What were you doing in your teens? At 13, most are awkwardly facing puberty head on whilst moping their way through school, by 18 you're spreading your wings and evolving into something between a reprobate, party animal and functioning member of society. Everything in between is just growing up, putting a full stop on childhood. Well, for some, they pave the way for future stardom by writing some incredible songs.
This makes us feel pretty embarassed. While we were writing ring tones on our early Nokias, plucking up the courage to ask that girl in maths to the disco and failing our driving test, Muse, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys and Kate Bush were re-sculpting the world of music from their bedroom and garage.
Here are 10 brilliant songs written by bands and artists in their youth. You see? Not every youth is wasted.