Summer camps have started to invade the Hilltop. Yep, high schoolers are now trouncing the grounds of our campus, buying frappucinos and other blended drinks at UG and giggling loudly at the new drama. For those of us who have totally forgotten the awkwardness and drama of high school, it’s a blast from the past. So, we’ve prepared some songs to get you ready for the impending invasion of teenagers.
Teen Idle — Marina & the Diamonds Oh, to be a depressed teenager again. This song rocks. (And who doesn’t wish that they were the prom queen?) We totally understand you, Marina.
Eighteen Cool — Hoodie Allen Typical Hoodie. Super clever lyrics, rapping slightly faster than I can rap myself, and a super catchy chorus.
We Are Golden — Mika The first lines sum it all up: “Teenage dreams in a teenage circus, running around like a clown on purpose. Who gives a damn about the family you come from? No giving up when you’re young and you want some!”
Girls and Boys in School — Neon Trees Why is it that all songs about teenagers are both awesome and super angsty at the same time?
When You Were Young — The Killers Whenever an excuse to put up a Killers song on one of these mixes, I take it.
We Are Young — 3OH!3 I had to choose between the two popular songs called “We Are Young.” I decided to go with 3OH!3 because I assumed that more high schoolers have heard this song than the other one. (Although, who knows, the other one was in Glee, I’m told).
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry Which teenage boys do not dream of seeing Katy Perry in the outfit she wore in this music video? That’s the teenage dream right there.
Teen Angst — M83 I may or may not have named this playlist after this song. #sorryimnotsorry
Fifteen — Taylor Swift Technically, I could have used any Taylor Swift song, because they’re all about being a teenager. And because she was a teenager when she wrote them. And because she always talks about teen drama. But this one fitst teenage angst the best.
Pumped Up Kicks — Foster the People No matter how much people like this song, I still insist that this is the most disturbing song about teenagers ever written.