5. "Stockholm Syndrome"
Blink-182's 2003 self-titled LP came out just two years after their goofy 2001 album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, but it seemed like a lot more at the time. The three members were quickly moving away from sophomoric humor, and after 9/11 were anxious to delve into weightier matters. "Stockholm Syndrome" features English actress Joanne Whalley reading a letter that Mark's grandfather wrote to his grandmother during World War II. The song itself reflects the rampant paranoia in the air during the buildup to the war in Iraq.