Five Blink-182 Songs That Speak to Your Inner Teen
By: Maura O'Malley
Blink-182 knows how to write a song that will both get stuck in your head and toy with your emotions, inspiring a rebellious attitude or just making you feel all the feels. And that emotional component is probably what speaks to teens so loudly.
But it’s not just teens these guys resonate with. Take their latest album, for example—lyrics like “life is too short to last long" speak to all ages.
Still, I can’t help but feel nostalgic whenever I listen to Blink. Maybe it’s just because I grew up with them, but I think there’s more to it than that.
Below, check out five of the Blink songs that really speak to your inner teen.
“Dammit” off 1997’s Dude Ranch
That frosted hair. Those outfits. And if lyrics like “well I guess this is growing up” don’t speak to your inner teen, I don’t know what will.
“What’s My Age Again?” off 1999’s Enema of the State
Arguably Blink’s most recognizable music video, “What’s My Age Again” is also one of the band’s most popular songs. We get it, Blink—it’s tough to be 23. But it’s also tough to be a teenager, when you feel old enough to make your own decisions, yet you’re still at the mercy of your parents’ rules and you’re all “What’s my age again?”
“The Rock Show” off 2001’s Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Cashing a check to shoot a music video full of general debauchery? Every teen’s dream. And who doesn’t remember meeting a new love of your life at different shows growing up?
“Adam’s Song” off 1999’s Enema of the State
I can specifically remember singing, “16 just held such better days” … when I was 17. And life was actually great. How teen angsty of me.
“Bored to Death” off 2016’s California
Maybe it’s the song title. Maybe it’s the music video. But for whatever reason, this song just reminds me of those long high school days where 50-minute periods felt more like 5 hours. The moment I heard this, I felt like I was back in high school, sitting in a desk, waiting for the bell to ring.
What do you think about this list? Agree or disagree?