29 Emo Songs You Scream-Cried To After Your First Breakup

🎶 Your lipstick, his collar, don't bother, angel 🎶

When your middle school sweetheart took your heart and stomped on it, My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday were there for you. They weren't the first kids to write of hearts, lies, and friends, but something about mid-2000s pop-punk resonated with your angsty teen self.

It was cathartic to cry to the soundtrack of "Screaming Infidelities." "MakeDamnSure" soothed your anger as you screamed into your pillow. Man, wasn't young love rough? Here are the songs that got you through it.

  1. My Chemical Romance, "Helena (So Long & Goodnight)"
  2. Dashboard Confessional, "Screaming Infidelities"
  3. Jack's Mannequin, "The Mixed Tape"
  4. Fall Out Boy, "I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me"
  5. Paramore, "Emergency"
  6. Thirty Seconds To Mars, "The Kill"
  7. The Postal Service, "Nothing Better"
  8. Sugarcult, "Pretty Girl"
  9. Bright Eyes, "Lover I Don't Have To Love"
  10. Something Corporate, "Konstantine"
  11. New Found Glory, "All Downhill From Here"
  12. Motion City Soundtrack, "My Favorite Accident"
  13. Mayday Parade, "Miserable At Best"
  14. Brand New, "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot"
  15. Green Day, "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"
  16. The Spill Canvas, "All Hail The Heartbreaker"
  17. Death Cab For Cutie, "Tiny Vessels"
  18. Hellogoodbye, "Dear Jamie...Sincerely Me"
  19. Cute Is What We Aim For, "Lyrical Lies"
  20. Bowling For Soup, "Almost"
  21. Blink-182, "I Miss You"
  22. Taking Back Sunday, "MakeDamnSure"
  23. Taking Back Sunday, "Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)"
  24. Taking Back Sunday, "You're So Last Summer"
  25. The Academy Is..., "Slow Down"
  26. Story Of The Year, "Until The Day I Die"
  27. Hawthorne Heights, "Niki FM"
  28. The Early November, "Ever So Sweet"
  29. Flyleaf, "All Around Me"