142. Ohio is for Lovers by Hawthorne Heights: The Emo Anthem


Often described as “the emo anthem”, Hawthorne Height’s single Ohio is for Lovers played a very important role in the culture of the early 2000’s emo scene. The guys speculate on what it is about Ohio that makes people write such sad music, if writing so candidly about sensitive topics such as depression, self-harm, and suicide ended up being a good thing for teens to become immersed in, and about the VFW energy that Hawthorne Heights managed to bring to their many live on television appearances.