1. My Chemical Romance — "The Black Parade"
Most emo lyric: "Right now they're building a coffin your size / Mama, we're all full of lies."
2. From First To Last — "Heroine"
Most emo lyric: "Would you give a fuck if all that you heard / Were nouns and verbs like shallow heartache?"
3. Taking Back Sunday — "Louder Now"
Most emo lyric: "Adulterous conditioned to a spin cycled submission / You know, sometimes it just feels better to give in."
4. Rise Against — "The Sufferer and The Witness"
Most emo lyric: All because of you, I haven't slept in so long / When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean, longing for the shore where I can lay my head down."
5. The Early November - "The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path"
Most emo lyric: "ll we have at the end of the game, is a lonely road out / All I know at the end of the day, is the love to smile now, even if that’s fake."
6. Hellogoodbye — "Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!"
Most emo lyric: "I felt so bad when your mom caught us eating ice cream in your room at three in the morning / 'cus I'd hate for her to not want me around her daughter."
7. Boys Like Girls — "Boys Like Girls"
Most emo lyric: "Breakdown, rebound / This could be my last goodbye / You crossed your heart, I hope to die."
8. Alexisonfire — "Crisis"
Most emo lyric: "We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause / We are the bend before the break."
9. Plain White T's — "Every Second Counts"
Most emo lyric: "You only call me after you've had a few / You only want to hang out when you've got nothing to do."
10. Senses Fail — "Still Searching"
Most emo lyric: "And oh my God, I've lost control / I stare at accidents in a sick attempt / To feel at all."
11. Copeland — "Eat, Sleep, Repeat"
Most emo lyric: "Just let me run where I want to run / Just let me love who I want."
12. Brand New — "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me"
13. Underoath — "Define The Great Line"
Most emo lyric: "You want to see me disappear? Well, so do I"
14. The Appleseed Cast — "Peregrine"
Most emo lyric: "Common places, haunted rooms / Wandering inside, contemplating doom"
15. Cute Is What We Aim For — "The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch"
Most emo lyric: "And if you lie you don't deserve to have friends / If you lie you don't deserve to have them"
16. Rookie of the Year — "The Goodnight Moon"
Most emo lyric: "It's the weekend, go have fun / It's the weekend, you never loved me at all."
17. Saves The Day — "Sound The Alarm"
Most emo lyric: "I'll cut out my throat and I'll eat it raw / and drown in the blood as it fills my lungs"
18. Thursday — "A City by the Light Divided"
Most emo lyric: "50 red roses, falling apart / In the hands of someone that you scraped in and left behind"
19. Angels & Airwaves — "We Don't Need to Whisper"
Most emo lyric: "It hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts."
20. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus — "Don't You Fake It"
Most emo lyric: "There's a fire in your eyes / And I hope you'll let it burn / There's a scream in your voice / And I hope you will be heard"
21. AFI — "Decemberunderground"
Most emo lyric: "Warn your warmth to turn away / Here it's December / Everyday."