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.

* Fletcher does, but he's old, and won't for much longer.

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  • Episode 24: Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket

    19 January 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 37 mins
    2001, blink 182, charting singles, punk

    In this episode we continue the lengthy Blink 182 saga and talk about a record that is just a big masturbation joke. We also give a brief history of TRL and make fun of Weezer, so it's a classic episode of Gotta Get Out of This Town!

  • Episode 23: Fenix TX - Lechuza

    12 January 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 20 mins
    2001, fenix tx, punk

    We conclude the epic saga of Fenix TX. Where they were in 2001? Where are they now? Join us for the epic conclusion!

  • Episode 22: Sum 41 - All Killer, No Filler

    5 January 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 28 mins
    2001, charting singles, punk, sum 41

    This episode is three times longer than the record we talk about. Fun times.

  • Episode 21: Thursday - Full Collapse

    29 December 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 33 mins
    2001, charted, emo, post-hardcore, thursday

    This week the episode is a bit wonky because everyone but fletch was tired and sick. But you know what is also sick? This record! Like... sick as in good? That's a thing people say right? It's a good record.

  • Episode 20: Alkaline Trio - From Here To Infirmary

    21 December 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2001, alkaline trio, emo, punk

    It's the battle fo the host, as Elaine and Fletcher square up with complete opposite thoughts on Alkaline Trio's first charting record. The hottest debate of the year! Also included inside: "Where in the world is Weezer?"

  • Episode 19: Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most

    14 December 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 12 mins
    2001, acoustic, dashboard confessional, emo

    Your podcasts are everywhere, screaming bad jokes about this record. What happens when emo punks try to write a singer-songwritery thing? This thing.

  • Episode 18: American Hi-Fi - American Hi-Fi

    7 December 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 21 mins
    2001, american hi-fi, charting singles, grundge

    This week we welcome another band to the "I can't believe it's not pop punk" hall of fame.