1997-2001: My High School Music Mix CD Song List

Copyright 2011, Rose Clearfield
Copyright 2011, Rose Clearfield

Your favorite songs will change throughout your life. The songs that were important to you in high school will stick with you in a way that no other music quite will. High school is such a formative time in our lives. There is a certain nostalgia about the things that we associate with that time. Music is definitely a part of this nostalgia.

I created this mix of music from my high school years while I was in college. I continue to use this mix as a gift for similar aged friends from time to time. It works well for anyone who was in high school during the later 90's/early new millennium even if the exact years don't quite sync up with mine. Enjoy.

1) Real World by Matchbox 20
2) Wrong Way by Sublime
3) The Distance by Cake
4) Twist by Phish
5) Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
6) The Way by Fastball
7) Song 2 by Blur
8) What's My Age Again? by Blink 182
9) Inside Out by Eve 6
10) Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground
11) Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters
12) Wonderful by Everclear
13) Tubthumping by Chumbawumba
14) Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
15) Everything is Everything by Lauryn Hill
16) Wishing I Was There by Natalie Imbruglia
17) I Want You by Savage Garden
18) Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days
19) Smooth by Santana and Rob Thomas
20) Battle of Who Could Care Less by Ben Folds
21) Closing Time by Semisonic

Real World by Matchbox 20 video

Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind video

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Up, useful, interesting, and awesome. Those were the exact years of my high school. So crazy. I graduated in 2001. That was a great time for music. Some of the best music created was at that time. I liked "Last Kiss" Pearl Jam, I loved Wonderful, "Higher and Arms Wide Open" by Creed, that graduation song by Vitamin C, "Time of Your Life" by Green Day. I am not sure if that title is right. I believe it is called something else. I am trying to think. I like that 2001 Chronic by Dr. Dre. 3 6 mafia, late night tip. I enjoy all genres. This was a great hub because it brings great memories. Ohh, Uncle Kracker "Follow Me", not sure if that is title either. I love music. I have wrote lyrics since I was 5 and doing that is my dream. I sure hope to make it one day. I wonder if you know my cousin, Ben Vance? He is from that area or near it. He sings at the fairs and acts like he is famous in that area. Just wondering. Will check back with you. This was great. It is amazing how music can bring this special feeling. I am voting beautiful and funny too. It was that great!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks! I'm glad that you enjoyed this. The late 90s were definitely a great time for music. Some of my favorite music today is still music from that time period.

I just moved to Milwaukee in June and am not familiar with Ben Vance. I'll keep my ears open for his name, though.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

He and his immediate family act like he is a superstar up there. I know he sings gospel, but they are probably blowing smoke up, well you know where. This was fun. It brought back some great memories. Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is another one I remember. I could go on and on. Well I am off to bed. Have a good early, early, morning and talk to you soon. And once again, great article.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

I just haven't been in the area long enough to really know if there is truth to that. I'll keep my ears open. Red Hot Chili Peppers is definitely on my all-time favorite list, too, along with many others. Take care and talk to you again soon. Thank you!

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