blink-182's "What's My Age Again?" From The Girl's Perspective
If you've been alive on planet Earth within the last 20 years, at some point you've stumbled across blink-182's What's My Age Again? either on the radio, bar, or even Kidz Bop. The signature tune comes from the band's third full-length studio album "Enema of the State" which turned 21 years old this past year on June 1st, 2020. The song, What's My Age Again? was a breakthrough hit from the album which saw follow-up singles Adam's Song, and All The Small Things.
What's My Age Again? is about the protagonist going through their young adult life in their 20's, just trying to figure things out with the ever-so-familiar chorus line "nobody likes you when you're 23" which since the song's debut has been the theme of such mid-20's birthday cake celebrations as well as talks about their immaturity, asking "what the hell ADD is" as well as a brief prank phone call involving sodomy, the first time in which a lot of us were introduced to the word in our own adolescence.
The first verse follows a guy while he's getting ready for a date with a girl, putting on cologne, and then completely botching the date and killing the mood by turning on the TV just as she takes off his pants.
Have you ever wondered "what the hell was the girl thinking during all of this?" Well, thanks to TikTok user @DinaDoveMusic your wonder is over. She re-wrote the first verse and chorus of What's My Age Again? which takes on the perspective of Mark's date during the song where she thinks the date is going great until he "turns on the TV" so she "gets up and leaves". It's an amazing quirky take on a classed legendary pop-punk song.
You can check out DinaDoveMusic's rendition of the song below, as well as a link to her channel and the original blink-182 version.
If you want a more in-depth perspective of the song "What's My Age Again?" check out Chris DeMakes A Podcast episode 21 which features Mark Hoppus of blink-182 where they break down the song in its entirety.
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