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What was your first emo artist or song?

I got the Young and the Hopeless album when i was 11 and this song was on there. The music video would play on mtv and i knew it was different than most other cmvideos streaming at the time. It was a suicide prevention video. Little did i know that this song / vid would help me to stay alive just a few years later.
Do you remember your earliest emo music attraction?


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Reply by Lord Byron Silverhand

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Good Charlotte! I guess you could say they were emo? The whole late 90s-mid-2000's "alternative" scene was just this one big mishmashed conglomeration. But from a certain point of view you could say plenty of other bands had the "emo" leanings if it wasn't outright. Emo was shorthand for "emotional" and there's plenty of emotion present in groups you wouldn't otherwsie lump in with the genre, you know?


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Yes. Very good point. The song in particular was “hold on” but i guess it didnt show up x_x but yeah, “emo” to me is music that more or less coincides with mental illness. Like songs that are sad / depressing but make me feel better through relatability. For example, i know breaking benjamin is more “hard rock” but “drar agony” is an emo song for me. Thats just my own personal opinion of course. 


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Reply by My Discovery Playlist

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There’s so many. I’ll go with Ohio Is For Lovers - Hawthorne Heights for song.


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Hecll yeah! 

Fun fact: im from ohio so that song has always been special to me 🖤


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Reply by Draxdoll

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For me it was boulevard of broken dreams by green day xD


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Aye! :D 

No joke, that was the first song i learned on drums and like the third on guitar x)


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Reply by xXLil4cLuXx

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Sleeping with sirens! I fell in love with the sound as soon as I heard it, Kick Me was the song. I was just browsing through Youtube, found a video on the emo subculture and looked up the music, I decided right in that moment that I wanted to be part of it


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Hell yeah \m/

SwS for sure has a distinct sound
How could anyone resist that beautiful high pitched voice? x)


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Reply by It's-a me, MARTY-o!

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Pretty much a whole bunch of bands on Drive-Thru Records. Haha. I was really into Pop Punk at first like New Found Glory, Fenix TX, Blink-182, The Ataris, Yellowcard, Sum 41, etc.


I would say the first few songs that got me into 'Emo' are:

Senses Fail - "187"
Taking Back Sunday - "You're So Last Summer"
Saves The Day - "At Your Funeral"
Finch - "Letters To You"
The Starting Line - "Leaving"


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Wow! Right on, my dude! All great bands and songs. Ive found that pop pubk and emo are like siblings. Not quite the same, but deffs related lol


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Reply by Shadow Bliss

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For Goth friends I have, there's actually overlap for this song in Emo and Goth but "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence (ft Paul McCoy) - it was my first real exposure into music I liked that wasn't shown to me by my parents so despite being a meme now, it holds a place in my heart.


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Oh, that song deffs works as a goth song as well. Great intro to a new world of music. I used to be obsessed with “my immortal” by them. 


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Reply by xXJavaVampXx

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Girls Not Grey - AFI, loved that whole album <3 also was mini obsessed with Davey Havok teehee xD


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Omg yessss! Lol

Rock Band 2 introduced me to AFI. Then they led me to sunny day real estate and Placebo ^_^\m/


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Right on \m/

Sws seems to be one of those gateway bands to the emo genre. Never been super into them myself, but they are very talented 🎶


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Reply by j0nd4mus1c14n

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I quite fondly remember that day lmao. I was playing GTA Chinatown Wars back when I have an iPod touch. Technically it isn't 100% mine since both me and my brother tend to share it quite a lot back in the day lol. It was also around 2012 so I was still in elementary school. Out of curiousity I checked what's on the "iPod" (which later became Apple Music) and found a demo by Falling In Reverse titled "The Departure" and "Listen Up" alongside Eyes Set To Kill's "Darling." And the rest was history pretty much, although you rarely hear these kinds of music in the mainstream nowadays.


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Right on! \m/

They may not be so mainstream anymore, but id say Falling in Reverse is still fairly popular ^_^


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Reply by Emo_Screamo

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Mama by my chemical romance


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Reply by Emo_Screamo

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Mama by my chemical romance


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Reply by XxXEmo_BxddieXxX

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Bring Me To Life by Evenesence 


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Reply by Gorixology

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The Man That Can't Be Moved by Paramore, Invisible and Words by Skylar Grey, Perspective by Kutless, The End by Silverstein, In the End and Ritual by BVB, Dear Agony and Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin, My Last Breath by Evanescene, Its Been a While by Staind, Mother Murderer by Hollywood Undead


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Reply by XxZawmbie.m0urguexX

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i think it was Jesus of suburbian by green day or institutionalized by Taking back sunday i cant remember, probaly both LOL


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Reply by Jack Raven

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Hell yeah! Jesus of suburbia is epic 🎶


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Reply by MissBrightside

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Mr. Brightside - The Killers 


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Reply by Xx_Your Favourite Scemo Kid!_xX

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Hello!!! These are the first Emo (or Emo-ish, Goth-ish, and even Gothic Rock-ish) Songs and (or &) Artists that I first heard in my life: 

  • Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
  • Helena by My Chemical Romance (or MCR)
  • My Immortal by Evanescence
  • & One (or 1) more Song (that I don't remember. :/ )
Btw, Bye!!! =3 🌸


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Reply by hearteaterx

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Demolition Lovers by My chemical romanxe


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Reply by EVAN !! XP

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I was introduced to emo music by my older sister. She used to play music when we cleaned together. But anyway, one day, she played My Chemical Romance and Paramore; which was different from the usual stuff she played. But to my 8-year-old self, I loved it. So later that day, I went on a massive MCR YouTube search and fell in love with them! So yeah, thanks to my older sister I'm emo now.


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