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
Singles: Never Take Us Alive, Let’s Get Outta Here, and Welcome to Oblivion
Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown
Singles: 21st Century Breakdown, 21 Guns, and Know Your Enemy
The Friday Night Boys: Off the Deep End
Singles: Stuttering and Stupid Love Letter
There For Tomorrow: A Little Faster
Singles: A Little Faster, Deathbed, and Backbone
All Time Low: Nothing Personal
Singles: Weightless, Damned if I Do Ya, Damned if I Don’t, and Lost in Stereo
Cobra Starship: Hot Mess
Singles: Good Girls Go Bad, Hot Mess
Boys Like Girls: Love Drunk
Singles: Love Drunk, Two is Better Than One
Paramore: Brand New Eyes
Singles: Careful, Ignorance, Playing God, Brick by Boring Brick, The Only Exception
Mayday Parade: Anywhere but Here
Singles: Anywhere but Here, The Silence, Kids in Love
We The Kings: Smile Kid
Singles: Heaven Can Wait, We’ll Be A Dream
A Rocket to the Moon: On Your Side
Singles: Like We Used To, Mr. Right, Baby Blue Eyes
A Day to Remember: Homesick
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!