A back-to-school playlist with songs about high school helps with the big questions, like what outfit should I wear on the first day? Earphones or headphones, curl my hair or wear it straight? Backpack on both shoulders or hanging loose on one, is it shameless or savvy to loudly call dibs on the new hot guy? Like it or not, it's the time of year that those questions are starting to push past the nothingness in your summertime mind and take over your entire being. While you're busy with your plan of attack, put on these songs about high school playlist for inspiration.... Simple. One guitar, one voice, one hot guy singing about school. If that doesn't make you want to throw on your backpack and wait for the bus, I don't know what will.
Can I go to this high school? Please? I'll borrow my mom's 80's clothes. I'll fit right in. (Bonus...Rent the movie by the same name for your back-to-school party. Wonderful 80's cheesiness!)
For those of you headed off to college. Or those of you when that day can't get here fast enough...
Here's the one that started it all...RIP MCA!!!
With lyrics taken from the 1964 teen advice book Penny's Guide to Teen-Age Charm and Popularity and sung in a deadpan voice with a sprinkle of bitterness, this song is hilarious. Remember ladies...wash your hair at least once every 2 weeks and tell Johnny Football Hero that he had a great game!
Nada Surf- Popular
Great pump-up song from the girl who taught us all how to spell bananas!
Gwen Stefani- Hollaback Girl
But wait! There's more for your songs about high school ultimate playlist...
Modest Mouse- The Neverending Math Equation
Vampire Weekend- Campus
The Clash- Mark Me Absent
Gym Class Heroes- Scandalous Scholastics
Jackson Five- ABC
Eminem- Brain Damage
Pearl Jam- Education/Jeremy
Barenaked Ladies- Grade 9
Katy Perry- Last Friday Night
John Mayer- No Such Thing
Taylor Swift- You Belong With Me
Dar Williams- End of the Summer
Emily Osment- I Hate the Homecoming Queen
Kanye West- School Spirit