10. "Boys Don't Cry"
Robert Smith was just 18 years old when the Cure recorded their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. "The pop songs like 'Boys Don't Cry' are naive to the point of insanity," he told Rolling Stone in 2004. "But considering the age I was and the fact that I had done nothing apart from go to school – no real life experience, everything was taken from books – some of them are pretty good." "Boys Don't Cry" became their second single in 1979 and got a tiny bit of traction on the charts, pretty much jumpstarting their entire career. Smith's performed it over 850 times, though that number grows every night they do a concert.