15 Songs This Former Emo Kid Will Never Forget



The quintessential hot emo guy looked like this. If I recall correctly, he’s some DeviantArt chick’s younger brother and he probably has a mortgage now.

So I didn’t like Buzzfeed’s list. I’m going to make my own, shorter list instead. Not in any real order, and I tried to keep the list to one-band minimum, even though I used to have the whole Ocean Avenue, Riot!, and A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Mitigate the bias just a little, ya know?

1. I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

2. My Immortal – Evanescence

3. Emergency – Paramore

4. Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance

5. Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off – Panic! At The Disco

6. Grand Theft Autumn – Fall Out Boy

7. Straylight Run – Existentialism On Prom Night”

8. All That I’ve Got – The Used

9. The Curse of Curves – Cute is What We Aim For

10. Everything We Had – The Academy Is

11. It Ends Tonight – The All-American Rejects

12. Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape

13. Empty Apartments – Yellowcard

14. Blurry – Puddle of Mudd

15. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

The intensity of my Harry Potter fangirling was greater back then, as was my consumption of fanfiction and badly written smut on Quizilla, the frequency of my photography and poetry on DeviantArt, and my ranting (that got me into trouble!) on Xanga (now defunct, hopefully.) Also, JPop and JRock.

Honorary mentions: Jack’s Mannequin, Armor for Sleep, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Radiohead, R.E.M, etc.


  1. Jekio · November 5, 2014

    1.) How can you be a former emo and disagree with that list?

    2.) What part of this list is marginally as good as the one previously mentioned?

    I can only conclude that “former emo” to you means two years ago. 😝

    • elemonated · November 5, 2014

      1) I have a different idea of who I was and what I listened to back when I associated myself with the term :3
      2) Nostalgia! But I don’t believe I stated it was better. I just didn’t like Buzzfeed’s.

      What do you mean? Most of these songs came out 6+ years ago. The most recent one is probably the The Academy Is song, which was released like 07/08 or so.

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