As we usher in the new and throw out the old, with promises of fulfilling resolutions only to abandon them 2 weeks (or days) later, maybe the old does not have to be all that bad. Keyword: maybe. Today, we’re throwing back to some high-school emo music.
The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
Paramore – “Ignorance”
I think everyone I went to high school with had a crush on Hayley Williams at some point in their lives.
30 Seconds to Mars – “The Kill”
Jared Leto isn’t just Joker, you know.
My Chemical Romance – “Welcome to the Black Parade”
I still haven’t come to terms with the fact that they’ve disbanded. Denial? Who is she?
Linkin Park – “Numb”
Does anyone else cry over the fact that they’ll never see Chester Bennington live? Asking for a friend.
While we’re here, a note to all of our friends who battle with their inner demons everyday: you are loved.
Evanescence – “My Immortal”
Throwback to me crying over my mans who wasn’t even my mans.
Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life”
Throwback to me locking myself up when amma wouldn’t get me a Motorola flip phone.
My Chemical Romance – “I’m Not Okay”
Cue visuals of me upping the volume to this as I type “I’m ok” to the query “How are you doing?”
The All-American Rejects – “It Ends Tonight”
IDK if this makes me want to scream, laugh and cry simultaneously.
Fall Out Boy – “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”
if u cn rd ths cngrtlns yu r clvr
All Time Low – “I Feel Like Dancin’”
This was playing in my head as I finished my last SPM paper.
Pierce The Veil – “Caraphernelia”
I told my high school mates about PTV and they returned to school next day with faces of disgust but whatever.
We The Kings – “Check Yes Juliet”
My 15-year-old self just wanted to go on a damn holiday with my crush????
Mayday Parade – “Miserable at Best”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Dear God”
I’M SORRY A7X JUST NEEDS TO BE HERE.
Aerosmith – “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”
Fact: I listened to this on my Nokia slide phone everyday for like 5 months.
Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
Green Day – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
Simple Plan – “Perfect”
Theme song for family functions when they find out you are not a STEM major.
Papa Roach – “Scars”
So many songs, so little time. Some honourable mentions:
- My Chemical Romance – “Teenagers”
- Pan!c at the Disco – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
- Blacklisted Me – “Reprobate Romance”
- Tonight Alive – “The Other Side”
- Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag”
What are some other “emo” songs you remember bobbing your head to back in high school? Let us know!
By Loshni Nair
Featured image: Skrillex (yes, really!!) circa 2006, VICE