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‘Teenage Dirtbag’ Trend Explained as Wheatus’ 2000s Song Goes Viral on TikTok

The track Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus has become the latest trend that has taken over the app TikTok. The song was released nearly 20 years ago. And now, people are bringing back the song on TikTok.

People are making use of the Teenage Dirtbag trend to show off some of their throwback moments. Keep reading further to know what Teenage Dirtbag means on TikTok.

What is the meaning of the term ‘Teenage Dirtbag’?

In a nutshell, the meaning of the term ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ is to be rebellious. It describes a person who doesn’t care about the opinions of other people and continues to follow their heart.

Some people might see these individuals as an outcast but in reality, they are the people who don’t lead their life by the rules and they just for go the things that they want. The song Teenage Dirtbag was released in the year 2000.

At that point, the song was very well-received by the end of listeners as well as critics. It was a big hit. Ruston Kelly debuted the live version of the song in 2010.

In an earlier interaction with NPR, Ruston Kelly talked about the meaning of the song and he said, “I mean if someone calls you a name, and then you call yourself that, you automatically have power over what that name would try to take away from you. Maybe I am just a confused, h**ny teenage piece of s*** sometimes, and that’s OK.”

The ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ trend has taken over TikTok

Yes, you read that right. Through this trend, people have been taking a look at their past selves, and they are making TikToks using the song. Some people have been showing the rebellious phase that they once had back in the day through the Teenage Dirtbag trend.

On the other hand, a few people have been using the Teenage Dirtbag trend to display the most embarrassing moments that they had gone through at one point in their lives. Now, almost every TikTok user has been jumping on the bandwagon of this trend.


What are the people saying about the ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ trend online?

One user wrote, “I did the teenage dirtbag trend but I was such a nerd in hs it didn’t really translate lol.” Another user tweeted, “Lmao the teenage dirtbag trend on TikTok makes me sad because I literally had to subdue and hide how I wanted to look my entire teenage years. Lmao I just wanna participate.”

Followed by a user who penned, “when you can’t do the teenage dirtbag trend on tik tok bc you were the most forgettable wallflower in existence.” A user went on to say, “The teenage dirtbag photo trend on tiktok is amazing… Y’all should do it im sure y’all have great memories.”

Have you tried the ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ trend till now? If you have, then do let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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