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