Out of the Norm Songs on My Playlist

Hi everyone. I hope that you’re having a great Labor Day if you’re in the US, and I hope that y’all who are in the path of Dorian will be safe from the storm. At the current moment, I don’t think I’ll get anything, but a lot of rain and some wind from it, so hopefully it won’t be to bad!

Just a heads up for tomorrow, there is going to be A LOT of posts (4) because it’s Tuesday and I have two posts for weekly release since there are so many books coming out and I have two book boxes that are schedule to be delivered tomorrow!!!

Today for Music Monday (I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done a MM), I though it would be fun to go through some of the songs on my playlist that I wouldn’t generally associate with me! I’m 100% a pop music listener. I love the top 40s, boybands, 5SOS, The Vamps, Taylor Swift, I think you get the point! In this post today I’m going to be focusing more on 90s/2000s emo/pop punk/alternative /rock stuff (no country music today!). Let me just say that I feel like I would have been an emo kid on the inside if I had been alive in the 90s.

All Time Low

  • Missing You
  • Bail Me Out (ft. Joel Madden)
  • Jasey Rae

I feel like ATL is one of those bands that are commonly thought of when it comes to early 2000s alternative music. Missing You is softer song about not giving up to the darkness while Bail Me Out is one of those fun songs about being able to call someone to *cough, cough* bail you out of those stick situations, and Jasey Rae is a classic that many people will recognize.

I heard that you’ve been
Having some trouble finding your place in the world.
I know how much that hurts,
And if you need a friend
Then please just say the word

– Missing You by All Time Low

All American Rejects

  • Dirty Little Secrets
  • Gives You Hell

Gives You Hell is a post break up song that people still listen to today. It’s loud and makes you want to scream along at the top or your lungs with the windows down. Dirty Little Secretes is has even more energy than Gives You Hell. It has great guitar rifts all throughout the song, and it makes you want to jump around.

Blink 182

  • All the Small Things
  • I Miss You

I mean, how much more Blink could you get? These to songs are completely different, but they capture the essence of the band and their unique sound that people still love.

And as I stared I counted
The Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
And hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop the pain tonight
Stop this pain tonight
Don’t waste your time on me
You’re already the voice inside my head

– I Miss You by Blink 182

Counting Crows

  • Accidentally in Love

I haven’t really dived into the world of Counting Crows, but I LOVE this song. It’s one of those feel good love songs that’s up beat; every time I hear this song, I have to listen to it a good two or three times because it’s hard to resist the pull of Accidentally in Love.

Come on, come on
Jump a little higher
Come on, come on
If you feel a little lighter
Come on, come on
We were once upon a time in love
We’re accidentally in love
Accidentally in love

– Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows

A Day to Remember

  • If It Means A Lot

This song has a darker, slower melody with a lot of guitar strumming. It’s kind of one of those songs where people hold up their flashlights at a concert while it’s playing, and the last 45ish seconds of the song has that “alternative sound” with heavy drums and guitar.

If you can wait ’til I get home (I get home)
Then I swear come tomorrow, this will all be in our past
It might be for the best

– If It Means A Lot by A Day to Remember

Foster the People

  • Pumped up Kicks

Y’all I love a good song with a strong bass running throughout the song and claps!

The Fray

  • How to Save a Life
  • Love Don’t Die
  • You Found Me

You Found Me and How to Save a Life are both songs that I think of when I think of my early childhood. They both have a strong piano lead in the beginning and it builds into the full band playing. Love Don’t Die is from their 2014 album and has a pop vibe going on, and every time I listen to it, I think of The Vampire Diaries were it was played on the show!

If there is one thing, that’s true
It’s not what I say, it’s what I do
And I say too much, yeah, that’s true
So just listen to what I do
A thousand years go by
But love don’t die

– Love Don’t Die by The Fray

Good Charlotte

  • The Anthem

I think this is another icon song from the early 2000s. It has a lot of drums and guitars throughout the song, and it’s one of those songs that young people listen to when they feel rebellious and not wanting to be the mold for a perfect person living within the confinements of society.

My high school: it felt more to me
Like a jail cell, a penitentiary.
My time spent there
It only made me see
That I don’t ever want to be like you.
I don’t want to do the things you do.
I’m never gonna hear the words you say

– The Anthem by Good Charlotte

Green Day

  • When I Come Around
  • Still Breathing

To me Green Day is one of the best examples of modernish day pop-punk/ alternative music. I’ll be honest, I haven’t listened to a lot of them, but I’m slowly making my way through their music. Still Breathing is one of my favorite songs by the band because it’s about not letting the bad things keep you down.

I’m like a soldier coming home for the first time
I dodged a bullet and I walked across a landmine
Oh, I’m still alive
Am I bleeding am I bleeding from the storm?
Just shine a light into the wreckage, so far away, away
‘Cause I’m still breathing

– Still Breathing by Green Day

Jimmy Eat World

  • The Middle

The Middle is another go to song when I’m feeling nostalgic.

The Killers

  • Mr. Brightside

I’ve heard this song throughout the years on different movies and shows, but I never really listened to it until I was on a charter bus in New York with my high school senior class, and they played this song. Now it’s one of those songs that takes me back to that Monday night when we were traveling to the basketball game (which was awful, but I did see Max Schneider sing the National Anthem) and later go to Time Square.

Mayday Parade

  • Jersey
  • If You Wanted A Song Written About You
  • Terrible Things
  • Miserable at Best

Can we get anymore emo that Mayday Parade? Don’t answer that because I know that the answer is yes, but I’m talking about from the stuff I listen to.

She said, “boy can I tell you a wonderful thing?
I can’t help but notice you staring at me
I know I shouldn’t say this, but I really believe
I can tell by your eyes that you’re in love with me.”

– Terrible Things by Mayday Parade

My Chemical Romance

  • Welcome to the Black Parade
  • Teenagers

Ok fine, MCR is probably more emo that Mayday Parade.

He said, “Son, when you grow up
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?”
He said, “Will you defeat them
Your demons and all the non-believers?
The plans that they have made?…”

– Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

The Neighborhood

  • Sweater Weather

The Neighborhood has such a distinctive sound. I remember when I was in the 6th grade, I loved this song even though it wasn’t quite age appropriate 😂.

And if I may just take your breath away
I don’t mind if there’s not much to say
Sometimes the silence guides our minds to
So move to a place so far away

– Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

Secondhand Serenade

  • Fall for You

This song was on repeat during the eighth grade! My cousin loved this song, and for a while it was all we would listen to while driving!

Oh, but hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night
That I will fall for you over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I won’t live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It’s impossible

– Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade

What rare some of your favorite alternative/emo/pop punk songs? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

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