Flashback Friday: A playlist of songs heard at prom in 2005

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2005 was a weird time;  Myspace was just starting to take off, emo hair was gaining popularity, Adam Levine was still likeable, and 50 Cent was still making club bangerz. Combine those facts with the extreme teen pressure to have a memorable formal, and you've got the perfect soundtrack for crying in the bathroom stall while some other girl gets crowned "Prom Queen."

Now you're ready to put on your best DEB formalwear, dance in a circle with your friends, and maybe have a regrettable make out sesh in a stairwell.


Akilah Hughes is a comedian, YouTuber, and staff writer and producer for Fusion's culture section. You can almost always find her waxing poetic about memes and using too many emojis. 🍕