I was searching for Saves the Day vinyl, and somehow started searching for songs that I used to listen to in high school.
While it seemed like most everyone else was listening to Kelly Clarkson and Usher, I was busy searching the interwebs for emo/pop punk bands who would sing the songs that were always in my sad little heart.
Fall Out Boy - Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
I think I first heard of FOB in 2003, when they were still in their band infancy and hadn't made it to MTV. Chicago Is So Two Years Ago was my favorite song on the cd: I liked the melody, and the lyrics (my emo high school self, haha).
Mest - Back to the Drawing Board
Ahhh, another song that I would listen to all the time, mainly because I suffered from adolescent unrequited love.
New Found Glory - Hit or Miss
Ahh, such a catchy song. Hearing it would always make me wish I actually knew how to play the guitar I bought myself in the 10th grade.
The Get Up Kids - I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel
A good song. I first heard this on a Vagrant Records sampler that I think I got at Hot Topic (oh lordy, haha). I remember previously buying some punk sampler from there, and that was HORRIBLE. So this was an upgrade.
Saves the Day - Sell My Old Clothes
This is my second favorite Saves the Day song, after You Vandal (which was My Jam!). Wow, this totally takes me back to me singing along (very emphatically) and being super emo about my unrequited crushes. That sounds so high school.
Yellowcard - Starstruck
Man, I haven't heard this song in at least 9 years! I honestly don't remember where/how I first heard of Yellowcard. I do remember buying the cd and a poster from the Lobster Records site and totally listening to this song sophomore year on repeat, especially when I went to the HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership) program.
I was not a big fan of Ocean Avenue (their major label follow-up).
Motion City Soundtrack - My Favorite Accident
I found this song while watching Fuse (is that channel still even on?!?!), and it was love at first sound. I think this was my first exposure to a band using a moog/synthesizer.
I even saw them in concert; I even have a picture with the lead singer, who was so nice (he was an opening band), although I'm pretty sure I
Reggie and the Full Effect - Congratulations Smack and Katy
Such a funny video.
Taking Back Sunday - Cute without the E
This song is actually pretty dark....but good 'n emo.
And now my bread and buttah....
Saves the Day - You Vandal
This managed to stay my favorite song (and band) all through high school.
Serial Joe - Mistake
I forgot that Fuse used to be Much Music. And I forgot how young these guys look...the lead singer looks 14! I never understood what he was saying.."Darla" or "Dahlo"?? Ahhh, "It's all" is what he is singing.
Gotta love the fashions of the early 2000s.