Jade Springart

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I’ve been a MASSIVE Blink-182 fan for as long as I can remember and when Tom left the band, it was like a gut punch to my inner angsty teenager. Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio did a great job filling in for him, but the truth is, things just weren’t the same. It was great to see the band become friends again, and I think all of us were always hoping the original lineup would reunite. Alas, here we are nearing the end of 2022 and Blink-182 is officially back together signifying things may once again be right in the world.

They made the announcement with this amazing video on social media and personally, I’m just so glad they’re coming…. back! Blink-182 will hit Little Caesar’s Arena on May 9th and you bet I will be there. Plus, Turnstile is opening up and in case you didn’t know it, Turnstile is becoming a pretty big name in the world of new music and rock n’ roll. Anyway, in honor of Blink-182 returning, I thought I’d share my top 10 Blink-182 songs in no particular order:

  • "Degenerate"

    Off the album Dude Ranch and the first album with Travis Barker on drums. I actually discovered this album well after Enema of the State came out but this song quickly went to the top of my list. How can you not like it with lyrics like, ‘Cross the street, naked at night. Bent over to show some moonlight…’

  • "Online Songs"

    This was not a radio hit and honestly, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket wasn’t one of their top albums. Personally, it’s one of my favorites and this song is a continuation of the relationship with Josie.

  • "Wendy Clear"

    Off the critically acclaimed Enema Of The State, ‘Wendy Clear’ is definitely in my top 3. Whether you’re a teenage or a grown ass adult, you can relate to the lyric, ‘I wish it didn’t have to be so bad.’

     

  • "Here's Your Letter"

    Blink-182’s 2003 self-titled album solidified my love and devotion to this band. I was in the 11th grade and later that year I would finally get to see Blink-182 live in concert for the first time.

     

  • "Carousel"

    Off the debut album Cheshire Cat that featured Scott Raynor on drums. This song is a coming of age track that any teenager can relate to.

     

  • "Wishing Well"

    Neighborhoods was the first album that I thought maybe my time accepting all new music from Blink-182 was over. It took some time for these songs to grow on me and I’ll be honest, I don’t love the entire album like their others, but there’s definitely some good tunes and this is one of them.

     

  • "Dysentery Gary"

    This song features everything that embodies Blink-182. References to diarrhea, whores and Slayer.

  • "Anthem Part Two"

    Enema of the State wraps up with a song titled ‘Anthem’. The first song on Take Off Your Pants and Jacket is ‘Anthem Part Two.’ A clear continuation of where things left off after the enema.

     

  • "She's Out Of Her Mind"

    Listen, I love Matt Skiba and I love Alkaline Trio and I already said that Matt did great filling in for Tom. The truth is though, the last 2 albums just weren’t the same. There are other tunes off those records that I like, but this is the only one I can feature on this list.

     

  • "Untitled"

    If you ever want to tell someone to F off, just send them this song.

  • Honorable Mention: "Man Overboard"

    Blink-182’s only live album, The Mark, Tom and Travis Show is hands down one of the best live albums of all time. Mark and Tom are pure comedy gold. On that note, you can leave now and beat the traffic or you can stick around and beat your….. You know where this is going.