The mid-2000s were a different time. You turned to Myspace, not streaming services, to find new tunes. Bands like My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and Paramore were slowly but steadily building cult followings online. Believe it or not, some of today's biggest pop stars were even influenced by hits like "Misery Business" and "Missing You."
Swipe on some eyeliner and dust off your Converse sneakers, because you're about to revisit the pop-punk and emo songs that defined an entire generation of angsty teens (and these 11 celebs).
Same, girl. SAME.
Let’s take a second to imagine CeCe Jones shaking it up to The Used on Disney Channel.
Drew Taggart, one-half of The Chainsmokers, called himself an "emo kid" in an interview with Rolling Stone. Plus, the duo's covered Panic! At The Disco, and "Closer" unforgettably shouts out Blink-182.
Quick, name the Taking Back Sunday song these lyrics are from!*
Machine Gun Kelly
Speaking of Halsey, here she is DJing Emo Nite LA — basically a giant party soundtracked exclusively by Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, and the like — with MGK. One of the first songs he played was "Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne! Other fans of Emo Nite LA include...
Being an emo kid > being a Teen Wolf.
Oh hi, Trace Cyrus! This is my kind of family time, TBH.
What a welcome to The Black Parade.
* The answer is "Timberwolves at New Jersey" from 2002's Tell All Your Friends. "Makedamnsure" you study up next time!