Blink-182, the iconic pop-punk band that rocked the late ’90s, soared to fame with their hit song “What’s My Age Again?” However, it seems that a lyrical mystery has surrounded this anthem for years, leaving fans singing the wrong words. For the longest time, many fans belted out what they believed were the opening lyrics: “I took her out, it was a Friday night, I walk alone to get the feeling right.”
As it turns out; this widespread misconception had listeners convinced they had nailed the lyrics! Hold on to your punk-rock hats because the actual lyrics are “I took her out, it was a Friday night, I wore cologne to get the feeling right.” Yes, you read that correctly – the scent of cologne, not a solitary stroll, is the key to setting the vibe right in the opening lines of this Blink-182 classic.
The next time you catch yourself humming along to “What’s My Age Again?” be sure to give a nod to cologne, the unsung hero of the Friday night escapade according to Blink-182. After all, in the world of rock, even the smallest lyrical details can carry a big punch!