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27 Songs That Fueled Your Teenage Rebellion

So much puberty. So much angst.

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1. Marilyn Manson – "The Dope Show"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Hanging out at the mall on a Saturday trying to shock as many families as you can with your massive, reflective baggy pants, long black hair and oversized Orange Julius cup.

2. Rage Against The Machine – "Killing In The Name"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Telling the man, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!" before buying a $200 ticket to see Rage at Lollapalooza.

3. Limp Bizkit – "Break Stuff"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Walking into your local Wal-Mart and threatening to break stuff.

4. Public Enemy – "Fight The Power"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Fighting the power by wearing an oversized clock around your neck to gym class.

5. The Sex Pistols – "Anarchy in the U.K."

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Writing "Anarchy in the U.K." on your Trapper Keeper despite never actually visiting the U.K.

6. Korn – "Falling Away From Me"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Complaining to the school administration that you were being discriminated against because the marching band wouldn't let you play bagpipes.

7. Tool – "Schism"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Taking "interesting" black-and-white photos of bugs with your mom's digital camera.

8. The Prodigy – "Firestarter"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Upsetting your parents by threatening to go to a rave.

9. N.W.A. – "Fuck Tha Police"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Considering yelling "fuck the police" at your school lunchroom police officer, but deciding against it.

10. Slipknot – "Duality"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Knocking over a trash can for no reason in particular. Bonus points if the trash can is located somewhere in Iowa.

11. Rancid – "Ruby Soho"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Affixing an unnecessay safety pin to your clothing.

12. DMX – "What My Name"

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youtube.com / Via Ruff Ryders/Def Jam

Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Begging your parents for a pitbull puppy so you could name it "Mimi."

13. Good Charlotte – "The Anthem"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Quitting the school basketball team because it was full of "conformists." (Also, you didn't make the cut.)

14. Cannibal Corpse – "Hammer Smashed Face"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Looking up naughty words in the dictionary.

15. Eminem – "The Way I Am"

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youtube.com / Via Aftermath, Interscope, Shady

Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Swearing at your parents for the first time.

16. NOFX – "The Separation of Church and Skate"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Reminding your friends that George W. Bush wasn't your president, despite you not being of legal voting age.

17. Bad Religion – "American Jesus"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Announcing to your family that you wouldn't be going to church this Sunday.

18. Anti-Flag – "Turncoat"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Interrupting Thanksgiving dinner to give statistics about pollution.

19. Rise Against – "Give It All"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Refusing to partake in the class field trip to the zoo because the animals are likely very unhappy.

20. Evanescence – "Bring Me to Life"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Writing a damning LiveJournal screed about your teacher's unfair treatment toward you because of your lack of conformity.

21. Deftones – "Change (In the House of Flies)"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Whittling down your wardrobe to exclusively black t-shirts.

22. Fiona Apple – "Criminal"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Using your graduation speech as an opportunity to remind the gathered parents, teachers and students that, "The world is bullshit."

23. Rammestein – "Du Hast"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Telling people you know "some" German in order to freak them out. (It doesn't work.)

24. Tori Amos – "Cornflake Girl"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Really bringing down the mood in your creative writing class.

25. Nine Inch Nails – "Closer"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Pulling the school fire alarm so you and your girlfriend can go make out in the parking lot.

26. The Smashing Pumpkins – "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Starting a rock band with your friends, then kicking all of your friends out of the band and and replacing them with yourself

27. Green Day – "Longview"

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Ideal Rebellion Scenario: Skipping the pep rally to go smoke weed in the faculty parking lot instead.

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