About the show

Do you remember the 2000s?

We don't*.

So to remind ourselves we created a spreadsheet of every. single. record. Which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 songs and the Billboard Top 200 Records between 1999 and 2013 and is tagged on RateYourMusic as either Pop Punk or Emo Pop.

Gotta Get Out of This Town is a podcast retrospective where we listen to all of those record chronologically. Because we have very poor judgment in making life choices.

* Sibyl does, but she's old, and won't for much longer.

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  • Episode 48: Good Charlotte - The Young and The Hopeless

    18 October 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2002, good charlotte, punk

    This week I have to write an episode description but I don't wanna, so I'm gonna complain about it in a pop punk record.

  • Episode 47: Bowling For Soup - Drunk Enough To Dance

    11 October 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 34 mins
    2002, bowling for soup, punk

    We continue our delving into pop punk history with this summer-recorded episode I currently remember almost nothing about.

  • Bonus Episode 6: Origami Angel - GAMI GANG

    7 October 2021  |  Season 0  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2021, emo, origami angel

    We come back from our summer break with a very special episode about a thing, that for once, is good. Something something video game reference.

  • Episode 46: My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love

    2 August 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2002, emo, my chemical romance

    This week we explore the debut record of the edgiest and dorkiest emo pop band to ever reach mainstream rockstardom.

  • Episode 45: The Starting Line - Say It Like You Mean It

    26 July 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 33 mins
    2002, punk, the starting line

    Once again Elaine and Sibyl are left alone, dealing with another decent but ultimately uninteresting pop punk record. Please don't take a shot whenever we take a diversion on this episode, because it's way too many times for the human body to handle. Oh, also HAPPY BIRTHDAY US! One whole year of podcasts!

  • Episode 44: The Used - The Used

    19 July 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    2002, emo, the used

    In this low-energy episode of GGOOTT we talk about emo music, whatever that means. Go listen to Dark in Here tho.

  • Episode 43: All-Sibyl Ska Spectacular

    12 July 2021  |  Season 4  |  18 mins
    2002, mighty mighty bosstones, reel big fish, ska

    This week, everyone leaves Sibyl to her own devices in the land of brass and horn-y... tunes, that is! Join us on a lovely trip through the genre of ska and announcements of what's coming for the show now that we're a year into this project.

  • Bonus Episode 5: The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll

    5 July 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    2021, punk, the offspring

    This week we have a guest AND Sibyl is in control. It's chaos.

  • Episode 41: Home Grown - Kings of Pop

    28 June 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 13 mins
    2002, home grown, punk

    This week we delve with excessive depth into the bizarre lyrics of Home Grown.

  • Episode 42: New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones

    14 June 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2002, new found glory, punk

    This week we fawn over one of the most pop punk records in pop punk. Also some generalized weird stuff.

  • Episode 40: Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer

    7 June 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    2002, box car racer, punk

    This week we explore the era in history known as The Blink 182 wars. As cracks start showing between the two pillars of pop punk vocals.

  • Episode 39: Avril Lavigne - Let Go

    31 May 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 25 mins
    2002, avril lavigne, charting singles, pop, punk

    This week we explore Avril Lavigne's debut record. Including an in-depth narrative analysis of the songwriting masterpiece that is sk8er boi.