The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

The Top Ten

1 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

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

Best thing to ever step foot on earth my god there perfect

From the day I started pre school till first grade I had friends then in first grade till the spring of 2010 which is 8 year span I had no friends so music got me through it especially My Chemical Romance I used to spend all my free time ( my definitely of free time is not in school and not with family) in my room listening to music and My Chemical Romance was the one I listen to the most

Never saw My Chemical Romance live wish I did. My Chemical Romance is my all time favorite band I got in to them in 04 with there album Three cheers For Sweat Revenge (my 2nd favorite My Chemical Romance album probably 2nd favorite album of all time too also this album has my 2nd favorite song of all time on it I'm not ok) then in 2006 they released my all time favorite album the black parade (favorite My Chemical Romance album) also Famous last words became my all time favorite song then they released there album Danger days in ...more

2 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

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

Black veil brides are the 6th best emo band ever I love everything about them especially there music and I love the way they dress

From the day I started pre school till first grade I had friends then in first grade till the spring of 2010 which is 8 year span I had no friends so music got me through it especially My Chemical Romance I used to spend all my free time ( my definitely of free time is not in school and not with family) in my room listening to music and My Chemical Romance was the one I listen to the most

Never saw My Chemical Romance live wish I did. My Chemical Romance is my all time favorite band I got in to them in 04 with there album Three cheers For Sweat Revenge (my 2nd favorite My Chemical Romance album probably 2nd favorite album of all time too also this album has my 2nd favorite song of all time on it I'm not ok) then in 2006 they released my all time favorite album the black parade (favorite My Chemical Romance album) also Famous last words became ...more

3 Panic! At The Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

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

Greatest emo band of all time if you take away some of their newer songs.

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

4 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

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

Take away their last album and they come in at a close second behind Panic! at the Disco.

5 Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

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!

Paramore is amazing! Although I only know the lead singers name and am not part of their fandom, I have heard a LOT of their songs. The instrumentals are amazing and pure. Like many good bands, though, they have flaws.
- Hayley Williams voice is good, but it isn't natural, it is stressed and forced. The only time I have heard it natural is part of The Only Exception or whatever it's called. That is probably their best song.
-They are barely emo. They are pop punk. Some of their slower songs are considered emo, but not all slow songs are emo. The slow songs are emo in the tempo, and in the instrumentals (kinda), but lyrically no.

In conclusion, Paramore is a great band, but needs to learn. They will never be perfect, though, because NOTHING is perfect.

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.

6 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

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

Almost all of the above are emo pop (short for Emo pop punk), but that doesn't mean it isn't emo. They are emo, just with other genres mixed in. Some of the band above have fully emo songs. Say one of your parents are Indian and the other is American. That doesn't mean you aren't "real American". Same thing with Emo pop. One "parent" is emo, and the other is pop punk, with the child being Emo pop. That doesn't mean the Emo pop bands aren't "Real Emo" or not "Real pop punk". So the emo pop bands are both emo and pop punk at the same time. Although that doesn't mean that Emo fakers exist, for example Paramore, who is pop punk.

7 Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

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

Same dude, especially Brother and I'm Not Good Enough for the Truth in Cliche. Those are good songs. Brother-Falling in Reverse and I'm Not Good Enough for the Truth in Cliche- Escape the Fate are some of the best songs out there. - JoMama163

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

This should at least be higher than Fall Out Boy, they aren't even technically emo and neither is Panic! At the Disco.

8 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music.

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 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.

The Guilltine, The Ransom, Dragging Dead Bodies, Friends and Alibis.
Pretty much any song by Ronnie Radke is simply amazing

This band is simply amazing and no one should argue with that. They have the meaning and they just blow my mind whenever I listen to them. Monte Money became an insane guitarist compared to his guitar playing on the past few years. They deserve a higher rank that this, so vote for them!

9 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

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!

If you don't like the Joker in a Screamo band, you're more nuts than he is!

! 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...

10 Sunny Day Real Estate

This is sad (not because its emo), there are only about six emo bands on here (sunny day real estate, rites of spring, american football, texas is the reason, mineral and (early) jimmy eat world) the rest are not emotive hardcore/post-hardcore, but instead a bunch of half-decent pop/punk fueled by ramen bands that are simply mislabeled and have very little in common with any actual emo bands. Honestly listen to the six bands I mentioned and become well versed in the genre before voting, that isn't to say you will enjoy it more than the pop/punk bands, as some of those bands range from decent to great by some peoples, however you should be able to tell they should not be lumped into the same genre.

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

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.

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

The Newcomers

? Crystal Castles
? New Medicine

The Contenders

11 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

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

I'm not exaggerating when I say Pierce the Veil has saved many people's lives (including mine). Their lyrics are so deep and easy to connect to! And it doesn't hurt that they're all really hot ;) but seriously, they are my favorite band and I wish I had found them sooner... I listen to them everyday and I think more people should too... Going back to that whole "life saving" part, there was one day where I felt so bad and I was crying. I was then listening to "Tangled in the Great Escape" and I put my knife down and I've been clean since that day, and because of that here I am :D I love this band so much and I think they should have a much higher ranking...

12 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band currently consists of Kellin Quinn, Gabe Barham, Jack Fowler, Nick Martin, and Justin Hills.

In my opinion the most underrated emo band of all time. Great songwriting and talented vocals.

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.

Currently listening to this band, and I love it so much. It has been my favorite band for a while, I don't regret finding it. The lyrics are absolutely amazing, they talk about topics other than what the regular public listens to, and I personally think Kellin's vocals are some of the best I've ever heard. I also think Gabe is an amazing drummer, and everything is just overall perfect in this band.

13 Hawthorne 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.

Incredible band

Hawthorne Heights, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, The Used, Matchbook Romance, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, Embrace and Rites of Spring deserve to be at the top of this list. Not those stupid poser bands.

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.

14 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

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.

Favorite band in the whole world, I would say you need to at least respect them good though to put them in at least 2nd-3rd, These guys have been inspirational to me, so much of my life has revolved around them, Bullet may not be so much an emo band but still have to be the most amazing band out there.

15 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

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.

I was looking for Evanescence to be under My Chemical Romance. Or at least to be in the Top 5, not Top 20! I've liked Evanescence for 13 years now, Amy Lee has gotten just more and more amazing. No other band has this much emotional impact on me. This pisses me off.

16 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

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

Actually this band is lame not the haters at least the haters know the definition of good music, and know whiny, generic failing music when they see it. - XxembermasterxX

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!

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.

17 Dashboard Confessional

One of the best yet underrated emo bands out there. Some bands I grew up with slowly turned into pop punk/punk rock, but Dashboard stayed and embraced the scene. Chris Carrabba's vocals tug on my emotions every time I hear them. Especially on Remember to Breathe, Turpentine Chaser, Hands Down and Vindicated. His vocals are accompanied by an acoustic guitar or an entire band. He sings with lots of emotions since stated in an interview the songs he makes are "outlets" for his sadness. This gives the songs the emotional power they have whenever anyone plays their/his songs. In my opinion, Chris' acoustic versions of his songs feel more raw and are filled to the brim with emotion. Dashboard is one of those bands where not a lot of people listen to, but have great music.

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

18 American Football

What the...people are really stupid and don't know the meaning of 'emo.' Emo is a 90's genre and most of these bands only came out in 2005 when emo was already dead. This band, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Get Up Kids, early Jimmy Eat World, Braid, Jawbreaker, At The Drive-In, The Promise Ring, Texas Is The Reason etc are emo. Not My Chemical Romance and suicide silence you idiots. Some bands, granted, are newer and can be classed as emo; Brand New, The Hotelier, Foxing etc. This list is embarassing. American Football made the most legendary emo album of all time. The only made one with 9 tracks and it defined the genre. You kids need to go back to school. Rant over.

Pioneered the math rock route that future emo bands would take

Awesome band needs to be way higher

Never Meant is an amazing song on a game changing album

19 Brand New Brand New is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane; they were joined by Benjamin Homola for their live performances.

Should be one, should have more attention, you haven't heard emo is you haven't voted for this

Amazing, a lot of band only cover girlfriends, but brand new is so diverse, unique and catchy.

This is utterly wrong. The greatest emo bands are Brand New and Sunny Day Real Estate, and that's that!

Between this and Sunny Day Real Estate really.

99% of this list is radio commercialised shallow throwaway crap anyways

20 Funeral for a Friend

I love the sound of Funeral For A Friend so much! The guitars, the drums, everything. The first couple albums are totally ripping!

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...

21 The Used The Used is an American rock band formed in Orem, Utah, in 2001. The group consists of vocalist Bert McCracken, bassist Jeph Howard, drummer Dan Whitesides, and guitarist Joey Bradford.

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.

I really love their songs especially their song entitled "Smother Me".. Wew.. , I'm so addicted with this song.. It has good melody and lyrics too..

22 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

How are they not on this list? They're at the forefront of emo revival, and are definitely one of the best emo bands ever! Just listen to their song "Heartbeat In The Brain" or "Pictures Of A Tree That Doesn't Look Okay" to get an idea of what they're like.

23 Alesana

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 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.

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

24 Scary Kids Scaring Kids

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

Best band out of Arizona, would be ranked higher, if Tyson Stevens were still alive.

Never heard of em. I'm going to start listening though, they sound awesome!

Highly underrated I have been listening to them for years now and I still love them, if only they stayed together at least to finish the last album which I heard was nearly finished (or at least according to wikipedia :P)

25 Cap'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

The first real emo band I see on the list is currently in 66th place. That is really sad.

26 Silverstein

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.

They are really cool and I like their vintage sound. They remind me of Mayday Parade and they are really good.

27 Mineral

The band that most definitively displays the traits of what an emo band is

Sad, I've counted a total of five emo bands on this list (Sunny day real estate, early Jimmy eat world, Rites of spring, and American foot ball). this is the reason why ignorance is the downfall of democracy, and people need to educate themselves about what they are voting for. I'm guessing most of this sites voting population have never even heard an actual emo band before.

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?

Listen to mineral you idiots

28 Texas 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.

Wow. The rare ACTUAL emo band. List is utter garbage

Second favorite emo band, right behind Sunny Day Real Estate, just ahead of Owen. This should be way higher than that overly edgey pop-punk and screamo that has infested the list.

29 Secondhand Serenade Secondhand Serenade is an American rock band, led by vocalist, pianist and guitarist John Vesely. Vesely has released four studio albums to date under the name Secondhand Serenade: Awake in 2007, A Twist in My Story in 2008, Hear Me Now in 2010, and Undefeated in 2014. His debut album used multitrack ...read more.

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

Literally the most underrated artist of all time, John Vesely is a musical genius who will never get the treatment that new artists get because of him coming from Myspace. Your call is still one of my favorite songs ever and not a lot of people dislike fall for you.

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

30 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.

You wouldn't guess the impact Tokio Hotel had in their home country back in the '00s... they sang what millions of adolescents felt at that time. Their style was new to German mainstream, youth culture was devided into rap or pop, while their emo style was androgynous and fresh. People who didn't fit the stereotypes had something they could relate to. Their success didn't last that long but it was huge. Unfortunately, being teenagers didn't help them being taken seriously by German critics...

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.

31 All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. ...read more.

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 them so much I've seen them live I don't care what people say they are one of my favourite bands.. my favourite song has got to be therapy because it's just so amazing and emotional.. plus jack is my spirit animal

32 A 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!

They sound really good

HONESTLY BEST BAND EVER

Yes quite.
They should be MUCH higher on the list though. They have a really badass metal sound and are really talented. They really should get more recognition.

33 Taking 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

I can only assume they're not top 5 because a lot of people aren't considering them emo. If you do, they might be the best. Emo is short for emotional. If you don't feel the emotion in their first two albums, check your heartbeat...

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

34 Coheed and Cambria Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.

Not a big emo fan, but this group is all around fantastic borrowing a lot of prog-metal elements AMD fusing them with the better aspects of emo to create a sound that I don't think any other band could possibly recreate. They deserve to be higher here.

Coheed and Cambria are life so original and the suffering is one of the top ten I think Coheed and Cambria should be higher

Emo?
I'm not even a Coheed and Cambria fan and I KNOW they're not emo

Emo DOES NOT I REPEAT NOT have the writing and orchestal arrangements that C&C have.

35 Chiodos

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.

This band is amazing and beautiful. Listen to them! You won't regret it.

36 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

Good as a rock band but not so much an emo band. Higher than its placed #38 though.

Absolutely Not Emo but Great Band Though They're Alternative/Post Grunge.

This is Post-Grunge, not emo. It isn't even associated with emo. I'd say it's in my top 3 favorite bands though, I'm glad it's good enough to get on lists of a genre it doesn't belong to!

I'm really not sure if this is an emo band but THIS IS MY FAVORITE BAND EVER!

37 Motionless In White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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

Motionless In White is my second Favorite band, I've loved them ever since I heard 'Devils Night', I love all the Band, Ricky a little more though.

38 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

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

R.I.P. mitch lucker my brother got me Into this band and I fell in love right when he played you only live once

I love this band. I always have wake up in my head at school.

39 Get Scared Get Scared is an American gothic metal band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics, in 2009. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. These guys should be number one. All time favorite band, lyrics are amazing and clever, great music. One of the few bands on this list that are legitimately emo.

Why isn't this like at least number 20 what I love a lot of these bands but there are under 30 that are actually emo

This band.. Is literally my favorite! The lyrics, the melodies, the instruments! This should at least be in top 10!

One of the few actual emo bands on this list and its at 268!

40 Saosin

Ok, here's the thing. I discovered Saosin in the past couple years, and some of their music I think deserves to put them top 5 on this list. Seven Years is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard, and other greats like Collapse, and It's far better to learn are just fantastic. This band has flown under the radar, but both Cove Reber and Anthony Green are extremely talented and deserve more recognition. If you have never heard of Saosin, PLEASE do yourself a favor and check them out

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

Wow..
"Bury your head! "
"Voices.. "
It sounds very nice..

41 Set It Off

"I'll do my sleeping when I'm dead" "Why worry" "Breath in, breath out" Great songs and the guys are so friendly!

Ayy was waiting to see if this one came up

42 The Hotelier

Love this band

43 Glassjaw Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band is fronted by vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck.
44 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

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!

Best band ever they should have a better rating

45 Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

How could anyone mistake emo music for Goth music

Joy division isn't Emo, it's goth!

You're right. Joy Division is one of the classical gothic music at the beginning of the gothic subculture.

Post-Punk!

46 Aiden

Their a great band and their songs are badass

One of the best bands of all time. William Control is also great.

The best emo bands

47 A Static Lullaby

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

48 Ice Nine Kills

this list was so hard to choose from lol but ink should really be at a higher rank, they're soo good and creative, insanee

Nice, heavy, and an all around amazing band! It was hard to choose from the bands here but I had to choose this one because of the creativity and new stuff they bring to the table.

Awesome band I love them!

49 We Are In the Crowd
50 Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.

WHAT! Why are they so low down! They should be in the top 5 at least! They r amazing!

They have saved my life more times than I can admit. The amount of strength and post put in to their music and lyrics is amazing.

They need to be much higher up on the list! Amazing band with a wonderful sound and beautiful lyrics

More heavy metal but AWESOME AM I RIGHT?!

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