8. "Going Away to College"
On Valentine's Day of 1999, Mark Hoppus was home watching the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait when he felt the sudden need to write a song. It's a movie about a group of teens ending high school and facing an uncertain future, and the lyrics for "Going Away to College" that he scribbled down on a napkin reflect that anxiety. "She kissed me after class," Hoppus sings. "And she put up with my friends/I acted like an ass/I'd ditch my lecture to watch the girls play soccer/Is my picture still hanging in her locker?"