You Weren't REALLY An Emo Kid if You Didn't Scream These 37 Songs

You Weren't REALLY An Emo Kid if You Didn't Scream These 37 Songs

The ultimate playlist for every born-again scene kid.

For as long as I can remember, music has always been an important part of my life. For the longest time, music was my only friend. Each band member was a part of my family, someone that I felt a true connection with. Every song, every word was like poetry, as if the bands had translated my feelings into music. I was that "emo" kid in high school, adorned with Hot Topic chains and band tees. I would strut down the hall my in my checkered Vans with skater friends, blaring the loudest screamo I could play on my iPod Touch.

Since unearthing my metalcore roots, I have felt like a kid again, before life became real and troubles were unknown. I felt carefree... wandering the halls like I was hot shit with no one to listen to. Stupid child... but I love the memories. Even though I will always and forever be a metalhead, my roots are ground deep in these bands.

These are the 37 songs that make me feel like that emo kid again:

1. If It Means A lot to You - A Day to Remember


2. Second and Sebring - Of Mice and Men

This was the first scream song I ever listened to... it will always be my anthem.

3. Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

I know you are singing the words right now... don't hold back.

4. Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance

MCR was the definition of tween rebellion and I miss it.

5. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy

Need I say more...

6. If You are James Dean, I'm Audrey Hepburn - Sleeping With Sirens

I met Kellin Quinn when I was 14 in an Urban Outfitters and cried while singing this song to him...

7. Part of Me - Neck Deep


8. Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low


9. Time Bomb - All Time Low

I remember listening to this song for hours on abandon playgrounds while drinking airplane bottles of rum...oh high school.

10. Miles Away - Memphis May Fire ft Kellin Quinn

When Kellin came on stage in Warped Tour 2014 to sing this...Ded.

11. Stick Stickly - Attack Attack!

No one will ever make electronic keyboard and screamo sound as perfect as Attack Attack! and that's why they are Top 5.

12. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine

This music video though...

13. Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

Even if you aren't a scene kid, you love this song.

14. Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade

If you didn't cry about lost love to this song, were you even emo?

15. King for a Day - Pierce the Veil

Anddddddd Kellin Quinn dominated another song (what happened).

16. Stay Away From My Friends - Pierce the Veil

The ultimate fuck boi song.

17. The Red - Chenille

That bass though.

18. All Signs Point to Lauderdale - A Day To Remember



AND ALL MY FRIENDS DON'T GIVE A...well you can finish it.

19. Can You Feel My Heart - Bring Me The Horizon

Even though Suicide Season is better, this album put them on the map, and its fucking great.

20. Not The American Average - Asking Alexandria

This is a raunchy song and I didn't realize it 'til I was almost 18...

21. 40 Days... - blessthefall

My favorite song (and also the loudest set I have ever heard at Warped Tour)

22. Awakening - blessthefall

Second favorite...

23. The Anthem - Good Charlotte

I almost forgot this one and I am ashamed of myself.

24. All the Small Things - Blink 182

The roots of all punk music was born here.

25. Good Riddance - Green Day

This played at my middle school graduation and everyone cried while I sang the lyrics in happiness.

26. You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence

The original YOLO. #RIPMitch

27. Middle Fingers Up - Attila

My grandmother once told me that this song was obscene.

28. Savior - Rise Against

This is the only Rise Against song I remember, but do we need to know any others?

29. The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

The Jared Leto I remember, before he was a heroin addict and a transgender Aids victim (in his movies just saying).

30. Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

I have rediscovered this song and I have probably played it 17 times today.

31. Scars - Papa Roach



32. Broken - Seether

A boy played this song for me on his guitar when I was 13 and my emo heart fell in love (yes, he was a skater boy in a punk band).

33. Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Their best song 10/10.

34. Holding On - Scary Kids Scaring Kids

I hope some of you are not so young that you don't remember this gem.

35. In The End - Linkin Park

Would you be a real emo kid if you didn't call Linking Park 'metal' and burn illegal copies on your computer?

36. Through Glass - Stone Sour

I remember trying to analyze what this song was about, trying to make it sound deep as shit.

37. I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace

Finally, it wouldn't be emo if I didn't include some angry Three Days Grace.

Bang on, my fellow emo kids. Enjoy the throwbacks.

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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.


Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year


Gear Up

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

I think Giannis would agree!

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