Is We the Kings' "Check Yes Juliet" the sorta-second-coming of Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle"? The latter will always hold a special, immutable place in that chamber of our hearts where we hold power-pop ballads near and dear. And even though "Check Yes Juliet" is a love song and not a "cheer up Charlie" post-punk anthem, it reminds us of "The Middle," and both videos feature outdated cars and culminate in a solid high school party.
We should also note, "Check Yes Juliet" is also Boys Like Girls' "The Great Escape," Version 2.0 -- swap one chorus for the other, and they both work. (Also, director Alan Ferguson shot them both.)
Bonus: Cute We the Kings photos.