New hard drive; can't play songs purchased while under old (changed) login!

My hard drive died and had to be replaced. Fortunately, I had backed up my library, but after importing my library again, I am unable to play any songs purchased under an old email/password. We changed internet providers and then I switched from PC to Mac, so I have changed my email/password twice and am now on my third login for this account. When I go into INFO I can see that the songs I am having problems with are linked to the old logins still. When I am asked to login to authorize these songs, of course, the account no longer exists, because it's the same account! I love music of all kinds, so we are talking about a lot of songs here - there has to be an answer to this problem. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's had to deal with this issue. Any help?

Too many changes - hard drive failures, email address changes, ISP changes and OS changes - unable to solve this issue.

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