It’s officially been a decade since Fall Out Boy returned from hiatus. In the words of Patrick Stump, “Holy smokes!” Where has the time gone? No, but it’s seriously felt like ‘Just One Yesterday’ since their return. Since then, they’ve released three albums, an EP, and a bunch of singles. And, of course, we’re all anxiously waiting for So Much (For) Stardust, which is set to be released on March 24th via Fueled By Ramen, which you can pre-save and pre-order here.
We could go on all day about their pre-hiatus music. But in honor of the 10-year anniversary of their return, let’s take a look at our favorite post-hiatus songs.
We’ve told you how much we love ‘Love From The Other Side’ and ‘Heartbreak Feels So Good’ so we won’t spend too much time on these. But in case you missed it, you can read our reviews by clicking the links above.
When the song starts, you know right away that they aren’t playing around with their comeback album. The title of the song is fitting because, like a phoenix, they were rising from the ashes and starting a whole new era.
‘Miss Missing You’
There’s no denying that Fall Out Boy has always been known for their amazing lyrics. But this entire song is just a lyrical masterpiece. “Sometimes before it gets better, the darkness gets bigger, the person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.” is definitely one of their stand-out lyrics, from this song and even in general.
Honestly, this is just a flower crown in song form (/positive.) It’s just a cheery, upbeat song that’s beautifully placed between ‘Death Valley’ and ‘Rat A Tat’ as a nice refresher.
‘Save Rock and Roll’
This list wouldn’t be complete without the title track from Save Rock and Roll. This is the best way to end an amazing album. We love the ‘Sugar We’re Going Down’ reference when they sing, “I will defend the faith, going down swinging.” And the Sir Elton John feature? Legendary. They all really “plugged in to save rock and roll” with this one.
‘Love, Sex, Death’
This short little song deserves a short little note of recognition. PAX AM Days was a live recording where they went back to their roots of punk and hardcore. This song is only 1 minute and 22 seconds long, so you don’t really have an excuse not to check it out.
‘Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea’
This one makes the list for a few reasons. It’s a banger, and the beat hypes us up. We love hearing Patrick’s French accent when he sings, “Eau de résistance” And lastly, we accepted that all post-hiatus song titles would be lyrics from the songs, which isn’t a bad thing. But this completely caught us off guard, and we aren’t complaining.
It’s aptly named because this song is a spiritual experience. It shows just how powerful and dynamic Patrick’s voice is. We can only hope that it will make it onto a future setlist again 🔮
Who else tries to sing, “eht pat uoy t’nod syas ngis ehT” every time? This song has definite ska vibes. We love how even though they’re mainly labeled an emo band, they keep defying genre expectations in the best way possible.
‘Lake Effect Kid’
Okay, this one isn’t 100% post-hiatus. It was originally just a demo in the Welcome to the Administration mixtape that Fall Out Boy released in 2008 that OG emo kids will remember desperately wanting. It took a literal decade, but we finally got it, and it was worth the wait. Patrick’s range improved even more, which we didn’t think was possible.
Fast forwarding back to the present, Fall Out Boy is going on tour this summer! If you still haven’t gotten tickets yet, you can snag yours here. You definitely don’t want to miss it!
So what are your thoughts? Were these some of your favorite FOB post-hiatus songs, as well? Let us know by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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