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107 Emo Bands You Knew About Before Anyone Else

🎶 Fate fell short this time 🎶

Hello there, the angel from my nightmare. Remember Myspace in the early 2000s? You know, when it was socially acceptable to autoplay music in the background of your profile page? Let's take a trip down Ocean Avenue and revisit this sacred time of emo, pop-punk, screamo, and the many genres that soundtracked your teen angst.

Fans always wanted to makedamnsure they were the first ones to discover new music. Listening to an underground band before they "sold out" and went mainstream -- a.k.a. made it to MTV 😂 -- was sort of a badge of honor in the middle school Myspace world.

Well, now we're putting them on MTV anyway. Below, you'll find hands down the most comprehensive list of emo bands (and the songs they're known for) we could possibly muster. These are the anthems, so throw all your hands up, and sing along to the age of paranoia.

  1. A Static Lullaby
    Ferret

    Most popular song: "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us" from And Don't Forget To Breathe (2003)

  2. AFI
    Interscope

    Most popular song: "Miss Murder" from DECEMBERUNDERGROUND (2006)

  3. Alexisonfire
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "This Could Be Anywhere In The World" from Crisis (2005)

  4. All Time Low
    Hopeless

    Most popular song: "Dear Maria, Count Me In" from So Wrong, It's Right (2007)

  5. Amber Pacific
    Hopeless

    Most popular song: "Gone So Young" from The Possibility And The Promise (2005)

  6. Anberlin
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "The Feel Good Drag" from Never Take Friendship Personal (2005)

  7. Armor For Sleep
    Equal Vision

    Most popular song: "Car Underwater" from What To Do When You Are Dead (2005)

  8. Avenged Sevenfold
    Warner Bros.

    Most popular song: "Bat Country" from City Of Evil (2005)

  9. blink-182
    Geffen

    Most popular song: "I Miss You" from Blink-182 (2003)

  10. Boys Like Girls
    Columbia

    Most popular song: "The Great Escape" from Boys Like Girls (2006)

  11. Brand New
    Triple Crown

    Most popular song: "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" from Deja Entendu (2003)

  12. Bright Eyes
    Saddle Creek

    Most popular song: "First Day Of My Life" from I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)

  13. Cartel
    Epic

    Most popular song: "Honestly" from Chroma (2005)

  14. Cobra Starship
    Fueled By Ramen

    Most popular song: "Good Girls Go Bad" feat. Leighton Meester from Hot Mess (2009)

  15. Coheed And Cambria
    Columbia

    Most popular song: "Welcome Home" from Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness (2005)

  16. Copeland
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "Chin Up" from You Are My Sunshine (2008)

  17. Cute Is What We Aim For
    Fueled By Ramen

    Most popular song: "The Curse Of Curves" from The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch (2006)

  18. Daphne Loves Derby
    Outlook

    Most popular song: "Pollen And Salt" from On The Strength Of All Convinced (2005)

  19. Dashboard Confessional
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "Hands Down" from A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003)

  20. Death Cab For Cutie
    Atlantic

    Most popular song: "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" from Plans (2005)

  21. Emery
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "Studying Politics" from The Question (2005)

  22. Escape The Fate
    Epitaph

    Most popular song: "Situations" from Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006)

  23. Evanescence
    Epic

    Most popular song: "Bring Me To Life" from Fallen (2003)

  24. Fall Out Boy
    Island

    Most popular song: "Sugar, We're Going Down" from From Under The Cork Tree (2005)

  25. Finch
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "What It Is To Burn" from What It Is To Burn (2002)

  26. Flyleaf
    A&M

    Most popular song: "All Around Me" from Flyleaf (2005)

  27. Forever The Sickest Kids
    Universal

    Most popular song: "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)" from Underdog Alma Mater (2008)

  28. From Autumn To Ashes
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "The After Dinner Payback" from The Fiction We Live (2003)

  29. From First To Last
    Epitaph

    Most popular song: "Emily" from Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count (2005)

  30. Funeral For A Friend
    Ferret

    Most popular song: "Rookie Of The Year" from Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation (2003)

  31. Further Seems Forever
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "Snowbirds And Townies" from The Moon Is Down (2001)

  32. Good Charlotte
    Epic

    Most popular song: "The Anthem" from The Young And The Hopeless (2002)

  33. Green Day
    Reprise

    Most popular song: "American Idiot" from American Idiot (2004)

  34. Halifax
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "Sydney" from A Writer's Reference (2004)

  35. Hawthorne Heights
    Victory

    Most popular song: "Ohio Is For Lovers" from The Silence In Black And White (2004)

  36. Head Automatica
    Warner Bros.

    Most popular song: "Beating Heart Baby" from Decadence (2004)

  37. Hellogoodbye
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (Take It Back To Square One)" from Hellogoodbye (2004)

  38. Hey Mercedes
    Interscope

    Most popular song: "Eleven To Your Seven" from Everynight Fire Works (2001)

  39. Hey Monday
    Columbia

    Most popular song: "How You Love Me Now" from Hold On Tight (2008)

  40. Hit The Lights
    Triple Crown

    Most popular song: "Body Bag" from This Is A Stick Up...Don't Make It A Murder (2006)

  41. Jack's Mannequin
    Maverick

    Most popular song: "The Mixed Tape" from Everything In Transit (2005)

  42. Jimmy Eat World
    Interscope

    Most popular song: "Pain" from Futures (2004)

  43. Lola Ray
    DC Flag

    Most popular song: "Automatic" from I Don't Know You (2004)

  44. Mae
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "Suspension" from The Everglow

  45. Matchbook Romance
    Epitaph

    Most popular song: "Promise" from Stories And Alibis (2003)

  46. Mayday Parade
    Fearless

    Most popular song: "Miserable At Best" from A Lesson In Romantics (2007)

  47. Metro Station
    Sony

    Most popular song: "Shake It" from Metro Station (2007)

  48. mewithoutYou
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "January 1979" from Catch For Us The Foxes (2004)

  49. Mindless Self Indulgence
    Metropolis

    Most popular song: "Shut Me Up" from You'll Rebel To Anything (2005)

  50. Motion City Soundtrack
    Epitaph

    Most popular song: "Everything Is Alright" from Commit This To Memory (2005)

  51. MxPx
    A&M

    Most popular song: "Responsibility" from The Ever Passing Moment (2000)

  52. My Chemical Romance
    Reprise

    Most popular song: "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" from Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (2004)

  53. New Found Glory
    Geffen

    Most popular song: "All Downhill From Here" from Catalyst (2004)

  54. Panic! At The Disco
    Fueled By Ramen

    Most popular song: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)

  55. Paramore
    Fueled By Ramen

    Most popular song: "Misery Business" from Riot! (2007)

  56. Pierce The Veil
    Equal Vision

    Most popular song: "Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides" from A Flair For The Dramatic (2007)

  57. Plain White T's
    Fearless

    Most popular song: "Hey There Delilah" from All That We Needed (2005)

  58. PlayRadioPlay!
    Island

    Most popular song: "Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous" from The Frequency (2007)

  59. Push Play
    Wind-up

    Most popular song: "Midnight Romeo" from Found (2009)

  60. Quietdrive
    Epic

    Most popular song: "Time After Time" from When All That's Left Is You (2006)

  61. Rediscover
    BigMouthJPN

    Most popular song: "Shake It" from Call Me When You Get This (2007)

  62. Relient K
    Capitol

    Most popular song: "Be My Escape" from Mmhmm (2004)

  63. Saosin
    Capitol

    Most popular song: "You're Not Alone" from Saosin (2006)

  64. Saves The Day
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "At Your Funeral" from Stay What You Are (2001)

  65. Say Anything
    Doghouse

    Most popular song: "Alive With The Glory Of Love" from ...Is A Real Boy (2004)

  66. Say Hi To Your Mom
    Euphobia

    Most popular song: "Let's Talk About Spaceships" from Numbers & Mumbles (2004)

  67. Scary Kids Scaring Kids
    Immortal

    Most popular song: "Watch Me Bleed" from Scary Kids Scaring Kids (2007)

  68. Secondhand Serenade
    Glassnote

    Most popular song: "Fall For You" from A Twist In My Story (2008)

  69. Senses Fail
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "Buried A Lie" from Let It Enfold You (2004)

  70. Sherwood
    MySpace

    Most popular song: "Song In My Head" from A Different Light (2007)

  71. Silverstein
    Victory

    Most popular song: "My Heroine" from Discovering The Waterfront (2005)

  72. Simple Plan
    Lava

    Most popular song: "I'm Just A Kid" from No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002)

  73. Something Corporate
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "Konstantine" from Songs For Silent Movies (2003)

  74. Story Of The Year
    Maverick

    Most popular song: "Until The Day I Die" from Page Avenue (2003)

  75. Straylight Run
    Victory

    Most popular song: "Existentialism On Prom Night" from Straylight Run (2004)

  76. Sugarcult
    Artemis

    Most popular song: "Memory" from Palm Trees And Power Lines (2004)

  77. Switchfoot
    Sparrow

    Most popular song: "Dare You To Move" from The Beautiful Letdown (2003)

  78. System Of A Down
    American

    Most popular song: "B.Y.O.B." from Mezmerize (2005)

  79. Taking Back Sunday
    Warner Bros.

    Most popular song: "MakeDamnSure" from Louder Now (2006)

  80. The Academy Is...
    Fueled By Ramen

    Most popular song: "The Phrase That Pays" from Almost Here (2005)

  81. The All-American Rejects
    Interscope

    Most popular song: "Dirty Little Secret" from Move Along (2005)

  82. The Almost
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "Say This Sooner" from Southern Weather (2007)

  83. The Ataris
    Columbia

    Most popular song: "The Boys Of Summer" from So Long, Astoria (2003)

  84. The Audition
    Victory

    Most popular song: "Warm Me Up" from Champion (2008)

  85. The Blood Brothers
    V2

    Most popular song: "Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck" from Crimes (2004)

  86. The Dresden Dolls
    Roadrunner

    Most popular song: "Coin-Operated Boy" from The Dresden Dolls (2004)

  87. The Early November
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "Ever So Sweet" from The Room's Too Cold (2003)

  88. The Exit
    Wind-up

    Most popular song: "Don't Push" from Home For An Island (2004)

  89. The Fray
    Epic

    Most popular song: "How To Save A Life" from How To Save A Life (2005)

  90. The Get Up Kids
    Vagrant

    Most popular song: "Overdue" from On A Wire (2002)

  91. The Hush Sound
    Decaydance

    Most popular song: "We Intertwined" from Like Vines (2006)

  92. The Maine
    Fearless

    Most popular song: "Into Your Arms" from Can't Stop Won't Stop (2008)

  93. The Offspring
    Sony

    Most popular song: "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" from Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace (2008)

  94. The Pink Spiders
    CI

    Most popular song: "Little Razorblade" from Hot Pink (2005)

  95. The Postal Service
    Sub Pop

    Most popular song: "Such Great Heights" from Give Up (2003)

  96. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
    Virgin

    Most popular song: "Face Down" from Don't You Fake It (2006)

  97. The Rocket Summer
    Island

    Most popular song: "Do You Feel" from Do You Feel (2007)

  98. The Spill Canvas
    One Eleven

    Most popular song: "All Hail The Heartbreaker" from Sunsets & Car Crashes (2003)

  99. The Starting Line
    Drive-Thru

    Most popular song: "The Best Of Me" from Say It Like You Mean It (2002)

  100. The Used
    Reprise

    Most popular song: "The Taste Of Ink" from The Used (2002)

  101. The Weepies
    Nettwerk

    Most popular song: "World Spins Madly On" from Say I Am You (2006)

  102. Thirty Seconds To Mars
    Virgin

    Most popular song: "The Kill" from A Beautiful Lie (2005)

  103. Thursday
    Victory

    Most popular song: "Understanding In A Car Crash" from Full Collapse (2001)

  104. Underoath
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White" from They're Only Chasing Safety (2004)

  105. Waking Ashland
    Tooth & Nail

    Most popular song: "I Am For You" from Composure (2005)

  106. We The Kings
    S-Curve

    Most popular song: "Check Yes, Juliet" from We The Kings (2007)

  107. Yellowcard
    Capitol

    Most popular song: "Ocean Avenue" from Ocean Avenue (2003)