Sure, there have been a lot of great punk pop bands over the past decade, but none of them can top Simple Plan and the angsty anthems they equipped every teenager with during the '00s.
Here's every Simple Plan song that awoke your teenage angst during a period of great hormonal change back in the '00s:
1.With three-way call ambushes and the stress that came with a Myspace top eight, the '00s were a tough time to be a teen. Luckily, we had "Welcome To My Life" to relate to, no matter how cheesy the lyrics may seem now.
2.Although the lyrics to "I'm Just A Kid" read like they belong in a stripped-down ballad, Simple Plan somehow managed to throw the self-pitying words into a headbanger of a bop that you weren't ashamed to put as your Myspace profile song.
3.On the more upbeat side of Simple Plan's discography lies "Addicted" — a punk pop anthem that helped resurface all those leftover feelings you still had for your ex (who you probably just dated for a month).
4.In the same post-relationship fashion as "Addicted," "I'd Do Anything" perfectly summed up those feelings you still had for your failed eigth-grade relationship and the desire for a second chance.
5.It's clear Simple Plan was all about holding onto those feelings toward your ex, but unlike "Addicted" and "I'd Do Anything," "Meet You There" was a TEARJERKER that made you cry while accepting your failed relationship rather than trying to win the ex over again... for the time being.
6.When "Welcome To My Life" couldn't even sum up the defeat you were feeling, there was the hopeless "Untitled." Although the song most likely aided your less-than-trivial struggles of being a teenager, the video served as a chilling PSA against drinking and driving.
7."Shut Up!" oozes with angst. In fact, if one song represents Simple Plan the most, it's this. It's loud, tortured, and serves as one giant "fuck you" to controlling forces. Your parents probably didn’t like this track, BUT SORRY YOU COULDN'T BE PERFECT!
8.Possibly the GREATEST Simple Plan song of all time, "Perfect" gave all the teens in the '00s a daddy issues power anthem to blast in their room whenever they fucked up. DON'T ACT LIKE YOU DIDN'T.
*Re-downloads Simple Plan's discography*
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