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The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco  

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If you love Panic! at the Disco, you're probably looking for similar bands with the same sound as Brendon Urie and his versatile voice. This list ranks the best bands like Panic! at the Disco, including both obvious choices and a few that may surprise you. Your votes affect these Panic! at the Disco recommendations, so don't be shy about expressing your opinion for each band!

Panic! at the Disco was formed by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith, Ryan Ross, and Brent Wilson in 2004. However, Urie is the only remaining member of that foursome, as the lineup has seen many changes over the years. Their sound has changed almost as much as their lineup, but that's probably what's kept them alive and still thriving today. After all, "High Hopes" was one of the biggest songs of 2018.

For bands similar to Panic! at the Disco, you have to start with Fall Out Boy. Vocalist Patrick Stump has a voice very similar to Urie's, and both bands play within the same genres. Even more bands like Panic! at the Disco include Cobra Starship, The 1975, and The Veins, a band formed by former members Ross and Walker.

There are a lot of pop-punk bands you can't go wrong with, but the goal of this list is to have the best bands similar to Panic! at the Disco towards the top.

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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe ...more
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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock
Green Day is an American rock band formed in 1986. Green Day's members include Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool. Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY ...more
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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and ...more
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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more
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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. would complete the current line-up of the ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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The All-American Rejects is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler, Mike Kennerty, and Chris Gaylor. The band achieved ...more
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All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. Since their formation the band has consisted of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex ...more
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Gerard Way is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Gerard Arthur Way is an American musician and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative-rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September ...more
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more
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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more
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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music
5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock and pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. The group were ...more
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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock
The 1975 is an English indie rock band formed in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald. They have released four EPs, while their ...more
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Plain White T's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Anti-folk, Pop music
Plain White T's is an American pop punk band from Lombard, Illinois formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio, Ken Fletcher and Steve Mast. The group had a mostly ...more
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The Young Veins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Garage rock, Pop rock, Indie rock
The Young Veins was a rock band from Echo Park, California. The band was composed of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, two former members of the Las Vegas band Panic! at the Disco, along with bassist ...more
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Fun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Indie pop, Pop rock, Power pop
Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, of Anathallo and Steel Train ...more
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Bastille is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Synthpop, Alternative rock
Bastille are an English indie rock band formed in 2010. They began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece is completed by Chris ...more
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Marianas Trench is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman. The band has released ...more
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Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Symphonic rock
Set It Off are an American pop punk/symphonic rock band based in Tampa, Florida. They gained a following through vocalist Cody Carson's YouTube Channel rockmaniac89 and were subsequently signed ...more
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Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Power pop, Alternative rock, Art rock
Walk the Moon is an American indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2008 and went through several member changes before finally coming ...more
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We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
We the Kings is an American rock band from Bradenton, Florida. Their self-titled full-length debut album, released in 2007, included the platinum single "Check Yes Juliet", and went on ...more
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The Brobecks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
The Brobecks
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Neon Trees is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
New Wave, Pop music, Pop rock
Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour ...more
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Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music
Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support. In July ...more