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100 Best Teenage Songs

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Songs about teenagers convey the pleasures and excitement of teenage life through literal life experiences or as metaphors to highlight a deeper meaning..

Songs about teenagers convey the pleasures and excitement of teenage life through literal life experiences or as metaphors to highlight a deeper meaning..

Each one of us have memories of growing up. Out teen years in particular are cherished or hated for different reasons. Different aspects of teenage and teenagers are brought to life in songs by singers and songwriters. Teen anthems resonate myriad emotions of life that remind us of the who we are. What goes through in the life of a teenager is captured aesthetically in songs from different genres. The life and struggles of adolescents is described in a theatrically lucid manner.

What Do Songs About Teenagers Convey?

Songs about teenagers convey a plethora of emotions associated with freedom and growing up. The pleasures and excitement of teenage life is revealed through literal life experiences or in a metaphorical manner to highlight a deeper meaning. The problems teenagers face is portrayed in a thought-provoking manner in songs. Different social problems associated with youth such as peer pressure, bullying, depression, drug use, and violence are exquisitely showcased in songs about teenage struggles. The feeling of falling in love for the first time is enchantingly portrayed in numerous songs about teenagers.

A great number of teenage songs about growing up highlight diverse aspects about crushes, love, romance, unrequited love, and breakups. These songs are a reflective ode to the good times and bad in the life of teens. Certain teen songs about friends bring to life memories of hanging out, partying, and the crazy things done in adolescent years. These tunes rely on a strong narrative to bring out an emotional bond associated with growing up. Certain musicians tell teenage life stories with an autobiographical tone to highlight the spirit of youth.

Smells like teen spirit.

Smells like teen spirit.

What Do Teenage Songs Symbolize?

Teenage songs are symbolic of a wide spectrum of elements associated with adolescence, youth, and growing up. Matters of heart are expressed with an outpouring of emotions in songs about teenage life. These tunes describe the complexities, confusion, and turnarounds teens encounter through adolescence. A great number of teenage songs about love are showcased in confessional manner with the protagonist reminiscing the beautiful moments of teenage love. Certain singers and songwriters illustrate the distress and troubles of teenage girls growing up. These tunes showcase the consequences of making wrong choices and taking wrong decisions in naiveness.

Certain tunes highlight the difficulties of teenage pregnancies. These songs tell the harsh realities of being a teenage mother. The difficulties teenage moms go through raising their child is revealed in a brutally honest manner in these songs. Certain bands and artists explore that dark side of teenage rebellion through trauma, depression, crime, and violence. These songs showcase how the fragile mind of adolescents leads them into the realms of negativity. A number of songs about teenage angst unravel the disturbing aspects about unfulfilled desires and dark secrets. Although teenage represents diverse aspects of growing up, in songs it denotes or symbolizes

  • Youth
  • Vitality
  • Freedom
  • Love
  • Desire
  • Passion
  • Dreams
  • Anger
  • Struggles
  • Lust
  • Journey
  • Emotions
  • Partying
  • Breakups
  • Crushes
  • Excitement
Teen songs can remind you of hanging out with your friends at school.

Teen songs can remind you of hanging out with your friends at school.

The list below showcases a collection of teenage rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, disco songs, reggae songs, synthpop songs, electropop songs, new wave songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs, and dance songs. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

10 Best Teenage Songs

1. “Drivers License”—Olivia Rodrigo

2. “Teenage Dream”—Katy Perry

3. “Fifteen”—Taylor Swift

4. “Young”—The Chainsmokers

5. “Alright”—Supergrass

6. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”—Nirvana

7. “I Saw Her Standing There”—The Beatles

8. “Teenagers”—My Chemical Romance

9. “Royals”—Lorde

10. “We Are Young”—Fun featuring Janelle Monae


11. “Young Dumb & Broke”—Khalid

12. “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman”—Britney Spears

13. “Young Love”—Kip Moore

14. “Teenage Dirtbag”—Wheatus

15. “Live While We’re Young”—One Direction

16. “The Motto”—Tiesto & Ava Max

17. “Unwritten”—Natasha Bedingfield

18. “Sixteen”—Thomas Rhett

19. “Brutal”—Olivia Rodrigo

20. “Do You Know (What It Takes)”—Robyn


21. “Complicated”—Avril Lavigne

22. “Stole”—Kelly Rowland

23. “Ocean Avenue”—Yellowcard

24. “Sixteen”—Ellie Goulding

25. “High School Dance”—The Sylvers

26. “Ghost”—Halsey

27. “Sweet Little Sixteen”—Chuck Berry

28. “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves”—Cher

29. “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”—Arctic Monkeys

30. “My Generation”—The Who

31. “Teenage Love Affair”—Alicia Keys

32. “Teenage Kicks”—The Undertones

33. “At Seventeen”—Janis Ian

34. “19”—Paul Hardcastle

35. “Disposable Teens”—Marilyn Manson

36. “Me & You Together Song”—The 1975

37. “17”—Kings Of Leon

38. “Grease”—Frankie Valli

39. “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)”—Pixie Lott

40. “Summertime Blues”—Eddie Cochran


41. “I Don’t Want to Be”—Gavin DeGraw

42. “Sweet Sixteen”—Billy Idol

43. “The Young One”—Cliff Richard

44. “Dancing Queen”—ABBA

45. “Location”—Khalid

46. “17”—MK

47. “Baba O’Riley”—The Who

48. “18 and Life”—Skid Row

49. “Judy Teen”—Cockney Rebel

50. “Ballad of a Teenage Queen”—Johnny Cash

51. “18”—One Direction

52. “Teenage Love”—Slick Rick

53. “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen”—Neil Sedaka

54. “Seventeen Forever”—Metro Station

55. “Eighteen Inches”—Lauren Alaina

56. “Teenage Daughters”—Martina McBride

57. “You’re Sixteen”—Johnny Burnette

58. “19 Somethin’”—Mark Wills

59. “I Was a Teenage Anarchist”—Against Me!

60. “16 @ War”—Karina


61. “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)”—Cracker

62. “He Would Be Sixteen”—Michelle Wright

63. “She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More)”—Marty Robbins

64. “Teenager of the Year”—Lo-Tel

65. “Hometown Glory”—Adele

66. “Teenage Mind”—Tate McRae

67. “Teenage Wildlife”—David Bowie

68. “A Teenager in Love”—Dion and the Belmonts

69. “Sixteen Again”—Buzzcocks

70. “Teenage Talk”—St. Vincent

71. “Teenage Fantasy”—Jorja Smith

72. “What Makes You Beautiful”—One Direction

73. “Teen Heat”—Kimbra

74. “Teenage Lobotomy”—Ramones

75. “19 and Crazy”—Bomshel

76. “Wuthering Heights”—Kate Bush

77. “White Teeth Teens”—Lorde

78. “Teenage Rampage”—Sweet

79. “Bad Boys”—Wham!

80. “Teenage Crime”—Adrian Lux


81. “Teen Idle”—Marina and the Diamonds

82. “Forever Young”—Alphaville

83. “Seventeen Going Under”—Sam Fender

84. “The Circle Game”—Joni Mitchell

85. “Don’t Treat Me Like a Child”—Helen Shapiro

86. “Teen Age Lust”—MC5

87. “Losing Grip”—Avril Lavigne

88. “Teenage Love”—The Five Chestnuts

89. “When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)”—The Beach Boys

90. “Teen Angel”—Mark Dining

91. “‘74—75’”—The Connells

92. “Teenage Failure”—Chad & Jeremy

93. “16”—Green Day

94. “Teenage Icon”—The Vaccines

95. “Kisses on the Wind”—Neneh Cherry

96. “Teenage Angst”—Placebo

97. “Seventeen”—Winger

98. “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun”—Julie Brown

99. “An Open Letter to My Teenage Son”—Victor Lundberg

100. “Only Sixteen”—Sam Cooke

Other Notable Songs About Teenagers and Teenage

  • “Changes”—David Bowie
  • “Teenage Head”—Flamin’ Groovies
  • “Seventeen”—Alessia Cara
  • “Heart of a Teenage Girl”—George Chakiris
  • “She’s Leaving Home”—The Beatles
  • “Betty”—Taylor Swift
  • “Sweet Sixteen”—Destiny’s Child
  • “Teenage Parents”—The Wonder Years
  • “Hollywood Is Just a Dream When You Are Seventeen”—Amanda Lear
  • “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”—The Police
  • “17”—Avril Lavigne
  • “Teenage Frankenstein”—Alice Cooper
  • “Teenage Superstar”—Kim-Lian
  • “Let’s Go to the Mall”—Robin Sparkles
  • “Teenagers from Mars”—The Misfits
  • “Nineteen”—Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Sick Again”—Led Zeppelin
  • “Young Turks”—Rod Stewart
  • “Teen Age Idol”—Rick Nelson
  • “Sweet Sixteen”—Hillary Duff
  • “Teenage Heaven”—Eddie Cochran
  • “Seventeen”—Marina and the Diamonds
  • “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”—The Cramps
  • “Teen Creeps”—No Age
  • “Young Girl”—Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
  • “American Kids”—Kenny Chesney
  • “Teenage Life”—Daz Sampson
  • “Seventeen”—Jet
  • “Excerpt from a Teenage Opera”—Keith West
  • “The Six Teens”—Sweet
  • “17”—Yourcodenameis:milo
  • “Teenager”—Jordan Pruitt
  • “American Teen”—Khalid
  • “I Was a Teenage Teenager”—Green Day
  • “You’re the Only One”—Maria Mena
  • “Eighteen”—CLC
  • “Teenage Dream”—Marc Bolan and T.Rex
  • “Sixteen”—No Doubt
  • “Teen-Age Crush”—Tommy Sands
  • “I Was a Teenage Hand Model”—Queens of the Stone Age
  • “A Teenager’s Romance”—Ricky Nelson
  • “Sugar Mountain”—Neil Young
  • “Thirteen”—Big Star
  • “She’s Nineteen Years Old”—Muddy Waters
  • “Teenager”—George Alice
  • “18”—5 Seconds of Summer
  • “Sixteen Blue”—The Replacements
  • “Not Nineteen Forever”—The Courteens
  • “Eighteen”—Pale Waves
  • “Parking Lot”—Blink-182
  • “Twixteen”—Gene Summers & His Rebels
  • “Seventeen”—Simon Webbe
  • “House Me Teenage Rave”—Green Jelly
  • “Bored Teenagers”—The Adverts
  • “Sandcastles in the Sand”—Robin Sparkles
  • “Miss Teen Wordpower”—The New Pornographers
  • “Queen of Troubled Queens”—Idlewild
  • “Nineteen Forever”—Joe Jackson
  • “Teen Age Prayer”—Gale Storm
  • “Lonely Teenager”—Dion
  • “Seventeen Ain’t Young”—Frank Howson
  • “Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)”—Wizzard
  • “Teenage Rockstars”—Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • “Teenage Satellites”—Blink 182
  • “The Teen Commandments”—Paul Anka
  • “14”—Paula Cole
  • “Something About Being Sixteen”—Teenage Joans
  • “I’m Eighteen”—Alice Cooper
  • “Fluorescent Adolescent”—Arctic Monkeys
  • “Music for Teenagers”—Harley Poe
  • “All the Young Dudes”—Mott the Hoople
  • “Sound of Silver”—LCD Soundsystem
  • “I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent”—Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
  • “Talking the Teenage Language”—The Lost Generation
  • “Teenager’s Letter of Promises”—Juanita Rogers and Lynn Hollings
  • “19 in 99”—Nick Carter
  • “Seventeen”—Ladytron
  • “I Was Only 19”—Redgum
  • “Teen Age Riot”—Sonic Youth
  • “Teenage Whore”—Hole
  • “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me””—Fall Out Boy
  • “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”—Nina Simone
  • “Valley Girl”—Frank Zappa and Moon Zappa
  • “8teen”—Khalid
  • “Christine Sixteen”—Kiss
  • “Sabrina the Teenage Bitch”—Seaway
  • “Seventeen”—Boyd Bennett

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