Debbie: Back To School countdown.

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

The Debbie boys Sina Sparrow & Xander Bernhard give us a top ten countdown of teen anthems ahead of this Saturday's Back To School party. Hit me baby...

10. Charli XCX - Break The Rules

Charli is a genius, and this meshing of rock, electro and teen rebellion is up there with the best of her tracks. Plus, the video homages a ton of our favourite teen movies.

9. Christina Aguilera - What A Girl Wants Pre-Dirrty makeover, this is sweet but sassy teen-idol Christina. A bit Britney and a bit Mariah, a delicious slice of late 90s poppy R&B. 

8. Runaways - Cherry Bomb “Hello world, I’m your wild girl!” Written about Runaways singer Cherie Currie, then 16, Cherry Bomb swaggers in for a tight two minutes 20 seconds and leaves you panting and bit sweaty.

7. Shampoo - Trouble  Speaking of attitude. Too pop for the indie world and too punk for the pop charts, Jacquie and Carrie should have been bigger. Shout-singing never sounded better.

6. t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said Always goes down a storm. And for good reason. Shame one of them is a homophobe now…

5. Kim Wilde - Kids In America What is there to say about Kids In America, other than it is a stone cold classic and can revive an ailing dance floor in a matter of seconds?

4. Ariana Grande - Thank U Next You guys, Ariana watches the same teen movie’s as us! Her loving tribute in this video is glorious. And when this track gets dropped just check out the attitude on the floor, not to mention the grinding…

3. Tiffany - I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany supported this anthem with a shopping mall tour, If that isn’t the most inspired way to reach an 80’s teen audience we don’t know what is.

2. The Shangri-La’s - Leader Of The Pack “Yes, we see.” From the spoken intro, Leader of the Pack hooks you into its story. It’s like Grease as a Shakespearian tragedy, drenched in a classic 60’s melodies. Divine.

1. Britney - Hit Me Baby One More Time

The ultimate schoolgirl pop song. It doesn’t get bigger or better than this.There’s a reason Britney is on the poster for this edition of Debbie. 

Debbie is Saturday, 7th September, 9pm-4am at The Eagle. Free before 10pm then £6.

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