17 Alt Rock Songs From 2003 You Forgot You Loved
From emo to pop-punk, these were your anthems 13 years ago.
The One Thing You Associate With This Song: That it is was later used in a Garnier Fructis commercial.
Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat
Fact This Song Reminds You Of: How awesome and popular neo-new wave bands were in the early 2000s.
Lyrics That Perfectly Captured Your ANGSTY Broken Teenage Heart: "And she tore my feelings like I had none/ And ripped them away"
Band You Probably Thought Sang This Song: The Smashing Pumpkins, 'cause duh, Billy Corgan.
Place You Most Likely Heard This Song For The First Time: On MTV's Spanking New Music Week and then immediately downloading it from LimeWire.
How You Probably Got Into This Song: From your friend who was into indie music and put it on a mix CD.
Where You Most Likely Heard This Song On Repeatedly: On VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown — where you always thought it was some throwback '70s classic rock video.
Where You Listened to It: In the car ('cause it constantly played on EVERY rock station) while driving home late at night.
What This Song Reminds You Of: Guys who wore eyeliner, leather cuffs, black nail polish, and said they were straight edge.
Best Thing About This Song at the Time: That it was legit punk (NOT pop-punk).
What This Song Reminds You Of: How popular angry straight white male rock was in the early 2000s.
Swing, Swing" by The All-American Rejects
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Where You Heard This Song the Most: While shopping at American Eagle.
Minerva" by Deftones
What You Associated This Song With The Most: That one friend who smoked lots of pot while listening to the Deftones over-and-over.
Memories This Song Probably Brings Back: Watching The O.C., being into slip-on checkerboard Vans, and shopping for T-shirts in a dimly lit Hollister.
PDA" by Interpol
Things You Remember Most About This Song: Having that ONE music snob friend tell you they were totally into Interpol before everyone else was, and how everyone said they were just ripping-off Joy Division.
Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional
Where You Listened to It: Listening to it on repeat on your iPod in your bedroom while crying.
Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne
Where You Heard This Song The Most: Aside from every radio station, the video was also played on heavy rotation on MTV and VH1. Basically, there was no escaping this earworm.
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