All Time Low are back! With the band currently on tour in the UK and the recent announcement for their upcoming studio album Last Young Renegade, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a closer look at their discography throughout their career. Of course everyone knows “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” but how familiar are you with their hidden gems? In no particular order, here are eight underrated All Time Low songs we think you should know.
Be sure to listen to the songs below.
8. “Dancing With a Wolf”
Extremely catchy throughout, “Dancing With A Wolf” is from the band’s 2015 album Future Hearts. This song has a ton of sass and will definitely want to make you, well, dance!
7. “Hello Brooklyn”
While their studio album Nothing Personal may be considered one of their most popular albums to date, the track “Hello Brooklyn” is actually one too often overlooked. While the song is definitely fun and catchy throughout, what really makes this song shine is its shout outs to the big cities around the world. From cities like London to Tokyo, Frisco, DC, and Chicago, everybody knows there’s a party at the end of the world.
6. “Painting Flowers”
Perhaps one of All Time Low’s best songs in terms of lyrics and theme, this song is featured on the movie soundtrack for the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. Probably about feeling lost or disconnected in a relationship, “Painting Flowers” is definitely one of the band’s most mature songs both musically and lyrically.
5. “Toxic Valentine”
A pure pop rock song, “Toxic Valentine” is a song featured on the movie soundtrack for film Jennifer’s Body. Although it clocks out shortly under three minutes, it still hits all of the elements of a classic All Time Low song.
A beautifully written song, this track from 2011 album Dirty Work features Swedish vocalist Maja Ivarsson. It’s all about building up the courage to say what you want to say, it’s about being able to have the guts to say anything.
Dirty Work is probably the All Time Low album with the most mixed reactions; but despite whether you love or hate it, this album definitely has a handful of tracks that are too often overlooked. Simply about calling someone out and refusing to list, this song is definitely one of the most punk tracks from the album.
2. “Thanks To You”
An ultimate “fuck you” song, “Thanks To You” from 2012 album Don’t Panic gives a retrospective view of a manipulative relationship and the negative aftermath that came with it. It’s about moving on while also sarcastically thanking the person for all of the damage they’ve done. This feeling is actually described perfectly in the line, “There’s not a night that I sleep quiet and complacent without my medication.”
1. “Kicking and Screaming”
Probably the closest you’ll get to old-school pop punk, “Kicking and Screaming” from 2015 album Future Hearts starts out with an almost scream or growl from vocalist Alex Gaskarth. Extremely fun and fast-paced throughout, this track steers toward the direction that I wish All Time Low pushed for even further.