25 Early 2000s Rock Songs That Still rock Hard

25 Early 2000s Rock Songs That Still rock Hard

Because good music never gets old!


If you know me, you know I'm a throwback queen. I have more old than new music on my phone and that will probably never change. So today I'm sharing a few of my favorites:

1. "Hey Girl" by Dashboard Confessional (2003)

"Go on, go on, your cruel intentions
Won't solve your problems..."

2. "Keeper" by Yellowcard (2007)

Don't get me wrong, I love "Ocean Avenue", but I think "Keeper" is underrated and needs more attention.

3. "On Top Of the World" by Boys Like Girls (2006)

I got to hear this one live at their 10th anniversary tour a couple years ago. It's nearly impossible to pick my favorite song off this album, though.

4. "I Put the 'Metro' In Metronome" by Cute Is What We Aim For (2006)

"Style doesn't matter when you're on your back
Just remember that fact, just remember that."

5. "The Mixed Tape" by Jack's Mannequin (2005)

Featured on "One Tree Hill", along with "Dark Blue"

6. "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World (2001)

Another pick from OTH. If you don't think of Jake leaving Peyton whenever you hear this song, you're lying.

7. "Watch You Fall" by One True Thing (2004)

Another band I had such a hard time picking just one song from.

8. "I Think About You Every Day" by A Rocket to the Moon (2007)

Okay, not exactly a rock song, but still a great song.

9. "I'd Do Anything" by Simple Plan (2002)

Fun fact, I actually first heard the Kidz Bop version of this growing up.

10. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" by Fall Out Boy (2005)

I had to include one obvious one. If you were an emo kid in the mid-to-late 00's, did you lean more towards FOB, Panic!, or MCR?

11. "Dig" by Incubus (2006)

I still remember listening to this in seventh grade and making up a music video in my head featuring me and my crush.

12. "It's Not Your Fault" by New Found Glory (2006)

"It's not your fault, so please stop your crying now."

13. "Summer Fades to Fall" by Faber Drive (2007)

While it's not the end of summer yet, this is still a great summer jam.

14. "I Want to Hear You Sad" by The Early November (2005)

"For all of this, I'm better off without you."

15. "That's What You Get" by Paramore (2007)

Arguably the most iconic Paramore album, and my favorite song from it.

16. "My Paper Heart" by The All-American Rejects (2003)

"Please just don't play with me,

My paper heart will bleed."

17. "Ride" by The Cary Brothers (2007)

Okay, I swear I'll stop using songs that were featured in OTH, it's not my fault whoever did their soundtracks was good at their job.

18. "Holly (Would You Turn Me On?)" by All Time Low (2007)

"Too much of you is never enough."

19. "Nine in the Afternoon" by Panic! At The Disco (2008)

I leaned more towards FOB in the mid 2000's, but later on I was definitely more for Panic!, and this song goes hard no matter what year it is.

20. "Victims of Love" by Good Charlotte (2007)

"Everybody's hurt somebody before,

Everybody's been warned by somebody before

You can change but you'll always come back for more."

21. "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" by Relient K (2004)

I could honestly listen to Matt Thiessen's voice forever.

22. "Boys of Summer" (covered) by The Ataris (2003)

Don't get me wrong, I love the original version of this song, but this is such a good cover!

23. "High School Never Ends" by Bowling For Soup (2006)

A funny song that you can't resist singing along to.

24. "SING" by My Chemical Romance (2010)

Okay, this one's 2010, but it's a great song nonetheless.

25. "This Is Your Life" by Switchfoot (2004)

"This is your life, are you who you want to be?"

Well, those are my picks. It was tough to narrow it down, but I hope this post was able to curb your throwback cravings. Or maybe make you want to listen to more throwbacks. Either way, enjoy some classic tunes!

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew "Scorpion" was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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Music Made Me Who I Am Today

Without music, I wouldn't be able to express how I feel and I wouldn't be able to bond with the people


Music has always been something I can turn to in times of need or in times of joy. Without it, I honestly don't think I would be where or who I am today.

Growing up, I always LOVED music. I remember singing along to almost every song that would come on the radio, whether it was an old Johnny Cash song, or a song playing on the Top 20 Countdown. Back then, I didn't care about the meaning of the lyrics. I just loved how thrilling it was to sing and dance to a song and have my family join in with me.

As I've gotten older, music still holds a very important place in my heart. It's gotten me through the passing of my Grammy and Uncle, a few break-ups, fights with my family and friends; just about everything. It's been my saving grace when I thought nothing would make things better. I pay attention to the lyrics more so now than ever before. Music is so open to interpretation and finding songs that fit to what I'm going through helps me feel not so alone.

I don't care what genre the songs come from, as long as they make me feel something. Some days I listen to country, other days I listen to 80's alternative music for hours on end. Music has created so many bonds between me and the people I love. My mom and I can scream songs together while we're on road trips, my best friend and I bonded over the music in Camp Rock, and I became close with one of my favorite teachers because of our shared love of The Cure.

Music has such an important influence on so many of our everyday lives. It's what we bond over, what we apply to our lives, and what we listen to when we're alone but don't want to be trapped in silence. Without music, imagine how boring our lives would be. We wouldn't have anything to dance to with our friends. We wouldn't have a creative outlet to express our feelings in the ways music allows us to. Without music, I wouldn't be able to express how I feel, I wouldn't be able to bond with the people I've bonded with, and I honestly wouldn't be the person I am today.

I was apart of choir all throughout middle and high school because it gave me a way to deliver a message within the music, just as others had done for me my entire life. Getting to see how the message of our songs impacted the audience gave me an even greater form of appreciation for the influence of music, and I am forever thankful for that experience.

When you find yourself struggling, try listening to music. Find songs that apply to how you feel, and don't just stick to one genre. It's hard branching out when you have no idea where to look, but I have some advice. Look up playlists that describe your mood. If you're sad, look up sad songs, if you're angry, look up a playlist dedicated to angry songs. I've found some of my favorite songs this way, and it really gives you the opportunity to discover music you might've never listened to before.

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