5 Mind-Blowing Reasons We Should Have Known All Along That Fall Out Boy Would Make Woodies History

Fall Out Boy is taking one giant leap for bandkind at this year's Woodies.

It's time to dance, dance and celebrate because Fall Out Boy is making musical history. The three-time VMA winners will be the first-ever inductees into the “Hall of Wood” at this year's mtvU Woodie Awards. This new tradition will celebrate artists who've used the Woodies to skyrocket their careers, all while staying true to themselves and their fans.


It gets better though. The boys will also make their debut as Woodies performers, playing all your faves when the show airs live on MTV, on Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET. We're sure we'll remember it for centuries.

Since their 2004 win for Streaming Woodie for “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy” at the very first mtvU ceremony, Fall Out Boy have represented what the Woodies are all about. And their Hall of Wood induction really comes as no surprise -- we realized the signs have been there all along:

1. Their lead singer's name = major foreshadowing.

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Patrick. Stump. How have we not seen this earlier? Stump isn't just the last name of Fall Out Boy's frontman, it's also what you call the remaining part of a tree that's been cut down. And as we all know, trees are where wood comes from. Fall Out Boy --> Patrick Stump --> Stump --> Tree --> Wood --> Woodies. It's been right under our noses THE WHOLE TIME.

2. They had a whole album inspired by a tree.

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from under the cork tree

FOB's beloved, 2005 album, From Under The Cork Tree, is a glaringly obvious clue that the dudes were destined for Woodies stardom -- and not just because it went double-platinum. They could have called the album anything, but the group chose a tree. Tree = wood = Woodies, naturally.

3. Their music videos are full of trees. Coincidence? We think not.


trees 1


trees 2


trees 3

These photos are just from "Sugar, We're Going Down" video alone.

4. For a little while, the band was featured on a popular little show called 'One TREE Hill.'

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fall out boy one tree hill

Emphasis on the TREE.

5. Finally, the most deeply buried clue of all.


peter wentz

If you rearrange the letters in FOB bassist Peter Wentz's name, you'll see it's actually an anagram for W.N. Pet Treez. CASE. CLOSED.

Thanks for the memories, Fall Out Boy. We always knew you "wood" make mtvU history.

Save the date! The 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards air live on MTV March 20 at 9 p.m. ET