The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

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The Top Ten

My Chemical Romance
Best band to ever walk the earth. Their lyrics are sweet poetry in this world of despair.
This band is known by just about everyone. "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "I'm Not Okay" were the songs that kicked off their career. "Helena" is just a flat-out great song.


Best band ever. Digs famous last words and disenchanted and pretty much every song of there's. But think they went the wrong direction with there new album just saying
[Newest]Amazing band. Loads of different songs with many different messages! They are lovely people too! My Chemical Romance all the way!
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2Black Veil Brides
They are awesome and deserve to be number 1 on every rock list. They are going to change the world
Black Veil Brides are one of my favourite bands! Andy six is my future husband! Knives and pens is an amazing song!
Black Veil Brides are my absolute favorite band, second is My Chemical Romance!
Mine 2! I also love fall out boy, pierce the veil, sleeping with sirens, and a whole lot others
[Newest]Should be number one.
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330 Seconds to Mars
Don't think we can "label" them as Emo, no, they don't fit only in that genre, but in multiple ones.
They create an unique and excellent sound, a new genre, maybe,
So, probably we can call it "Mars Sound", that's it, but definitely one of the best bands ever!
! I just love 30 Seconds to Mars! Their music is just AMAZING! And Jared Leto is totally hot. But that is not the only reason why I like him and his band. The lyrics they sing are touching and his voice is... Just WOW. I can't describe it.
30 Seconds to Mars and My Chemical Romance are my favourite bands ever! 30 Seconds to Mars deserves to be at the very top along with My Chemical Romance! The lyrics are unique and beautiful and Jared Leto voice is just... WOW! Lets not forget about the music which is also absolutely brilliant! I wouldn't say they are emo, but I suppose touch on this genre in some of their songs...
[Newest]I dream about combing Jared Leto's Hair and helping Gerard Way dye his her.

I really love their song, angandatx..!
and I like hayley's bangs and the color of her hair.. yeahpxz..
haley is so danm brillent I ain't got the words to explain it!


This band is so amazing, I can't even describe it.. Hayley Williams' vocals are THE BEST. Jeremy Davis and Taylor York are genius! Their lyrics are just.. Absolutely BRILLIANT! There is a Paramore song for every emotion/thought/feeling I have ever had. Their songs and lyrics have helped me through SO many things in the past. And that is why Paramore remains my favorite band and will be forever.
[Newest]I've been listening to them since I was 1 no joke! I've been listening to My Chemical Romance since I was born! Form ages 3-6 I always wished for hair like Hayley's In the video for "Misery Business."

5Escape the Fate
the hottest and mostest sexyiset bands i ever saw and max, ronnie and criag all very cute and i'll give some love to monte and robert. keep rocking ro screaming whatever you perfer.
Escape the Fate rocks hard. Listen to The Flood and Won't Back Down. They're two seriously cool songs by a seriously cool band. Please uprate them they deserve a higher spot than this!
The Guilltine, The Ransom, Dragging Dead Bodies, Friends and Alibis.
Pretty much any song by Ronnie Radke is simply amazing


[Newest]Love the songs when ronnie was sill singing.

6Fall Out Boy
I love FALL OUT BOY! They are so amazing they're pretty much all I listen to!
Good Rock, Good Lyrics, Good Guitars.

I mean, c'mon, they're multyrockers
Fall Out Boy is a genial Band! AMAZING. Hear it and you must hear it even more. xD
[Newest]Jet pack blues is my favorite song!

7Falling In Reverse
Hell yes RONNIE RADKE's new band boy face this band is an amazing band it has Escape The Fates old singer Ronnie Radke but I still love ETF like Forever laugh out loud
If everyone would take a listen to this band I'd be very grateful. They are like the second greatest band to My Chemical Romance in my mind. They don't seem to be getting the recognition they deserve. Yes, Escape the Fate was a good band started by Ronnie Radke, but they're nothing without him.
If you just listen to Ronnie's music I don't need to even argue why it's amazing, you'll understand
[Newest]FIR lyrics make me laugh and cry and smile and die all at the same time gosh

8Bullet for My Valentine
Good music Good voices and Good lyrics. Very nice
Their song really inspire me.. Really can make me feel what the meaning of the songs.. Matt's character vocals guitar is perfect!
Bullet is a metal band not really emo but it still should have the proper respect of putting it at least in 2nd place.
[Newest]I brought my phone to school at the Valentines day party and Bullet For My Valentine was my wallpaper.

9Pierce the Veil
Are you kidding me? , are kidding me? Pierce the veil is in 36th rank, do you even know what you guys are talking about, they're like super good you'll feel a sense of guilt that you didn't listen to them earlier in your life. I hate that you guys don't know how good pierce the veil really is, just plain disappointment is all I have right now
Pierce the veil is like the best band ever! It is so easy to let yourself go in the music, when I'm sad I listen to them, upset I listen to. Them, even when I'm happy or in love or heart broken do still listen to them because they're just that good!
Pierce the veil is awesome I don't see how they could be in the 36th rank. I would put them as number 1 best band ever, they always cheer me up and when I feel down I just listen to them and forget about the world, Pierce The Veil saved me, they are my heros, the first song I heard of them was southern constillations, the lyrics really touched me, they really help me to not cut, whenever I feel like cutting, I listen to them and forget about the world, they also help me throughout the most hardest times like heartbreaks and my boyfriend started to listen to them, and PTV has really helped him out too, the first song my boyfriend heard of them was Bulletproof love
[Newest]Pierce the Veil are amazing and they practically saved my life!
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10Asking Alexandria
Amazing band anyone who does not think these are awesome are seriously lame this band should be way higher defiantly in my top ten bands of all time
What? Number 15 their songs are... There's no words to describe them. They are awesome, make them at least number 7 but they deserve highter. But they KICK ASSES! I love the song (final episode) and (a candeliet dinner with inamorta). Vote!
Absolutely the greatest band ever. Danny Worsnop's voice range is uncomparable to any other singer. He screams like the devil, yet sings like an angel.
[Newest]What? Asking Alexandria is the best band ever they should be at least in the top 10 what is wrong with the world

The Contenders

11Sleeping With Sirens
Sleeping with sirens is the best band there amazing and everyone should check them out I love sleeping with sirens so much I can't wait to see them they're sexy and make amazing music go check em out guys
They're an amazing band, but I don't think 'emo' when I think of they're band. I think 'wow! What amazing voices and feelings they have in they're songs. ' I personally like bands above this, but it is an amazing band.
I love them cause there different not cause there cute they don't just yell they make music that people can relate to I don't care what you say I love them
[Newest]Kellin is bae 😍 I love their music... I would love for. Them to make less soft music though :/ But either way they are great!

They should be #1 I love the way Amy Lee expresses her emotion in her voice. My Immortal is a sad yet powerful song. They really put a lot of focus on how they describe things in their songs. I love them.
Evanescence is the best band I've ever listened to. The songs are so deep and meaningful that they are perfect. Songs like Hello and My Last Breath bring out what perfection means. And Amy Lee's voice just matches the lyrics in every song. It's her that makes every song sound do unique and artistic.
Anyone who has listened to this knows this is emo genre. It's more gothic but a lot of her songs have harder stuff. It's more sad than emo but yeah.
[Newest]Yas! I love evanescence! I think my last breath was their best rock song honestly. My immortal will always be their best acoustic song forever and ever. Amy Lee has an awesome voice

13Jimmy Eat World
I love how this is the only real emo band in this list. Hahaha, major fail list. But oh well they all are good bands. Especially My Chemical Romance and Escape the fate. Amazing. Emo no. But amazing nevertheless.

Oh and this band, is totally the best EMO band in this list. Refer to previous comment.

Again. Haha.
Laugh out loud! Jimmy Eat World is the only real emo band under these ten bands, and definitely the best emo band out there. Get a life, dumb ass guys. You must be sick. Hey, Though I'm a German, I know what real emo music is. That's in fact, haha.
Jimmy eat world are absolute legends, just fact, created emo with Clarity
[Newest]Can you still feel the butterflies?

14Hawthorne Heights
I think they are just wow wow wow they were the first
emo band I lisend to when I became one I seen them live and just the first song blew me away but a lot of emos don't agree so what if you lick thm then good if you don't that just weard googd luck to them on ther tour you rock my life
The melodic emo-pop slowly invaded rock radios everywhere in the nation. The few that made it (and stayed) on the radio are the better known bands such as My Chemical Romance. You can keep getting your music spoon fed to yourself on the radio and television. Great music like Hawthorne Heights requires some searching to be found.
I have seen this band twice. The CD Skeltons is probably one of the most well written I have ever heard -- death, life, afterlife, sorrow, self-destruction, all wrapped up into one. There is a continous underlying theme in every song.. Check it out sometime.
[Newest]I love them! I like my chemical romance a lot too, but they are really awesome! My Chemical Romance and HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS FOREVER!

I Love Alesana.! They Are Really Awesome They Should Be One Of The Top 5 Best Emo Bands.!


Real Emo band... Not that "wanna be" emo --'
And One thing... TOKIO HOTEL ISNT EMO!
Love the way they make their albums into stories, and that each song is linked. You can't just go but one song off of The Emptiness because its a story, and it'd just be like ripping a page out of a book and reading it. Alesana is amazing and I hope that everyone else will give them a chance.
[Newest]They are the greatest emo band ever for me. They have the best songs especially the album "the emptiness". Hope they are on the top five

16Blood On the Dance Floor
Favorite band EVER! I don't care if you like them or not there are amazing and I love them! They have songs about sex yes but they are amazing. They have songs that give people confidence and help them. So... Yeah AMAZING
Love you Jayy Von Monroe and Dahvie Vanity3
BOTDF is absolutely amazing. I don't care what anyone has to say about them. Some of their songs talk about drugs and sex but others don't. They have been a big inspiration on me since I started listening to them. They are the ones that make me feel there is an importance to life. They're the ones who show me not to care what others think of you. It matters what you think of yourself not what others think of you. You are the one that makes your decisions not everyone else. LET THE HATERS HATE! Or as Dahvie Vanity and Jayy Von Monroe say "haters are my motivators. " Be yourself, be who you want to be. Go with what your heart tells you, not with what people say you should do.

Thank you Dahvie Vanity and Jayy Von Monroe for showing to me that life is what YOU make it, not what other people judge you on.

Welp, here goes.

Their songs, yes, are explicit at times. But if you have a problem with it, don't listen. God. They have other songs as well that DO NOT cuss. Just so you know. It takes talent to do as well as they do, and their lives shows are AMAZING for those of you who say all they are is autotuned.


Get your ass on here and vote.
[Newest]BEST BAND EVER they inspire me I love them so much Blood on the dance floor has gotten me through depressing and and suicidal momentsπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›I love them so much

17Bring Me the Horizon
There are my favourite band ever! They ' kick ass.
I listen to them when I'm sad and when I'm happy.
Their saddest song is 'don't go', its very touching
You are crazy this band is amazing ; they should be number 4 for me, Oli has an amazing voice. The best song is shadow moses or suicide season, vote for them AND GO CHECK THEM OUT THEY ARE BRILLIANT. VOTE VOTE VOTE!... BEST BAND!
Bring me is one of the most inspirational bands ever. Not only does the music itself sound amazing but the lyrics mean something also. That's not something you get with every band out there
[Newest]They should be in the top 5 or at least the top 10

18The Used
The used is definitely the best emo band I know of, it's a close call between The Used and My Chemical Romance. My favourite song is probably either I Caught Fire or Find away.
best emo band ever! love the songs I caught fire and taste of ink
One of my favorite bands in the world. Their newest album is one of their best albums out.
[Newest]I discovered these guys when they collaborated with My Chemical Romance for " Under Pressure".

19Panic! At The Disco
They're beyond the best! They're so Cool, bad ass, awesome! They're the type of band people look up to and, wished they can be that awesome band
Love this band! Panic at the disco has always been my favorite band because it is emo, without being to sad. Also Panic at the Disco in better than lots of emo bands that I like. My favorite song by panic at the disco is The Balad of Mona Lisa
Ballad of Mona Lisa and I Write Sins Not Tragedies are my favorite songs. They are so beautiful. The rhythm, the guitar and drums, everything. Panic! At The Disco is the best band and deserves to be #1.
[Newest]Me and my cousins love these guys. I asked them if they had ever watched a Brendon Urie Vine and they said "Its to much for them to handle.

20Secondhand Serenade
1 of my favorite band... I like all their songs.. So fascinating! I love listening to their songs especially: BROKEN, I HATE THIS SONG, ITS NOT OVER, STAY ClOSE don't GO.. And their album HEAR ME NOW ad A TWIST IN MY STORY..
Come on people! None of those bands hold a candle to secondhand serenade
Haha you must in position 2 or 1 ok, or you will be broken, you must awake, you and I together forever I love serenades very much, because to day you will be the winner I need you in position 1, you is amazing amazing and amazing band in America
[Newest]Should be in the top 10 I love this band

21All Time Low
I love the so much. Their music is sort of a punk pop style. My favorite song is Somewhere in neverland.
I love them so much, their lyrics are always so meaningful and the tune is always upbeat, they deserve to be higher on the chart.
I've been listening to ATL since I was 14. I can honestly say that I've never met another band who were more dedicated to their fans. These four boys not only make amazing music but also completely have my heart.
[Newest]Best Band Ever this bands music is inspiring and amazing the band should be in the top 3

22Dashboard Confessional
dashboard confessional is the #1 band on my iPod along with AFI(a fire inside)
their songs are so touching, make me cry sometimes.
Loved by MTV. Former frontman of Further Seems Forever goes Acoustic.
[Newest]I really love this band it's what I listen to at night almost every night.

23Tokio Hotel
Love this band their songs are so amazing! Love each and everyone of them with respect. Bill kaulitz voice cannot be describe its like a angel!
tokio hotel is the best band I've ever seen. their style, songs lyrics... woo! everything is so awesome... bill kaulitz is fabulous...
Tokio hotel is the best band in the world, their songs are so amazing, bill kaulitz is the handsome boy in the universe and he sings like an angel I love all their songs and the band is just perfect ICH LIEBE DICH TOKIO HOTEL FUR IMMER XOXOXO
[Newest]They're the best emo music making machine!

24Suicide Silence
R.I.P. mitch <3 We all miss you :) But seriously, this band is amazing... Like, more than amazing. They save so many lives, and deserve to be ing the Top 10 for bet lyrics
Best band ever. It should be up a little more. Some of these band are horrible. I love the song You only live once, its one of my all time favorite song, it in my top twenty for sure.
Not an emo band but still basically the only good band in this list. The fact that Blood on The Dancefloor is higher is just shameful
[Newest]Suicide Silence is amazing! R.I.P. Mitch I miss you!

I can't get their music out of my head.. I think they are the best band in town. so much cool!
In my opinion They're best band after Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional. My favorite song by their is "My Heroine" and "My Disaster".
My favorite one. "Your Sword vs. My Dagger" is the greatest emo song I ever heard. "Defend You" is pretty good, too.


[Newest]This band does not deserve this

26Motionless In White
Love Motionless in White. They are pretty amazing. Seriously go check out some of their music.
Their songs have so much meaning behind them
I love Chris and the band I especially love their song Abgail and upon this dawning
[Newest]So cute like a cat & best meaning to a song ever

27Texas Is the Reason
Texas is the reason is one of the best bands on this list. Some of the others really shouldn't even be considered emo. I consider The band itself to be more post-hardcore, but regardless... Should be higher up.
Sadly, I agree with "Texas is the reason is one of the best bands on this list. Some of the others really shouldn't even be considered emo. I consider The band itself to be more post-hardcore, but regardless... Should be higher up."

Not considered emo by many "emo-experts" but still more emo that most of anything on this garbage list.

28Scary Kids Scaring Kids
I love scary kids scaring kids, their songs are heartfelt with tons of meaning and the singers voice is immaculate.

29Funeral for a Friend
Well, I don't really think that FFAF is emo, but they're definitely good! My personal favorites are Roses for the Dead and The Diary. I just think that they have a good meaning, and I lvoe what they write their songs about. Oh, and My Chemical Romance isn't emo... ^. ^ Just thought I'd say that... They hate being called emo. I'm not sure if Panic! Or Green Day should be on here either...
I love the sound of Funeral For A Friend so much! The guitars, the drums, everything. The first couple albums are totally ripping!
They are not Emo!

Awesome band my favorite song is love like winter because it expresses the way I sometimes feel with my family and beautiful thieves is good to like the way death just steals some peoples beauty
Best band EVER! I love love love them they are awesome and should be closer to the top
Davy has the most amazing voice EVER! AFI is the best!

31Avenged Sevenfold
Number 74?!?!? You people sicken me.. A7x is the best... You guys have no taste... RIP The Rev <3 you and your music is obviously missed
Unacceptable, A7x is incredible. Easily top 20, top 10 in my book.
<3 Love you A7x!
The only reason I can think of for these guys not being number one is that they are not emo...easily best band of all time
[Newest]How is this band lower than Black Veil Brides?

32Brand New
Between this and Sunny Day Real Estate really.

99% of this list is radio commercialised shallow throwaway crap anyways
One of the most heart touching bands I've come upon, truly artists in their most genuine form.
I love every single song they've ever written

33Rites Of Spring
A hardcore punk band that experimented with their sound, the founders of the genre.
Only emo band on the list... Seriously. Like, none of these are true emo. Where is At the Drive-In? They are like pioneers in the genre and their reuinion is the biggest news
The first ""emo" bands that "emo" fans don't know about. They are great though.
[Newest]The only real emo band on this list its actually disappointing

Sounds like angels played their music, Beau's voice is so sweet it makes me feel warm, not emo just posthardcore but its great nonetheless... This list is fail
Best screamo emo band hialgia best song
These guys are metal not emo

Solid band man... This band never gives negative lyrics(death, cut, blood, hatred) this band gives you so many positive messages throughout their songs. Listen to
You Are Not Alone
Bury Your Head
It's Far Better To Learn
Another great band. "Some Sense of Security" and "Voices" are two great songs by them.


You Are Not Alone, Bury Your Head, Voices, Seven Years, Sleeper, man... They make me cry

36Mayday Parade
51?! It should be on the top 20! Mayday Parade is one of the best bands out there. Their music speaks to people and they need to be more famous. Their music is best to listen to when you're feeling down! My favorite band<3 I reccoment you listen to it! X
Mayday parade has gotten me through the hardest times of my life. They have been there when no one else has and have changed and probably saved my life. If emo stands for emotion then mayday should be one
I Can't Believe This Is So far down the List! They Are My All Time Favourite Band, And I Cannot go A Day Without Them. They Helped Me Through So Much, And They Sing My Life To A T. I Love Them, And You Should Give Them A Listen.
[Newest]I love Mayday Parade!

37The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
I think people forget the meaning of Emo, Emo stands for emotional. Not all the crap about sex and stuff. These guys are amazing and have amazing lyrics. Believe, Face Down and Your Guardian Angle are my top 3 favourites from them.
Come on people in this list there are only like 3-5 real emo bands and like none of the top 10are they are all good bands but not emo rja is actually an emo band fix the list
The Red jumpsuit apparatus are one of the best bands around. In my opinion. I think that they should be in the top 10 at least not 28th no way.
[Newest]Face down that's a great song. :) I love this band it's great

38Death Cab For Cutie
I wouldn't really consider them an emo band, but I guess "emo" is a word used to describe a lot of different bands nowadays... but they are one of my fave bands


I think they r emo as their music is a lot like emo poetry and they aren't the biggest most successful band of all time and the whole world isn't full of their fans either. Plus I'm emo and I listen to them a lot. But it still doesn't make them "emo".
I'm pretty confused about which bands are emo and which aren't, but I'm pretty sure Death Cab is, and they're amazing either way.


39Sunny Day Real Estate
I do not approve of the label "emo" but this SUNNY DAY GODDAM REAL ESTATE NUMBER 249? RITES OF SPRING NUMBER 27? I'm feeling like this is a joke and that everyone is trolling but I'm not going to rage about My Chemical Romance being in the top ten, I'm happy actually because they are my favourite band. EXTREMLY AWESOME? YES EMO? NO But like I said I'm not I going to hate on anyone I mean, I listen to Katy Perry, but does that mean I can't listen to bands like Slayer? No. I think people should try and broaden their music taste as much as possible. I'm finished typing now but it's not like anyone would see this, people looking for "emo" bands would have been satisfied after seeing Black Veil Brides and then left.
How are they #41? Diary is one of the best albums in the history of ever. Anyway, only like 1% of this list is emo. You know, Saves the Day*, Mineral, Cursive, Rites of Spring, Texas is the Reason, Jimmy Eat World**, Cap'n Jazz, Weezer*. That's about it. A thumb rule is: if it gets played on MTV, there's a 95% chance it's not emo.

*2nd albums
*Pre-Bleed American
Sunny Day Real Estate is a real emo bad. Escape The Fate and Black Vail Brides aren't even close to emo and should be killed
[Newest]Number 28 before I even got to a real emo band. This list should be called "Greatest anything other than emo bands" because before I got to this point, I saw about 4.

40A Skylit Drive
A Skylit Drive is BEAST how could you people let it slip to 32nd and XO Skelton in an EPIC song how dare you guys let them down!

41Vampires Everywhere!
I absolutly love this band they are amazing. They are very inspierational and Michael vampire is the sexyest guy in the world beside andy beirsack.
Absolutley love them! Should be at least top 20! Wow this list is shocking!

42Breathe Carolina
Breathe Carolina is just amazing! They are doing a great job. There new mixtape Bangers is awesome. They are not emo but they are screamo and electronic added. They are really cool.
I love breathe carolina! Live on! I'm so sad that kyle left.
I love Breathe Carolina! Eat, Sleep, Breathe Carolina!
[Newest]They are not emo!

43Taking Back Sunday
The first two TBS albums may be the two best emo albums ever. You can literally feel the emotion in their voice when they are singing, and the back up vocals harmonize so well with lead. Both albums flow very nicely, and the first one has an awesome raw feeling to it. Love them
Pretty awesome, just started listening today on a friend's advice, absolutely love them. Cute without the e, and liar, best ever
I Love Many Of Their Songs. Recommended For Listening. Until Now Their Songs Run Through My Head When I Feel Like Singing
[Newest]My favorite song in the world " bike scene". That song is the sweetest and most amazing song ever. :) thank you guys so much

Now I'm pissed! Flyleaf should at least be in the Top 20! People haven't heard good music until Amy Lee and Lacey.
Why are they down here? My Favorite song by them is "i'm so sick" and I memorized how to play it in rock band.
Flyleaf is an awesome band! I love their song 'All Around Me'. Wouldn't call them emo though.

45Eyes Set to Kill
Really great band but I have to say... My Chemical Romance and Black Veil Brides are my favorites... If you like screamo check out Darling by estk if not check out give you my all ticking bombs!
All of there songs is really beautiful and the lyrics
They should be number one their what emo is about this is a real emo band I should now am a real emo not a fake ass poser their songs are so beautiful they touch my soul and my heart I love estk

46A Day to Remember
BEST BAND ever! Love ADTR they should be like in the top five!
They are amazing! Jeremy's vocals are really really good and they are amazing live.
I believe this band deserves better, I love this band and their songs are amazing! Hoping to see them at Van's Warped Tour this year!

47Cap'n Jazz
Obviously, people need to know what emo really is.
I looked at this list and most of the stuff here (Good God, since when did Fall Out Boy become emo, huh, trendies? )

Cap'n Jazz is a true emo band. Their lyrics may be childish, but they make sense. If you're not the hippie who claims to have listened to emo.

Because emo isn't supposed to sound like pop.
Cap'n Jazz is probably the only band that actually deserves to be on this list.
What none of these bands are emo. Cap'n jazz basically invented modern emo and are amazing
[Newest]Thank you. Not one of the top ten bands come close to being emo.

48Green Day
They are an amazing group of artists, that give the world a wonderful piece of musical and lyrical art every time they release a new single or album. They have been in the music industry for a long time, and will stay there for even longer, because they will always have fantastic supporting fans when they produce as good musical ear-art as they do per today.
This band is so awesome that words cannot describe the sheer awesomeness of this band. Their lyrics are from the heart, you can tell by listening to any one of their beautiful songs. NEVER HATE ON GREEN DAY. Don't listen if you must, but never hate one them. Ok, I'm done ranting now
I love these guys they always put great lyrics into there songs and I believe most of there song lyrics are true.
[Newest]Great band along with A7X and Iron Maiden!

49Of Mice and Men
OM&M deserve to be in the top ten. There is no doubt. Regardless of whether or not you class them as emo, they are just an awesome band and I cannot think of why they are all the way down here in number 53.
What he/she said (points below)
Good band should be in top5

50Mindless Self Indulgence
They are the most amazing band ever. I've been listening to them for months and I can't stop. My favourite song is "Shut me up"
The legendary "Lyn-z Way Backbend" is what makes my day.
This band is so cool and stuff, being emo and listening to MSI is my new hobby

A very good band from the Philippines, probably the best emo band in Southeast Asia.
A band from philippines. Listen to their song boston
They're just the best... Awesome guitar riffs, good lyrics, etc. They're one of the bes
[Newest]That should be on top of chicosci... :-)

Their more goth than emo but still their songs are amazing and Ville's voice is beautiful ; check out the song wings of a butterfly
I really don't think they're emo. Ville is amazing.
I just love HIM and Ville is such an amazing musician but they're not really emo

53The Promise Ring

Their a great band and their songs are badass
One of the best bands of all time. William Control is also great.

55Hollywood Undead
This is the best band ever it should be higher up
Hella awesome band, more rock than emo though
Coolest band I have ever heard to!
[Newest]What Hollywood undead should be in the top 5

56The Spill Canvas
Newer emo band, though sound of the second wave. Give "All Over You" and "Under The Covers" a listen.
They are amazing "Black Dresses" is such an amazing song


58The Devil Wears Prada
What the hell they should be way higher than 52! I love them and listen to them all the time. They should be at least in top 20! I love the song Morte Et Dabo
love their song so much...
Wow this band is to amazing the be here I would vote a7x but what In the world there not emo core
[Newest]I'm mad that this band was top 58, it deserves better this band is awesome!

Thursday is the greatest band ever to be formed, their beautiful lyrics that are delievered with such raw emotion via Geoff Rickly (Gods gift to music) Their songs speak to me, and I know I'm not the only one.
Listen to their waiting album
I really love this band

60Our Last Night
Absolutely beautiful band, they deserve more popularity in the us then they currently have.
Emo and screamo there really good
They are not emo!

61Moose Blood

62A Static Lullaby
A static lullaby are one of my favourite bands love their music

63All American Reject
Great Band, there songs are so catchy.
I think they should be little bit more up than that
What the hell, this is one of the only emo bands on this list, and it's 65th.
[Newest]Such a great band. Keeps me listening

64Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

65Christie Front Drive

How are they not higher, they were one of the first emo bands!
This list disgusts me. People just don't know Emo's roots. You people who listen to "My Chemical Romance" and "Asking Alexandria" aren't emo, you are just whiny little tween douchebags wearing t-shirts of the bands that killed music which were bought by your parents who you live with in a suburban area. You have no reason to be depressed other than having a likeness to these wannabe metal bands. Blake Schwarzenbach would not be amused.
Is very good this songs
[Newest]This list is absurd.

67Saves the Day
Just listen to At Your Funeral or Firefly if you are looking for Emo. Also listen to Brand New, probably number one for emo bands, my opinion though. Enjoy.

68Small Brown Bike
80s emo played in the 21st century

Listen to mineral you idiots
Seriously, I couldn't agree more. how the hell did mineral end up at 76, well below such non-emo bands like escape the fate and black veil brides? Where are bands like rainer maria? Or still life? How about boys life? Maybe christie front drive? Or even elliott? Or the obvious like the promise ring? Not even any love for Jejune?

I seldom listen to them. "Baby, You Wouldnt Last a Minute on the Creak" is a pretty good song by them.


chiodos is a really good band and two birds stoned at once is a good song


Craig is just a good Lyric righter.

71Snow White's Poison Bite
I think its a band definitely worth checking out... They have a good mix of screaming and singing :) a song I would recommend by them: The end of Prom Night... Check them out!
Their songs perfectly suits on my them al
This band was the very first band in this genre that I've listened to

72American Football
Never Meant is an amazing song on a game changing album
Awesome band love never meant great song.

Should be top 20. Though they are heavy by their music but their lyrics, guitar riffs and vocals are more than just an emo. They express the struggles of suffering people. They are real talent. Listen to any of their songs. I bet you will definitely vote for them.
Should be a lot closer to at least 30. Check out "Feed the Machine" to see what I mean
TF HAS NO ONE VOTED FOR RED! Just saw them on the list and auto-clicked! Some good bands on here although not all of them fall under the "emo" genre.
[Newest]Wonderful and if you don't thank so back off

74Cross My Heart

75I Hate Myself

Half emo-half punk rock. Their song "Waiting Room" is considered on of the best emo songs ever.
This is a band that everyone should know no matter what classifications yopu enjoy boxing yourself into... "you are not what you own"... "don't let every slip become a fall"

Whatever genre, they're just making awesome music
Greatest band from the phillipines
The 1st Emo, EmoCore in the philippines... Songs Paris...

78From First to Last
PEOPLE! From first to last! One of the best! Emotional to the max with fantastic vocals from sonny moore who has since gone in to form skrillex... Do the amazing music a favour and put them in their rightful place!
"I can feel my mind
Wandering again.
Into where I don't know,
And will I ever get home?
Time starts moving
Faster than I can.
And I'm sick of this scene;
I need to break the routine. "
Should be in at least the top 20?!?! The individuals split up to form bands that everyone knows? D.R.U.G.S... SKRILLEX! These guys are genuine geniuses.. Each in their own way.. Between the scream of travis and the piercing screach of Sonny moore there is NO BETTER BAND
Unfortunately Sonny Moore went on to become Skrillex and make rubbish music. But while he was in From First to Last, they were brilliant. They attempted to cling to life with Matt Good as the vocalist, but the only real gems were with Sonny on vocals.
[Newest]This is the best band of emo core1!

79Senses Fail
-good lyrics
-good music
-the BEST
-100% EMO
"we know that you don't know this band"
TRY out their BLOODY ROMANCE.. If you've listened to it.. Well, it's just an example of their work
I LOVE this band! It sounds amazing. Buried a lie is my favorite song. This should be much much higher than 57.
Senses Fail is one of my favorite bands, and one of the only bands that is actually emo on this list.
[Newest]LOVE THEM! Can't be saved or Buried a lie are the best!

80Faber Drive
I'm addicted ti tis band also!
I like all the songs! Especially the songs: Tongue Tied, When I'm with you, You And I tonight, By your side and Sleepless night... I hope Some people Appreciate their songs. Just like me. I'm adictted to their somes... I hope Teir will perform in the philipinnes.

81Sum 41
Great songs, great lyrics, not really emo though
I love this band so much
Love them so much #1 YAY!

82Dr. Acula
I like Dr. Acula! :D I think they make very good music. They shouldn't be in 34th place. Well at least it's higher than all those other bands down there... You know...
This is not emo!?

83Framing Hanley
They are amazing. I wouldn't particularly brand them as "emo" I feel their lyrics may be taken in such a way people may think that but their lyrics are amazing and they are great live.
What? Why is it so low? Their song, Hear me Now is KILLER! Someone needs to raise them up more

84Ghost Town
My Favorite band is Ghost town, and out of all my peeps, we all vote that Ghost Town is the best. Grant you, there is a little bit of screaming (screamo music), but it isn't overbearing. I LOVE THEM! They should at least get a twenty, at the very least...
This underground mix of dubstep grunge is multi talented and fun to dance to!
Ghost town Is one of my favorite bands
You should also listen to "fit for rivals"


86Title Fight

87You Me at Six
There absolutely amazing! Can't believe they're so far down the list the lyrics are touching and they have great chemistry, the have songs like loverboy which are powerful and strong then songs like the dilemma which are playful and so damn catchy! Love my babies
I think they should be in at LEAST the 20s. Their song stay with me is amazing. Come on guys, how could they not be in the 20s?
Ghost town should be in the top tens why are they #84?! They actually care so much about their fans, they write really good songs with amazing lyrics and as a bonus they are all beautiful.
[Newest]Such a good band

88Marianas Trench
Great band just listen to good to you and cross my heart. Good emo band
Do I have to explain?
After mpt they turned more pop... they're not an emo band in the slightest

Most of the bands on this damn list aren't even emo

Cursive is a great group. I might be partial because they had a cellist at one point, but they can play. Cursive also fits into the genre of emo. My Chemical Romance doesn't want to be called emo, so I think that is an acceptable request. Papa Roach shouldn't be on the list.

90Further Seems Forever
Sounded much like Rites Of Spring.
Further Seems Forever is my favorite band. I loved them no matter who their singer was.

91Silent Sanctuary
So heart warming lyrics, too bad most of their songs are tagalog. Only for filipino listeners
Best Filipino Band Ever! Try listening to their songs :)

My personal favorite since I could comprehend music, will always be apart of me.
Pinkerton is one of the Greatest EMO ALBUMS Ever...
No Weezer=No emo. These guys started it all and got it popular worldwide
[Newest]My dad got me into Weezer. I have A great dad.

93FM Static
Moment of truth best love song

94Attack Attack!
They are really awesome!
They should be up higher... Listen to I kissed a Girl
(they did the cover of Katy Perry! :3
I love this band. Its very good. Deserves a higher placing.

95Memphis May Fire
Should be like 5th in my book
They should be at least in top 20
I'm not a big MMF fan, But I know they should at least be top 30-20

Goodness! I don't get how Finch is down here! Wasn't Finch's WIITB revolutionary? And even the second album "Say Hello To Sunshine" was something much worth listening! Finch really is something! They deserve more upper rank than this
What It Is To Burn is a classic

Emarosa are amazing! Johnny Craig has an amazing voice and their music is just awesome They deserve to be much more well known
Jonny Craig has a damn good voice.

Probably the best all girl band I have ever heard in my entire life. I still can't get over the fact that I heard of them from my middle school math teacher.

99Tiny Moving Parts


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