50 Emo Songs That Don't Suck

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50. Rainer Maria - "Ears Ring"

Edward III (edward iii), Sunday, 24 September 2006 01:58 (thirteen years ago) link

50 Emo Songs That Don't Suck (Unanswered)

Lock Thread.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Sunday, 24 September 2006 02:07 (thirteen years ago) link

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Edward III (edward iii), Sunday, 24 September 2006 02:21 (thirteen years ago) link

49. Dance of Days?

xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Sunday, 24 September 2006 03:14 (thirteen years ago) link

48. Sunny Day Real Estate "Seven"

Marmot (marmotwolof), Sunday, 24 September 2006 03:24 (thirteen years ago) link

47. Hot Water Music - Just Don't Say You Lost It

Emily B (Emily B), Sunday, 24 September 2006 04:10 (thirteen years ago) link

46) Mineral - Parking Lot
45) Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles (which is almost as good as Seven)

jonathan - stl (jonathan - stl), Sunday, 24 September 2006 04:37 (thirteen years ago) link

44. Jawbreaker - Do You Still Hate Me?
43. Jets to Brazil - You're Having the Time of My Life

Emily B (Emily B), Sunday, 24 September 2006 04:50 (thirteen years ago) link

44-51

Rites of Spring - Drink Deep
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Moss Icon - What They Lack
Jets To Brazil - Morning New Disease
Walt Mink - Brave Beyond The Cause
Pop Unknown - This Guy's Ready For Bed
The Promise Ring - Happiness Is All The Rage

Ben Dot (1977), Sunday, 24 September 2006 09:48 (thirteen years ago) link

embrace - money

actually, that whole album is pretty great..i haven't listened to it in a long time though...i'm gonna take that one in the car with me today (if i can find it!)


robert anderson (venimdenim), Sunday, 24 September 2006 11:08 (thirteen years ago) link

y kant emo read?

42 Rites of Spring - Drink Deep
41 Fugazi - Margin Walker
40 Moss Icon - What They Lack
39 Jets To Brazil - Morning New Disease
38 Walt Mink - Brave Beyond The Cause
37 Pop Unknown - This Guy's Ready For Bed
36 The Promise Ring - Happiness Is All The Rage
35 embrace - money

34. Team Dresch - "Fagetarian & Dyke"
i spent the last 10 days of my life / ripping off the smiths - it's like the emo national anthem

Edward III (edward iii), Sunday, 24 September 2006 13:41 (thirteen years ago) link

33. SDRE - Guitar and Videogames

Steve Go1dberg (Steve Schneeberg), Sunday, 24 September 2006 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

32. Dinosaur Jr. - Lose

King-a-Ling (King-a-Ling), Sunday, 24 September 2006 14:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Fuck all this old guy bullshit.

31. Alkaline Trio- Private Eye
30. Alkaline Trio- Radio
29. Jimmy Eat World- Bleed America
28. Fall Out Boy- Dance, Dance
27. My Chemical Romance- Welcome to the Black Parade

Sadly, he will be the next Alexis Petridish. (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 24 September 2006 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Best emo music this decade? Sed Not Satiata from France [similar style to Rites of Spring]

Sed Non Satiata - Spirit Fuel
http://www.myspace.com/sednonsatiata

Sed Not Satiata
http://www.sednonsatiata.com/site.html

DJ Martian (djmartian), Sunday, 24 September 2006 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link

26. Get Up Kids, "Don't Hate Me"

milo z (mlp), Sunday, 24 September 2006 15:18 (thirteen years ago) link

25. Mock Orange - She runs the ride
24. Quicksand - Dine alone
23. Christiansen - Kentucky goddamn
22. At The Drive-In - Chanbara

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Sunday, 24 September 2006 15:27 (thirteen years ago) link

21 the anniversary -- all right for now

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 15:56 (thirteen years ago) link

20. "For Want of" by Rites of Spring

19. "Hooray for Humans" by Q and Not U

Addison Braden (Forensic Scene), Sunday, 24 September 2006 15:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Dismemberment plan - You are invited

Period period period (Period period period), Sunday, 24 September 2006 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

29. Jimmy Eat World- Bleed America

Sucks.

Steve Go1dberg (Steve Schneeberg), Sunday, 24 September 2006 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

18. Far - The system

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Sunday, 24 September 2006 16:25 (thirteen years ago) link

20. "For Want of" by Rites of Spring
possibly the only correct answer.

Godfrzej Ljang (godfrzej), Sunday, 24 September 2006 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

29. Jimmy Eat World- Bleed America

Sucks.

Sweetness is much better

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 18:50 (thirteen years ago) link

the video for sweetness actually resembles how i picture music in my head. minus the jimmy eat world of course.

how much late could a latebloomer bloom if a latebloomer could bloom late (lateb, Sunday, 24 September 2006 19:00 (thirteen years ago) link

or rather "with the exception of jimmy eat world being in it"

how much late could a latebloomer bloom if a latebloomer could bloom late (lateb, Sunday, 24 September 2006 19:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Sweetness is much better

Agreed, though I'm still fuzzy on when power pop became emo.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

17. "Make Me a Mix Tape," The Promise Ring

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:10 (thirteen years ago) link

YES

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:21 (thirteen years ago) link

16 Brand New - Jude Law a Semester Abroad

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

15 Blink 182 Stay Together For the Kids

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

(#1 is Everlong if we ever get that far)

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:33 (thirteen years ago) link

14 Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
13 All-American Rejects - Swing, Swing
12 My Chemical Romance - To the End

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Sunday, 24 September 2006 20:58 (thirteen years ago) link

If anybody tries to put the Blood Brothers on here I will be very angry. Emotional, even.

Simon H. (Simon H.), Sunday, 24 September 2006 21:03 (thirteen years ago) link

15 Blink 182 Stay Together For the Kids

YES! TOYPAJ was a decent, catchy throwaway piece of teenage rock, but that song is the only one on the album with the remotest bit of staying-power. It's also probably the only Blink 182 song I'd like nowadays. :(

You've Got Scourage On Your Breath (Haberdager), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I am tempted to nominate "Stay Gold, Ponyboy" by the Get-Up Kids, but I'm pretty sure that it actually does suck

bernard snow (sixteen sergeants), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Should have been Mass Pike or I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel

Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:29 (thirteen years ago) link

I am tempted to nominate "Stay Gold, Ponyboy" by the Get-Up Kids, but I'm pretty sure that it actually does suck

i was thinking the same thing about the gloria record's first e.p. while i do like and occasionally listen to it, it still nonetheless sucks.

Godfrzej Ljang (godfrzej), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:45 (thirteen years ago) link

lifetime - 25 cent giraffes

grady (grady), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Is "The Middle" still emo?

milo z (mlp), Monday, 25 September 2006 00:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel

sometimes i think this song is singularly responsible for most of the emo we have today, and not just the long songtitle that doesn't have anything to do with the actual lyrical content. hoo boy.

Emily B (Emily B), Monday, 25 September 2006 01:46 (thirteen years ago) link

"Mission Control" - No Knife

0xDOX0RNUTX0RX0RSDABITFIELDXOR^0xDEADBEEFDEADBEEF00001 (donut), Monday, 25 September 2006 02:10 (thirteen years ago) link

J Church - "Panama"

Myke. (Myke Weiskopf), Monday, 25 September 2006 02:32 (thirteen years ago) link

The Modern Lovers- Girl Friend

Adam S S (Zephery), Monday, 25 September 2006 02:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Jimmy Eat World started out as a real emo band, though. Then they turned into power-pop. I think.

Steve Go1dberg (Steve Schneeberg), Monday, 25 September 2006 04:46 (thirteen years ago) link

American Football - "Honestly"
The Appleseed Cast - "Steps and Numbers"
Jeremy Enigk - "Shade and the Black Hat"
The Paper Chase - "We Know Where You Sleep"
Cursive - "Some Red Handed Slight of Hand"

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Cursive, "Radiator Hums"
Rainer Maria, "Artificial Light"
American Football, "Honestly"
Mates of State, "Proofs"
Pretty Girls Make Graves, "Speakers Push the Air"

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel
-- Jimmy Mod's Champion Erotic Fantasy Team 2006 (fuckyouandyouremai...), September 25th, 2006.

Would've been my next choice. And Emily B. OTM about its prescience.

bernard snow (sixteen sergeants), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:27 (thirteen years ago) link

jaymc koOTM "Artificial Light", but OTM "Proofs" "Speakers Push the Air"

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

koOTM?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

kind of I would have picked that one before "Ears Ring" but semantics ensue

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

No mention of any Antioch Arrow/Clikatat Ikatowi/Heroin? Dang.

T. Weiss (Timmy), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:59 (thirteen years ago) link

"Nagarkot" -- Very Secretary
"Anne Aviary" -- Joan of Arc

Don Cab is emo, don't you know

a regal trolley (aaron a), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:00 (thirteen years ago) link

we're well beyond 100, but i have to give props to jimmy eat world's "what would i say to you now," which was the first emo song i heard and easily the best.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:16 (thirteen years ago) link

'21 questions' obv

andrei kirilenko (dwallace), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Thru The Window by Seaweed.

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

man oh man does she look like a cheap cheap ho.

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

what have I done

viktor khryapa (dwallace), Monday, 25 September 2006 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

From a self-proclaimed "EMO-GURL":

"You're so last summer" Taking Back Sunday (TBS)
"Nobody puts baby in a corner" Fallout boy
"Hands Down" Dashboard confessional
"SCreaming infidelities" Dashboard confessional
ummmm
"still" by rufio
"one eighty by summer" TBS

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:52 (thirteen years ago) link

seaweed "bill" and "clean slate"

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:55 (thirteen years ago) link

The Gentleman Caller by Cursive

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 11:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Well, since emo kids can't count, here's a corrected list with the honorable mentions. However I have a sneaking suspicion that some of these songs do, in fact, suck.

50. Rainer Maria - "Ears Ring"
49. Embrace - "Dance of Days"
48. Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
47. Hot Water Music - "Just Don't Say You Lost It"
46. Mineral - "Parking Lot"
45. Sunny Day Real Estate - "In Circles"
44. Jawbreaker - "Do You Still Hate Me?"
43. Jets to Brazil - "You're Having the Time of My Life"
42. Rites of Spring - "Drink Deep"
41. Fugazi - "Margin Walker"
40. Moss Icon - "What They Lack"
39. Jets To Brazil - "Morning New Disease"
38. Walt Mink - "Brave Beyond The Cause"
37. Pop Unknown - "This Guy's Ready For Bed"
36. The Promise Ring - "Happiness Is All The Rage"
35. Embrace - "Money"
34. Team Dresch - "Fagetarian & Dyke"
33. Sunny Day Real Estate - "Guitar and Videogames"
32. Dinosaur Jr. - "Lose" - Not a bad song, kind of nondescript, though. Lotsa other Dinosaur tracks are better and/or more emo - "Repulsion", "Severed Lips", "Sludgefest", "The Lung", "Raisans", "In a Jar", etc.
31. Alkaline Trio - "Private Eye"
30. Alkaline Trio - "Radio"
29. Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed America" *Sucks per Steve Schnee, Jimmy Mod recommends "Sweetness" instead
28. Fall Out Boy- "Dance, Dance"
27. My Chemical Romance- "Welcome to the Black Parade"
26. Sed Non Satiata - "Spirit Fuel"
25. Get Up Kids, "Don't Hate Me"
24. Mock Orange - "She Runs the Ride"
23. Quicksand - "Dine Alone"
22. Christiansen - "Kentucky Goddamn"
21. At The Drive-In - "Chanbara"
20. The Anniversary - "All Right For Now"
19. Rites of Spring - "For Want Of"
18. Q and Not U - "Hooray for Humans"
17. Dismemberment Plan - "You Are Invited"
16. Far - "The System"
15. The Promise Ring - "Make Me a Mix Tape"
14. Brand New - "Jude Law a Semester Abroad"
13. Blink 182 - "Stay Together For the Kids"
12. Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"
11. All-American Rejects - "Swing, Swing"
10. My Chemical Romance - "To the End"
09. Lifetime - "25 Cent Giraffes"
08. Get Up Kids - "I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel"
07. No Knife - "Mission Control"
06. J Church - "Panama"
05. The Modern Lovers- "Girl Friend" - I would've gone with "Astral Plane" or "She Cracked" but I'm glad they're here anyway
04. American Football - "Honestly"
03. The Appleseed Cast - "Steps and Numbers"
02. Jeremy Enigk - "Shade and the Black Hat"
01. The Paper Chase - "We Know Where You Sleep"

Sunny Day Real Estate had 3 mentions. 2 each for Alkaline Trio, Embrace, Get Up Kids, Jets To Brazil, My Chemical Romance, Rites Of Spring, and The Promise Ring.

Tardy students:
Cursive - "Some Red Handed Slight of Hand"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
Cursive - "Radiator Hums"
Rainer Maria - "Artificial Light"
American Football - "Honestly"
Mates of State - "Proofs"
Pretty Girls Make Graves - "Speakers Push the Air"
Very Secretary - "Nagarkot"
Joan of Arc - "Anne Aviary"
Jimmy Eat World - "What Would I Say To You Now"
Seaweed - "Thru The Window"
Taking Back Sunday - "You're So Last Summer"
Fall Out boy - "Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner"
Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
Dashboard Confessional - "Screaming Infidelities"
Rufio - "Still"
Taking Back Sunday - "One Eighty By Summer"
Seaweed - "Bill"
Seaweed "Clean Slate"
Cursive - "The Gentleman Caller"

Another couple late additions:
Husker Du - "Broken Home Broken Heart"
MC Lars feat. Hearts That Hate - "Signing Emo"

If you factor in the post-50s, Cursive makes a impressive late showing with 3, and these all have 2: Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Rainer Maria, Seaweed, Taking Back Sunday.

Edward III (edward iii), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Look who can't count now! Seaweed have 3 as well.

Edward III (edward iii), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

ten emo songs that suck but are still enjoyable.

10. rainer maria "breakfast of champions"
9. the gloria record "ode to new grass"
8. the gloria record "grain towers, telephone poles"
7. xiu xiu "ian curtis wishlist"
6. lifetime "theme song for a new brunswick basement show"
5. sunny day real estate "sometimes"
4. jets to brazil "i typed for miles"
3. the gloria record "torch yourself"
2. the gloria record "grace, the snow is here"
1. sunny day real estate "song about an angel"

Godfrzej Ljang (godfrzej), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 21:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I move to vote on the top "50 Emo Songs That Don't Suck"
It's undoubtedly needless, overkill, and a waste of ILM server space (what isn't?) but what else are we going to do, drunk and in front of the computer, reflecting on our younger, more naive days as angsty children? This thread has to be pissing off at least 98% of ILM so we might as well run it into the ground in hopes of pissing them off that much more. Oh wait, no one cares.
It's totally emo to vote on the top "50 Emo Songs That Don't Suck"

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:04 (thirteen years ago) link

"Fuck all this old guy bullshit."

yes, because MCR+yellowcard are TOTALLY like bleeding edge shit, right?
c'mon, am i right?!?!

no?
then listen to some real music, you snot nosed shits, and see where yr precious """"emo"""" comes from.
sorry, old man angst there...

edde (edde), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:10 (thirteen years ago) link

yes you're right without a doubt

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm A Loner, Dottie, A Rebel
sometimes i think this song is singularly responsible for most of the emo we have today, and not just the long songtitle that doesn't have anything to do with the actual lyrical content. hoo boy.

-- Emily B (emily.burnha...) (webmail), Monday 4:46 AM. (Emily B) (later) (link)

Yes! This is also the song that started my own weakness for some emo, notably many of the songs mentioned here; surprising because usually I disagree with these kind of threads.

Is this song really early enough to have had such an impact, though? Was it really that different?

I'd also like to add Alkaline Trio's "Queen of Pain" and second "What Would I Say To You Now."

richardk (Richard K), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 13:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Blink 182 - Stay Together For The Kids

sucks.

aeh (aeh), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

"yes you're right without a doubt"

no, i was drunk...
if i'm right, then by accident only.

edde (edde), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 23:03 (thirteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

featuring (at least) one of our own:

https://www.vulture.com/amp/article/best-emo-songs.html

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

Not one Swearin' song. Hmph

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 14 February 2020 01:59 (two weeks ago) link


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