Wheatus is an American rock band from Northport, New York, formed in 1995. They are known principally for their 2000 single “Teenage Dirtbag”, which appeared in the film Loser and the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and was most recently used as an acoustic opening for the anti-bully film Bully, and Netflix Original series Girlboss.
“Teenage Dirtbag” is a song and debut single by American pop rock group Wheatus. It was released in July 2000 as the lead single from their eponymous debut album. The song was written by lead singer Brendan B. Brown and was inspired by a childhood experience of his.
The song was massively successful in Australia, spending four weeks at number 1, being certified 3× Platinum and becoming the second best-selling single of the year. It also reached number 2 in Ireland, Germany and the United Kingdom, where it was certified Platinum in 2013. It has sold 5 million copies worldwide as of 2014