Adulting will suck less with our coming of age playlist | 9Lives
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We here at 9Lives are stuck in the rut of being adults and paying for our own shit while still dreaming of becoming mermaids. That’s why we’re spending the month of June reflecting on the child within, the WTF moments of realising you’re an adult with a favourite grocery store and wishing you didn’t know what kale is.

So while you are enjoying Chicken McNuggets and champagne for dinner, have a listen to our favourite songs about growing up to guide you through the painful process of becoming an adult:

  • You’re Gonna Go Far Kid – The Offspring
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Kids – MGMT
  • Young – The Chainsmokers
  • Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
  • 100 Years – Five For Fighting
  • 1985 – Bowling For Soup
  • Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
  • Stop This Train – John Mayer
  • Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  • 22 – Lily Allen
  • 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  • Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  • When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
  • Changes – David Bowie
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Greenday
  • Still Fighting It – Ben Folds
  • Teenagers – Desmond And The Tutus
  • Come On Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
  • The Young & The Hopeless – Good Charlotte
  • Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John
  • When I Grow Up – The Pussycat Dolls
  • What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182
  • Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Disarm – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan
  • Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
  • Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
  • Misery Business – Paramore
  • Tussen Stasies – Jack Parow ft. Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Oorlewing 101 – Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
  • Seventeen Forever – Metro Station
  • All Summer Long – Kid Rock
  • Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
  • We Are Young – FUN ft. Janelle Monae
  • Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
  • Young, Dumb & Broke – Khalid
  • Klein Tambotieboom – Die Heuwels Fantasties

Get it on Spotify and iTunes

Kick growing up and adulting in the gut by simply listen to our playlist on your Spotify and iTunes account here:


What’s your coming of age song?


The VaaIie girl with a laugh better than the joke itself. If you’ve lost me in the crowd, look for the red hat. Or the shoulder pads. Or the floral-patterned blazer. I’ve got a winner of a party trick, just give me a shot of tequila and a raw egg, and if you’re not sure how to start the conversation, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

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