My Teenager Years In Playlist Form

My Teenager Years In Playlist Form

Last Monday I headed over to Wembley Arena to see a band who have been a staple part of my musical life for a large proportion of my life: Fall Out Boy. Seeing them reminded me of their first album ‘Take This To Your Grave’ which came out a whopping twelve years ago and still remains one of my favourite albums.

I thought as something a little different i’d create a playlist of 23 of the tracks which played a huge part in my early to mid teenage years shaping the tastes I currently have. Surprisingly a bunch of these bands are still going and still a part of my life: Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Blink 182, Simple Plan, Panic! At The Disco and many more.

Enjoy an insight into my musical tastes, hopefully they’ll be something that you like in there.

What were your favourite tracks from the early to mid naughties? 
Photo by: Graham Berry/ Black Tea Photography


  1. October 19, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Aw so cool! Love Blink 182. My teenage years would be all about Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Nik Kershaw

    • October 20, 2015 / 7:27 am

      I love Duran Duran, really want to take my mum to see them in December when they play! x

    • October 20, 2015 / 7:27 am

      They're really good live, but if you love old stuff then you'll sadly be disappointed. x

  2. October 20, 2015 / 8:18 am

    I've never heard of any of these bands, to be honest, but then I spent my early/mid naughties in rural Canada. My favourites were Nirvana, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine and the like. 🙂

    • October 20, 2015 / 8:30 am

      Ah Green day, American Idiot was a big part of my teenage years as well. Yeah most of these bands are actually American x

  3. October 20, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Omg Fall Out Boy are my secret fave! I love the idea of this blog post – amazing!

    • October 20, 2015 / 8:30 am

      Thanks, I just love looking back at my musical tastes and how they've progressed. x

  4. October 20, 2015 / 9:30 am

    It's funny, since I started blogging I am so not listening to music anymore. But before blogging I loved the Indie American rock bands a lot.

    • October 20, 2015 / 11:58 am

      That's such a shame, you should make a motivational work based playlist and listen to it as you write! x

  5. October 20, 2015 / 10:00 am

    OMAC Beauty and the Breakdown was a major obsession of mine! This was the sonf on my Myspace profile for ages until my friends banned me from singing or listening to it!

    • October 20, 2015 / 11:58 am

      Same here, it was my profile song for such a long time. I still absolutely love it even ten years or so later! x

  6. October 21, 2015 / 11:30 am

    I'm glad you had a great time, I LOVED fallout boy. Fan-girl here!
    I just saw someone mention myspace too, feeling so nostalgic, I had them on myspace, bebo they were my msn 'status message'

    • October 21, 2015 / 12:55 pm

      I remember always having lyrics in my MSN status, oh how times change! x

  7. October 21, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    jealous! i love the noughties music the fall out boys were awesome

    • October 21, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      noughties music was great, but then again 90's pop music also was! x

  8. October 21, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Haha sounds like we had very similar tastes in music as teenagers! I loved all these bands 🙂

    • October 21, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      I'm glad you liked the play list, it makes me smile every time I hear these songs x

  9. October 22, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    You have the exact same taste in music as me. Down to a T! Mine were Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and Alexisonfire. I've been lucky enough to see all three of those bands loads of times! I've moved on to more mellow now and City and Colour are my new favourites – gotta love Dallas Green!

    Lottie xx

    • October 22, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      I never really got into Brand New, no idea why. But I have seen all three live. Alexisonfire have been more of a recent love than from my teenage years though. x

  10. October 22, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Oh wow, they are amazing. It must be so nice looking/listening back. I bet that was amazing seeing them live. X

  11. October 23, 2015 / 10:13 am

    Never heard of any of these, but I was always after Tracy Chapman! She has amazing voice! i think we have totally different taste music haha

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