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7 Angsty Songs That Apply To You Because No One Understood You In High School

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High school is so hard. You're a bundle of emotions and hormones, school sucks, and above all else, NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOU!

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Well, except music that is. Music understood us when our parents just didn't, and these songs in particular made the angsty 2000s feel just a little more real.

1) James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"

This high-pitched, weird video'd song became a staple of angst-filled breakups everywhere, and for a year or two it was completely inescapable.

2) Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

After crashing back onto the scene with "American Idiot" from the dynamite album of the same name, Green Day delivered a followup that, while infectious, quickly got adopted by all the kids who just weren't understood by their parents.

3) The All-American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"

Pretty much every All-American Rejects song was tailor-made for the angstiest of teenage life moments, and this was no exception!

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4) Simple Plan - "Welcome To My Life"

So angsty that even most angsty kids made fun of it, Simple Plan's ode to first-world problems was everything an emotional teenager could want.

5) My Chemical Romance - "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"

If you liked your angst a little more rockin', these kings of emo pop-punk had you covered with this soaring ode to DEEP FEELINGS!

6) Linkin Park - "Numb"

The more somber side of angst-charged rock, Linkin Park had THE anthem for when your parents just didn't understand.

7) The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"

Unbelievably infectious, massively popular, and completely angsty, this was definitely the angst-love anthem of the early 2000s.

What song defined YOUR teenage angst?

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