Kicking things off with a bit of TRL truth, we all know how it went back in the Carson Daly day…Godney, Xtina, Jessica Simpson…Mandy Moore.
However, looking at how Ms. Simpson is still stuck in the Macy’s shoe department (although they are quite fabulous) and Ms. X decided to continue her “career” on The Voice, it’s safe to say that Ms. Moore is now a runner-up to the legendary Ms. Spears..and it’s about god damn time.
Of course, the “Candy” coated girlfriend has rightfully earned that spot with her solid wig snatching portrayal as “The Mom” on the NBC ratings blockbuster/life destroying show, This Is Us, in which coincidentally sales for Kleenex have gone way up because this show will make you feel all kinds of it.
So, while we patiently clutch our pearls in anticipation for next Tuesday’s episode, let’s celebrate Ms. Moore’s well deserved time to shine in the spotlight by remembering all of those singles that became her path to own all of Us and the world.
“Candy” Let the games begin with a fond remembrance of all of those Abercrombie & Fitch outfits and one shiny lime green VW Bug that you know you wanted to cruise around in and pick up boys with Mandy…and most likely still do.
“Walk Me Home” The first of two offerings from the 2000 dance flick, Center Stage. If you don’t remember the movie, this video will definitely jog your ballet’ lovin’ memory.
“So Real” Like, it’s just so real we can’t f#$king take it. Oh, wait, yes we can because those late ’90s teeny boppers synths still own our lives.
“I Wanna Be With You” Sigh…just went you thought it was safe to put down the Kleenex..
“In My Pocket” One of the most delicious and most underrated tracks to ever hit radio airwaves. And no no, Ms. Hathaway, that certainly wasn’t a question.
“Cry” You might as well grab that second box of Kleenex and press play on A Walk to Remember because…life.
“Crush” When it comes to this light and frothy tune, we’ll meet Ms. Moore by the water fountain after study hall any day of the week.
“I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week” Her name is Amanda Leigh and she’s coming to break your heart into a million tiny pieces…and you’ll indeed love every single moment of it.
This…. No explanation needed.