Nostalgia! The internet has made the act of looking back fondly on the past into the hottest new trend of the 21st century. We love to look back and think about how our lives are like a movie, and the part we’re in now is just the beginning of a wonderful journey, because we’re all collectively the worst.
This trend hits its apex when anyone you know has a major life event and one of their loved one makes a slideshow on iMovie set to some melancholy tune, with the goal of achieving the maximum happy tears possible. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone. All my siblings had one of these bad boys made for us for our high school graduation. The trend is horrifyingly self-centered, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t get all weepy watching pictures of my tubby 8th grade self wiz by to the tune of “Blackbird.”
So since we’re all going to do it, we might as well make the best of it. Here are ten songs that would go good with any eye-soaking, memory-porn video you plan on making in the near future.
*Note: If this seems like an excuse for me to write about ten songs I enjoy, that’s because it is.