*Guy wearing a band shirt*

Other people’s reactions:
“That band is sick!”
“Sweet another fan!”

*Girl wearing a band shirt*

Other people’s reactions:
“Name 10 of their songs.”
“What is the name of their first album?”
“I bet you dont even listen to them.”
“Must be seeking attention.”

I don’t understand this.

“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


All Time Low, Nothing Personal - 2009


Papa Roach, Getting Away With Murder - 2004


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


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)



Artists (click on them to be linked to the songs on YouTube): 1. Morgan Sulele // 2. Halsey // 3. John Legend // 4. Bring me the Horizon // 5. All Time Low // 6. All Time Low // 7. Of Mice & Men // 8. Bry // 9. Quietdrive // 10. Sum 41 // 11. Boys Like Girls // 12. All Time Low // 13. 5 Seconds of Summer // 14. We Still Dream // 15. Jonas Blue, Raye // 16. Troye Sivan // 17. Jason Mraz // 18. Bring me the Horizon 

This wasted time on you // A playlist for every time you made me feel alone 

Coffee Shop Soundtrack All Time Low // Serpents Neck Deep // In Too Deep Sum 41 // Break Your Little Heart All Time Low // Roam The Story So Far // A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me Fall Out Boy // Seventy times 7 Brand New // Crushing Grief (No Remedy) Neck Deep // I Don’t Love You Anymore Real Friends // Rock Bottom Modern Baseball // My Friends Over You New Found Glory // Love Drunk Boys Like Girls // Dysentery Gary Blink-182 

It’s so hard to say that I’m sorry
I’ll make everything alright
All these things that I’ve done
Now what have I become, and where’d I go wrong?
I don’t mean to hurt, just to put you first
I won’t tell you lies (I’m sorry)
I will stand accused
With my hand on my heart
I’m just trying to say

I’m sorry
It’s all that I can say
You mean so much
And I’d fix all that I’ve done
If I could start again
I’d throw it all away
To the shadows of regrets
And you would have the best of me


this is the best thing on earth

“You’re so weird,” Cal laughed. He was looking at you from across the small back room of the tour bus.

“Tell me something I don’t know,” you chuckled. You were currently laying on the couch upside down, legs in the air with your feet resting against the window.

“Really though have you even been listening to the music you have been playing? So far I’ve heard Camp Rock, Blink, NSYNC, All Time Low, The Little Mermaid, Beyonce, Sum 41, and The Cheetah Girls. You have the strangest taste in music,” He said shaking his head in disbelief all while finger drumming on his thighs to the current song, Bet On It, playing through the speakers.

“I like to use the word eccentric,” You replied watching your best friend from your upside down state. “Plus you love it. Don’t act like you aren’t a fan of High School Musical.”

“Oh, I’m not complaining, just reminding you how much of a dork you are,” He smiled. You admired the crinkles that appeared by his eyes from his big smile. That had always been one of your favorite features of your best friend. He had a smile that could light up an entire room. No matter how pissy or sad you were one of Calums killer smiles could make you feel better. You, not so gracefully, flipped off the couch onto the floor letting out a small oomph as you hit the ground, Calum releasing a giggle at your actions. You climbed up next to him on the couch, cuddling into your friends warm body, releasing a content sigh.

“I love having you here with us,” He said wrapping a muscular arm around your waist. “Even if you have weird taste in music.”

You were visiting the boys on their North American leg of their tour, you had already been with them a week and your return home was approaching rapidly.

“Me too. Its been amazing to see you all in action. Y’all work so hard and I’m just so proud of all you’ve accomplished,” You gushed while lightly tracing the tattoos on his forearm.

“You should just stay. The tour doesn’t go on for much longer,” he suggested. He hadn’t seen you in five months, one measly week and a half wasn’t enough to make up for lost time. He missed being able to hold you close. He loved when he was home and could drive over to your house at insane hours of the night just so you could both go get milkshakes. He yearned to continue your weekly movie nights. He needed his best friend dammit, he didn’t want to be apart from you anymore.

You closed your eyes, focusing on the rise and fall of his chest and the soft sounds of his breathing. Oh, how you wished you could just quit your job and spend your time traveling the world with your best friend. It was fun to think about what it would be like, lord knows you had imagined it a million times, but it just wasn’t realistic. You had your job and apartment, you couldn’t just leave all your commitments behind.

“Cal, you know I can’t do that even though I’d love to,” you sighed sadly.

“I know I know. Just figured asking wouldn’t hurt,” he said softly, beginning to pet your hair. He felt defeated. You were leaving in another three days and he had no idea when the next time he would be able to see you.

You jumped up out of his embrace, being met with a questioning look.

“No, we are not going sit here and be sad noodles. We only have a small amount of time left together and I shall not spend it upset,” you stated hands on your hips determined. You held your hand out to him, “Stand up and crazy dance with me to my weird music so I won’t be sad anymore.”

A huge grin appeared on his face as he placed his large hand in your delicate one. You grabbed the speaker remote and turned it up. A Party Song blasted loud in the small room. You both started jumping around, head banging to the All Time Low jam. Calum couldn’t stop smiling. Only you would suggest to have a dance party in the back of a moving bus. You were his strange, no eccentric, best friend and he didn’t know where he would be without you. Although he was happy in that moment bouncing around to the beat, he couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sadness knowing you would be leaving him so soon.

I was tagged by @five-sauce-giggles

1. Liar liar by The Used
2. The Sharp Hint of New Tear by Dashboard Confessional
3. Somebody Told Me by The Killers
4. Kings and Queens by 30 Seconds to Mars
5. Heart Heart Heartbreak by Boys Like Girls
6. 18 by 5sos
7. No Idea by All Time Low
8. Hear Me Out by Go Radio
9. What If I Was Nothing by All That Remains
10. Nicotine by Panic at the Disco
11. Car Radio by Twenty One Pilots
12. Let’s Cheer to This by Sleeping with Sirens
13. When I Get Home You’re So Dead by Mayday Parade
14. Philadelphia by Parachute
15. Medicine by The 1975
16. Carnival by Ghost Town
17. I’m Not Okay by My Chemical Romance
18. Macy’s Day Parade by Green Day
19. Fat Lip by Sum 41
20. Fame Infamy by Fall Out Boy

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I live on the same planet as my favourite bands and though I have a small chance of meeting them knowing we breath the same air and lie under the same stars at night, that makes me have hope.

Let’s be honest, bands with good music started to emerge during the late 80′s, 90′s and early 2000 like Green Day, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Typecast, Yellowcard, Simple Plan, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, etc. Some of them disbanded, and some of them still making good music. But those who disbanded, their music will always stay in our hearts because there’s no expiration to good music, ever. And now it’s 2015, where Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, The 1975, Bastille, Echosmith, PVRIS, CHVRCHES, Catfish and The Bottlemen, and many other bands who some of them started in 2008 or 2009 are continuing the legacy of what a good band is. And what music we really need. Because radio stations mostly played crappy songs nowadays. And some teenagers now only like bands with good looks but without originality at all. And some of them really are auto-tuned. As much as I miss the good ole days where music is much appreciated because of raw talent, I also am having hope with the good bands of these days. I just hope teenagers of today’s generation will appreciate them more. That they will love a certain band because of their music and not because of good looks or because it’s trendy. That they will try to explore music other than what’s mainstream. Because somewhere out there, there are teenager boys and girls who are trying to form a band that can change our lives someday.