Top 7 Songs Heard In AE… In 2005


Prepare to be embarrassed.

I don’t think if you’re not the least bit embarrassed of who you were, or how you acted in high school, that you’re human. Let’s face it; high school was an awkward time. Extremely awkward for some. At the risk of sounding like an 80s after-school special hosted by Kirk Cameron set to the music of Simple Minds, we all change a lot in those four years. We get to know each other, and ourselves, on a deeper (and of course, sexual) level. I think I’m still a pretty awkward guy, and I’m a year out of college. Clothes still don’t fit me well because I’m tall and lanky, and there’s a handful of fads I never got into that are just now beginning to look pretty hip (nostalgia?).

One thing I’m glad I’ve matured out of is shopping at American Eagle, among other teenage clothing outlets. I, like so many others my age at the time, didn’t know any better, and we just wore what others were wearing, you know, following the Pack of the Populars. We wore what we could to get attention from the opposite sex, and even though when I look back and realize how ridiculous some of my shirts were, my fashion sense may or may have gotten me some of that hot, gross underage romance.

Though one thing that was just as neat about AE back then as it is now was their soundtrack. I remember strolling into the AE in the Livingston Mall, looking around for something new, plopping down on those comfortable, brown leather couches, and watching some of the music videos on the big flat screen in the middle of the store. It was also a plus having that TV right next to the girls’ changing room. Anyway, I heard some really great tunes that I may or may not have ever heard if I wasn’t shopping there. In 2005, when I was a junior in high school, and really trying to dress fresh, the golden age for modern indie rock had arrived, and American Eagle honored that by playing some of the best songs and videos from that era. Below are the top seven songs I heard in American Eagle back in 2005 – and no, I am not embarrassed for loving these tracks.

7. Against Me! – “Don’t Lose Touch”

6. The New Pornographers – “Use It”

5. Motion City Soundtrack – “Everything Is Alright”

4. LCD Soundsystem – “Tribulations”

3. Death Cab For Cutie – “Soul Meets Body”

2. Bloc Party – “Helicopter”

1. Interpol – “C’Mere”

Interpol – “C’Mere”

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Author:Mike Pop

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