You’re sat at your desk writing an e-mail to Bob about something you don’t understand, and you’re wondering whether Sandra from accounts has “accidentally” taken your favourite mug again. When suddenly, as if the Myspace angels themselves have wanted this, the first few notes of “The Black Parade” infiltrate the office and you’re standing up, slowly placing your hand over your heart, pledging allegiance to the emo kings of yesteryear.
Admit it, you miss the emo days, when all you had to worry about was whether your Myspace Top 8 were in the right order, if your fringe was the right length and pattern (ah, leopard print), and if your eyeliner was thicker than [[Stereo.Kid]]’s.
It’s unlikely that your boss would appreciate you turning up to work in your Simple Plan hoodie and eyeliner tears insisting that everyone calls you Xx!!Savage::Vengence!!xX because that’s the name that made you Myspace famous. Let’s face it: It won’t go down well.
Instead, release your inner emo with a huge RAWR! and this playlist of the greatest anthems that made your teenage years.
“You can’t swim, you can’t dance, and you don’t know karate. Face it you’re never gonna make it….”
1. “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” My Chemical Romance
2. “Note to Self,” From First to Last
3. “Miss Murder,” AFI
4. “Emergency,” Paramore
6. “I Miss You,” Blink-182
7. “Alice Practice,” Crystal Castles
8. “Heart Surgery Isn’t That Bad,” Jeffree Star
9. “Here (In Your Arms),” Hellogoodbye
10. “Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off,” Panic! at the Disco
12. “Last Resort,” Papa Roach
13. “Make Damn Sure,” Taking Back Sunday
14. “The Diary of Jane,” Breaking Benjamin
15. “Welcome to My Life,” Simple Plan
16. “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” Fall Out Boy
18. “Devil in a Midnight Mass,” Billy Talent
19. “Ohio Is for Lovers,” Hawthrone Heights
20. “Miserable at Best,” Mayday Parade
21. “Hands Down,” Dashboard Confessional
22. “Face Down,” the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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