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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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5,855 1,634
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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6,132 1,184
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

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3,978 1,899
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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3,625 1,237
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

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4,091 1,180
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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2,756 634
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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2,693 767
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Twenty One Pilots Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

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2,713 1,126
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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2,023 578
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Emo Bands
destiny-dunning added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

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2,244 1,083
Mayday Parade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Mayday Parade Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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2,305 1,168
Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Escape The Fate Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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2,737 912
Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Falling in Reverse Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore

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1,504 769
Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Taking Back Sunday Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

Emo One-Hit Wonders You Totally Forgot Existed

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1,901 837
Jimmy Eat World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Jimmy Eat World Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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1,286 936
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wickedclown3388 added Weezer Pop punk, Rock music, Garage rock

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1,008 1,019
Hawthorne Heights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Hawthorne Heights Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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1,668 976
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emo Bands
stephgirl added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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1,156 914
Boys Like Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Boys Like Girls Pop punk, Country pop, Rock music

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1,271 735
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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1,566 883
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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1,436 329
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Emo Bands
clinton-the-prodigy added Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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1,134 819
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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860 813
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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1,454 722
The Used is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Emo Bands
The Used Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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1,184 676
We the Kings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Emo Bands
We the Kings Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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783 734
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

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805 663
Dashboard Confessional is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Dashboard Confessional Rock music, Emo, Folk rock

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1,332 412
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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864 356
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

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702 315
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

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814 627
Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Yellowcard Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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1,352 467
Thirty Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Emo Bands
nail polish added Thirty Seconds to Mars

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Of Mice & Men is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Of Mice & Men Metalcore, Post-hardcore

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

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702 488
Get Scared is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Emo Bands
DennisChang added Get Scared Gothic rock, Rock music, Emo

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New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Emo Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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1,234 582
Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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635 682
Alesana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Alesana Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Motionless In White Industrial metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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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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Metro Station is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Metro Station Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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518 308
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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516 314
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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254 508
Matchbook Romance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Emo Bands
wickedclown3388 added Matchbook Romance Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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394 317
The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added The 1975 Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

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451 714
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Emo Bands
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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243 286
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Emo Bands
UniqueLittleOctopus added We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

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256 327
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Emo Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal