So in honour of 5 Seconds of Summer coming out with new music for the first time in almost 3 years I thought I would make a playlist with all my favourite songs by them.

I know that there are people who may click on this who think that this band was overrated or thought they were too cool to like this band or something, and that's fine, but you don't need to be nasty to anyone about it.

I have been supporting this band for 6 years of my life. They were the first band that I ever really committed to or truly invested myself in. I used to run a fan account on Instagram for them with 10k (it's deleted now so don't bother looking for it), I've seen them live 4 times and met some really amazing people through this band's fandom, both real life friends and online friends.

I may not be as emotionally invested in this band as I once was but I still wholeheartedly adore this band and 6 years on they still own my ass.
I remember listening to them before they had any studio music out (besides the Somewhere New ep) and jamming out to those shitty quality live videos of songs like Superhero and Heartbreak Girl.

Also, while there are some lighthearted bops on this list, I tend to lean more towards the lyrical, emotionally heavy 5sos songs, so just keep that in mind

As usual, you can find all the songs listed in this article here:
https://open.spotify.com/user/alex5s0s/playlist/70sYQuNTrLVDE4lj1u6B8W?si=onZXPw4JSPSMb6W2H9PQ4A
If you are interested in listening to this band's entire musical catalog, you can find it here: https://open.spotify.com/user/alex5s0s/playlist/0juDahh7ZWCCqk6ZoQlmu0?si=Tgyg9ZrMS9unlw4sIHF3Qw

1. BROKEN PIECES
Tell me what we're fighting for
It's turning to an all-out war
I'll find a way to fix these broken pieces
And let go.

THIS SONG IS SO UNDERRATED AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

2. GIRLS TALK BOYS
I know we’re young and people change
And we may never feel the same.

Lyrically this song might not be their best, but honestly? This song goes off. You can't be sad listening to this.

3. OUT OF MY LIMIT
You're just a little bit out of my limit
It's been two years now
Haven't even seen the best of me.

THIS SONG IS FROM THE SOMEWHERE NEW EP and honestly it makes me cry even though it's an upbeat song because it reminds me of better days. (also the aussie slang in this song I love)

4. DISCONNECTED
You are my getaway
You are my favourite place
We put the world away
Yeah, we’re so disconnected.

I say this all the time but you have to watch this live to really understand how much the fans truly connect to the band with these lyrics. It is beautiful.

5. IF YOU DON'T KNOW
I want you to want me this way
And I need you to need me to stay
If you say that you don't feel a thing
If you don't know
Let me go.

This song is lyrical gold. Its one of my all time favourites and the heart and soul in this song is undeniable.

6. THE ONLY REASON
Even though my dizzy head is numb
I swear my heart is never giving up
You're the reason, the only reason.

This was one of the first sadder songs they released so it has a special place in my heart.

7. WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
Screaming at the top of my lungs 'til my chest felt tight
I told myself that I'm never gonna be alright
You had me wrapped around your finger.

Oh fuck this song makes me feel things. It is honestly a bit simple lyrically so you have to listen to the song to really understand why this is a crowd favourite.

8. TRY HARD
She’s got a rose tattoo but she keeps it covered
I play guitar but she’s into drummers
She’s seen my face around
But she doesn't even know my name.

Another early days classic. This song is such an upbeat dance around song that you can't beat.

9. LOST BOY
I can't remember the last time I heard your voice
I'm sat in silence living in a world of noise.

I couldn't even explain to you why I feel such a connection to this song. But I remember before I studio version of this song was out and I would just listen to it and feel at peace.

10. ENGLISH LOVE AFFAIR
Drinking all the way to third base
Princes getting naked, falling on their faces.

This song is my pump up song and it's literally so dumb but I adore it.

11. HEARTBREAK GIRL
I dedicate this song to you
The one who never sees the truth
That I can take away your hurt
Heartbreak girl.

Okay. To me, this song is like, the ultimate 5sos song. Like this is just a very juvenile, just getting into the music scene, 5sos song and I feel it with every beat of my heart. Every time I listen to this song I'm transported to a better place.

12. BESIDE YOU
When we both fall asleep underneath the same sky
To the beat of our hearts at the same time
So close but so far away.

Another ultimate 5sos song. If you watch this live you can see the fans are singing this song for the band. Dedicating it to them. It's this amazing feeling of unity to see it.

13. 18
She told me to meet her there
I can’t afford the bus fare
I’m not old enough for her
I’m just waiting ‘til I’m eighteen.

The guitar in this song is awesome.

14. OUTER SPACE/CARRY ON
Outer space: If you could love me again
I could let go of everything.

Carry on: Carry on, outlast the ignorance
Moving on, survive the innocence
Won't be long, won't be long, won't be long
You know it's gonna get better.

Technically it's two songs on the same track but they are both my favourite 5sos songs ever. A bit different to what they had been releasing before, these songs are so lyrically simple but so powerful. Carry on carries such an important message that everyone should hear.

15. SAN FRANCISCO
The smell of your perfume
Reminds me of when we were free
I swear that it's still haunting me.

just a cute cute fun to play on ukulele song.

16. BROKEN HOME
All the battles, all the wars, all the times that you’ve fought
She’s a scar, she’s the bruises, she’s the pain that you brought
There was life, there was love
Like a light and it’s fading out.

A song about a girl who is living in a broke home that directly addresses the feelings that people with fighting, abusive and neglectful parents face.

17. CASTAWAY
Late night conversations
Led to complications
Now my heart is in my hands.

A song about heartbreak but it's conveyed in a really bad ass way.

18. VAPOR
I want to breathe you in like a vapor
I want to be the one you remember
I want to feel your love like the weather
All over me.

A pretty song about being in love with someone.

19. SAFETY PIN
We'll safety pin the pieces of our broken hearts back together
Patching up all the holes until we both feel much better.

A song about two people who have been broken by love helping each other safety pin their broken hearts back together.

20. CATCH FIRE
The words you speak, surrounding me
This is broken love in the first degree
The air you breathe is haunting me
Maybe I'll change your mind.

PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SONGS 5SOS HAVE EVER WRITTEN!!! I never don't want to hear this song. It's so beautiful.

21. JET BLACK HEART
The blood in my veins is made up of mistakes
Let's forget who we are and dive into the dark
As we burst into color, returning to life.

My emo soul lives for this song. The line "the blood in my veins is made up of mistakes." is probably one of my favourite lyrics ever.

22. SHE'S KINDA HOT
They say we’re losers and we’re alright with that
We are the leaders of the not coming backs
But we’re alright though

When they released the title of this sing I was pissed because I was like "she's kinda hot? kinda?" but that is so not the message of this song and OH MY GOD THE VOCALS ARE SO GREAT.

That's all!! sorry for the long introduction, just wanted to get some stuff off my chest.
- Al