Forever Young: Powerful Young Songs (Part 1)

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When we’re young, we all want to grow up too fast. When we are older, we wish we could reach back a couple of years and embrace how good the times were. Particularly post-college, there is nothing like thinking back and wishing to relive those college days which many easily consider some of the best times of our lives. Well, if youthful days have passed or aren’t far from passing, this list of powerful young songs will help you recall the good times – irresponsible and all! 

1) Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young” (Some Nights, 2011)

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What better way to proclaim youth than stating the obvious – “We Are Young.” In one of the most beloved anthems of the 10s, youth is clearly on the side of alt-pop band Fun. Lines like “My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State” definitely affirm a youthful, carefree mindset, followed up by “So if the by the time the bar closes / and you feel like falling down / I’ll carry you home.” By the chorus, it’s obvious, “Tonight / we are young/ so let’s set the world on fire / we can burn brighter / than the sun.” So in the nutshell, Nate Ruess is saying he’s young, invincible, and doesn’t give a… 


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