Bands/Musicians The Best Emo Bands  

Reference
Originally by
173.7k votes 16k voters 836.2k views 149 items

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.

1
7,683 1,075
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

2
6,008 1,685
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
6,317 1,221
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
4,077 1,949
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

5
3,703 1,282
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
4,180 1,218
Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Bring Me The Horizon Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

7
2,872 667
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
2,824 821
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Twenty One Pilots Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

9
2,099 608
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
2,784 1,165
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
2,293 1,109
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Mayday Parade Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

12
2,350 1,195
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Escape The Fate Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal

13
2,801 941
Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Falling in Reverse Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore

14
1,551 786
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Taking Back Sunday Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

15
1,962 852
Jimmy Eat World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Jimmy Eat World Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

16
1,042 1,038
Hawthorne Heights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Hawthorne Heights Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
1,705 1,015
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

18
1,304 758
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

19
1,177 938
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
1,605 903
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Pop punk, Indie, Emo

21
1,013 751
Brand New is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Brand New Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music

22
1,147 840
Secondhand Serenade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Secondhand Serenade Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

23
870 835
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

24
1,492 737
The Used is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Used Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

25
1,209 694
We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Emo Bands
We the Kings Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

26
792 756
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

27
827 682
Dashboard Confessional is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Dashboard Confessional Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

28
899 370
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

29
734 328
A Day To Remember is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added A Day To Remember Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

30
839 642
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Yellowcard Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

31
762 356
Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Of Mice & Men Metalcore, Post-hardcore

32
739 651
Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Silverstein Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

33
724 508
Get Scared is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Emo Bands
DennisChang added Get Scared Gothic rock, Rock music, Emo

34
588 589
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Emo Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

35
1,266 594
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

36
648 698
Alesana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Alesana Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

37
512 320
Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Motionless In White Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

38
545 636
From First to Last is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Emo Bands
From First to Last Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

39
558 694
Metro Station is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Metro Station Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

40
535 320
Suicide Silence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Suicide Silence Deathcore, Heavy metal

41
262 521
Matchbook Romance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Emo Bands
wickedclown3388 added Matchbook Romance Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

42
462 733
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

43
273 339
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Emo Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

44
250 298
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

45
360 461
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Emo Bands
killakane94 added Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

46
401 520
I See Stars is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Emo Bands
I See Stars Pop punk, Dance-punk, Emo

47
358 490
Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Sick Puppies Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

48
242 358
Scary Kids Scaring Kids is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Scary Kids Scaring Kids Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

49
216 263
Beartooth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Beartooth

50
400 543
Eyes Set to Kill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Eyes Set to Kill Emo, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore