Top 10 Punk Music meets Prom CDs
Who says punk and prom don't mix? Think "Pretty
in Pink" for the new millenium and you know that when punk meets
prom it is all good. The punk inspired bands of today, like in
the 1980's, have gone mainstream and the music that they play is
great for listening and dancing. Here we list 10 punk inspired
bands that will rock up your prom and keep the party fresh.
1) "Trapt" by Trapt
Fast and heavy beats, cool voice effects
and teen spirit lyrics make "Trapt" a Teen Music
favorite. Not your ordinary punk band, the tunes on this
CD are thoroughly danceable without losing their edge.
Teen Music recommended tracks for prom: 'Headstrong', 'Hollowman',
'These Walls', 'Echo', and 'When All is Said and Done'.
2) "Sing The Sorrow" by A.F.I.
A.F.I. -- A Fire Inside, is probably one
of the most underated bands of the new pop-punk group. A
hybrid of The Clash and Sisters of Mercy, A.F.I. has a
classic punk sound with a decidedly new millenium flavor.
Teen Music recommended tracks for prom: 'Miseria Cantare
(The Beginning)', 'Silver and Cold', 'Girls Not Grey',
and 'This Celluloid Dream'.
3) "The Day I Forgot" by Pete Yorn
Pete Yorn is an understated soloist with
a soothing voice that leaves many people wondering why
he is classified as "punk". The answer is in his lyrics
and the message of his music. His latest CD is like a
daydream; a nice distraction from the norm. Teen Music
recommended tracks for prom: 'Crystal Village',
'Committed' and 'When You See the Light'.
4) "All American Rejects" by The All
A little bit punky and a little bit rock
'n roll, the A.A. Rejects are an interesting little
band. Lots of fast beats make the self-titled CD a
dancehall must play. Teen Music recommended tracks for
prom: 'My Paper Heart', 'Time Stands Still', 'One More
Sad Song', 'Happy Endings' and 'The Last Song'.
5) "Spend The Night" by The Donnas
Cut up the rug with the fast paced sound
of The Donnas. Girls just want to have fun and this
group sure knows how with great music and even better
lyrics. Speaking to a new generation of female fans, The
Donnas make no apologies for the in your face tone of
their tunes. Teen Music recommended tracks for prom:
'Take It Off', 'Who Invited You', 'I Don't Care (So
There)' and 'Please Don't Tease'.
6) "Veni Vidi Vicious" by The Hives
Leading the Swedish Invasion of artists,
The Hives burst on to the North American charts late in
2002 and immediately gained a loyal following. Young,
brash and out for a good time, any song by this band is
a great addition to any prom night playlist. Teen Music
recommended tracks for prom: 'A Get Together to Tear It
Apart', 'Hate to Say I Told You So' and 'Find Another
7) "Elephant" by The White Stripes
The White Stripes, like The Hives, gained
mainstream recognition in 2002 making them one of the
most recognizable of the new punk bands. Never taking
themselves or their music too serioulsy, the White
Stripes are pure prom night fun. Teen Music recommended
tracks for prom: 'Seven Nation Army', 'In The Cold, Cold
Night', 'Little Acorns' and 'Hypnotise'.
8) "Believe" by Disturbed
One of the more industrial sounding bands
on this list, Disturbed makes music that is NOT for the
masses. Their appeal lies in the bands signature sound
made up of hypnotic base tones and heavy beats. Teen
Music recommended tracks for prom: 'Prayer', 'Believe',
'Rise', 'Breathe' and 'Darkness'.
9) "The Young And The Hopeless" by Good
The poster-band for pop-punk music, Good
Charlotte have their fingers firmly on the pulse of teen
angst in the new millenium. Each and every song on "The
Young And The Hopeless" speaks to the issues that teens
worry about most. Punk? Maybe not, but these guys
definitely dance to their own beat. Teen Music
recommended tracks for prom: 'The Anthem', 'Girls &
Boys', 'Riot Girl' and 'Say Anything'.
10) "Does This Look Infected?" by Sum 41
2003 Juno winners and favorites of teen
girls across North America, Sum 41 is all about good
times and good friends making them a perfect prom night
music pick. Fast music that you can dance to and lyrics
teens can relate to sum up the core appeal of this
group. Teen Music recommended tracks for prom: 'Hell
Song', 'Still Waiting', 'Thanks for Nothing', and