Top 10 Blink-182 Songs

Script written by Sean Harris. Formed in 1992 in Poway, California, Blink-182 helped to herald the popularity of pop punk in the 1990s and early 2000s. With their fun, funny and radio-friendly sound, the trio became one of the most successful punk acts in recent years. Fans loved them so much that they Blink-182 decided to reunite in 2009 after going on indefinite hiatus in 2005. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Blink-182 songs. Special thanks to our users RUNES138, Alex Guzman, matthew angel, ylemenscang, esotarica, Jake Fraser, noehelsalawi, Ollie Smith, Costas Sampaolo, wesley wolfinhimer for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Sean Harris.

Prepare for punky pandemonium! (...and casual male nudity). Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Blink-182 songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs.

#10: “First Date”
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)

We've all been here! First date fears are a rite of passage, and this could be their theme tune. Blink-182 is at their boyish best as they rattle off teenage anxieties and gun them down with their guitars. A punchy, pop-punky, playful track, “First Date” is accompanied by a hilarious music video and is a firm fan-favorite. Whether you’re a boy, girl, nerd or jock, it’s a song for first-timers everywhere!

#9: “Always”
Blink-182 (2003)

The fourth single from their self-titled record, “Always” is a lesson in love and a song that's appropriately hard to figure out. Inspired by the 1980s, the alternative rocker offers a synth-y sound and tambourine choruses. It would also be one of the last releases before Blink took a break in 2005; whether or not it was written with that in mind, the lyrics still clearly resonate.

#8: “Adam’s Song”
Enema of the State (1999)

Blink-182 isn’t a one-trick-pony band, as they’ve shown by branching out from their pop-punk roots. “Adam's Song” is one of the finest examples of that. While “Stay Together For The Kids” was another successful somber tune, it’s the sheer emotion of this Enema of the State single that really shines out of the lyrics and into our consciousness. It deals with depression, loneliness and suicide in an appropriate and beautifully uplifting way. And it’s a song for the bad days, because it can make them into better ones.

#7: “Josie (Everything’s Gonna Be Fine)”
Dude Ranch (1997)

This skate punk rocker is all out fun and games. Penned mostly by bassist Mark Hoppus, “Josie” is about the ideal girlfriend – a pin-up and a pipe dream. She may not be a real person, but that doesn’t stop her from being the main component of this catchy and charismatic anthem. As the last single from their sophomore effort, it confirmed Blink-182 as the new kids on the punk-rock block.

#6: “The Rock Show”
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)

The first single from their humorously titled fourth album Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, “The Rock Show” is a relatable, rock-n-roll triumph. We've all been young and drunk with our best friends – and we'd all like to turn back time if we could! Its equally iconic video is fish-eye-focused genius, and a middle finger to their critics. They “don't owe anyone an explanation,” but they do owe their production company a lot of money!

#5: “Carousel”
Cheshire Cat (1995)

First recorded for the band’s cassette demo Buddha, the opening track of their debut album is an adrenaline rush from start to finish. With a gradual build-up, the core of this Cheshire Cat number is brilliant, beautiful bedlam. This “Carousel” isn’t only a roller-coaster; it's shout-along music at its very best!

#4: “I Miss You”
Blink-182 (2003)

Inspired by The Cure, “I Miss You” also references Tim Burton's “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This gives us a spooky shift in sound as the boys break away from what we've come to expect. Drummer Travis Barker lays an atmospheric scratch-sound beat, while Hoppus and DeLonge join forces to produce its eerie, lonely lyrics. A massive commercial success, the Blink-182 single is also a standout track in the band’s repertoire.

#3: “All the Small Things”
Enema of the State (1999)

Many fans would divide Blink’s music into two eras: before “All the Small Things” and after it. The second single from the band's third record, this pop punk powerhouse is as radio-friendly as they come. Written by DeLonge for his then-girlfriend and future-wife, the track is cheeky, chirpy and it enjoyed massive chart success. A mainstream mega-hit, it dismayed some older fans, but delighted the majority!

#2: “Dammit (Growing Up)”
Dude Ranch (1997)

Girlfriends come, and girlfriends go – Blink-182 understands this. So this appropriately titled track is a rallying cry for anyone who's ever been dumped. “Dammit” is a break-up song, but it's also more than that: it’s a contemplative ditty about growing up and letting go. The classic guitar line and unforgettable lyrics make this a single you almost want to relate to! It's also young, fun and became the band’s first top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- “Man Overboard” The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) (2000)
- “Down” Blink-182 (2003)
- “M+M’s” Cheshire Cat (1995)
- “Pathetic” Dude Ranch (1997)

#1: “What's My Age Again?”
Enema of the State (1999)

The first single from the all-conquering Enema of the State, “What's My Age Again?” is two and a half-minutes of bare-faced, bare-bodied brilliance. Inspired by their own immaturity, the band asks the question in its title to themselves and their fans, spawning a lyric that’d soon turn into a mantra. This coming-of-age anthem from a different point of view is also frank, funny and full frontal – in the music video, at least! It's Blink at their best, and it's pop punk rock perfection.

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