You may have thrown out your skinny jeans and extremely regrettable band shirts, but we all know emo never dies. Let this ultimate 2000’s emo nostalgia playlist take you back to the days when My Chemical Romance lyrics took over your Myspace, your Converse were covered in lyrics and your parents just didn’t get why you needed another studded belt.
- Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance Arguably the most emo band of all time, bringing us classics such as The Black Parade and Helena? It’s hard to listen to this without wanting to reach for the black eyeliner.
- Misery Business – Paramore
Every hairdresser in Australia has seen a photo of Hayley William’s hair from this music video during peak emo season (circa 2009 – 2011).
- Where the City Meets the Sea – The Getaway Plan
It’s been over a decade since this song was released and it’s an undeniable fact that it’s still a banger.
- Weightless – All Time Low
Admit it – you’ve made a New Year status or Myspace update that says “maybe it’s not my weekend, but it’s gonna be my year”.
- Jamie All Over – Mayday Parade
You can say your emo days are all behind you, but the moment this song starts it’s the ultimate nostalgia trip back to reading fan-fiction after school and wishing they’d bring Warped Tour to Australia.
- I Caught Fire – The Used
We all melted for The Used.
- Princess – Short Stack
Say what you will about Short Stack, but you definitely still know the words to this. You could even say they’re contagious.
- Dance, Dance – Fall Out Boy
Who could forget Pete Wentz and the incredibly fast, confusing lyrics of Patrick Stump. But more importantly, Pete Wentz.
- Adam’s Song – Blink-182
Adam’s Song, or as I like to call it, the song you listen to while looking out the window of the school bus dramatically pretending your life is a movie.
- I’m Just A Kid – Simple Plan
I’m just a kid and life is a nightmare (plot twist: I’m an adult and it’s still a nightmare).
- I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco
Almost ten years later, and still sad that Ryan Ross left Panic! At The Disco.
- Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard
The song that made violins emo.
- Ohio Is For Lovers – Hawthorne Height
What kind of emo playlist would this be if we didn’t include Hawthorne Heights?
- Shake It – Metro Station
Well, this one isn’t entirely emo but it’s too good not to have as an honourable mention.
- I Don’t Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem) – Good Charlotte
The ultimate high school break-up song.
Written by Amanda Lousie
Amanda Louise is a writer and photographer based on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. You can view more of her work at http://amandalouise.squarespace.com/