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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
NathalieSantos added My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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2
5,056 1,334
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

3
5,141 975
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

4
3,426 1,558
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

5
3,087 973
All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Emo Bands
JonxthxnFxnditx added All Time Low Pop Punk, Emo Punk, Punk Rock

6
3,548 918
Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Emo Bands
but chickens double d added Bring Me The Horizon Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

7
2,030 414
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
2,383 915
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,604 393
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Emo Bands
destiny-dunning added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

10
2,012 889
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Mayday Parade Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

11
2,416 749
Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Emo Bands
but chickens double d added Falling in Reverse Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore

12
2,097 970
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Escape The Fate Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal

13
1,915 454
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Twenty One Pilots Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

14
1,247 654
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Taking Back Sunday Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

15
1,088 761
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wickedclown3388 added Weezer Pop punk, Rock music, Garage rock

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874 852
Hawthorne Heights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Hawthorne Heights Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
1,596 725
Jimmy Eat World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Jimmy Eat World Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

18
1,467 784
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

19
1,029 740
Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Boys Like Girls Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

20
1,062 576
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

21
1,386 740
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Pop punk, Indie, Emo

22
823 610
Brand New is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Brand New Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

23
1,039 672
Secondhand Serenade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Secondhand Serenade Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

24
795 654
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

25
727 591
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Emo Bands
but chickens double d added Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

26
1,047 216
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Emo Bands
clinton-the-prodigy added Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

27
1,269 611
The Used is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Used Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

28
1,024 549
We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Emo Bands
We the Kings Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

29
1,023 281
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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668 236
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

31
685 568
Dashboard Confessional is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Dashboard Confessional Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

32
553 210
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added A Day To Remember Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

33
641 525
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Silverstein Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

34
603 241
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Of Mice & Men Metalcore, Post-hardcore

35
1,119 361
Thirty Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Emo Bands
nail polish added Thirty Seconds to Mars

36
583 377
Get Scared is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Emo Bands
DennisChang added Get Scared Gothic rock, Rock music, Emo

37
487 472
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Emo Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

38
705 532
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Yellowcard Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

39
593 564
Alesana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Alesana Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

40
1,089 489
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

41
476 522
From First to Last is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Emo Bands
From First to Last Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

42
481 559
Metro Station is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Metro Station Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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372 201
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Motionless In White Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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421 204
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Suicide Silence Deathcore, Heavy metal

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221 400
Matchbook Romance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Emo Bands
wickedclown3388 added Matchbook Romance Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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397 587
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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385 208
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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190 193
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

49
271 209
The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added The 1975 Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

50
304 349
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Emo Bands
killakane94 added Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk