music The Best Emo Bands  

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List Rules Only emo bands, no other punk derivative bands should be on here unless emo is their primary genre.

At the end of the 1990s, emo, a subgenre of punk rock, began to resonate with music fans. Though it didn't become popular until the early 2000s, there were a bunch of emo bands that became popular with mainstream rock music fans. The best emo bands are still, to this day, able to sell out arenas across the globe. Even as the popularity of the genre has waned over the years, the top emo bands have managed to endure, capturing the hearts and minds of their loyal supporters.

So, what are the best emo bands? For starters, you can't think about emo without mentioning Jimmy Eat World. Overlooked at the beginning of their career, Jimmy Eat World became one of the first emo music bands to become a fixture on alt rock radio and are naturally on this list. Following their lead, other popular scene bands - big names like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Panic! At the Disco - were able to maintain strong careers based on the strength of their songs and ability to resonate with audiences. Though their music isn't as popular as it once was, the top emo bands can still be heard on radio to this day.

It's hard to determine the differences between the best emo band and the most popular emo band, but that's the point of this list. We're looking find out which band can truly be considered above and beyond their contemporaries and peers within the genre. It may be difficult to define what exactly is a good emo band, but ultimately, it's up to you to decide the group who deserves to be at the top of this list. Above all, you should be able to answer the tough question of "who are the best emo bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest emo musician ever?" The ball is in your court so it's up to you to decide.

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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Emo Bands
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Emo Bands
All Time Low Pop Punk, Emo Punk, Punk Rock

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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Bring Me The Horizon Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Mayday Parade Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Escape The Fate Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Falling in Reverse Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore

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Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

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Hawthorne Heights is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Hawthorne Heights Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Taking Back Sunday Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Weezer Pop punk, Rock music, Garage rock

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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Twenty One Pilots Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Boys Like Girls Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

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Jimmy Eat World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Jimmy Eat World Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Pop punk, Indie, Emo

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Brand New is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Brand New Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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Secondhand Serenade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Secondhand Serenade Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

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We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Emo Bands
We the Kings Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Dashboard Confessional is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Dashboard Confessional Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

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The Used is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Used Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Silverstein Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Emo Bands
A Day To Remember Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Of Mice & Men Metalcore, Post-hardcore

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Thirty Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Emo Bands

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New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Emo Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Get Scared is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Get Scared Gothic rock, Rock music, Emo

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Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Yellowcard Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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Alesana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Alesana Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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Metro Station is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Metro Station Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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From First to Last is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Emo Bands
From First to Last Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Motionless In White Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Matchbook Romance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Matchbook Romance Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Suicide Silence Deathcore, Heavy metal

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Scary Kids Scaring Kids is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Scary Kids Scaring Kids Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Emo Bands
We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal