The emo subgenre isn’t usually known for love songs—in fact, it’s almost always associated with just the opposite. We dug deep to put together this list of the top pop-punk love songs to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.
1. A Part of Me by Neck Deep ft. Laura Whiteside
Ben Barlow‘s raw, honest vocals in “A Part of Me” will hit you right in the feels—and they complement singer Laura Whiteside’s clean, melodic verses perfectly. This song harkens to the nostalgia of a love lost, but never truly gone.
2. If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn by Sleeping With Sirens
What would a pop-punk love song list be without “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”? This is the perfect song for Valentine’s Day. And if a slower, acoustic version is more your speed, Sleeping With Sirens have also released that on their EP If you were a movie, this would be your soundtrack.
3. Ohio Is For Lovers by Hawthorne Heights
While Ohio in reality might not be the best place for lovers, this song by Hawthorne Heights has cemented its place as one of the most well-known love songs in the scene. It’s been a mainstay in the scene since its release in 2004.
4. I Caught Fire by The Used
With lyrics like” every second I’m without you, I’m a mess,” and “I’m melting in your eyes,” how could we not include “I Caught Fire” by The Used? This is the song for anyone who’s found themselves hopelessly in love.
5. Demolition Lovers by My Chemical Romance
While “Demolition Lovers”, which tells the story of two Bonnie-and-Clyde-esque lovers dying hand-in-hand, might not be the most traditional Valentine’s Day song, it will definitely appeal to the more macabre side of any emo fan looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day track.
6. Kissing In Cars by Pierce The Veil
A bonus track off of their second studio album, Selfish Machines, “Kissing In Cars” deserves much more attention than it gets. All about young love, this song would be perfect on the soundtrack to an artsy coming-of-age film.