A Playlist For…Hot Topic Throwbacks

Walking across campus at New Paltz means you will pass countless students in flawless eyeliner and alternative fashion. Dyed hair, platform Doc Martens and every shade of black clothing imaginable is a fashion aesthetic that is very popular on our campus. The style and scene is absolutely amazing here at New Paltz, but I have the sneaking suspicion we all started with bad fringe and black Converse in middle school. We have certainly come a long way since being angsty 13 year-olds blasting My Chemical Romance in our bedrooms, both as people and with our music tastes. I’m willing to bet, however, that emo classics still pop up in your Spotify shuffle just like they do in mine. So, here is a playlist for Midwestern emo, alt, punk, scene and every subculture in between for people that spent their formative years dragging their moms into Hot Topic. This playlist is what I play when I want a blend of nostalgic songs and a few more modern bops. 

Thank You for the Venom by My Chemical Romance

Situations by Escape the Fate

Godzilla by With Confidence

Where Did The Party Go? by Fall Out Boy

Full Circle by Movements

Face Down by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Ohio is For Lovers by Hawthorne Heights

Headfirst for Halos by My Chemical Romance

Came Out Swinging by The Wonder Years

Time To Dance by Panic! At The Disco

Death Cup by Mom Jeans

Floral & Fading by Pierce The Veil

Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy by Fall Out Boy

I’m Not A Vampire by Falling In Reverse

Shaylee, Shanel by Hot Mulligan

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Lily Seemann is a first year psychology major, with a minor in sociology. She is from Rockland County, NY, but grew up in Georgia! As well as being in the newspaper, she is also a New Paltz cheerleader. You can reach her by emailing seemannl1@newpaltz.edu.