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Rumours and a cry for help: The highs and lows of Lindsay Lohan's music career.

Add Rumours by Lindsay Lohan to your playlists, friends.

Because Lindsay is about to be back in a big way, according to a New Year’s Eve interview she did with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper – and we must celebrate.

When asked if she had any resolutions for 2020, Lindsay basically said this is going to be her year.

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“Yes, I do. I’m managing my sister, so I want to really focus on me and everything that I can do in my life and come back to America and start filming again, which I’m doing something soon in this new year,” she said.

“And, you know, just taking back the life I’ve worked so hard for and sharing it with my family and you guys.”

She’s also teased a new song Xanax on social media, and said in the interview it will officially be released “after the New Year”.

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Oh, and she’ll be back for The Masked Singer Australia season two, so she’ll be back in Australia at some point.

Lindsay made a name for herself playing twins in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.

She became a Disney child star, appearing in Disney film Get a Clue, plus family-friendly movies Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Freaky Friday. But after she starred in the classic cult comedy, Mean Girls, in 2004, and before things got… weird, she was a mildly-successful pop star.

Lindsay had previously released a few songs as part of the soundtracks for Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Freaky Friday, but five months after Mean Girls‘ release, Lindsay officially launched her music career with her debut single Rumours, followed by her album Speak, which peaked at four on the Billboard 200.

Lindsay performs at the MTV Movie Awards 2004. Image: Getty.

She released her second single Over about her relationship with That '70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama.

It was 2004 and Lindsay's music career had not yet been overshadowed by... literally everything else she did, although she and her family were already tabloid favourites.

A year later, she released her second album A Little More Personal (Raw). 

The lead single, Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father), was written as a letter to her father, Michael Lohan, who was incarcerated in June 2005 after surviving a car crash for which he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Nothing received stellar reviews, but Lindsay's music sort of looked like a cry for help. The music video for Confessions of a Broken Heart featured actors playing her parents fighting, while her sister Ali plays a young and emotionally-scarred Lindsay.

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Lindsay herself sings, crying.

She directed the video herself and knowing what we know now about Lindsay's later years, it's pretty uncomfortable to watch.

Then... things started going downhill, fast.

In 2006, she released a song as part of the A Prairie Home Companion movie cast, joined her younger sister Ali on her Christmas song Lohan Holiday, and in 2008 released the sort-of successful dance tune Bossy.

Bossy received mixed reviews but reached number one on Billboard's US Dance Club chart.

Lyrically, the song was about a woman being strong enough to get what she wants when she wants it. It was about having control, but sadly at that point in her life, Lindsay was spiralling out of control.

Before teasing Xanax in 2019, her most recent song was Danceophobia, her 2015 collaboration with Duran Duran. Yeah, Duran Duran.

To be fair, Lindsay had a lot going on and releasing more bangers was evidently pretty low down her priority list.

In January 2007, when she was 20 years old, Lindsay admitted herself into a rehabilitation facility for the first time. By the end of the year, she'd been in three different rehabs for a total of five and a half months.

In May 2007, Lindsay was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

In July, less than two weeks out of her second rehab stint, Lindsay was arrested a second time on charges of possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

In August, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanour cocaine use and driving under the influence and was sentenced to an alcohol education program, community service, one day in jail, and was given three years probation.

Lindsay performing with Duran Duran in London in 2015. Image: Getty.
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In a statement, she said, "it is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs." In November she served 84 minutes in jail, with overcrowding and the non-violent crime named as reasons for the reduced sentence.

In October 2009 her DUI probation was extended by a year as she had failed to attend court-ordered substance abuse treatment classes on several occasions.

In 2010 she served two weeks in jail for violating the terms of her probation again.

In 2013, Lindsay sat down with Oprah just four days after she concluded a court-ordered rehab stay. She admitted to being an alcoholic and they discovered how Lindsay's "chaotic childhood" negatively impacted her sobriety.

She told Oprah alcohol was a gateway drug to other things for her and that she thinks that she subconsciously wanted to go to prison, in hopes of finding a place "to just sit" and "be at peace".

After getting sober and living through many more scandals (including picking up some unusual accents, and attempting to kidnap a child), Lindsay moved to Dubai, where she appreciated a life "where I can just go outside and not have to worry."

She reinvented herself as a businesswoman, opening nightclubs and beach clubs. In May 2018 she opened a resort on the Greek island Mykonos, and in 2019 it became the subject of MTV reality series Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club, which was cancelled after one season.

As of June 2019, the beach club is closed.

She's also spent the last few years working with Syrian refugees in Turkey, and of course, came down under to appear as a judge on The Masked Singer Australia in 2019.

In 2020 Lindsay looks set to reinvent herself again. Or maybe it's less of a reinvention and more of a reclaiming.

As she said, she wants to "take back" her life. It sounds like she's finally in a place to do that.

And hopefully, we get some new music out of it.

What was your favourite Lindsay Lohan song? Tell us in a comment below.

Feature image: Getty.

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