13 Songs Every Former Emo in the Middle East Will Never Forget

Whether you want to admit it or not, we’ve all had our emo phase; from telling our parents not to tell us what to do, to bangs covering half of our faces, to sad Myspace statuses, and of course, emo music.


There was nothing really special about emo bands. Their songs were basically pop music that are trying to slide as rock or punk. The only thing that was consistent about them was that they looked extremely lame, but young us obviously thought they were the coolest thing on the motherfreakin’ planet.


We gathered a nifty list of our favorite emo songs that every Arab emo teen has jammed to!



Good Charlotte – The Anthem



This was the song where it all began…



Simple Plan – Perfect



And then we listened to this song and read the lyrics to our parents when they asked us what we wanted for lunch.



Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance



Who didn’t have a crush on Pete Wentz?



My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade



So much angst. So much darkness.



Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies



I mean…Brandon Urie is still hot.



Paramore Misery Business



All girls wanted to be her, and guys wanted to be with her.



30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill



Even Jared Leto had his emo phase.



AFI – Miss Murder



Always and forever!



Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends



Fun fact: Some people STILL write this as their Facebook status when September begins.



The All-American Rejects – Swing, Swing



Rumor has it; the band might be making a comeback.



Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue



Emos like romantic songs too!



Blink-182 – I Miss You



And we had our hearts broken.



Sunrise Avenue – Fairytale Gone Bad




For some unknown reason, this song was pretty popular in Egypt. No one knows who sang it or probably heard of them outside of Egyptian high schools.



WE SAID THIS: What was your emo anthem?