Yellowcard is an L.A.-based Punk Pop band who formed in 1996 and voluntarily disbanded in 2016. They are best known for their inclusion of a professional violinist in their lineup.

!!This band contains examples of:
* CallBack: Possibly in "Life of Leaving Home" to ''Lights and Sounds''.
-->"Every song was a snapshot of my life"
** Also, "With You Around" to "Only One"
-->"Do you remember when I said you were my only one?"
* CentralTheme:
** ''Paper Walls'': What do you do when you hit rock bottom?
** ''Yellowcard'': Saying goodbye.
* {{Driven to|Suicide}} [[TakingYouWithMe Dual]] [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide]]: "You and Me and One Spotlight" may be one of the most beautiful examples of this trope ever.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first two albums were hardcore, rather than punk-pop, and they sound ''very'' different from everything else they've done. Most of their current fans don't consider the albums to be made by the same band. Although, since very few of the original members remained once they broke in to the mainstream, one could argue that they ''were'' a different band.
* FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen: "Ten", about the narrator pondering about how his life would be different if his girlfriend had not had a miscarriage. The title comes from how old the child would be if they had been born.
* GrandFinale: Their final album, simply titled ''Yellowcard'', was written to be the band's final one. Every song on it was written as a way to say goodbye.
* GroundhogDayLoop: The music video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9fLbfzCqWw Ocean Avenue]]" finds the lead singer having to suffer some terrible fates, each one forcing him to repeat the same day, until he gets it right, in a similar reference to the German film ''Film/RunLolaRun''.
* HarshVocals: Most prominently in "Way Away".
* IAmTheBand: Viloinist Sean Mackin is the member to be in the band since the beginning. Ryan Key was also a founding member, but quit before their debut album was released before returning.
* LetsDuet: "How I Go".
* LongTitle: The album ''When you're through thinking, say yes.''
* LyricalDissonance: Often, particularly in "View From Heaven".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Typically between 2 ("One Year, Six Months", "Ten") and 6 ("Way Away", "Breathing").
* NewSoundAlbum: ''One for the Kids'', their third album, completely changes their genre to pop-punk. ''Lights and Sounds'' is a milder example, going from pop-punk to alternative. ''Lift a Sail'' had a slower, arena rock sound.
* PopPunk[=/=]PunkRock: They get put into these groups a lot, but have said on occasion that they don't feel "punk" is an accurate description of their musical styles and prefer to put themselves closer to AlternativeRock.
* [[RockOpera Punk Opera]]: The album ''Lights and Sounds'' tells the story of a girl named Holly Wood and her [[RealLifeWritesThePlot experiences in Los Angeles]].
* RefrainFromAssuming: "One Year Six Months", "Martin Sheen or JFK", "Ocean Avenue", either of the Holly Wood songs... basically, a good idea with this band.
* RevolvingDoorBand: In particular, they have a lot of trouble holding onto bassists. Their first two albums, released in 1997 and 1999, are the only albums to feature their original lineup; since then, ''Lights and Sounds'' (2006) and ''Paper Walls'' (2007) are the only other albums to feature all the same band members twice in a row.
* StudioChatter: At the beginning of "Rough Draft", Ryan can be heard faintly saying, "One, two, three, four..."
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: At least once an album. "One Year Six Months", "How I Go", "Dear Bobbie", "Hang You Up", "Ten", "California", "Wrecking Ball", and "Fields and Fences".
* TakeThat: During their tour to promote ''Ocean Avenue'', Ryan would boast a baseball hat which read "[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Not My President]]" before the band played "Believe," their [[TheWarOnTerror tribute to the victims of 9/11]].
* TeenageDeathSongs: "Two Weeks From Twenty", just barely fitting the trope.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: A recurring theme.
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