The 12 Best Songs About Growing Up, Ranked

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When it comes to emotional music, not much compares to songs about growing up. Growing up is a universal experience that we all navigate through, filled with moments of joy, heartache, and self-discovery. Music has a unique way of capturing the essence of these formative years, providing a soundtrack to our memories and emotions. From anthems of youthful rebellion to poignant reflections on the passage of time, here are the 12 best songs about growing up that have resonated with listeners across generations.

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12. "We Are Young" - Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe

11. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry

10. "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman

9. "Young" - The Chainsmokers

8. "Wake Me Up When September Ends"

7. "The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World

6. "Ribs" - Lorde

5. "Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen

4. "Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac

3. "1979" - The Smashing Pumpkins

2. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds

1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana

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