Top 10 Emo Bands To Listen To

Looking for some emo bands to check out but don’t know where to begin? Here’s our top ten list of emo bands to check out.

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My Chemical Romance

This band is known by just about everyone, even if you’re new to music. “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “I’m Not Okay” were the songs that kicked off their career and are just the start of some fantastic albums. “Helena” is just a flat-out great song as well, in fact we could list tonnes of their songs to check out. Instead just buy their albums, you won’t regret it one bit.

Bullet For My Valentine

Waqnt loud, screaming tunes with kicking drums? Get Bullet For My Valentine, a fine companion to MY Chemical Romance. Scream Aim Fire is probably their most well know song, which the album is named after. Grab that album and if you like them make sure you check out the rest.

Fall Out Boy

Pete Wentz is known for having naked pictures of himself on the internet, as well as being the lead singer for Fall Out Boy. There are way too many songs to list but It’s an Arms Race (which we sing as Arse face) has to be one of the first to check out. Some great albums all worth listening to.

Jimmy Eat World

“The Middle” and “Pain” are two songs worth checking out along with a whole host of others. Jimmy Eat World are a bit hit and miss with people so you’ll either love them all or not be too interested. But theres a good few songs in their albums everyone will love.

30 Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto, famous actor turned lead singer. Awesome guy who has the perfect look, creates awesome music videos and has turned 30 Seconds to Mars into one of the best bands out there. Check all their songs out, check the videos out for dress ideas and enjoy some of the loudest music you’ve ever heard.


Some people might argue Paramore are not emo but they are. Hayley looks gorgeous with cool hair styles and each song is filled with sadness. Punk pop you might call it, we call it emo. Check out Misery Business and Brick by Boring brick to see what Paramore are all about.


Want screaming bands that yoiu could never sing along to? Then Atryu is for you. We don’t know how the singer does it with his voice but it sounds awesome and is full of hard hitting rock, guitars and screaming.

Mindless Self Indulgence

Something a bit more popular now, more rocky than emo but full of screaming and so many albums to go through. Whilst some of their songs are more upbeat in sound their lyrics are still depressive and hard hitting.

Black Veil Brides

Some people vote these as their number one band. Perfect Weapon Knives and Pens are the beast songs they have and should be checked out immediately.


The band that created the whole Emo scene. They’ve been going for longer than many of you reading this have lived. Such an awesome band to check out with songs from the 1990’s being just as good today as they were back them.

Honourable mentions

Bands that didn’t make out top ten but deserve to be checked out.

Escape the Fate
Dashboard Confessional
Tokio Hotel
Kill Hannah
Death Cab For Cutie
Hawthorne Heights
Asking Alexandra
Hello Goodbye

Leave a comment and suggest some more.