Pop-Punk Is Back in Fashion

The year is 2003. You’ve just arrived home from a terrible day of middle school to learn that Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life” has once again claimed the top spot on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. (You’re happy for Amy Lee, specifically.) After diving into a sleeve of “Xtra Cheddar” Goldfish, you slip the “Freaky Friday” soundtrack into your Discman. You want to have the lyrics to Simple Plan’s “Happy Together” memorized by that sleepover on Saturday.