18.2 reasons why Blink-182 is the greatest band of all time

12. Because they influenced Grimes

People like Grimes, right? During an episode of Amoeba Music's "What's in my bag?" the electro queen gravitated towards a Blink-182 live DVD and proclaimed, "I feel like Blink-182, like Justin Bieber, has a very bad reputation. While they do have a lot of terrible music and their image has gone totally down the drain, Travis Barker was my first love and I feel like... it was like my introduction into punk."

11. Because they admittedly wrote two of their top-selling hits in ten minutes

When Blink-182 unveiled Take Off Your Pants and Jacket to their manager, he turned to them and said, "'I think it's really cool, but I don't hear that thing. That Blink-182 good-time, summer-anthem thing," according to Mark Hoppus. In response, Hoppus drove home, sat down on the floor for ten minutes, and wrote the "cheesiest, catchiest, throwaway fucking summertime single you've ever heard!" (aka "The Rock Show") That same night, Delonge wrote "First Date" in a similar fashion. The songs became the album's first singles.

10. Because they teach youngins words like enema, urethra, and dicklips.

The first two albums I ever bought with my own money were Enema of the State and The Simpsons soundtrack. I was 10. I didn't know what an enema was. Frankly, I didn't care. All I knew was that a sexy nurse with a sexy glove and a big Parental Advisory warning were gazing at me from the album cover. It took another five years to figure out why the sexy nurse had her fingers in suggestively erect positions, but Enema coupled with Jackass reruns got me there eventually.


9. Because Tom DeLonge legitimately believe in aliens

"Aliens Exist" was no joke, you guys. Tom DeLonge collects books about UFOs, writes songs about aliens, talks about them extensively interviews, and may have been abducted by some himself. In this video, Delonge speculates on what it would be like if aliens came to earth. For further profundity, check out this in-depth Cracked.com report about why Delonge was clearly abducted by aliens.

8. Because their band name doesn't mean anything and sometimes their music doesn't mean anything and everything is meaningless.

Blink-182 was called Blink until an Irish electronica band with the same name threatened them with a lawsuit and they were forced to come up with something different. They chose 182 on a whim. It means nothing. Since then, they've come up with a number of fake meanings for 182, including the number of times Al Pacino says "fuck" in Scarface, the number of the ship Hoppus' grandfather was on in WWII, and Hoppus' ideal weight. Why must you attach meaning to everything, maaaan?

7. Because they're self-deprecating

The boys of Blink don't just admit to their mistakes -- they write songs about them and play them in front of thousands of people, effectively humanizing themselves despite their mega-stardom. "If we tried to write about politics, you'd realize that we're all a bunch of idiots," Tom DeLonge told MTV in 1998. "So we write about relationships, and just growing up through high school, that kind of stuff. That's what we relate to, because even though we're in our early twenties, we're really immature." See "Pathetic" for further proof.



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113 comments
Drew Swim
Drew Swim

And the award for the whiniest voice of a lead singer goes to...

Mc'Real Dtj
Mc'Real Dtj

Whatever you do, dont go in the bathroom.. i took the hugest shit yo

Duane Joseph
Duane Joseph

You guys have posted some shitty stuff, but this is a new low. Shame on you City Pages.

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

Get the fuck out of here!!!! I would put them one step below Creed. They SUCK!!!

Luke Schoper
Luke Schoper

I like the disclaimer for the shitty writing that's about to occur haha.

Holly VerHage
Holly VerHage

Awe, someone must have stumbled on Buzzfeed for the first time! "What a great idea! Good thing no one else knows about these lists they do"

Cory Adams
Cory Adams

I just pretend that everything after dude ranch never happened

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

The tats, do they ever comb their hair?  The content of the article? They'll be working at the car wash for the rest of their lives!

Anthony Domencich
Anthony Domencich

Using solid premise for the argument, sound grammar, and good spelling does not make for a interesting article. Please stop re-posting this bit of dribble.

Marcos Maiero
Marcos Maiero

The unfortunate girl who wrote this article can barely string together her sentences. It's the literary equivalent of a four-year-old tying their shoes.

Megan Duffy
Megan Duffy

What's with the something about mary hair?

Dusty Royer
Dusty Royer

one reason: the author has 0 musical taste

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asfdsfdsf

Why shity pages is the worst rag ever.

Pablo Charis
Pablo Charis

Is this article some sort of pyscological test to see how people react to completely absurd statements?

NightFlo
NightFlo

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vandey
vandey

Really? I guess it's gotten you reactions, but it's poorly written and just a bad idea for a story.

Cole Loren Bauer
Cole Loren Bauer

The best? Not even close. Fake-pop-punk music from the middle aged millionaires isn't good at all.

Matt Carlson
Matt Carlson

I feel dumber for reading this. Shit cock balls poop. I like to masturbate. Now I'm great for all the things mentioned in this list

Steve Gansen
Steve Gansen

I was prepared to be ok with this article if written with a shred of intelligence or wit. It wasn't, and I'm not.

Alex Stone
Alex Stone

I don't get it... how did this get published?

TwinTown77
TwinTown77

1 reason why Emily Eveland is a complete moron.  SHE THINKS Blink-182 is the greatest band of all time.

Nicole Wagner
Nicole Wagner

Are you on drugs? Like large quantities of them?

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