Harry Potter’s “Order of the Phoenix” Pop-Punk Playlist
Fans tend to categorize Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Harry’s teenage angst phase. Life is tough for Harry in his fifth year: He recently witnessed Cedric Diggory’s murder, the return of Lord Voldemort, the wizard population in disbelief about a said return to power, and teenage hormones. I’ve decided to take some popular pop-punk songs that I feel Harry would have blasted in his four-poster bed for your Order of the Phoenix pop-punk playlist.
1. “Untitled” – Simple Plan
Scene: Harry reflecting on Cedric’s death and the guilt he feels.
2. “The World Is Black” – Good Charlotte
Scene: Feelings after the battle at Department of Mysteries.
3. “The Saddest Song” – The Ataris
Scene: Sirius’s thoughts about his absence in Harry’s life (and also, after he died).
4. “This Is War” – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Scene: *Insert entire Potter series here* Also, the general feeling of the world after Voldemort’s return.
5. “City of Devils” – Yellowcard
Scene: Harry feeling alone. Also, meeting with Dumbledore’s Army.
6. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
Scene: Harry feeling the distrust of his peers and wishing it would go away.
7. “Welcome to the Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance
Scene: The trio leading Dumbledore’s Army to provide the instruction Umbridge won’t provide.
8. “Vindicated” – Dashboard Confessional
Scene: Harry keeping his sanity about Voldemort’s visions.
9. “Welcome to My Life” – Simple Plan
Scene: Harry feeling pissed at Ron and Hermione for keeping secrets from him all summer. Also, all of the wizarding world not knowing what it’s like to be him.
10. “The Great Escape” – Boys Like Girls
Scene: Harry at the end of the year after being reminded by Dumbledore that they haven’t lost yet.
11. “Beat It” – Fall Out Boy ft. John Mayer (originally by Michael Jackson)
Scene: Dumbledore rocking out about how Harry is going to take Voldemort down (since he knows all).
12. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” – Green Day
Scene: Harry frustrated during another summer at Privet Drive. Also, anger after Cho Chang turned out to be a major letdown.
Have any more song choices to add to the playlist? List them below.