Ice Day Playlist

If you live close to where I do, you’re probably aware that the weather has not been so great lately. So today, as I blog from my cozy bed, I give you a playlist of some cool pop punk songs that revolve around this theme just generally dismal weather.

There’s songs about bad weather…

1 – Runnin’ Scared // Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

This song is the point in the concept album We Don’t Have Each Other where the main character is driving south to Georgia. Lots of lyrics about the cold weather and sleeping in the back of his freezing car.

Lyric: I keep thinking / That I’ll feel better when it’s warmer across state lines. / Now I’m scraping ice off of the windshield with a piece of broken taillight.

2 – Hoodie Weather // The Wonder Years

Let the title speak for itself – although I think it’s a little more than hoodie weather right now.

Lyric: It smells like it should be snowing / And I’ve been frequenting a diner on Main Street

Anchor Down – Real Friends

3 – Anchor Down // Real Friends

Actually making me feel pretty thankful that I don’t live in Chicago. My 37 degrees right now is balmy compared to their feels like 9.

Lyric: I don’t really think / That I’m ready / For another Chicago winter / So you can stop making my bones feel cold

Snowy music videos…

4 – Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy // Fall Out Boy

Watch here. It’s the most early 2000’s thing I’ve ever watched.

Ice-related covers…

5 – Ice Box (Omarian cover) // There for Tomorrow

This is what comes up when you Google “ice” and “pop punk.” It’s kinda hilarious because I remember what the original song sounds like, but they do a good job turning it into a pop punk cover.

Lyric: I got this icebox where my heart used to be / I’m so cold

Icy lyrics…

6 – Seventy Times 7 // Brand New + Taking Back Sunday // There’s No ‘I’ In Team

Both songs share the same lyric which apparently was taken from an actual phone call between the two lead singers. “And is that what you call tact? / You’re as subtle as a brick in the small of my back. / So let’s end this call, and end this conversation.”

There’s also a nice ice lyric in Seventy Times 7: Have another drink and drive yourself home. / I hope there’s ice on all the roads.

And what I wish we had right now.

7 – Wasting Time (Eternal Summer) // Four Year Strong

I’ve also added some songs to the end of the playlist that I’ve gotten via recommendations from Reddit. Comment here if you have any suggestions – I’ll be updating the playlist throughout the day. Happy listening and stay warm!

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