When I was in high school, Nada Surf's song "Popularity" from their debut album High/Low came out, and it was perfection. Since junior high, the dynamics of friendships had changed drastically, and this song became my own personal anthem expressing my sadness and anger and frustration. Girls I had been friends with all through elementary school suddenly were too good to hang out with me.
I wasn't the only one this happened to, and luckily around the time this happened I began hanging out with an entire new group of friends who I'm still close with to this day. They also were ditched by "the popular" people, which we nicknamed the preps, and we ended up forming strong friendships that have lasted nearly twenty years. Much longer than those superficial people's friendships I bet, haha!
Things only became worse in high school, and the only way we were able to cope was that we had each other. We were all called names and threatened to have the crap beaten out of us, etc. One time, one of the girls who bullied us locked us in the bathroon during lunch. :P
So yeah, this song with all of its sarcasm and witty charm became my personal anthem, my big "Eff you!" complete with middle finger up to all those catty girls who wouldn't leave us alone. And it still is. :)