69 Best Emo Wedding Songs For A Raging Party

Emo is a subgenre of rock music characterized by emotional, often confessional lyrics. Emo could even be considered a style of pop-punk and alternative rock music as well.

Popular artists of the Emo genre include My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Brand New, and Paramore.

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Best Emo Songs List

5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect

Released in 2014 on the album 5 Seconds of Summer

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Your lipstick stain is a work of art / I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart / And I know now that I’m so down”

Song Popularity: 400 million Spotify streams, 209 million views on YouTube.

All Time Low – Dear Maria, Count Me In

Released in 2007 on the album So Wrong, It’s Right

Lyrics To Inspire You: “‘Cause I got your picture, I’m coming with you / Dear Maria, count me in / There’s a story at the bottom of this bottle / And I’m the pen / Make it count”

Song Popularity: 399 million Spotify streams, 71 million views on YouTube

Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi

Released in 2002 on the album Let Go

Lyrics To Inspire You: “He was a skater boy / She said, “See you later, boy” / He wasn’t good enough for her / Now he’s a superstar”

Song Popularity: 406 million Spotify streams, 230 million views on YouTube

Black Veil Brides – In The End

Released in 2013 on the album Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones

Lyrics To Inspire You: “In the end / As we fade into the night (oh whoa oh oh) / Who will tell the story of your life”

Song Popularity: 151 million Spotify streams, 154 million views on YouTube

Black Veil Brides – Knives and Pens

Released in 2009 on the album We Stitch These Wounds

Lyrics To Inspire You: “One final fight / For this tonight / Whoa… / With knives and pens we made our plight”

Song Popularity: 44 million Spotify streams, 135 million views on YouTube

Released in 1999 on the album Enema of the State

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Just say it ain’t so, I will not go / Turn the lights off, carry me home / Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na”

Song Popularity: 763 million Spotify streams, 326 million views on YouTube

Released in 1999 on the album Enema of the State

Lyrics To Inspire You: “What the hell is call ID? / My friends say I should act my age / What’s my age again?”

Song Popularity: 497 million Spotify streams, 90 million views on YouTube

Bowling for Soup – 1985

Released in 2004 on the album A Hangover You Don’t Deserve

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana / There was U2 and Blondie, and music still on MTV”

Song Popularity: 260 million Spotify streams, 62 million views on YouTube

Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape

Released in 2006 on the album Boys Like Girls

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Throw it away / Forget yesterday / We’ll make the great escape”

Song Popularity: 163 million Spotify streams, 47 million views on YouTube

Brand New – The Quiet Things No One Knows

Released in 2003 on the album Deja Entendu

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Today’s the day we drop out / Gave up my body and bed / All for an empty hotel / Wasting words on lower cases and capitals”

Song Popularity: 54 million Spotify streams, 14 million views on YouTube

Breaking Benjamin – The Diary of Jane

Released in 2006 on the album Phobia

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Something’s getting in the way / Something’s just about to break / I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane / So tell me how it should be”

Song Popularity: 436 million Spotify streams, 208 million views on YouTube

Bring Me The Horizon – Can You Feel My Heart

Released in 2013 on the album Sempiternal

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Can you hear the silence? Can you see the dark? / Can you fix the broken? Can you feel my heart? / Can you feel my heart?”

Song Popularity: 439 million Spotify streams, 142 million views on YouTube

Escape The Fate – Situations

Released in 2006 on the album Dying Is Your Latest Fashion

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Darling what is going on? / Honestly, that never happened / Lying is your favorite passion / Leave me, go where you belong”

Song Popularity: 71 million Spotify streams, 68 million views on YouTube

Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

Released in 2003 on the album Fallen

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Bring me to life / I’ve been living a lie / There’s nothing inside / Bring me to life”

Song Popularity: 711 million Spotify streams, 1.1 billion views on YouTube

Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down

Released in 2005 on the album From Under the Cork Tree

Lyrics To Inspire You: “We’re going down, down in an earlier round / And sugar, we’re going down swinging / I’ll be your number one with a bullet”

Song Popularity: 607 million Spotify streams, 129 million views on YouTube

Fall Out Boy – Thnks fr th Mmrs

Released in 2007 on the album Infinity on High

Lyrics To Inspire You: “One night and one more time / Thanks for the memories, even though they weren’t so / Great, “He tastes like you, only sweeter”

Song Popularity: 511 million Spotify streams, 172 million views on YouTube

Falling in Reverse – The Drug in Me Is You

Released in 2011 on the album The Drug in Me Is You

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’ve lost my goddamn mind, it happens all the time / I can’t believe I’m actually meant to be here / Trying to consume, the drug in me is you”

Song Popularity: 169 million Spotify streams, 100 million views on YouTube

Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

Released in 2003 on the album Welcome Interstate Managers

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on / She’s all I want / And I’ve waited for so long”

Song Popularity: 353 million Spotify streams, 168 million views on YouTube

Good Charlotte – Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous

Released in 2002 on the album The Young and the Hopeless

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Lifestyles of the rich and the famous / They’re always complainin’ / Always complainin’ / If money is such a problem / Well they got mansions”

Song Popularity: 177 million Spotify streams, 37 million views on YouTube

Good Charlotte – The Anthem

Released in 2002 on the album The Young and the Hopeless

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Uh, what I’m saying is / This is the anthem, throw all your hands up / You, don’t wanna be you”

Song Popularity: 315 million Spotify streams, 80 million views on YouTube

Green Day – American Idiot

Released in 2004 on the album American Idiot

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Welcome to a new kind of tension / All across the alienation / Where everything isn’t meant to be okay”

Song Popularity: 678 million Spotify streams, 219 million views on YouTube

Green Day – Basket Case

Released in 1994 on the album Dookie

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Sometimes, I give myself the creeps / Sometimes, my mind plays tricks on me / It all keeps adding up”

Song Popularity: 746 million Spotify streams, 299 million views on YouTube

Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold / Breakfast in America

Released in 2005 on the album The Papercut Chronicles

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Take a look at my girlfriend / She’s the only one I got / Not much of a girlfriend / I never seem to get a lot”

Song Popularity: 367 million Spotify streams, 121 million views on YouTube

Hawthorne Heights – Ohio Is for Lovers

Released in 2004 on the album The Silence in Black and White

Lyrics To Inspire You: “And I can’t make it on my own / (And I can’t make it on my own) / Because my heart is in Ohio”

Song Popularity: 85 million Spotify streams, 29 million views on YouTube

Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

Released in 2001 on the album Bleed American

Lyrics To Inspire You: “It just takes some time / Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride / Everything, everything’ll be just fine”

Song Popularity: 614 million Spotify streams, 91 million views on YouTube

Linkin Park – In the End

Released in 2000 on the album Hybrid Theory

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I had to fall / To lose it all / But in the end / It doesn’t even matter”

Song Popularity: 1.3 billion Spotify streams, 1.4 billion views on YouTube

Linkin Park – Numb

Released in 2003 on the album Meteora

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there / Become so tired, so much more aware / I’m becoming this, all I want to do / Is be more like me and be less like you”

Song Popularity: 1.1 billion Spotify streams, 1.8 billion views on YouTube

Lit – My Own Worst Enemy

Released in 1999 on the album A Place in the Sun

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Please tell me why / My car is in the front yard, and I’m / Sleeping with my clothes on / I came in through the window last night / And you’re gone, gone”

Song Popularity: 247 million Spotify streams, 49 million views on YouTube

Metro Station – Shake It

Released in 2007 on the album Metro Station

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Now if she moves like this, will you move her like that? / Come on, shake shake, shake shake, a-shake it”

Song Popularity: 211 million Spotify streams, 117 million views on YouTube

Midtown – Give It Up

Released in 2004 on the album Forget What You Know

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Give it up, give it up / Don’t fall for the same things / Give it up, give it up / Don’t fall for mistakes that I’ve made”

Song Popularity: 7 million Spotify streams, 791 thousand views on YouTube

Motion City Soundtrack – Everything Is Alright

Released in 2005 on the album Commit This to Memory

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Tell me that you’re alright / Yeah, everything is alright / Oh please, tell me that you’re alright”

Song Popularity: 75 million Spotify streams, 4 million views on YouTube

My Chemical Romance – Helena

Released in 2004 on the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Well, if you carry on this way / Things are better if I stay / So long and goodnight”

Song Popularity: 290 million Spotify streams, 172 million views on YouTube

My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade

Released in 2006 on the album The Black Parade

Lyrics To Inspire You: “To carry on / We’ll carry on / And though you’re dead and gone, believe me / Your memory will carry on”

Song Popularity: 584 million Spotify streams, 273 million views on YouTube

New Found Glory – My Friends Over You

Released in 2002 on the album Sticks and Stones

Lyrics To Inspire You: “You were everything I wanted / But I just can’t finish what I’ve started / There’s no room left here on my back”

Song Popularity: 125 million Spotify streams, 35 million views on YouTube

Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Released in 2005 on the album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I chimed in with a, “Haven’t you people ever heard of / Closing the goddamn door?!” / No, it’s much better to face these kinds of things”

Song Popularity: 707 million Spotify streams, 372 million views on YouTube

Papa Roach – Last Resort

Released in 2000 on the album Ready to Rumble

Lyrics To Inspire You: “‘Cause I’m losin’ my sight, losin’ my mind / Wish somebody would tell me I’m fine”

Song Popularity: 842 million Spotify streams, 178 million views on YouTube

Papa Roach – Scars

Released in 2004 on the album Getting Away with Murder

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I tear my heart open—I sew myself shut / And my weakness is that I care too much / And our scars remind us that the past is real / I tear my heart open just to feel”

Song Popularity: 200 million Spotify streams, 117 million views on YouTube

Paramore – Still Into You

Released in 2013 on the album Paramore

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Let ’em wonder how we got this far / ‘Cause I don’t really need to wonder at all / Yeah, after all this time, I’m still into you”

Song Popularity: 518 million Spotify streams, 224 million views on YouTube

Paramore – That’s What You Get

Released in 2008 on the album Riot!

Lyrics To Inspire You: “That’s what you get when you let your heart win / Whoa-oh-oh-oh / I drowned out all my sense with the sound of its beating / And that’s what you get when you let your heart win”

Song Popularity: 194 million Spotify streams, 207 million views on YouTube

Pierce The Veil – King for a Day featuring Kellin Quinn

Released in 2012 on the album Collide with the Sky

Lyrics To Inspire You: “You told me, “Think about it,” well, I did / Now I don’t wanna feel a thing anymore / I’m tired of begging for the things that I want”

Song Popularity: 239 million Spotify streams, 151 million views on YouTube

Plain White T’s – Our Time Now

Released in 2006 on the album Every Second Counts

Lyrics To Inspire You: “This is the dance for all the lovers / Takin’ a chance for one another / Finally it’s our time now”

Song Popularity: 13 million Spotify streams, 20 million views on YouTube

Rise Against – Savior

Released in 2008 on the album Appeal to Reason

Lyrics To Inspire You: “That’s when she said, “I don’t hate you, boy, I just want to save you / While there’s still something left to save!”

Song Popularity: 519 million Spotify streams, 172 million views on YouTube

Simple Plan – I’m Just a Kid

Released in 2002 on the album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’m just a kid / And life is a nightmare / I’m just a kid / I know that it’s not fair / Nobody cares / ‘Cause I’m alone and the world is having more fun than me”

Song Popularity: 220 million Spotify streams, 52 million views on YouTube

Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life

Released in 2004 on the album Still Not Getting Any…

Lyrics To Inspire You: “And no one’s there to save you / No, you don’t know what it’s like / Welcome to my life”

Song Popularity: 198 million Spotify streams, 144 million views on YouTube

Sleeping With Sirens – Alone featuring MGK

Released in 2013 on the album Feel

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I don’t want to die alone (No one should have to die alone) / I could fall apart here and now / I don’t want to die alone”

Song Popularity: 100 million Spotify streams, 43 million views on YouTube

Sleeping With Sirens – Do It Now Remember It Later

Released in 2011 on the album Let’s Cheers to This

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Remember when they said that what we want can never be done? / When it all comes falling down, we’ll do what we want to / Said we’ll do what we want to, yeah, yeah, yeah”

Song Popularity: 38 million Spotify streams, 34 million views on YouTube

Slipknot – Duality

Released in 2004 on the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I push my fingers into my eyes / It’s the only thing that slowly stops the ache / If the pain goes on, I’m not gonna make it!”

Song Popularity: 497 million Spotify streams, 348 million views on YouTube

Sum 41 – Fat Lip

Released in 2001 on the album All Killer No Filler

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I don’t wanna waste my time / Become another casualty of society / I’ll never fall in line”

Song Popularity: 320 million Spotify streams, 129 million views on YouTube

System Of A Down – Chop Suey!

Released in 2001 on the album Toxicity

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I don’t think you trust / In my self-righteous suicide / I cry when angels deserve to die”

Song Popularity: 904 million Spotify streams, 1.2 billion views on YouTube

Taking Back Sunday – MakeDamnSure

Released in 2006 on the album Louder Now

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I just wanna break you down so badly / Well I trip over everything you say / I just wanna break you down so badly / In the worst way”

Song Popularity: 134 million Spotify streams, 33 million views on YouTube

The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

Released in 2005 on the album Move Along

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’ll keep you my dirty little secret (Dirty little secret) / Don’t tell anyone or you’ll be just another regret / (Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)”

Song Popularity: 331 million Spotify streams, 104 million views on YouTube

The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell

Released in 2008 on the album Gives You Hell

Lyrics To Inspire You: ‘When you see my face, hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell / When you walk my way, hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell”

Song Popularity: 460 million Spotify streams, 170 million views on YouTube

The All-American Rejects – Move Along

Released in 2005 on the album Move Along

Lyrics To Inspire You: “And even when your hope is gone / Move along, move along just to make it through / Move along / Move along”

Song Popularity: 206 million Spotify streams, 70 million views on YouTube

The Ataris – The Boys of Summer

Released in 2003 on the album So Long, Astoria

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I can tell you / My love for you will still be strong / After the boys of summer have gone”

Song Popularity: 116 million Spotify streams, 18 million views on YouTube

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Released in 2004 on the album Hot Fuss

Lyrics To Inspire You: “But it’s just the price I pay, destiny is calling me / Open up my eager eyes, ’cause I’m Mr. Brightside”

Song Popularity: 1.5 billion Spotify streams, 498 million views on YouTube

The Killers – Somebody Told Me

Released in 2004 on the album Hot Fuss

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend / Who looked like a girlfriend / That I had in February of last year / It’s not confidential, I’ve got potential”

Song Popularity: 553 million Spotify streams, 199 million views on YouTube

The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright

Released in 1998 on the album Americana

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Chances thrown, nothing’s free / Longing for what used to be / Still it’s hard, hard to see / Fragile lives, shattered dreams”

Song Popularity: 554 million Spotify streams, 208 million views on YouTube

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down

Released in 2006 on the album Don’t You Fake It

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Do you feel like a man when you push her around? / Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground? / Well, I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s going to end”

Song Popularity: 351 million Spotify streams, 121 million views on YouTube

The Used – All That I’ve Got

Released in 2004 on the album In Love and Death

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’ll be just fine / Pretending I’m not / I’m far from lonely / And it’s all that I’ve got”

Song Popularity: 50 million Spotify streams, 12 million views on YouTube

The Used – The Taste of Ink

Released in 2001 on the album USED

Lyrics To Inspire You: “So here I am, it’s in my hands / And I’ll savor every moment of this / So here I am, alive at last / And I’ll savor every moment of this”

Song Popularity: 105 million Spotify streams, 1.9 million views on YouTube

The Wonder Years – Came Out Swinging

Released in 2011 on the album Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I came out swinging from a South Philly basement / Caked in stale beer and sweat under half-lit fluorescents / And I spent the winter writing songs about getting better”

Song Popularity: 21 million Spotify streams, 4.5 million views on YouTube

Thirty Seconds to Mars – The Kill

Released in 2005 on the album A Beautiful Lie

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Come break me down / Bury me, bury me / I am finished with you”

Song Popularity: 400 million Spotify streams, 209 million views on YouTube

We The Kings – Check Yes Juliet

Released in 2007 on the album We the Kings

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Don’t sell your heart, don’t say we’re not meant to be / Run, baby run, forever we’ll be / You and me”

Song Popularity: 222 million Spotify streams, 28 million views on YouTube

Weezer – El Scorcho

Released in 1996 on the album Pinkerton

Lyrics To Inspire You: “I’m a lot like you, so please / Hello, I’m here, I’m waiting / I think I’d be good for you / And you’d be good for me”

Song Popularity: 7 million views on YouTube

Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue

Released in 2003 on the album Ocean Avenue

Lyrics To Inspire You: “If I could find you now things would get better / We could leave this town and run forever / Let your waves crash down on me and take me away”

Song Popularity: 280 million Spotify streams, 50 million views on YouTube

Yellowcard – Only One

Released in 2003 on the album Ocean Avenue

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Here I go / Scream my lungs out and try to get to you / You are my only one”

Song Popularity: 100 million Spotify streams, 43 million views on YouTube

Slow Dance Emo Hits

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Released in 2004 on the album American Idiot

Lyrics To Inspire You: “My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beatin’ / Sometimes, I wish someone out there will find me / ‘Til then, I walk alone”

Song Popularity: 519 million Spotify streams, 674 million views on YouTube

Hinder – Lips of an Angel

Released in 2005 on the album Extreme Behavior

Lyrics To Inspire You: “And I never wanna say goodbye / But, girl, you make it hard to be faithful / With the lips of an angel”

Song Popularity: 260 million Spotify streams, 281 million views on YouTube

Secondhand Serenade – Fall For You

Released in 2008 on the album A Twist In My Story

Lyrics To Inspire You: “Or I won’t live to see another day, I swear it’s true / Because a girl like you is impossible to find / You’re impossible to find”

Song Popularity: 112 million Spotify streams, 30 million views on YouTube

Do you have a favorite Emo song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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