THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
2000-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 3.17.If your schooldays are meant to be the happiest, then your in for some tough times ahead.
Wheatus were formed in Northport, New York, U.S. in 1995 by Brendan B.Brown, his brother Peter, and Rich Liegey, the group are still active with Brendan as the one constant.The bands derives it’s name from the nickname ‘wedus,’ given to the Brown brothers by their father, when they were children.
Brendan B.Brown got the idea for the song from a very famous incident that shocked America in the Summer of 1984.In the woods behind the house where a 10 year old Brown lived, on Long Island, there was a so called ‘Satanic, drug induced ritual teen homicide,’ the person who committed the crime was called Ricky Kasso (1967-1984,) who was arrested wearing an ‘AC/DC’ -T-shirt. Brown recalls that his parents, his teachers, and the police, all thought that he was a Satan worshipper, because he was in to bands such as AC/DC, and Iron Maiden.
Brown has said that ‘Teenage Dirtbag’s’ chorus is an act of defiance. On the subject of the songs continued popularity, he recalled his father’s words,’Every teenager has to go through that,’being an outsider,’thing,at least a little bit, so that story is still the same for people, even if it’s 30 years after I went through it.’
‘I’ve got two tickets to Iron Maiden, baby, come with me Friday, don’t say maybe.’