Ah yes, the 2000’s in music. A lot will argue that 2005 was the best year for music. I mean the Billboard Top 100 from that year shows us some of the most memorable songs including Kanye’s “Gold Digger”, Mario’s “Let Me Love You”, 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop”, The Killers’ “Mr Brightside”, Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul” and, of course who could forget, Mike Jones’ “Back Then”? (281-330-8004 anyone? That number has been burned into my brain).

While 2005 was unforgettable, from 2000 forward there was a wave of angsty pop/punk/emo/hardcore music that made a huge impact on our lives. So get out your black eyeliner and striped fingerless gloves, and take a trip down memory lane and remember those times you said “IT’S NOT A PHASE MOM.”

What will it take to show you that it’s not the life it seems?” – I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance (2004)

It’s only in your head you feel left out or looked down on” – The Middle – Jimmy Eat World (2001)

Why can’t I feel anything from anyone other than you?” – Cute Without The E (Cut From The Team) – Taking Back Sunday (2002)

These lines, so well rehearsed. Tongue-tied and overloaded, you’ll never notice..” – About A Girl – The Academy Is.. (2008)

Do you ever feel out of place, like somehow you just don’t belong and no one understands you?” – Welcome To My Life – Simple Plan (2004)

You’re just the girl all the boys want to dance with and I’m just the boy using too many chances.” – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me – Fall Out Boy (2005)

Here’s all of these songs with some added goodies in a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.

 

By Norma Becerra

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