19. Diet Cig, "Sixteen"
The New York duo turn in a timeless tale of adolescent confusion: "When I was 16, I dated a boy with my own name/It was weird," Alex Luciano sings. Then the song bursts into punky exuberance, just the way most teen lows eventually turn into highs, given enough years. It's a far better song than that other Alex, who sounds like a tool, deserves.