#25 – The Offspring – “Come Out and Play” – (1994)

This was the first big single from The Offspring, who would get even bigger as the 90s progressed, peaking in about 1998-99 with “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” – and by “peaking” I don’t mean “the best they’ll get,” I mean in popularity. Smash was their third album and “Come Out and Play” (sometimes referred to by the common lyric “keep ’em separated”) was their first #1 on the Modern Rock chart. The Offspring have had a number of big hits over the years and this is among the best of them.