Top 10 A Day To Remember Songs

A Day To Remember Songs

Feature Photo: Adrian Amador, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Our top ten A Day To Remember songs list looks at the work of a rock band that combines a range of styles and has been described as both metalcore and pop punk. A Day To Remember was first formed in Florida in 2003. A year later, they released an independent EP distributed at their live shows.

Their full-length debut album And Their Name Was Treason, was released in 2005 and sold over 10,000 copies. They then recorded their second album, For Those Who Have Heart, which got to number seventeen on the Billboard Heatseekers chart when it was released in 2007. When it was re-released in 2008, it reached forty-three on the Independent Albums Chart. After re-releasing their debut album later that year, they began recording their third album, which saw a release in 2009 and was titled Homesick. It reached number twenty-one on the Billboard 200 and topped the independent charts.

In 2010, they released their fourth album, What Separates Me From You, which, like the previous record, was produced by Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory. After fighting a lawsuit with their label Victory Records, they released their fifth album, Common Courtesy, in 2013. In 2016, they released a new song titled “Bad Vibrations” and announced that it was the title track of their sixth album, released in 2016. The next couple of years were rather quiet for A Day To Remember, and no new music was produced until 2019 when they released a new song titled “Rescue Me.” Their most recent album, You’re Welcome, was released in 2021.

A Day To Remember is one of the most successful bands to emerge from the mid-2000s era. Their popularity has even enabled them to host their own festival, the Self Help Fest, and has hosted many of the biggest bands in contemporary punk, emo, and metal. Here is a list of their ten best songs.

# 10 – 1958

Kicking off our top ten A Day To Remember songs list is this track taken from their debut album, And Their Name Was Treason, released in 2005. Like several other songs on the album, this track features a sample from a film, with the film sampled here being The Boondock Saints. It is also one of the songs on the album written by the band when they were teenagers.

# 9 – It’s Complicated

The third single from A Day To Remember’s fourth album, What Separates Me From You, was released in 2010. It charted on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Charts at number thirty-four. They played an acoustic version of it for an MTV performance. It is one of the more pop-oriented songs in the ADTR discography, sounding somewhat like a heavier Blink 182.

# 8 – The Plot to Bomb To Panhandle

This next track is taken from the band’s second album, For Those Who Have Heart, released in 2007. The album was number seventeen in the US on the Heatseekers Albums Chart. This song had a music video produced for it. Critics generally liked the album and said that it was an improvement on their debut record.

# 7 – You Be Tails, I’ll Be Sonic

Here we have another track from What Separates Me From You. It is one of the band’s heavier songs but still contains its use of melody, which they often incorporate. Despite the song’s title being a reference to Sonic The Hedgehog, the lyrics have nothing to do with that and are personal lyrics about events in guitarist Kevin Scaff’s life.

# 6 – I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?

The next song on this list is taken from the group’s third album, Homesick, released in 2009. It features guest vocals from Mike Hrancia, the frontman of The Devil Wears Prada, and a music video for it was also filmed. It charted at number twenty-one on the Billboard 200 and topped the Independent charts.

# 5 – Monument

“Monument” was also released on the band’s second album. This album was their first to be released on Victory Records. In 2008, the album was reissued with different artwork and four new bonus tracks. When it was reissued, it re-entered the charts, peaking at number forty-three on the Billboard Independent album charts.

# 4- Have Faith In Me

In the next place is another song from the third album released as a single. It charted at number forty on the Billboard US Alternative Songs chart. There was also a music video produced for it. The song’s sound has also been compared to Blink 182, which is easy to see. The lyrics are about friendship and looking out for other people.

# 3 – Breathe Hope In Me

At the number three position on our list, we go back to the beginning of the band’s career with this nonalbum track taken from the band’s debut EP, Halos For Heroes, Dirt For The Dead, released in 2004. This song had a video produced for it while the band was still in high school. The entire thing was recorded in just one day. The band released it themselves and was limited to just 2000 copies. Ultimately, it helped them get signed to the Indianola label.

# 2 – All Signs Point to Lauderdale

The song “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” was released on the band’s fourth album. There were some musical contributions from New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, who is also the record’s producer, during the writing process. The title came about when vocalist Jeremy McKinnon and bassist Josh Woodard walked through a deprived neighborhood and saw “Lauderdale” on a sign. A music video was produced for it, and it charted on both the Rock Songs chart and the Hot Modern Rock Songs chart.

# 1 – The Downfall of Us All

Topping off our list is this song taken from Homesick. It is the album’s opening song, and when Jeremy McKinnon suggested this to the rest of the band, they did not think it was a good idea but were more convinced when it was recorded. The song is about the pressure a musician faces when writing music and aims to please fans. It also had its own music video and, in 2014, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Critics praised the song’s sound, calling it anthemic and saying it was a good album opener.

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