Grayscale – “Forever Yours”

Take all the feels of a Mayday Parade or Dashboard Confessional song and combine it with the breath of fresh air Grayscale bring to pop punk to get a perfectly blended, cry your eyes out song you can't help but put on repeat. Whitney Paxton

Code Orange – “Bleeding In The Blur”

On Code Orange's latest record, Forever, the band proved they weren't a one-trick pony, boasting a variety of styles jam-packed in one record. “Bleeding In The Blur” is the catchiest and most melodic track on the record. Stevie James

Creeper – “Misery”

Though this song previously debuted on Creeper's 2016 The Stranger EP, its reworking for their full-length, Eternity, In Your Arms, is where “Misery,” a slow, brooding song painfully reflective of its title, started to squeeze the hearts of a wider audience. If you saw the band live on Warped Tour, you surely noticed that “Misery” was the sing-along moment of their set. Anyone who has felt heartache will find it hard not to sing along with forlorn vocalist Will Gould. “Misery never goes out of style” is the apt slogan our generation has been missing. —Cassie Whitt

State Champs – “Slow Burn”

State Champs prove they're not going anywhere anytime soon with the release of this pop-punk pleasure. Written in collaboration with All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, these memorable lyrics are the type to stick around for many years to come. Whitney Paxton

Dangerkids – “Inside Out”

Picking the best song off Dangerkid's new record, blacklist_, is a difficult task, but the chorus of “Inside Out” is the most infectious of them all. Of course, rap and metalcore make an appearance on the track just as on other songs throughout the record, but there is no better representation of the band's pure rock songwriting than this. Taylor Markarian

Paramore – “Fake Happy”

“Fake Happy” defines Paramore’s After Laughter. The band are poppier than ever, but Hayley Williams apparently has never been as sad. At first, the song sounds pretty upbeat; then, the lyrics hit you…hard. Feel free to dance around to it, but be aware you might end up going out with mascara tears. Natasha Heinz

Bad Suns – “This Was A Home Once”

Bad Suns debuted their standalone track “This Was A Home Once” before hitting the road for their Love Like Revenge tour in support of 2016’s Disappear Here. The song fits the band’s electro-laden, indie rock sound, taking a bittersweet and nostalgic look at what used to be a beautiful home that has fallen to pieces. It’s a meaningful track that advances the band’s lyrical depth—and we only hope this could mean a new full-length will be coming our way soon. Maggie Dickman

All Time Low – “Good Times”

How poignant is this nostalgic ballad? So much so that many ATL fans believed it was the band foretelling their breakup via song. But fear not: Instead, Alex Gaskarth paints vivid vignettes of being young and in love—and being brave enough to leave behind safety in search of the unknown. (It’s also going to make one hell of a graduation song for some class next spring.) —Evan Lucy

Volumes – “Feels Good”

Typically defined by intricate rhythms and complex guitar work, Volumes switched up the formula to create a simple yet enduringly catchy chorus in “Feels Good.” Stevie James

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