26 Angsty Songs To Channel Your Inner Teen
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26 Angsty Songs To Channel Your Inner Teen

Songs from the early 2000s that you never quite forgot

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26 Angsty Songs To Channel Your Inner Teen
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As a product of the 90s, I have a penchant for angsty music; it was in the water when I was born. I drank the Koolaid and was never the same again. I like to think Kurt Cobain is smiling down on my generation as we carry on the tradition of melodramatic lyrics, "sludgy" guitar sounds and the ever-present desire for freedom. Jimmy Eat World, Greenday, My Chemical Romance, Evanescence-- I still know every single word to all their hits 11 years later.

So, get ready to update your AIM profile as we pull out these 26 angsty songs from the early 2000s that just, like, got you.

1. The Middle- Jimmy Eat World

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2. Scars- Papa Roach

I thought this song was the most poetic song ever when I was in the sixth grade.

3. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)- My Chemical Romance

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4. The Diary of Jane- Breaking Benjamin

I like to think I contributed at least one third of all views on this music video with as many times as I clicked replay.

5. Sweetness- Jimmy Eat World

6. Perfect- Simple Plan

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7. Misery Business- Paramore

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8. MakeDamnSure- Taking Back Sunday

9. Blurry- Puddle of Mud

I'm pretty sure everyone knows the words to this song; it was the quintessential breakup song of the 2000s.

10. The Ghost of You- My Chemical Romance

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This was the first song I ever bought on iTunes

11. Only One- Yellowcard

I was such a Yellowcard fan I learned this song on the guitar. I may or may not still have it memorized.

12. Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Greenday

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13. Broken- Seether

14. Face Down- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The CD that this song is on is currently in my bedroom along with a Paramore CD I bought in the ninth grade.

15. Bring Me To Life- Evanescence

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16. Teenagers- My Chemical Romance

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17. I Hate Everything About You- Three Days Grace

I will always remember this as the song my fifth grade "boyfriend" used on his MySpace page when we "broke up." I was such a little heartbreaker.

18. Bleed American- Jimmy Eat World

This was my favorite song to run to. The beat is the perfect pace for a nice 3-mile run once you get warmed up.

19. Disenchanted- My Chemical Romance

AIM profile lyric: You're just a sad song, with nothing to say

20. With Me- Sum 41

21. The River- Good Charlotte

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22. I Miss You- blink182

23. So Far Away- Staind

This actually is a really simple song to play on guitar-- it's the lyrics that really speak, though.

24. So Cold- Breaking Benjamin

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25. Vindicated- Dashboard Confessional

26. Miss Murder- AFI

Take a listen to my playlist and then go fight the man!

If you enjoy my taste in music, you might want to check out some other articles I've written on subjects like my favorite sad songs and the best cover songs ever.

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