No Regrets (Mostly) Playlist From My Past | Being 13, Waiting for the School Bus


by Hana Simons

We all listened to music when we were younger that we may or may not regret. But the greatest part about listening to music you used to love, is that it takes you back to those days. For example, I remember listening to a few of these songs while waiting for the school bus to pull up or when I would sing as I walked down the street. My playlist is mostly what I listened to from the ages of 13-15, which weren’t the greatest years for me, but I always had music by side.

“Dear Insanity” — By Asking Alexandria

Let’s be real. Who from my “generation” didn’t listen to Asking Alexandria?

“Screaming Bloody Murder” — Sum 41

This is probably one of my favorite songs of all time.

“Rock n’ Roll” — Eatmewhileimhot!

Yes, that is Christofer Drew, from Never Shout Never, on vocals. This was one of his side projects but, they go by “Eat Me Raw” now.

“Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” — Fall Out Boy

I’m pretty sure everyone has listened to this song at one point in their lives.

“Life At Sea” — backpackparty

This song made me feel happy when I was down and it still does. It’s nothing like what I used to listen to or currently enjoy. This is a super fun and light and lively song.

“Stick Stickly” — Attack Attack

The day I heard this song was the day I fell in love with Austin Carlile’s voice. A few years went by and a new band started getting big and I think they’re called Of Mice & Men? As you may have guessed I fell for Of Mice & Men and they’re still one of my favorite bands. Stick Stickly started it all for me.

“Iodine” — Icon for Hire

This was one of the first songs that I ever listened that talked about mental illnesses bluntly. I connected to this on a whole new level.

“Cassie” — Flyleaf

I was really getting into women in rock at this point of my life. Flyleaf opened my eyes to women who could do heavy vocals.

“Damage” — Fit for Rivals

I discovered this band on YouTube and really enjoyed it.

“You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices” — I Wrestled A Bear Once

This song changed everything for me. This was the first band to introduce me to female heavy vocalists who could scream for more than a few seconds.

“Dearest (I’m so sorry)” — Picture Me Broken

I feel like I’m the only person who has even heard of this band. Truthfully, this was during my short lived scene phase. Watch the music video and you’ll see why. But I have to admit she can lay some nice screams out.

“Playing God” — Paramore

Paramore will always be a huge part of my life. I’ve been waiting for about 6 years to see them.

“Eyes on Fire” — Blue Foundation

Every Twilight fan will understand why this song is the best.

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