“Suddenly you’re 21 and screaming along in your car to all the songs you used to listen to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good.”

I turned 13 in 2008. The Myspace era was coming to a close and Facebook became the new preferred social media platform. The music I had found in my preteen and early teen years majorly shaped my current music taste at 21 years old. Like for most people, middle school and high school were not easy times. The music that I came across on Myspace and the early YouTube years reflected the real emotions and struggles that I faced. It made me not want to only listen to songs like Gold Digger, Ms. New Booty, Smack That, My Humps, I Kissed a Girl, or whatever else was playing everywhere. I craved music that I could relate to. I needed music with true emotion behind it. 

Anyways, here are the songs that got me through my preteen and early years and shaped who I am today. They’re in no particular order. 

Move Along

All American Rejects, Move Along - 2005

It Ends Tonight

All American Rejects, Move Along - 2005

How to Save a Life

The Fray, How to Save a Life - 2005

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Green Day, American Idiot - 2004

Stay Together for the Kids

blink-182, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - 2001

Adam’s Song 

blink-182, Enema of the State - 1999

Face Down 

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Don’t You Fake it - 2006

Hate Me

Blue October, Foiled - 2006

Welcome To My Life

Simple Plan, Still Not Getting Any - 2004

I’m Just a Kid 

Simple Plan, No Pads, No Helmet…Just Balls - 2002

I’m Not Okay (I Promise) 

My Chemical Romance, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge - 2004

Famous Last Words 

My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade - 2006

The Great Escape

Boys Like Girls, Boys Like Girls - 2006

Therapy

All Time Low, Nothing Personal - 2009

Scars

Papa Roach, Getting Away With Murder - 2004

Papercut 

Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory - 2000

You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I’ll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart In The Clouds

Mayday Parade, A Lesson in Romantics - 2007

Unwell

Matchbox Twenty, More Than You Think You Are - 2002

In Too Deep 

Sum 41, All Killer, No Filler - 2001

Meant to Live 

Switchfoot, The Best Yet - 2008

On The Brightside

NeverShoutNever!, The Summer EP - 2009 

Spotify playlist (x)

I like to think music can save the world because you know it’s fucking saved me
—  Jacoby shaddix
Reblog if you ever heard of one of these bands

Fall Out Boy

Sleeping with Sirens

Panic! At the Disco

Cartel

Never Shout Never

The Goo Goo Dolls

Black Veil Brides

Pierce The Veil

A Day To Remember 

Three Day Grace

Hellogoodbye

The Score

Linkin Park

Bring Me To The Horizon

Asking Alexandria

Twenty One Pilots

All Time Low

Paramore

Hollywood Undead

Bullet For My Valentine

Relient K

Senses Fail

Green Day

The White Stripes

Matchbook Romance

Avenged Sevenfold

Lit

Third Eye Blind

Boys Like Girls

The All-American Rejects

Blink-182

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Capital Cites 

Falling In Reverse 

The Wanted

Skillet 

30 Seconds To Mars

Bag Raiders

Dashboard Confessional 

Escape The Fate

Example

Finger Eleven

Ghost Town

Gorilaz

Hot Chelle Rae

Jimmy Eat World

Lifehouse

M83

Metro Station

Mystery Skulls

Papa Roach

Plain White T’s

Reel Big Fish

Rise Against 

Seether

System Of A Down 

The Downtown Fiction

The Killers

Yellowcard

My Chemical Romance 

Throwback to songs/bands that you used to listen too while being younger

Numa Numa

Bad Boy

Stacys Mom

Mr. Brightside

Jump on it

Check it Juliet

Black Parade

Three Days Grace

All I ever wanted

I can walk on water

Seven Nation Army

KISS

Nirvanna

Fall Out Boy

Gorillaz

Black Veil Brides

Adam Lambert

Papa Roach

Evanesence

Skillet

Skrillex

My Chemical Romance

We will rock you

Macarena

Y, M, C, A

I love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Monster Mash

Sound Of Silence

That Yo Gabba Gabba shiz. ((Don’t tell me you haven’t listened to this I kno you HaVE.))

Dream a Dream

Fight song

Polka

Weird Al


(Boi I know I have more so I may update)
(And this is all possibly just me BUT YOOO. REBLOG AND PUT DOWN A LIST OF THINGS YOU LISTENED TO WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER)