Top 10 Songs People Call "Emo" that Aren't

These songs aren't emo and emo's a punk subgenre so eh.

The Top Ten

1 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

When people call this song "edgy" or emo it does get old.

Ita Gothic not Emo - christangrant

This is emo... - ProPanda

2 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Um, My Chemical Romance is kind of the king of Emo music. Most of these songs on this list aren't emo, that is true. There's a difference between Emo and "edgy" that people seem to not understand. I think most people could agree that Linkin Park and Evanescence are not emo but have some edgy themes in their music. - cjWriter1997

Not really all that emo like if anything I'm Not Okay is their only song that comes close to emo.

This literally is the emo anthem... it's emo. My Chemical Romance is the most classic emo band, get it right. - emomusic

I like this song, and it's emo. No way around it. - Sop

3 Pain - Three Days Grace

Again this song does not qualify as emo.

Didn't really find it emo... - TwilightKitsune

4 Crawling - Linkin Park

I don't need to explain this one.

5 Welcome to My Life - Simple Plan

It's Pop-Punk not emo.

6 Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me) - Simple Plan

It might be a meme but it's not funny and it's not emo.

7 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Emo is a subculture, not just a genre, most of these songs are enjoyed by the subculture but this song is enjoyed by pretty much everyone. - MrQuaz680

Jesus Christ, how many people have called me emo for liking Gorillas. How in hell is Gorillas emo?

8 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace

Alternative Rock no where near Emo.

How is this emo? - TwilightKitsune

9 American Idiot - Green Day

Lol not emo AT ALL

10 Broken - Seether & Amy Lee

I think this one's self explantory.

The Newcomers

? Numb - Linkin Park

Numb isn't emo, and Linkin Park isn't an emo song. Trust me, I love Linkin Park, but they aren't emo

There is nothing emo like about this song.

No offense, but pretty much every song on this list is extremely emo. - Brobusky

The Contenders

11 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

There is nothing emo about this song.

12 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

Nah this is somewhat emo.

13 In the End - Linkin Park
14 Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots
15 Blurry - Puddle of Mudd
16 Cold - Crossfade

Song title explains it's self enough said.

17 My Immortal - Evanescence
18 Weightless - All Time Low
19 Misery Business - Paramore

I don't understand why many people think Paramore is an emo band, sure they had the look and they were popular back then in the "commercial emo" age, but that doesn't mean anything

Is nothing like their songs are trying to hard to be edgy or talk about depression or that kind of stuff

If you hear real emo bands like Brand New, Taking Back Sunday or Sunny Day Real State (the real kings of emo music, not My Chemical Romance) you will know their style and the Paramore style (and some other bands style) are very different

20 Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance

Also emo. My favorite My Chemical Romance song, though. - Sop

21 Gives You Hell - The All American Rejects
22 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
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