As a perfect follow up to last week’s happy childhood memories, how about Teenage Angst Songs? A great recommendation from @Dashinista over at, let’s do songs that remind you of adolescence — can be good or bad.

These songs are not “angst”-y, they are more songs that remind me of being a teenager, more specifically high school. Enjoy.

Don’t forget to check out the Catalogue page to see other playlists or to upload your own!

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.


Something Old

Artist: Sublime
Title: Santeria
Side Note: This is a mellow song so it might not be your first choice for a workout song, but sometimes when I’m on a long run, I don’t need something to “pump me up,” I just need something to make the next 4 minutes go by and get me through a half mile. This one will do that.
Quotable: “I don’t practice Santeria. I ain’t got no crystal ball. Well I had a million dollars, but I I’d spend it all.”


Something Current

Artist: Spice Girls
Title: Wannabe
Side Note: Who can name all the spice girls… GO! — this one get’s tagged as current because they were just at the London Olympics. Let’s give some love to our friends across the pond.
Quotable: “Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. So tell me what you want, what you really really want.”


Something to Consider


Artist: Quad City DJs
Title: C’mon ‘N Ride It (the Train)
Side Note: Bonus points if you know how to do the dance… you know who you are.
Quotable: “C’mon, ride the train, hey ride it, woo woo”


How did we do this week? Do these songs take you back to the teens?