Back to school is a pretty emotional time in a kid's life. Summer's over and you don't have unlimited free time anymore, but you also get to see your friends every day. No matter how you feel about school as a whole, there's a song for you, and it's probably one of these 12.
Alice Cooper - "School's Out"
For when you wish it was still summer.
Ramones - "Rock n' Roll High School"
For when you got detention again and you couldn't care less.
Pink Floyd - "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2"
For when you know better than all your teachers and see what they're doing to you.
The Jackson 5 - "ABC"
For when you're actually excited about school!
Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
For when your teacher tells you to pay attention and stop talking to that cute girl.
Some of these next ones definitely capture how a lot of us felt about school...
Nirvana - "School"
For when you feel like you've done all this stuff for years on end.
Boston - "More Than A Feeling"
For when music takes you away from the worst parts of it all.
Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"
When you're suddenly having an easier time paying attention than you used to.
The Replacements - "F*** School"
For when you're not afraid to let everyone know how you REALLY feel.
Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
For when you need your parents to kiss at the school dance in the 50s before you disappear from existence entirely, Marty.
Beastie Boys - "Fight For Your Right"
For when you wake up late for school and you don't wanna go.
The Donnas - "The New Kid In School"
For when the new girl seems pretty cool and maybe you should get to know her.