The Best Taking Back Sunday Songs
Taking Back Sunday is a punk/emo band from Long Island, New York. The band was originally formed in 1999, and has gone through many lineup changes over the years. The current lineup for Taking Back Sunday has John Nolan on guitar, Adam Lazzara on vocals, Mark O’Connell on drums, and Shaun Cooper on bass.
Taking Back Sunday is known for making heartfelt melodic tracks that incorporate elements of pop-punk and post-hardcore. One notable aspect of their sound is their use of layered and call-and-response vocal tracks. This is part of what gives Taking Back Sunday the full melodic sound that their audience loves.
After many years of being a fan, I finally got the chance to see Taking Back Sunday a few years ago. They played with Coheed and Cambria at the Coney Island Amphitheater. It was one hell of a show. I am glad that I was able to see Taking Back Sunday live in my lifetime.
Today I wanted to go over what I think are the best Taking Back Sunday songs. They are in no particular order. If I missed any of your favorite tracks, let me know on social media. Enjoy!
One great thing about Taking Back Sunday is that they can write amazing choruses that are fun to sing along to. MakeDamnSure is no exception, and it’s what makes it one of the best Taking Back Sunday songs.
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MakeDamnSure is track three on Taking Back Sunday’s 2006 album Louder Now.
2. You’re So Last Summer
Who doesn’t love Flava Flav singing an emo song? Seriously though, this video rocks. I remember all the emo kids in high school loving this song because of the ‘slit my throat’ lyric. Even as an adult this song still hits hard.
You’re So Last Summer is track nine on Taking Back Sunday’s 2002 album Tell All Your Friends.
3. Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
This was the first Taking Back Sunday song that I ever heard. As a huge Chuck Palahnuik fan, I was immediately drawn to the video’s homage to Fincher’s adaptation of Fight Club. I still think this is one of the best Taking Back Sunday songs. I love the guitar-picking work during the main riff of the song.
Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team) is track three on Taking Back Sunday’s 2002 album Tell All Your Friends.
4. A Decade Under The Influence
When I hear this song I am immediately transported back to freshman year of college where my friend and I would sing this song all of the time. We annoyed a lot of our classmates, but they just didn’t know what was up.
A Decade Under The Influence is track three on Taking Back Sunday’s 2004 album Where You Want To Be.
5. All Ready To Go
I love the animation style and design of this music video. All Ready To Go was released as a part of Taking Back Sunday’s 20th anniversary. Here’s to 20 more, fellas!
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All Ready To Go is track twenty on Taking Back Sunday’s 2019 album Twenty. Though Twenty serves as an anniversary ‘Greatest Hits’ album, All Ready To Go is a new track that was placed on the album.
6. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
I always loved how they did this music video. The band is drawn on a lie detector machine. This makes an awesome art style that plays into the theme of the song.
Liar (It Takes One To Know One) is track two on Taking Back Sunday’s 2006 album Louder Now.
7. What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost
Another classic Taking Back Sunday track. I know a lot of people don’t venture past the first two albums, but I’ve always felt that Louder Now was a great addition to their catalog.
What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost is the opening track on TBS’s 2006 album Louder Now.
8. Set Phasers To Stun
Set Phasers To Stun probably has my favorite Taking Back Sunday chorus out of their whole catalog. ‘So pace the stairs to your apartment like it’s where you want to be’ just hits me in a way I can’t explain.
Set Phasers To Stun is track one on Taking Back Sunday’s 2004 album Where You Want To Be.
9. Timberwolves At New Jersey
This is another awesome Taking Back Sunday song and music video. The video is set up like a trailer for an indie movie. Taking Back Sunday is really good at adding humor to their music videos, which plays very well with their often sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
Timberwolves at New Jersey is track seven on Taking Back Sunday’s 2002 album Tell All Your Friends.
10. This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)
This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know) is track four on Taking Back Sunday’s 2004 album Where You Want To Be.
11. There’s No ‘I’ In Team
Most Taking Back Sunday fans know about the drama surrounding Jessie Lacey of Brand New. There’s No ‘I’ In Team is Taking Back Sunday’s response to Brand New’s classic track Seventy Times 7. Brand New’s first album, Your Favorite Weapon, has allusions to members of Taking Back Sunday.
There’s No ‘I’ In Team is track four on Taking Back Sunday’s 2002 album Tell All Your Friends.
12. Great Romances Of The 20th Century
Even though this song starts off slow, I love when the band kicks in and the opening lyrics start. This song just has a really good composition.
Great Romances of the 20th Century is track five on Taking Back Sunday’s 2002 album Tell All Your Friends.
What Do You Think Are The Best Taking Back Sunday Songs?
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