We may be going back to a time when we wore headgear and had acne, but amidst the pubescent awkward phase of our lives, was the glory of pop princesses like Britney Spears and heartthrobs like NSYNC totally ruling our worlds.
They’re cheesy, they’re colorful and they’re in many ways completely ridiculous, but only these magazines (that still exist, by the way) truly knew the way to our hearts. They helped us answer questions like: Do I have what it takes to be a Backstreet Boys girl? What do I need to do to have a romance like Britney and Justin’s? Who are the girls the members of New Kids On The Block just can’t live without? Very, very important things. Obviously.
View the gallery above and get ready to RSVP to Aaron Carter‘s party, tell Johnny Depp you love him and kiss the poster of Leonardo Dicaprio you knew you hung on your wall. Looking back at these teen mags might be the guiltiest pleasure of them all, and we’re not even the least bit ashamed.