The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

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1My 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. - Joekool67

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

Love them best band ever. My Chemical Romance is life.

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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

My #1 favorite band. I promise you that will never change. They help people get through really hard times and show them that their not alone. They really care and love their fans and always want them to be happy. I can't explain how much they mean to me and other people.

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3Falling 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

Not just Ronnie radke. But I love game over

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4Fall 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

It my favorite band they brought me and my mom together

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530 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...

You can't make an entire genre for one band, if it's different it's called alternative.

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6Paramore

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! - sic(6)sic

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.

Come on all these other ones are trash compared to Paramore!

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7Escape 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 - ShaggysWorld

Am yet to hear a song by them that I do not enjoy

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8Sleeping 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

Love this band my favorite

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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

Pierce the veil is awesome I mean you have to be stupid to put them in 9th place like come on what the hell

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10Bullet 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.

Of course, Bullet For My Valentine is the best band on this list but they are melodic metalcore, not emo, what?

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11Asking 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

This band is insanely good. In 2009 they made the album "Stand up and scream" which is just AMAZING. In 2011 the album "Reckless and relentless" was released. It wasnt as good as the first one, but (In my opinion) still the 2nd best album ever made. In 2013 they made another just gorgeous album named "From death to destiny." Unfortunately the singer Danny Worsnop had changed their style into something a little more hard rock at this point so the album fell a little behind the other ones. (Remember that everything I say is still just my opinion.) In 2015 Danny Worsnop left the band, but I can't disagree with his decision since he didn't have his heart in the band anymore. This looked like the worst thing that could ever happen, but it was the complete opposite! The young singer Denis Stoff now joined the band, and I think Denis is just what AA needed. Denis has with his high screams and lots of energy succesfully brought AA back to the times with "Stand up and scream" and given the ...more

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!

I have only heard one song of there's but they are already amazing

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12Panic! 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

Panic! At The Disco has been creating their music since 2006. Many of their great songs weren't considered "mainstream", however. Due to this, not much publicity followed them. Every album is different and has us on our toes. Some of their best songs include Nine In The Afternoon, The Ballad of Mona Lisa, This is Gospel, Girls/Girls/Boys, The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage, That Green Gentleman, Miss Jackson, and what is considered their most successful song, I Write Sins Not Tragedies.

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

Honestly how is this even possible?

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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

Legendary - no further comment needed

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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.

No way the aren't top 10. Ohio is for lovers is THE emo song of this generation!

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15Evanescence

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.

They are really awesome

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16The 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.

Love there mix of scream and actual singing

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17All 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.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ATL! One of my favorite bands there songs are fun but meaningful and some of their songs have a strong meaning to my best friend and I and our friendship.

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18Alesana

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

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 it's 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.

My all time favorite band..

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19Tokio 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 only band which speaks to me. Every song I can relate to and they comfort me as I struggle in this bitter world. 'Everybody says that time heals the pain, I've been waiting forever. That day never came. '
This world is just too cruel, and Tokio Hotel express this through there beautiful haunting music.
There is truth in there lyrics, which sooths me.

Who even are they

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20Dashboard 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.

Who doesn't love this band, those of us who grew up with them love them. They sing with such emotion and are the songs you can sit and listen to over and over and every time you hear them they spark that memory

I really love this band it's what I listen to at night almost every night.

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