5 essential Fall Out Boy songs to learn before the Boys of Zummer Tour

By: Jan 19, 2015
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With their recently-announced Boys of Zummer Tour with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen, it's no question that Fall Out Boy have come a long way since their first-ever show at a DePaul University cafeteria. The band have toured the globe, spent summers on the Vans Warped Tour, and this Tuesday, January 20, they will be releasing their sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho via Island Records.

Though the Boys of Zummer Tour is nearly six months away (the tour will begin on June 10 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.), have no fear: here are the top five essential Fall Out Boy songs that you need to learn before the tour stops in your city.

  • Initially released as the second single from their 2003 debut album Take This To Your Grave, "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy Tonight" later reached mainstream popularity after the release of Fall Out Boy's breakthrough album From Under The Cork Tree in 2005: It reached Number 84 on the now-defunct US Billboard Pop 100 Chart.

  • A few weeks before the May 2005 release of From Under The Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy broke through to the mainstream with the single "Sugar, We're Goin Down." In the U.S., it spent five weeks in the Top 10 and 20 weeks in the Top 20 and was certified double-platinum by the RIAA.

  • While "Sugar" saw Fall Out Boy breakthrough in the US, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"- the first single to be released from their 2007 album Infinity on High- paved the way for the band's international success. The song charted in 14 countries worldwide, as well as reaching Number 9 on the European Hot 100.

  • After taking a hiatus following the December 2008 release of Folie à Deux, Fall Out Boy were back with a bang when they reunited in early 2013. Their first post-hiatus single, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark", debuted at Number 1 on the US Billboard 200 Chart, and has since been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA.

  • Released as a single back in September 2014, "Centuries" reached as high as Number 4 on the US Alternative Chart, Fall Out Boy's third highest position on the chart ("Dance, Dance" and "Sugar, We're Goin Down" hold the top spots). The music video shows the band members fighting a gladiator-style battle; bassist Pete Wentz compared the song to a David vs. Goliath style, and told Kerrang! that the band "wanted to write a song that empowered people who are a little weird."

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