Good music for teenage boys

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2016
    I want to play some music at my teenage nephews birthday party and I'm just wondering what kind of music does the average teenage boy like? Please tell me artist names! :)
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    What age teen? Explicit lyrics? If you're unfamiliar with today's music, you're taking a big risk.

    You can always have your nephew play his playlist (he has one, they all do) and you provide the speaker.
  3. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    Not an easy question.

    I'm a "teenage boy" still technically (though I am an adult), and I would not at all be satisfied with a sampling of Top 40 radio hits, though for a party, you may please the most people by playing such music. I would've wanted to hear electronica and indie rock at a party--and possibly some hip hop :)

    Maybe you should ask him what he likes :)
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Your best bet is to ask him.

    I know some teenagers who like Led Zepplin and AC/DC, so trying to guess what music is like trying to nail jello to a tree.
  5. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Classic songs every teenage boy should know would include the following...

    "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus
    "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne
    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
    "Hot For Teacher" by Van Halen
    "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
    "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
    "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis
    "Dammit" by Blink 182
    "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve
    "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
    "Longview" by Green Day
    The Beach Boys - pick a song, any song.
    "We Are Young" by Fun
    "Walk This Way" by Run D.M.C with Aerosmith
    "Fight For Your Right, Brass Monkey, Girls, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, etc." by The Beastie Boys
    "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
    "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
    "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue
    "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top
    "Walk Like A Man" by Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons
    "Bad To The Bone" by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
    "Centerfold" by J Geils Band
    "Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To the Jungle, and Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses
    "Cherry Pie" by Warrant
    "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" by Georgie Satellites
    "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice
    "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot
    "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot
    "Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe
    "(She's) Sexy +17" by The Stray Cats
    "Wild Thing" by Tone-Loc
    "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground
    "Bust A Move" by Young MC
    "It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
    "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae
    "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit
    "Bombtrack" by Rage Against the Machine
    "Song 2" by Blur
    "Party Up" by DMX
    "Jump Around" by House of Pain
    "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
    "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
    "Boom" by P.O.D
    "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
    "Party Hard" by Andrew W.K.
    "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J
    "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G.
    "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
    "California Love" by 2Pac, Dr. Dre
    "Lump" by The Presidents of the United States of America
    "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
    "The Distance" by Cake

    These are not current Top 40 hits, but a variety of songs across popular genres.
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    A radio station based on "Hot Thoughts" by Spoon

    and anything by the Foo Fighters, obviously, lol
  7. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    @mscriv Happy to say I know almost all of those! (Just listened to "Stacey's Mom") :D
  8. invisibleshoes macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2014
    Can't go wrong with top hits. For artists, I'd go with: Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Paramore, 21 Pilots, DJ Snake, Daft Punk

    Source: My 16 y/o niece!
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Why don't you ask him?

    My son is coming up on 13, and he would say System of a Down, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, etc. Your nephew and his friends might enjoy something different.

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