Friday Fan Mix: Teenage Anthems
by Stephanie Benson | August 8, 2014
Welcome to Rhapsody's Friday Fan Mix, a series in which we compile song suggestions from our fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter and beyond. Last go 'round, we gathered the best Vacation Songs, but this week, as we inch a little closer to the back-to-school blahs, we wanted to whip together a mix of angsty anthems for the teenager in all of us. This playlist would not be complete without the adolescent anthem to end all adolescent anthems: Nirvana's classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Even if you have to stumble through that muddled chorus, it's best to scream along with it -- life will seem instantly and infinitely better. We promise. And, fittingly, Cobain and co. close this mix, too, but sandwiched in between are more classics from The Who, a winner of a "Loser" anthem from Beck, a party jam from Pink, Katy Perry living out her "Teenage Dream" and Tag Team's "Whoomp! There It Is" because, uh, why not?