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19 Emo Songs Every Alternative Black Girl Was Obsessed With In Middle School

19 Emo Songs Every Alternative Black Girl Was Obsessed With In Middle School

I don’t know about ya’ll, but my emo phase was in full effect by the time I hit middle school.

I was wearing too much eyeliner and buying hair extensions in every color available. Not to mention wearing finger-less gloves (why?) and colored skinny jeans were everywhere! I was living for the scene queen aesthetic.

Take a journey with me  back to the early 2000’s, and enjoy this list of songs you most definitely were rocking out to in middle school.

This playlist is for all the alternative black girls who were ever called “oreo” or “too white” for liking punk and rock music.


“Welcome To The Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance

The G note. Had to start the list off with a classic. My Chemical Romance was the emo band. 2004

“I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Panic! At The Disco

What a beautiful and strange wedding. Let’s not forget Brendon Urie’s amazing eyeliner look. 2005

“Helena (So Long & Goodnight)” – My Chemical Romance

Funeral goals. One of the best videos of the early 2000s. 2004

“Misery Business” – Paramore

Living for OG Hayley Williams with three shades of orange in her hair. This video is a classic! 2007

“In The End” – Linkin Park

So while making this list, I found out that this song actually came out in 2000. That goes to show you how timeless Linkin Park is. 2000

“Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence

This song is totally a meme now, but still a good song nonetheless. 2004

“My Immortal” – Evanescence

Don’t pretend you didn’t sit in your room and cry to this song at least once. 2000

“Face Down” – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

This is one of those songs that I didn’t realize had a really good message until I got older. 2006

“Numb” – Linkin Park

R.I.P. Chester Bennington. This song will stay with me forever. 2003

“Broken” – Seether ft. Amy Lee

Let’s be honest, Amy Lee makes this song amazing. 2004

“Paralyzer” – Finger Eleven

Another group where I’ve definitely only heard this one song. From what I remember, this was used in alot of Youtube tutorials back in the day. 2007

“Ocean Avenue” – Yellowcard

This is one of those songs where the first few seconds of it you have no idea what it is but then the chorus comes and before you realize it you’re rocking out and singing along. 2003

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“Decode” – Paramore

From the Twilight soundtrack. Yes I loved that movie and I read the books before it was cool. #TeamJacob. 2008

“All Around Me” – Flyleaf

The alternative christian band we didn’t know we needed in our lives. 2005

“Never Too Late” – Three Days Grace

Powerful song with a powerful message. 2006

“Let Me Go” – 3 Doors Down

“You love me, but you don’t know who I am.” 2005

“That’s What You Get” – Paramore

“Why do we like to hurt so much?” Hits me right in the feels every time. I will gladly admit I’m a Paramore stan. 2007

“The Pretender” – Foo Fighters

This is definitely my favorite song by them and the video is epic! 2007

“I’m So Sick” – Flyleaf

This song definitely got me into metal. 2005

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