Below listed are ten songs about being twenty-four; recorded one through ten is the song’s name followed by the artist and why said song relates to being twenty-four. Hopefully, you find these songs to be relatable as well as enjoy them!
Turning to a certain age can be hard on some people, so why not be able to enjoy your twenty-fourth birthday with some relatable music? With the help of this list, you will be able to enjoy being twenty-four or turning twenty-four, the case may be!
To get ready to turn, or just simply being twenty-four, I have assembled this list just for you! To celebrate and enjoy being your age with these ten songs based upon the subject! May you enjoy this playlist as much as I enjoyed making it for you!
- 1. “Twenty Four” by SwitchFoot
- 2. “No Hope” by The Vaccines
- 3. “It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube
- 4. “SPEEDBOAT” by Denzel Curry
- 5. “24” by Red House Painters
- 6. “Old Man” by Neil Young
- 7. “24” by Game Theory
- 8. “It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career” by Belle & Sebastian
- 9. “You’re Mines Still” by TFR Natu
- 10. “What’s My Age Again?” by Blink-182
1. “Twenty Four” by SwitchFoot
This song was written when Jon Forman turned twenty-four on his birthday; this song is based on him looking back on the last twenty-four years of his life, which would explain all the mentions of that number. While listening, we can see that the intentions were to allow listeners to realize how much can change during your lifetime, allowing listeners to realize how any event can change and make you look at things from a different perspective. This song was released in 2003 on the album titled “The Beautiful Letdown.”
2. “No Hope” by The Vaccines
“No Hope” was a way coming of age song; it is about growing up and getting older. This angsty tune happened to be inspired by the struggles that Justin Young had in his twenties. Stating that if you are not prepared during the transition from teen to adult, your adult years will be a lot harder. This relates very well because it is true, if you are not prepared during that transition, then you will have a difficult time being able to understand and make it through adulthood, more so your twenties. This happened to be released in 2012 on the album titled “Come of Age,” having an alternative/indie genre.
3. “It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube
This song was released in 1992; Ice Cube says lines that echo “Will I live another 24?” stating a precarious life can be very easily lost. The first verse of this song expresses two feelings: his gratitude for being alive and the other being his faith in God, which we later will come back to when he says, “Thinking will I live another twenty fo’.”. this song has happened to be released back in 1992 on the album which was titled “The Predator,” having a hip-hop/rap genre.
4. “SPEEDBOAT” by Denzel Curry
Denzel mentions in his lyrics, “My dawg didn’t make it to 21, so I gotta make it past 24.” here, he is telling us, listeners, that he will try his hardest to make it past twenty-four so that he can outlive his friend. This song is based upon a unique celebration of a good life, and it seems to indicate that more troubles happen with having money than you would expect. This song was released back in 2019 on the album titled “ZUU,” whose genre is hip-hop/rap.
5. “24” by Red House Painters
This song tells us, listeners, that with the age of twenty-four knocking, your childhood is no longer. But, stating your youth is no longer is saying that with turning twenty-four, the things you have done while you were younger are things you no longer either can do or don’t want to do while being an adult. This song was released back in 1992, landing its place on the album titled “Down Colorful Hill,” with its genre being alternative/indie.
6. “Old Man” by Neil Young
Neil Young wrote this song in 1970, comparing an older man to a young man’s life and stating that this older man was once just like this young man; he was twenty-four when he wrote this song. Although the two were very different in age, the needs of humans happen to be the same.
7. “24” by Game Theory
This song places the narrator as a self-conscious young adult who has mixed feelings about not knowing where he fits or living independently. This theme continued until finding the way and leaving the home of parents. This song was released in 1985 on the album titled “Real Nighttime.”
8. “It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career” by Belle & Sebastian
This happens to state, “He had a stroke at 24.” meaning it could have been a brilliant career if that wouldn’t have happened. Even at the age of twenty-four, anything can happen, so this song seems to tell us that you should be careful with what you do. This song was released in 1998 on the album “The Boy with the Arab Strap.”
9. “You’re Mines Still” by TFR Natu
This song is talking about now that he is now twenty-four; his goals in life had changed from what they were when he was younger. Now that he is grown up, he sees that his life decisions now are essential. This song was released in 2020 as a remix of the original song by Drake.
Being expected to act a certain way but not exactly wanting to is what this song happens to be about; it is all about acting like an adult. However, this artist does not want to become an adult if he has to answer specific standards. Meanwhile, he also believes that no one should be so serious and be expected to grow up faster than they want to.
While these happen to be just a few songs about relating to being twenty-four, there are more out there just like these! As you have listened to these songs, I hope that they were enjoyable and relatable to you and that you found this list to be very useful. The overall purpose was to allow you to have ten examples of songs based around the age of twenty-four; thank you for taking the time to read this article, and again, I hope that you have enjoyed it!