The Most Ridiculous Teen Tragedy Songs

The teen tragedy song genre was exactly what it sounds like: pop/rock music that focused on the bittersweet relationship between two young lovers. One of them winds up dead. There were multiple variations of the theme, which was a hit during the 1950s and ‘60s, and contemporary groups have parodied or performed their own versions since then. Today marks the anniversary of one of the most popular teen tragedy tracks, “Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las.