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Best Songs of The Drive Thru Records Era


With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we take a look back at the songs of yesteryear with songs from one of the most influential labels of my youth, Drive-Thru Records. The Sherman Oaks, CA based label was instrumental in bringing so many pop-punk bands to my attention, including Something Corporate, New Found Glory, and perhaps my favorite of all of them, The Starting Line. Founded by brother and sister Richard and Stefanie Raines, this label worked so well because they both passionately loved music and wanted to bring to the forefront the bands that were generating the most attention from their respective fanbases and ones that were on the cusp of achieving something special. I've generated a specially curated playlist below documenting the songs that were most memorable during the label's tenure and ones that defined the pop-punk essence of who I am today and countless others here and around the world. Here it is:

Allister - Somewhere on Fullerton

Fenix TX - All My Fault

The Early November - Ever So Sweet

Senses Fail - One Eight Seven

Something Corporate - I Woke Up In A Car

The Starting Line - The Best of Me

Finch - Letters To You

Halifax - Sydney

Home Grown - Cross My Heart

New Found Glory - My Friends Over You

Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms)

Midtown - Like A Movie

RX Bandits - Decrescendo

Something Corporate - Konstantine

The Starting Line - Leaving

Hidden In Plain View - Bleed For You

The Early November - Something That Produces Results

RX Bandits - Analog Boy

The Early November - I Want To Hear You Sad

Finch - What It Is To Burn

The Movielife - Hand Grenade

Hidden In Plain View - Twenty Below

Something Corporate - If You C Jordan

Houston Calls - Exit Emergency

Self Against City - Speechless

The Movielife - Jamestown

New Found Glory - Hit or Miss

The Starting Line - Up & Go

Any other Drive-Thru Records songs that were favorites of yours that gave you timeless memories? Let me know and I'll make sure they get on the list!

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