music The Best Songs About High School  

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List Rules Songs on this list are about experiences while attending high school. Don't forget, you can add your own high school songs to the list if they're missing!

Ah, to be seventeen again. Since it's the end of the year, we've created this list of the best songs about high school. High school is the best of times and the worst of times. Luckily, no matter what your high school experience is, a musician has captured it in song. Some of the best high school songs are about reminiscing while others are about the struggle to fit in and be popular.

Whether you are a brain, athlete, basket case, princess or criminal, you have to appreciate the great high school song, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper. This track brings the entire student body together to celebrate the last day of school. A good song about the high school experience, that never actually references high school, is “1979” by the Smashing Pumpkins.

“Hot for Teacher,” “Jeremy” and “School” by Nirvana all appear on this list of the top songs about high school. “Popular” by Nada Surf is a satirical song about the Gen X high school experience.

Which song sums up your high school memories? Share your high school stories in the comments section and vote your favorite songs to the top of this list.
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School's Out Alice Cooper

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Hot for Teacher Van Halen

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1979 Smashing Pumpkins

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High School Never Ends Bowling for Soup

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Growin' Up Bruce Springsteen

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Jeremy Pearl Jam

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Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus

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Centerfold The J. Geils Band

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School Nirvana

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Fifteen Taylor Swift

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Misery Business Paramore

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No Such Thing John Mayer

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StevenAcosta1 added Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd

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Mīmuzuu added The Middle Jimmy Eat World

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Popular Nada Surf

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Be True to Your School The Beach Boys

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Lunchbox Marilyn Manson

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Cheerleader St. Vincent

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Straight A's Dead Kennedys

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