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50 Songs Of The 00s To Soothe Your Angsty Teenage Soul

Which one of these did you use on your MySpace profile? #nostalgia

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1. Congratulations Smack & Katie - Reggie & The Full Effect

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Because it's still great and a peanut butter & jelly duo make for a great video.

2. Promise - Matchbook Romance

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"Take this broken heart and make it riiiiiight"

3. Everything Is Alright - Motion City Soundtrack

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Playlist feel-good song.

4. If It Means A Lot To You - A Day To Remember

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One of those you belted out alone in your room.

5. Alive With The Glory Of Love - Say Anything

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...and so was this one, a teenaged declaration of love. "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" gets an honorable mention.

6. About A Girl - The Academy Is...

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Off of their Fast Times at Barrington High album, everything about it is quite great. Check out the acoustic version above.

7. Boats & Birds - Gregory & The Hawk

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"If you'll be my star, I'll be your sky, you can hide underneath me and come out at night"

8. Emily - From First To Last

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The guy with a guitar in school pretty much learned the chords to this song by practicing in the classroom.

9. Dream to Make Believe - Armor for Sleep

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Sad realization of an unrequited love. <3

10. My Heroine - Silverstein

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Both the original and acoustic versions were played on my iPod nano regularly. "Smile In Your Sleep" gets an honorable mention.

11. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine

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SO MUCH SCREAM.

12. Flavor of the Weak - American Hi-Fi

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A somewhat "Scotty Doesn't Know" type of role reversal.

13. The Curse of Curves - Cute Is What We Aim For

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"I've got the gift of one liners...."

14. Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't - Brand New

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Deja Entendu as a whole is a really good, and I mean REALLY good album, but why am I saying this? You should know.

15. I Miss You - Blink-182

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Everything by Blink-182 is great, and I'm pretty sure most of us can agree on this one being iconic.

16. Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

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AMY LEE. I had a hard time choosing between this and "My Immortal" so you can find the latter under the honorable mentions.

17. The Adventure - Angels & Airwaves

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"I cannot live, I can't breathe unless you do this with me." Teen Angst at its finest...

18. Memory - Sugarcult

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...and so is this one.

19. Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet - Relient K

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Relationship on the brink of its end? Here you go. Or....

20. Cute Without the "E" (Cut From the Team) - Taking Back Sunday

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THIS song. Actually, who am I fooling? This BAND. Honorable Mentions: "MakeDamnSure" and "Liar [It Takes One to Know One]"

21. Girls & Boys - Good Charlotte

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"Girls don't like boys. Girls like cars and moneeeyyyyyy" Honorable Mention: "Lifestyles of the Rich & The Famous"

22. Cat and Mouse - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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Okay so don't get mad at me, or do, whatever, but this was my favorite Red Jumpsuit song back in the day. Honorable Mention: "Face Down"

23. Pieces - Sum 41

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THIS one because teen angst, duh.

24. Letters to You - Finch

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So this is awesome but I actually like the acoustic version even better. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlb1q_eL63s

25. The Ghost Of You - My Chemical Romance

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I am proud to say that I STILL have my Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge CD in my car.

26. So I Thought - Flyleaf

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Hidden treasure. Honorable Mention: "All Around Me"

27. The Taste of Ink - The Used

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This is a pretty obvious one. Honorable Mention: "Blue and Yellow"

28. Wherever You Will Go - The Calling

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Don't judge. Or do. Whatever.

29. Swing, Swing - The All-American Rejects

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YES.

30. Make You Smile - +44

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So much angst.

31. Best Of Me - The Starting Line

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"We never grew out of this feeling that we won't give up" need I say more?

32. Darling - Eyes Set To Kill

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More screamo because, why not?

33. Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off - Panic! At The Disco

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Because yes. Honorable Mention: "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage"

34. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me - Fall Out Boy

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Remember this?

35. One Year, Six Months - Yellowcard

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The entire Ocean Avenue album is great and this is also another CD with permanent residence in my car. Honorable Mention: "Empty Apartment"

36. Your Call - Secondhand Serenade

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"I was born to tell you I love you." Honorable Mention: "Vulnerable"

37. Hot/Cold (Darling Don't) - Strata

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Less of you may know this song and this band in general but they are so good. Plus they recently reunited. Honorable Mention: "Cocaine (We're All Going To Hell)"

38. You're Not Alone - Saosin

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Out of all the moody songs, this is one of the BEST since it is meant to be uplifting.

39. Some Will Seek Forgiveness Others Escape - Underoath

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<3

40. A Lack of Color - Death Cab For Cutie

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Picking a Death Cab song is HARD. So here is what I went with. Do with it what you must. Honorable Mention: "Tiny Vessels"

41. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

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I was pretty mad when this went mainstream after having listened to it over 100x

42. Read My Mind - The Killers

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Hear me out. The Killers have made many great songs throughout the years and I had a lot to choose from, but I have a very strong connection to this one and I'll stand by my choice. With that being said....

43. Hot Fuss - The Killers

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...I can't accurately describe my teenage years without the entire Hot Fuss album and it would be unfair to try. I have a mental shrine for this album and live under the delusion that The Killers will once again go on a Hot Fuss dedicated tour.

44. First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes

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Easily one of the most beautiful songs I have come across.

45. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses

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Beautiful.

46. Hands Down - Dashboard Confessional

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Really though. Just perfect.

47. Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

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So many moods in one song....

48. American Idiot - Green Day

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but this is American Idiot, so of course I'm including the whole album. You better believe I watched Bullet In A Bible multiple times in one sitting.

49. Such Great Heights - The Postal Service

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I would never forget The Postal Service. Honorable Mention: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"

50. Wonderwall - Oasis

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Yes I know this was released in 1995, not the 2000s but this song is everything. Bye.

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