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Boys Like Girls are back. With the pop-rock outfit announcing their new album — their first in over a decade — Sunday At Foxwoods, they stirred up a ton of excitement and nostalgia. To coincide with the release, Boys Like Girls are also preparing to head out on their upcoming tour in September, including support on select dates from State Champs, Four Year Strong, the Summer Set, and Say Anything’s Max Bemis, among others.
To celebrate their return, we asked our readers what the best Boys Like Girls songs are of all time. From “Hero/Heroine” to “The Great Escape,” find the top fan picks ranked below.
5. “Heels Over Head”
“Heels Over Head” is deep within the tracklist on Boys Like Girls’ debut LP, but the song has remained a fan favorite over the years. The track sums up the beginning stages of a crush accurately, as Martin Johnson sings that he’s “the first to fall and the last to know.” Its accompanying music video is like a time capsule for the late 2000s, rife with digital cameras, homemade merch, and tight tees. If the visual proves anything, it’s that Boys Like Girls can pack a room — something that’s certain to happen again on their fall tour.
4. “Love Drunk”
Here’s a throwback for you, as “Love Drunk” felt inescapable during the summer of 2009. Though its introduction hints at classic-rock grandeur, the song quickly transitions into a pop-rock anthem that’s meant for driving with the top (or windows) down. With an unforgettable music video — starring Ashley Tisdale as the one to impress — to match, this song still hits for anyone swept up by its massive hook. All these years later, “Love Drunk” is the epitome of an earworm.
Another song from the band’s first record, “Hero/Heroine” remains beloved for a reason. The track possesses the kind of lines meant for scribbling on your Converse (“I keep a sinister smile and a hole in my heart”), as well as a cute story about a bubbling romance. Ultimately, it’s easy to see why fans hold this one close.
2. “The Great Escape”
The distinctive single from Boys Like Girls’ 2006 debut album remains one of their catchiest songs ever. The track bubbles with bouncy energy and endless optimism — and put the band on the map for countless teenagers in the mid-2000s. Its slick production, courtesy of Matt Squire, shines, too. No doubt this cut has soundtracked many summer nights and road trips.
The beginning of “Thunder” is deceiving. With Johnson strumming an acoustic guitar, the song appears to be a somber ballad. However, that delicacy soon transforms into a volcanic chorus. The music video, meanwhile, reflects teenage youth, including scenes of food fights, late-night hangs, and swimming pool makeouts that were shot throughout California.