Top 10 Best Story of the Year Songs

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Story of the Year made a grand entrance in the early 2000s. Famed for their vibrant riffs, deep lyrics, and unique emo-punk flair, they swiftly rose to prominence in the post-hardcore scene.
The Top Ten
1 Until the Day I Die

This song is absolutely incredible.

Best song ever by Story of the Year.

2 Anthem of Our Dying Day

The song itself is pretty consistent in lyrics and music. At first, I thought it was just another rock song, but as I listened to it more, the song itself got under my skin. It's a pretty badass song. I suggest you listen to it.

I have to vote for this because it's the second best song, not I'm Alive. I don't even know how I'm Alive is in the top 10, let alone second. What is going on?

The song is brilliant and touches a metalhead in a place so hard to reach: our hearts. Definitely one of their best songs to date.

3 The Antidote

This was the first Story of the Year song I've heard. The overall song was good (although there are other songs lower on the list that I've liked more than this one). But the BEST part about this song, which surpasses all others, is the ending. That part was full of energy with all the screaming. I loved it and fell in love with Story of the Year after listening to this song.

The day I listened to this song was the best day of my life. I heard this song on a Halo tribute video on YouTube, and it was one of the best songs I've ever heard.

First, I want to thank Christian because I discovered this song when I was looking for their other song Just Close Your Eyes.

4 Wake Up

Much better than the others, if I do say so myself. You can't realistically say that this one isn't the best unless you haven't listened to it.

Haha! Number 5? Are you kidding me? This is not only THEIR best song but THE best rock song ever. Such a poor rating. I'm very disappointed!

This should be on the TOP of the list. This song not only rocks, but it rocks hard.

5 Just Close Your Eyes

How is this song ranked here? It's definitely in the top 5.
Very powerful guitar playing and drums too. It's just a masterpiece! The lyrics are so meaningful and touching, one of my favorite rock songs ever! Give it a try, and you won't regret it. SOTY rocks!

First, I want to thank Christian because I found this band when I was looking for another song. Dan, you're the man.

A great song... I'm glad it's in the top ten. Though it should be higher. Perfect for Christian's peeps...

6 And the Hero Will Drown

This song is amazing. It should be number 1 or 2 for how great it is. It has such a meaningful message. Some of us have been through it. It's a very powerful song. Some of the other bands like Linkin Park don't compare to this song. If Paramore or Eyes Set To Kill did this, it would have been just as good. Plus, it's on Need for Speed Underground for PS2 and GameCube. They rock. Xbox sucks.

So catchy, with a great contrast in voices.

This song must be number one!

7 I'm Alive

'I'm alive
But I'm barely breathing now
So place my heart under the ground
Lay me down... '

It's the first song I've heard from them, and it got me hooked. The way it's sung is powerful and emotional. You really have to listen to this.

Dan's voice is amazing. It's my favorite song.

From beginning to end, it's rocking.

8 Sidewalks

This song is definitely one of their bests. It deserves a spot in the top ten. Trust me. If you do not agree with me, then you are just missing out on one heck of a good song. You really should vote for this song, especially if you like Story of the Year.

Beats nearly EVERY Story of the Year song I've heard in terms of lyrics. The acoustics were just amazing. This song's got a lot of feel to it. Now, I know there are loads of awesome Story of the Year songs to choose from, but this is definitely no less than the top 5s mentioned.

The best song ever from Story of the Year. Love it. Unbelievable. I remember it playing on One Tree Hill. This song always describes my life. Those lyrics! The rhythm! It's amazing.

9 Terrified

This song is just so awesome! It speaks of love, past mistakes, and the small incidents that took place in the small town it refers to. Totally worth listening to!

10 The Black Swan
The Contenders
11 Take Me Back

Amazing lyrics, spectacular solo. It carries a lot of emotion while delivering tremendous power behind the solos. Number 10? Now that's injustice. It must be in the top 5.

Great solo, awesome lyrics. The lyrics are the best part of the song, and they have a very deep meaning. Loved it. It must be in the top 5.

12 The Ghost of You and I

Totally great riffs and solo.
Deserves to be in the top 5.
What's wrong with people? Please do give this song a listen and VOTE for this song.

Keep Rocking Story Of The Year!
-A great fan.

That song is nice.

13 Tell Me

How the hell is this not number one? I was captivated when I heard this song. It's so incredible! I love the huge sound, and his voice is very impressive.

This song is cool, especially the beginning.

Listen to the lyrics! They are amazing.

14 Page Avenue
15 Wake Up the Voiceless
16 Swallow the Knife
17 Choose Your Fate

This song is my number 1! For now. The song is extremely amazing in the middle. It puts in an unusually deep screaming voice which is just so amazing and sounds like chaos. You might not like the beginning, but listen to the middle to end part. It's great.

GUYS, THIS IS MY NUMBER 1! For now. The middle part is beyond amazing. It brings in a crazy part that you must hear. You might not like the beginning because it sounds a little screamo. But the middle is amazing.

18 The Truth Shall Set Me Free
19 The Dream Is Over

Don't know how this song is only at 0.6%. I consider this song one of the best that they've made. Probably even top 5. Guess no one has heard of this song or else it would be at the high end of this list.

20 Holding on to You

Incredible melody, powerful buildup, very instrumental and emotional. An underrated masterpiece.

I love this song so much... thanks Story of the Year.

21 In the Shadows
22 Burning Years

Maybe not number one, but this song definitely deserves a spot on the list for everyone to see.

23 Razorblades
24 We Don't Care Anymore
25 Save One

Though only featured as a bonus track in their album "The Black Swan," it really is a great composition featuring both reflective and heartbreaking lyrics and melody. Though not the standard SOTY rock song, I feel that this is an extremely underrated and memorable song, and deserves to be among the top 5.

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