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I'll Genuinely Be Offended If You Don't Like These 50 Essential Emo Songs From The 2000s

If you consider yourself an older millennial, you better know the words to every one of these songs.

1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance

Gerard Way

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2. "Sugar, We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy

Screen shot from Fall Out Boy video

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3. "Dear Maria, Count Me In" by All Time Low

All Time Low music video

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4. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

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5. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco

Brendon Urie

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6. "Second Chance" by Shinedown

Shinedown music video

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7. "I'm Just a Kid" by Simple Plan

Simple Plan music video

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8. "Savin' Me" by Nickelback

Nickelback video

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9. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

Green Day music video

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10. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day

Green Day music video

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11. "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence

"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence

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12. "Misery Business" by Paramore

"Misery Business" by Paramore

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13. "Numb" by Linkin Park

Music video by Linkin Park

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14. "Check Yes, Juliet" by We The Kings

Screen shot from We The Kings' music video

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S-Curve Records / Via youtube.com

15. "Dark Blue" by Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin music video

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16. "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional music video

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Vagrant Records / Via youtube.com

17. "Welcome to My Life" by Simple Plan

Simple Plan music video

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18. "Teenagers" by My Chemical Romance

"Teenagers" music video

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19. "Face Down" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus music video

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20. "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls

Boys Like Girls music video

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21. "I Don't Wanna Be in Love" by Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte music video

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22. "Last Resort" by Papa Roach

"Last Resort" by Papa Roach

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Geffen Records / Via youtube.com

23. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

"Mr. Brightside"

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24. "Somebody Told Me" by The Killers

"Somebody Told Me"

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25. "In the End" by Linkin Park

Linkin Park music video

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26. "Perfect" by Simple Plan

"Perfect"

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27. "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" by The Offspring

The Offspring music video

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Round Hill Records / Via youtube.com

28. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

"The Middle"

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Interscope Records / Via youtube.com

29. "Move Along" by The All-American Rejects

"Move Along"

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Interscope Records / Via youtube.com

30. "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" by Nine Days

Nine Days music video

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SME, The Orchard Music (on behalf of Madding Music) / Via youtube.com

31. "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

"Hey There Delilah"

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UMG (on behalf of Hollywood Records) / Via youtube.com

32. "My Immortal" by Evanescence

"My Immortal"

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Wind-Up Records, LLC / Via youtube.com

33. "Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse

"Hanging By a Moment"

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Dreamworks Records / Via youtube.com

34. "Breathe Me" by Sia

"Breathe Me"

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UMG (on behalf of EMI) / Via youtube.com

35. "Brick by Boring Brick" by Paramore

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36. "I Hate Everything About You" by Three Days Grace

"I Hate Everything About You"

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37. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" by My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance music video

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38. "Boston" by Augustana

"Boston" music video

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39. "Cute Without the 'E'" by Taking Back Sunday

"Cute Without the E"

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UMG (on behalf of Craft Recordings) / Via youtube.com

40. "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup

"High School Never Ends"

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SME (on behalf of Jive) / Via youtube.com

41. "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down

"Kryptonite"

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Universal Records / Via youtube.com

42. "21 Guns" by Green Day

"21 Guns"

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WMG (on behalf of Reprise) / Via youtube.com

43. "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne

"Complicated"

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SME (on behalf of Arista) / Via youtube.com

44. "Losing Grip" by Avril Lavigne

"Losing Grip"

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45. "It Ends Tonight" by The All-American Rejects

"It Ends Tonight"

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UMG (on behalf of Interscope) / Via youtube.com

46. "Ohio Is for Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights

"Ohio Is for Lovers"

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47. "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard

"Ocean Avenue"

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48. "I Miss You" by Blink-182

"I Miss You"

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Geffen Records / Via youtube.com

49. "The Kill (Bury Me)" by Thirty Seconds to Mars

"The Kill (Bury Me)"

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50. And finally, "Dirty Little Secret" by The All-American Rejects

"Dirty Little Secret"

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What 2000s emo songs did we miss? Let us know in the comments!