Emo and punk bands are noted for decidedly weepy, angsty lyricism...meaning tons of love songs written in the vein of the lover scorned. With Valentine's Day coming we've handpicked a mix of great emo and pop-punk songs that fit February 14 perfectly (and, yeah, weepily).
The requisite Weezer, Get Up Kids and Taking Back Sunday songs are present, but we also dug a little deeper to include romantic tunes from Braid and Jawbreaker. Fans of modern pop-punk will be happy to see Paramore, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Wonder Years, 5 Seconds of Summer and more in there as well. Come with us on a journey of emo love.
"Falling For You" is one of the best known tracks from Weezer's famed Pinkerton album, an energetic tune with a sweet sentiment: sweater-loving frontman Rivers Cuomo wants to settle down, and with you. The chorus is straightforward and innocent: "I like you way too much / My baby, I'm afraid I'm falling for you." Who can't relate?