The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

The Top Ten

1 My Chemical Romance 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. - 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

I watch Helena MV with my mouth open!

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2 Black Veil Brides 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. 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

not emo - chnapik

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3 Fall Out Boy 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

not emo - chnapik

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4 Falling In Reverse 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

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 emo - chnapik

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

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.


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6 30 Seconds to Mars 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 consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

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...

not emo - chnapik

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7 Panic! At The Disco 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

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

Very dramatic, yet sounds good. Most Fall Out Boy songs have the same chords, which is very repetitive. Panic at the Disco has a variety of emo songs that you are sure to get stuck in your head!

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8 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

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.

not emo - chnapik

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9 Pierce the Veil 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

Bro pierce the veil should be on the leaderboard.pierce the veil is the greatest band I have ever heard through my entire life of living

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10 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate

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 - ShaggysWorld

Also deserves more then the percent - amass21

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The Contenders

11 Bullet for My Valentine 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 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.

They deserve better then 3% - amass21

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12 Asking Alexandria 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 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

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!

They deserve better than 2% - amass21

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13 Jimmy Eat World 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

I LOVE all the other bands on this list SO much! but COME ON JIMMY EAT WORLD HAS BEEN THE ONLY REAL EMO BAND SO FAR!

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14 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.

Cut my wrist and black my eyes

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15 Evanescence 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.

Amy is beautiful, and so is her voice. Their music makes me feel all kinds of different emotions, and I love that. Will always be my Number One.

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16 Sunny Day Real Estate 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.

One of the few bands on here which is actually emo.

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17 All Time Low All Time Low 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.

All Time Low is my all time favorite band!

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18 The 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.

Not an emo band, but they're still amazing.

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19 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.

Awesome band needs to be way higher

Never Meant is an amazing song on a game changing album

Math rock and emo (true classic emotive post hardcore) one of greatest combinations ever to be heard by my ears.

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20 Brand New

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

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me is a better album than any other band's album in the top 10, this band deserves to be higher

TDAGARIOM is a masterpiece and better than most of discographies of bands on this list

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21 Alesana

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.

Just the band of my life😍

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22 Secondhand Serenade Secondhand 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


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23 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.

24 Tokio Hotel 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. 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...


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25 Blood On the Dance Floor Blood On the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

If you've never heard this band's music, consider yourself very fortunate. This is the band that, if we let it, will end music forever. Also, judging by the comments I'm seeing, I may be the only person here who's not a 12-year-old girl with neon blue hair and five extensions. AVOID THIS BAND AT ALL COSTS!

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.

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

Is this really above mineral? - chnapik

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26 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. - zappyo29

27 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

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!


One of my favourite emo bands! 💀❤

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28 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.

Their songs have meaningful lyrics, but are soft enough for parents to listen to

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29 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...

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30 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

Waaay better than american football
also this is pretty much the best emo band, why are they only 37? I mean the bands on the top 10 aren't even emo. there is no hope left in this world

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31 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!

Oh meh lord this band is great and deserves to be higher ranked what m8

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32 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. - Joekool67

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

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33 Motionless In White 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


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34 Hollywood Undead 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 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!

They are amazing! But their not emo.

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35 Mineral

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

How is this so low especially next to so many bands that aren't in the genre? this is one of my all time favorites, the only explanation is people haven't heard of them. If you are still reading this and you are interested in learning about the band or just the emo genre in general I can not recommend enough that you listen to their song "parking lot".

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36 Suicide Silence 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.

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37 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS? The fact that these guys aren't even in the top 20, behind BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR no less, and should really be in the top 5. No band compares to their amount of originality, melody and lyricism. TOP 4 life!

I don't consider TOP emo, I consider them more as an alternative band ( or Schizoid pop ), but I will still love them no matter how much 2016 made them seem over-rated.

They're far from emo (even though a lot of idiots at my school hate them and say they're goth) but they're still really amazing, I just don't think they should be on this list.

This should be in the top 10 but I understand how the haven't been around as long as the other bands on this list - FunGhoul

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38 Blessthefall

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

Love the song hollow bodies

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39 Vampires 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!

40 Rites Of Spring

The first ""emo" bands that "emo" fans don't know about. They are great though.

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 founders of emo, and hardly any one claiming to be a fan of emo even knows about them. based on some peoples comments people seem to believe emo originated in the early to mid 2000s. this is just pathetic, how a once mighty genre has died.
rest in peace emo.

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41 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men

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

How are they #44?

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42 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


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.

43 AFI

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!

Greatest band in existence.

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44 The Hotelier
45 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. - Joekool67

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

I hardly ever listen to them but You're not Alone changed my life :D

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46 Chiodos

I seldom listen to them. "Baby, You Wouldnt Last a Minute on the Creak" is a pretty good song by them. - Joekool67

chiodos is a really good band and two birds stoned at once is a good song - jakeman3000

Craig is just a good Lyric righter.

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

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47 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

This list is a joke. (Before you jump down my throat) I actually like most of these bands. But they aren't emo. Save the vast majority of these for the best pop punk bands. That's where they belong.

Taking Back Sunday, on the other hand, is the greatest emo band of all time. Louder Now is iconic in this genre. That entire album has been played by myself alone too many times to count.

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48 The 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.

I love the song face down the instrumentals were awesome but I liked the lyrics a lot more

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49 Flyleaf

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.

Sorry, but um...these guys are Christian. Emo+Christian= doesn't MIX

Christians can play emo. Flyleaf just doesn't happen to be one of them.

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50 Get Scared 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!

numero uno

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