The American punk rock band The Offspring was founded in 1984 in California. The band, along with other Californian punk bands like Rancid, Sublime, Green Day, Bad Religion, and NOFX, rejuvenated mainstream interest in punk rock in the 90s. They have sold over 50 million records, making them one of the best-selling punk bands of all time.
The band’s first two albums “Nemesis” and “Epitaph” garnered a small group of hardcore fans, but their third album “Smash” released in 1994 brought commercial success, turning The Offspring into a mainstream band. The album sold 20 million copies, a record for an album sold on an indie label. Of the subsequent albums, “Americana” from 1998 was particularly successful with hits like “Pretty Fly” and “Why Don’t You get a Job”. The gentlemen are currently working on their new album set to release in 2016.
1. Self esteem (1994)
“Self Esteem” is one of The Offspring’s most iconic songs and has had a lasting impact on the punk rock scene. The lyrics, which discuss an unhealthy relationship and a lack of self-worth, are both powerful and relatable. The catchy melody and unforgettable chorus make this a timeless classic.
2. Come Out and Play (1994)
With its famous line “You gotta keep ’em separated”, “Come Out and Play” has become an anthem for the youth of the ’90s. The song, which addresses youth violence and peer pressure, has a fast and energetic melody that perfectly complements the song’s message.
3. Pretty fly (For a white guy) (1999)
“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” is a humorous and satirical song that pokes fun at the wannabe-gangster culture of the ’90s. With its catchy chorus and funny lyrics, this song is one of The Offspring’s most recognizable and beloved tracks.
4. Why don’t you get a job (1999)
This song, with its cheerful melody and sharp lyrics about a lazy partner, is both funny and relatable. “Why Don’t You Get a Job” is a perfect example of The Offspring’s unique blend of humor and serious themes.
5. The kids aren’t alright (1999)
“The Kids Aren’t Alright” is a powerful song about lost youth and the challenges they face. The emotional lyrics and powerful melody make this one of The Offspring’s most beloved and respected songs.
6. Gone Away (1996)
“Gone Away” is an emotional song about loss and mourning. The profound lyrics and powerful melody make this one of the band’s most touching and memorable songs.
7. She’s got issues (1999)
With its funny and satirical lyrics about a problematic relationship, “She’s Got Issues” is a perfect example of The Offspring’s unique style. The song is both entertaining and relatable.
8. Gotta get away (1995)
“Gotta Get Away” is a powerful song about the need to escape the pressures and stress of daily life. The fast rhythms and catchy melody make this one of The Offspring’s most energetic songs.
9. All I want (1996)
“All I Want” is a fast and energetic song about the desire to be free and unattached. The fast rhythms and catchy melody make this one of the band’s most exhilarating songs.
10. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid (2008)
With its catchy chorus and energetic melody, “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” is one of The Offspring’s most beloved songs from the 2000s. The song, which is about ambition and chasing dreams, is both inspiring and exhilarating.