Music Monday - Jimmy Eat World

This Thursday my sister, brother-in-law, Chris, and I will be seeing Jimmy Eat World play at The Riviera in Chicago, so I thought I'd dedicate this Music Monday to them. Jimmy Eat World has long been my favorite band. My sister Lauren and I share a love for them, and she's really the reason I've fallen so hard for them. I got their record Bleed American (later to become self titled) when I was a sophomore in high school, and I liked it then, but quickly moved on to something else. But when my sister moved back to Chicago when I graduated high school, we started spending a lot of time together and we really bonded over this band.

Jimmy Eat World is one of those bands for me that I can hear any song of theirs and feel this swelling in my chest, I don't know what it is but their music just hits me so hard. I really love the older stuff, my favorite songs are off Static Prevails, Clarity, and their split EP with Jebediah. I've had a harder time loving their new music, I thought their last studio album Futures was hit or miss, but the newest album they just released, Invented, is pretty damn good. I'm unbelievably excited to get to see them this week, I'm actually getting giddy writing this post and picking songs to share!

Because I'll be seeing them live in just a few days, I thought I'd share all live videos of some of my favorite songs. The quality might not be the best, but the thing to watch for is the crowd's excitement. I've been to lots of shows in my day, but I have never seen a crowd of people get so excited and sing along so loud as I have at the Jimmy Eat World shows I've seen.


"No Sensitivity"
(This is my [and my sister's] favorite song. Last time we saw them at the Metro, we were hoping they'd play this song, and as soon as it started Lauren and I grabbed each others hand and started jumping up and down and squealing like little girls!)


"Just Watch the Fireworks"

"For Me This is Heaven"

I really can't express how much this band and their music means to me. I love a lot of music, but nothing will ever compare to Jimmy Eat World in my eyes. 

Oh, and the hair! How could you not love Jim's hair?!

Are you a fan of Jimmy Eat World? What are your favorite songs?

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  1. oh my goodness. i looove jimmy eat world! i saw them in toronto and waterloo the last 2 times they toured. the one in toronto was one of the best shows i have ever been to! they are amazing.
    and...when ivan and i were first going on dates we always listened to bleed american. it has a special place in my heart ♥. i honestly can't pick a favourite song of theirs. i have so many. ok...i could go on for a while...i should just cut this now, haha.

    ahhh, i am going to miss them on this tour. we're visiting friends up north when they are in toronto. have fun at the concert!

  2. Ah im so jealous you are going to that show!! Sweetness has always been my favorite song :) And you are so lucky because they are playing with We were promised jetpacks!!!! Ah they are so amazing!! Let me know what you think of them if you've never seen them before. Amazing live show. Have fun !! :)

  3. Ohmygosh, we are like musical soul mates. I was thisclose to writing a music post about them yesterday.
    my all time favorite JEW song is... actually, that's really hard to pick. The World You Love I guess.
    Great song choices. I love them live.
    Have fun at the concert, I'm totes jealy.

  4. Jimmy Eat World are such a great band! I love Drugs or Me, The Middle and Futures (actually that entire album is awesome!), but I think Sweetness is my favourite...it's such an amazing song!

  5. Hey! So Jimmy Eat World is going to be in Philly this Monday and is stopping by Radio 104.5 for a LIVE performance! AND the whole thing is going to be streaming live at radio1045.com at 4pm! Make sure to stop by and check it out!!

  6. Jimmy Eat World is doing they're LIVE Studio Session at Radio 104.5 TODAY! Watch it being streamed LIVE at 4pm at radio105.com!!!!

  7. Philly's Radio 104.5 is having their Obligatory End of the Year Survey and Jimmy Eat World stopped by this year with an AMAZING Studio Session performance! Vote for theirs as the BEST of the year NOW! http://radio1045.clearcontests.com/front/OpenContest.asp?Action=Edit&SurveyID=103070&subid=8174618


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