hunter by Wolf Alice
This song has all the layers of a dreamy noise-scape with edgy guitar riffs that you could wish for. Not a first for Wolf Alice, whose first two albums are the perfect fits for a soundtrack to your life.
5. Goodbye by The Sundays
As the final scene comes to a happy ending and the camera pans out into the sky, this song begins. The uniquely beautiful voice of Harriet Wheeler floods in and everything feels right in the world.
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