Music

The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco 

Ranker Music
Updated April 1, 2020 1.5k votes 211 voters 6.9k views 44 items

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.

list ordered by
1
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Infinity on High, Save Rock and Roll, From Under the Cork Tree, Take This to Your Grave, Project Rocket / Fall Out Boy, + more

Labels: Fueled by Ramen, Island Records, Uprising Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Decaydance

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead ...more

More Fall Out Boy 

#316 of 695 The Best Rock Vocalists #100 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time The Best Fall Out Boy Songs

2
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best, Fake You Out, Guns For Hands, + more

Labels: Fueled by Ramen

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

More Twenty One Pilots 

#723 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #349 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time The Best Twenty One Pilots Albums, Ranked

3
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: The Black Parade, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, + more

Labels: Warner Music Group, Eyeball Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records

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

More My Chemical Romance 

#115 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #548 of 529 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are The Best My Chemical Romance Songs

4
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown, ¡Dos!, Insomniac, + more

Labels: Adeline Records, Lookout! Records, Epitaph Records, Skene! Records, Reprise Records

Green Day is an American rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band's career, they have been a trio with drummer ...more

More Green Day 

#55 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #85 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers The Best Green Day Songs of All Time

5
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Riot!, All We Know Is Falling, brand new eyes, Paramore, Ignorance, + more

Labels: Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group

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. Williams ...more

More Paramore 

#253 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #702 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #938 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

6
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time Remixes, + more

Labels: Interscope Records

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

More Imagine Dragons 

#182 of 620 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time #356 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time The Best Imagine Dragons Albums, Ranked

7
The Killers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Sam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle Born, + more

Labels: Vertigo Records, Island Records, Marrakesh Records

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer ...more

More The Killers 

#168 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #148 of 620 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time The Best Killers Songs of All Time

8
All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Put Up or Shut Up, Don't Panic, So Wrong, It's Right, The Party Scene, + more

Labels: Emerald Moon Records, Hopeless Records, Interscope Records

All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead ...more
9
Gerard Way is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
Genre: Pop punk, Rock music & Emo; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My New Life Begins, Hesitant Alien, No Shows, Action Cat

Labels: Eyeball Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records

Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance from its ...more
10
The All-American Rejects... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: The All American Rejects, Move Along, Gives You Hell: The Remixes, When the World Comes Down, Schooled, + more

Labels: Doghouse Records, DGC Records, Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, DreamWorks Records

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
11
OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of, Native, Stop and Stare, + more

Labels: Mosley Music Group, Interscope Records, Columbia

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

More OneRepublic 

#701 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #66 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #483 of 2,179 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

12
5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: 5 Seconds of Summer, Somewhere New, Unplugged, She Looks So Perfect, Out of My Limit, + more

Labels: Capitol Records

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

More 5 Seconds of Summer 

#61 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #983 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time The Best 5 Seconds of Summer Albums, Ranked

13
Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See, + more

Labels: EMI, Warner Bros. Records, Domino Recording Company

Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) ...more

More Arctic Monkeys 

#191 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #302 of 2,179 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time The Best Arctic Monkeys Songs of All Time

14
The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: The 1975, Music for Cars, Sex, iTunes Festival: London 2013, Facedown, + more

Labels: Vagrant Records, Dirty Hit

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
15
Bastille is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed, Overjoyed, Bad Blood, + more

Labels: EMI, Virgin Records

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

More Bastille 

#164 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #21 of 230 The Very Best Indie Pop Bands & Artists

16
The Young Veins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Take a Vacation!, Everyone but You, Change, Take a Vacation

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
17
Plain White T's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Stop, All That We Needed, Every Second Counts, Come On Over, Hey There Delilah, + more

Labels: Fearless Records, Atlantic Records, Hollywood Records, Universal Music Group

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

More Plain White T's 

#296 of 320 The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists #12 of 28 The Best Bands with White in the Name The Best Plain White T's Albums, Ranked

18
Marianas Trench is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Fix Me, Masterpiece Theatre, Marianas Trench EP, Ever After, Masterpiece Theatre: Director's Cut, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Cherrytree Records, 604 Records, Interscope Records

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

More Marianas Trench 

#83 of 93 The Best Post-Hardcore Bands #92 of 242 The Best Canadian Rock Bands

19
Fun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Some Nights, Aim and Ignite, iTunes Session, fun. Live at Fingerprints, C’mon, + more

Labels: Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic Records, Paper + Plastick, Elektra Records, Nettwerk

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

More Fun 

#212 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #988 of 2,179 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #102 of 115 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time

20
Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Baby You Don't Tripajaharda

Labels: Equal Vision Records

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
21
Neon Trees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Habits, Picture Show, Pop Psychology, Start a Fire, iTunes Live from SoHo, + more

Labels: Def Jam Recordings, Mercury

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
22
The Brobecks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco
The Brobecks

Albums: Happiest Nuclear Winter, Understanding the Brobecks, Goodnight and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow, Violent Things

23
Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Walk the Moon, Tightrope EP, Anna Sun EP, The Other Side: B-Sides and Rarities, The Anthem EP, + more

Labels: RCA Records

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
24
We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: We the Kings, Smile Kid, Sunshine State of Mind, Secret Valentine EP, Between the Ink and Paper, + more

Labels: Universal Republic Records, S‐Curve Records, Virgin Records

We the Kings is an American rock band from Bradenton, Florida. The band's self-titled full-length debut album, released in 2007, included the platinum single "Check Yes Juliet", and ...more
25
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Panic! at the Disco

Albums: Tales Told by Dead Friends, A Lesson in Romantics, Monsters in the Closet, Anywhere but Here, Mayday Parade, + more

Labels: Fearless Records, Atlantic Records

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