February 8, 2016

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25 Perfect Pop-Punk & Emo Songs for Valentine's Day

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

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 WeezerGet 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 ParamoreFall Out BoyMy Chemical RomanceThe Wonder Years5 Seconds of Summer and more in there as well. Come with us on a journey of emo love.

#1Weezer, "Falling For You"

"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?

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