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Music Nostalgia: Pop Punk ’09

By Molly Silverman

Imagine this: A 9th grader in high school whose life is the Pop Punk music scene. Band tees and skinny jeans are about 85 percent of their wardrobe. Straightened hair with thick side swept bangs cover their face. The only make up needed is black eye liner.  The brands Vans, Glamour Kills, Converse, and Hot Topic are the only tags seen on clothes and shoes.

I am going to be completely honest and say, yes, I was that kid. It was a time when Pop Punk music meant more than catchy lyrics and tunes but it meant an understanding between artist and listener. The connection between these two things is important to realize in why some may agree with me in saying that the year of 2009 was a good year for this genre of music.

So sit back, get your Alternative Press magazine out, and let’s take a look back to some of the Pop-Punk albums released in the year 2009 and the hit singles that accompanied them.

Madina Lake: Attics to Eden

From absolutepunk.net

From absolutepunk.net

Singles: Never Take Us Alive, Let’s Get Outta Here, and Welcome to Oblivion

Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown

From stereogum.com

From stereogum.com

Singles: 21st Century Breakdown, 21 Guns, and Know Your Enemy

The Friday Night Boys: Off the Deep End

From Fueled by Ramen

From Fueled by Ramen

Singles: Stuttering and Stupid Love Letter

There For Tomorrow: A Little Faster

From rockandrollarmy.com

From rockandrollarmy.com

Singles:  A Little Faster, Deathbed, and Backbone

All Time Low: Nothing Personal

From mtv.com

From mtv.com

Singles: Weightless, Damned if I Do Ya, Damned if I Don’t, and Lost in Stereo

Cobra Starship: Hot Mess

From flickr.com

From flickr.com

Singles: Good Girls Go Bad, Hot Mess

Boys Like Girls: Love Drunk

From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

Singles: Love Drunk, Two is Better Than One

Paramore: Brand New Eyes

From Paramore.net

From Paramore.net

Singles:  Careful, Ignorance, Playing God, Brick by Boring Brick, The Only Exception

Mayday Parade: Anywhere but Here

From rockfreaks.net

From rockfreaks.net

Singles: Anywhere but Here, The Silence, Kids in Love

We The Kings: Smile Kid

From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

Singles: Heaven Can Wait, We’ll Be A Dream

A Rocket to the Moon: On Your Side

From arockettothemoon.net

From arockettothemoon.net

Singles: Like We Used To, Mr. Right, Baby Blue Eyes

A Day to Remember: Homesick

From Blogspot

From Blogspot

Singles: NJ Legion Iced Tea, Downfall of Us All, I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?, Have Faith in Me

Pop Punk never looked as good as it did in the year 2009!