Hey guys! So on Tuesday Fall Out Boy released their new album “American Beauty/American Psycho” and I, being a huge FOB fan since I was 6th grade, couldn’t wait for it! It seems that the boys have been making a big splash since they reunited after a brief hiatus in the late 00’s. With hit songs like Centuries and My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark Fall Out Boy has been touring constantly and is now coming back to Chicago with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen in the Boys of Zummer tour on July 11th. Listening to their new songs made me think back to some of their old music when they started out and I thought I’d just give you guys a little throwback nostalgia with a look at some of their past hits.
1. Grand Theft Autumn
This is one of their first singles from their very first album, “Take This to Your Grave”, back in good ol’ 2003. The song lyrics and beat reflect well back on that era and the music video does the same. I mean what better way to say I’m from the Midwest than having snow in your video amarite guys?
2. Dance, Dance
Now this is technically Fall Out Boy’s first chart topper that brought them out to the mainstream music scene. This bad boy came out in 2005 from their album “From Under The Cork Tree.” This became the national anthem for teens (and pre-teens) in the alternative scene as well as the pop scene. The music video perfectly incorporates the whole high school montage as well and the lyrics are catchy enough that you still know them by heart.
3. Sugar We’re Going Down
The bittersweet kinda love song of their album made the billboard charts as well. While the beat isn’t as fast as Dance, Dance I think that this song acted as a defining moment establishing the bands identity to mainstream culture. Also, the video maybe a little confusing but remember this is a love story of a starry eyed girl and some kid who just so happens to have antlers. No biggie.
4. This Ain’t A Scene, It’s an Arms Race
As the band’s audience began to grow up and become ever so slightly rebellious so did the music. This song, from their album “Infinity on High” from 2007, can act as the call for being a rebel and it sure delivered. While this video was actually being filmed the bass guitarist Pete Wentz actually injured himself by doing his own stunt. But thankfully he managed to recover and the band went on to create another album, “Folie á Deux” in 2009, before taking their 2 year hiatus.
Now there are so many more songs that deserve recognition and trust me I could spend all day talking about all of their music but that will have to be for another day. (You have been warned haha) So tell me, what’s your favorite Fall Out Boy song? Well thanks for tuning in! See you on the flip side.