The year was 2000. Losers in the new millennium wouldn’t have to wait long for their new anthem.
That’s because alt-rock band Wheatus would release the quirky, self-deprecating hit single “Teenage Dirtbag.” An ode to the down-and-out, this rallying cry racked up the spins from nerds, geeks, dweebs, weirdos, and dorks alike. Thanks to the witty and sometimes poignant lyrics, it appealed to anyone empathetic towards the underdog’s plight really. And it doesn’t hurt to tack on an instantly catchy chorus, the mark of any worthwhile one hit wonder.
So go ahead and relive those traumatic high-school years below: