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As a rule, music has always been about youthful subversion of authority. So it's no surprise that the best rebel songs of the past few decades are anthems of teenage rebellion. From the sweet-natured girl group The Shangri-Las, to culture-shaping rappers Public Enemy, we've listed the best songs about standing up to authority below. 

While rock, hip-hop, and punk are genres dedicated to the act of rebellion as a whole, there are a few stand-out rebel songs that everyone can identify with. The Who's "Teenage Wasteland" is a call to teens everywhere to stick it to the man, while Mick Ronson's opening licks of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" speak to the anti-authoritarian in all of us.

Vote up your favorite rebel songs, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 

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Rebel Rebel David Bowie

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My Generation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rebel Songs
punksnotdead added My Generation The Who

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I Fought The Law The Clash

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Bad Reputation Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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James Dean Eagles

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We're Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister

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Rebel Yell Billy Idol

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She's a Rebel Green Day

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Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las

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Rebel Without a Pause Public Enemy

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Rock 'n Roll Rebel Ozzy Osbourne

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Tom Islava added School's Out Alice Cooper

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He's a Rebel The Crystals

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Authority Song John Mellencamp

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Rebel Waltz The Clash

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Rebel Music Bob Marley

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Young, Loud & Snotty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rebel Songs
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Rebel Girl Bikini Kill

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Tom Islava added Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd

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Rebel Rebel Jimmy Cliff

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Rebel In Me Jimmy Cliff

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No Time to Be 21 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rebel Songs
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Bored Teenagers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rebel Songs
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punksnotdead added If the Kids Are United Sham 69

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Rebel Heart Rod Stewart

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Rebels Tom Petty

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Kids In America Kim Wilde, Menudo, Charlotte Hatherley

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Rebel With a Cause Gov't Mule

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Easy Morning Rebel My Morning Jacket

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Tom Islava added They Don't Care About Us Michael Jackson

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Leather Rebel Judas Priest

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Your Rebel Flag Insane Clown Posse

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Tom Islava added Fuck Tha Police N.W.A

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punksnotdead added Teenage Warning Angelic Upstarts

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Rebel Rap Family Geto Boys

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Surfin' Rebel Dick Dale

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He's a Rebel Donna Summer

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Rebel Christina Millian

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Rebel Soul Kid Rock

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Rebel Way Snoop Dogg

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Rebel Girl Survivor

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Rebel Without a Clue Bonnie Tyler

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Wild Rebel Rose Martina McBride

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Rebel Spirits Danzig

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Rebel Robot Voivod