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First iPod Songs

The very first iPod dropped in 2001 but we're sensing that there was a very strong probability that your Mum wouldn't ~actually~ let you have one for Christmas. But the day you finally got one (we bet it was a black iPod Nano, wasn't it?) was the best day of your life, you spent the entire morning going through your CDs and compiling the best playlists known to man - and these were the songs you just had to have.
 


1) Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

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If your iPod didn't have a Green Day song on it, was it even worth you having one in the first place? The answer is no. No, it did not. 
 

2) Good Charlotte - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous

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Good Charlotte released some truly incredible bangers in their hey day but nothing will ever compare to this teenage ANTHEM. You've probably still got this in your iTunes, haven't you?
 

3) Avril Lavigne - Complicated

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The ONE Avril track that will stand the test of time and the one song you always used to play when you just wanted to let your emo feelings after school. And it's like, lowkey still in your Most Played playlist. Shhh.
 

4) Outkast - Hey Ya

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If you say that this throwback classic wasn't in your 'Top 25 Most Played' on your very first iPod then you are LYING. It might be a favourite of you Mum's these days but it was Top 5 for you (at least!) and you know it!
 

5) Eminem - Lose Yourself

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Everyone had to have some sort of Eminem track on their very first iPod. It was almost like a rite of passage - mainly because it was the only way you could get away with swearing without being told off.
 

6) Nelly - Hot In Herre

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Remember back in the day when we all used to listen to any and every genre of music without judging each other? Ahhh, the good times. Thanks for the hip hop, Nelly!
 

7) Christina Aguilera - Dirrrty

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The day you found out Xtina had shed her bubblegum pop princess image for a grittier, dirrrrrtier vibe was the day you ran straight out to buy the 'Stripped' album. And the minute you got home, you put that disk into the CD drive on your parent's computer and uploaded it straight into your iTunes. 
 

8) LFO - Summer Girls

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THROWBACK ALERT! Only true true true 00's kids will know and love this track. The soundtrack to your summer holidays and your Abercrombie & Fitch official teenage anthem. It may have dropped in '99 but it stood the test of time to make it onto your playlists!
 

9) Linkin Park - Numb

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YOUR EMO PHASE IN A NUTSHELL. Everybody had one! And even if you didn't, you probably had the Jay Z version anyway so, it turns out we're all in this together.
 

10) Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma

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Yeah, Nelly was such a major key to our early 00's iPod playlists that we've included him twice. You can't deny that this wistful hip hop bop was big on your radar throughout your early teen years - regardless of your clique and preference of eyeliner thickness.
 

11) Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance

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The epitome of EVERYTHING in 2005. Everrrryone's iPod was blessed with 'From Under The Cork Tree' once upon a time. Arguments were had with your friends over which track was the best (*cough* 'A Little Less Sixteen Candles' *cough*) but we can all agree that this banger united us all in times of school disco related turmoil.
 

12) Nelly Furtado - Like A Bird

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Everyone needed a chill song to balance out all those bangers on their Recently Added playlists, didn't they? Thankfully, Nelly Furtado came along at just the right time. 
 

13) Busted - Year 3000

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No British kid's iPod was complete without Busted's most famous and most influential jam. FACT.
 

14) Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink and Mya ft. Missy Elliot - Lady Marmalade

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Uhhhh, hello! These four badass chicks from the Moulin Rouge united four different genres and provided each member of your friendship group with their own spot in your tribute band. 
 

15) Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

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"I mix your milk wit my cocoa puff / Milky milky cocoa / Mix your milk with my cocoa puff / milky milky riiiiiiight!" #SayNoMore
 

16) Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me


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Seriously, if this 00's iconic track didn't have it's own *special* playlist on your very first iPod then you have been doing it wrong this whole time. Log off. Log off now. 
 

17) Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

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The ultimate. The only song that mattered. YAAAAAAAAS STACY'S MOM! 
 

Did we miss any? Let us know what your very first Most Played was in the comments! 

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