Here’s an unlucky list of thirteen songs about teenagers; it might be a while since some of us were in our teens, perhaps not you AIP but cast your mind back and remember how they were filled with excitement, adventure, new experiences; oh they held so much promise for the years ahead.
They were also filled with drama, crises, worries, angst, self doubt and possibly the occasional regret!
So let’s get rid of one and leave an innocent dozen with their teenage years ahead of them.
Which one’s are the teenage dreams and which is the spotty ‘yoof’?
Let’s have a Teenage Rebellion with Gaslight Anthem;
All that rebellious activity happening is bound to lead to plenty of Teenage Angst so let’s hear all about that from Placebo.
There was always that unattainable girl / guy at school and who wants to go out with a Teenage Dirtbag? Wheatus‘ ‘prom queen’ has two tickets for Iron Maiden – come with me Friday?
Rebellion, angst, now perhaps we should take a look from the perspective of a Bohemian Teen with Get Cape, Wear Cape Fly
Always got to be a bit of country in my playlist selections so none better than The Man in Black and his Ballad of a Teenage Queen
From Johnny Cash to Fall Out Boy (AIP are you out there?) and A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
Let’s rock it up a bit with Slash and Velvet Revolver who are Just Sixteen and getting caught with teacher!
A bit of Chuck Berry and Sweet Little Sixteen
Now to another Sweet (The) Six-Teens
Another seventies offering from T-Rex and Teenage Dream
Another year older and I’m 7teen now! (The Regents)
No one really wants to grow old but Bryan Adams wants to be 18 till he dies
Almost at the end of our teens so let’s fade out with Buddy Guy and She’s Nineteen Years Old.
That was a jaunt through our teenage years; trust it brought back some good memories so for extra Spill points share with us the song that depicts your teens.