Break out your guyliner, tight jeans, and studded belts, because it's time to take a look back on those whiney ballads and screamy pop songs that blared from your Myspace page. You may be ashamed to admit that you love some of these songs, or you may still proudly blast them today, but either way, we bet that you can still sing along to each of these emo anthems.

Dark Blue
Dark Blue
The most famous song from Jack's Mannequin was the perfect combination of dark melodrama and romance to make it an instant emo anthem. This was a must on any mixtape you were going to give to your crush in the mid-2000s.
Bring Me To Life
Bring Me To Life
If you're going to sit there and tell me that you've never belted out this Evanescence jam, then you're either lying or I feel very sorry for you. Amy Lee and her band combined operatic vocals, heavy metal guitars, and of course all black goth-inspired clothing to create an emo anthem that still holds up.
I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
My Chemical Romance was a must for any emo kid of the mid-2000s. With "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," MCR Gerard Way found his way into every quasi-tortured, Hot Topic-loving heart. Put it on and you'll still scream along.
Misery Business
Misery Business
Just try not to sing alone to "Whooaaa I never meant to braggg!" Hayley Williams showed the world how badass she was when her band Paramore broke out with this pop-rock hit. And every emo girl (and a few guys) tried their best to recreate her bright orange hair.
I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
Panic! At The Disco were emo gods when they still had that exclamation point in their name, and this was their siren song to all pierced and gauged ears. The video was an all-out emo circus, and we still can't believe that some people haven't heard of closing the GD door!
Sugar, We're Goin' Down
Sugar, We're Goin' Down
Okay, everybody who wasn't living under a rock during the mid-2000s knows this song, but before it was a hit, the emo kids knew about it. Fall Out Boy has always been pretty widely accepted, but they are an emo group at heart.
Numb
Numb
How could you not relate to Linkin Park's magnum opus? Chester Bennington was just as numb to the world as you were. You scoffed at the lemmings that only started liking the song when Jay-Z remixed it.
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
How could we not include Green Day's emo anthem? Billie Joe Armstrong just totally summed up the emo lifestyle when he lamented how he walks a lonely road. And his guyliner was a revelation.
Miss Murder
Miss Murder
AFI was the emo-rock band of your dreams if you loved to scream. Not only did "Miss Murder" have a screamy chorus about death and doomed romance, but it also had a creepy, whispered bridge.
Hands Down
Hands Down
Dashboard Confessional was the voice of emo romance, and this was them at their most romantic. Another song that needed to be on every mixtape you gave to your crush in middle school.
Ohio Is For Lovers
Ohio Is For Lovers
If there was one song that was just so quintessentially emo, it must have been this Hawthorne Heights screamer. The chorus is all about doomed love, death, and self-harm. That guy was definitely feeling some emotions.
Perfect
Perfect
Simple Plan's "nobody understands me" anthem was a must for those times when your parents were so mean to you for, like, no reason. "I'm sorry I can't be perfect!!"
Check Yes, Juliet
Check Yes, Juliet
We the Kings became emo-pop kings thanks to their Shakespearean ode to young romance. I dare you not to burst into song when the song gets to "Run, baby, run!!"
I Miss You
I Miss You
Complete with mentions of spiders, morgues, and even "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Blink 182 created an anthem for emos all over the world. Admit it, you cried!
Scars
Scars
What would your emotional formative years be without Papa Roach? "Scars" was the screamy, gory, passionate song that every emo kid needed.
Here (In Your Arms)
Here (In Your Arms)
HelloGoodbye showed the emo kids the wonder of electronic synths when they released "Here (In Your Arms)." It may have sounded like a pop song, but the lyrics and sensibilities made it widely accepted by emo kids everywhere.
MakeDamnSure
MakeDamnSure
Taking Back Sunday rocked their way into every emo heart by screaming about how they "wanna break you down so badly." And not putting spaces in the song title is just so edgy and against the grain, just like you!
Fully Alive
Fully Alive
Flyleaf is an alternative rock band with heavy metal influences that found some popularity in the mid-2000s, and that was thank to their song "Fully Alive." Since it was filled with screamy angst, it easily made its way into the MySpace playlists of proud emos everywhere.
Miserable At Best
Miserable At Best
Mayday Parade gave us the ultimate emo pining song. Every emo kid listened to this song when they were alone and thought about that crush they had that was with someone else.
Only One
Only One
While all those braindead preps were listening to "Ocean Avenue," you were scream-singing along to this Yellowcard song as it was blasting from you MySpace profile. It was just so romantic and dramatic!
My Happy Ending
My Happy Ending
Avril Lavigne flirted with emo culture when she first broke out, but she really got into it when she led off her second album with "My Happy Ending." This was the perfect emo break-up song that you could let the mascara run down your cheeks to.
Swing, Swing
Swing, Swing
The All American Rejects aren't really known for being an emo band, but their first single "Swing, Swing" is definitely popular in the Hot Topic-loving community.
Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want To Be In Love)
Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Want To Be In Love)
The closest that emo kids came to getting on the dance floor would be when this Good Charlotte song came on. Or really any Good Charlotte song.

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