Without getting into an all-out genre war, almost everyone can agree that—at one point or another—emo and pop-punk crossed paths. This crossroad served as a foundation for some of the best bands of the ‘00s era of our scene. Unfortunately, a vast majority of those groups flew under the radar and ultimately parted ways. Thankfully, we have the ability to look back at this incredibly underrated era of underground music. Here are 14 emo songs any pop-punk fan will enjoy.

 

My American Heart – “The Shake”

Tokyo Rose – “Right As Rain”

Secret Lives Of The Freemasons – “Life Begins at 40 Oz.”

Boys Night Out – “Medicating”

Secret & Whisper – “XOXOXO”

Far-Less – “A Toast To Bad Taste”

Relient K – “Who I Am Hates Who I've Been”