15. "She's Automatic," Rancid 

Rancid wasn't afraid to combine confessional tunes about alcoholism, addiction, and heartbreak problems with more rabble-rousing, stereotypically "punk" fare. "She's Automatic" off the band's 1994 juggernaut, …And Out Come The Wolves is bouncy, infectious, and barely two minutes long: everything you want in a punk rock love song.

14. "Clavicle," Alkaline Trio

Trafficking as they did in gothic, theatrical heartbreak, Alkaline Trio were a lightning rod for detractors. But they were also honest songwriters who could deliver as violently as their opponents, and "Clavicle" is a prime example of how they silenced the haters: with volume and heart-rending sentiment.

13. "At the Library," Green Day

Green Day's had quite the varied career, but twenty years before they were on Broadway, they were at 924 Gilman, bashing out wonderfully-sketched odes to high-school love like this to pogoing East Bay kids. (Now get off our lawn.)

12. "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone," Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney is not to be trifled with. When Carrie Brownstein says, "Invite you back after the show, I'm the queen of rock n' roll," your only answer should be, "Yes."

11. "Love Song," The Damned

Considering they counted members named Rat Scabies and Idiot Asshole among their ranks, The Damned didn't seem like the first band you'd turn to for a love song. But lines like "Just for you here's a love song / And it makes me glad to say / it's been a lovely day" make them seem like absolute sweethearts. 


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