Twenty-Three Songs Every Former Emo Kid Will Never Forget

Posted on Sunday April 10th in


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….”

All together now: “I don’t wanna make it. I just wanna….”

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

5. “That Boy That Girl,” Hadouken


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

11. “A Favour House Atlantic,” Coheed and Cambria


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

17. “Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour,” Enter Shikari


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

23. “My Heroine,” Silverstein



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