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Music genre
Stylistic originsHardcore punk, indie rock
Cultural originsMid-1980s Washington, D.C.
Typical instrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, drum kit
Mainstream popularityEarly 2000s � present
Regional scenesWashington, D.C.  Midwestern and Central United States  New Jersey and Long Island
Other topicsList of emo artists  timeline of alternative rock

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Emo (c-eniconˈiːmoʊ) is a style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as "emotional hardcore" or "emocore" and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace. As the style was echoed by contemporary American punk rock bands, its sound and meaning shifted and changed, blending with pop punk and indie rock and encapsulated in the early 1990s by groups such as Jawbreaker and Sunny Day Real Estate. By the mid 1990s numerous emo acts emerged from the Midwestern and Central United States, and several independent record labels began to specialize in the style.

Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s with the platinum-selling success of Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional and the emergence of the subgenre "screamo". In recent years the term "emo" has been applied by critics and journalists to a variety of artists, including multiplatinum acts and groups with disparate styles and sounds.

In addition to music, "emo" is often used more generally to signify a particular relationship between fans and artists, and to describe related aspects of fashion, culture, and behavior.

Emo Video

Are you depressed and about to give up on life? Well this dvd shows you how to be EMO! Songs used: Disturbed - Down with the sickness Fergie - Clumsy Yabo Crew - The EMO Song! Lyrics: E is for emotional, ruins everybody's day. M is for miserable people! O is for on the dark side, cus we have some fresh cookies. (COOKIES) WOO!
4.90 min. | 4.73 user rating
Twilight sucks? Agree? Watch Behind the Scenes HERE! Subscribe! Here's a song about how hard it is to be a non-emo vampire. Written by Mark Douglas Directed by Tom Small Music production by Jake Chudnow MORE BARELY: Facebook! Get the songs on iTunes! TShirts! Mark's Channel Todd's Stuff Follow us on Twitter Leave us a voicemail 1-(646)-827-2202 Write us a letter! The Key of Awesome PO Box 23 New York, NY 10113
3.33 min. | 4.71 user rating
This is a song I wrote about Mario Kart and Love. Possibly my most emo video ever. Yes, I taped yarn to my face. *** mp3 is now available on iTunes or at follow me on twitter and facebook! *** Featured 12/1/08. Thanks Youtube! *** One million views 12/5/08! Daaang! *** Two million views 1/15/09! lyrics: V1: You be my princess I'll be your toad I'll follow behind you on rainbow road Protect you from red shells wherever we go I promise. V2: Noone will touch us if we pick up a star If you spin out you can ride in my car When we slide together we generate sparks in our wheels and our hearts Chorus: The finish line is just around the bend I'll pause this game so our love will never end Let's go again V3: The blue shell is coming so I'll go ahead If you hang behind it'll hit me instead but never look back cause I'm down but not dead I'll catch up to you Bridge: Don't worry about Bowser or DK Eat this glowing mushroom and they'll all fade away Chorusx2 to the mushroom cup and the flower cup and the star cup and the reverse cup walalalalala walalalalalawaluigiiiiii COPYRIGHT 2008 Music and Lyrics by Sam Hart
2.65 min. | 4.94 user rating
mock documentary on how to be emo
21.07 min. | 4.42 user rating
2.97 min. | 4.44 user rating
I DO NOT OWN NOR DID I CREATE THE BACKGROUND MUSIC. this is how alyssa abscission does her hair! FAQ: 1) What's the song? -Lemon Meringue Tie by Dance Gavin Dance 2)How many layers do you have? -too many to count ;) 3) What hairspray do you use? -Rave OH AND please check out Larra, she'll be uploading videos to this channel soon! subscribe to her channel & follow her on twitter!
3.47 min. | 4.63 user rating
Visit - for thousands more how-to videos and tutorials! Emo is short for emotive or emotional and describes an emerging social trend. This film explains what Emo is, where Emo comes from and wonders whether Emos' are ruining the country! Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter:
4.57 min. | 4.26 user rating
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3.82 min. | 4.88 user rating
Jena Lee - J'aimerais tellement Jena Lee, le phénomène Emo r&b, arrive très prochainement avec son premier album ! Inscris-toi dès maintenant à la newsletter officielle de Jena Lee pour être informé de toutes les nouveautés en avant-première :
3.97 min. | 4.67 user rating
La ciudad y su ya odio masivo en contra de los Emos
2.60 min. | 3.99 user rating

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Indigo Fury - Sick of Emo [Single] - Tweet this news title “Sick of -Emo-” caught my eye and I knew I had to review this one. Who isn't sick of -emo- these days anyway? The song itself isn't as colorful as the ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:08:36 GMT+00:00
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Austinist--In the midst of a grueling tour schedule - traveling throughout Europe in September and now making their way around the US - Deer Tick stops by -Emo's- ... - Date : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:56:44 GMT+00:00
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A.V. Club Austin--A fan who attended the 2009 Core Disorder Metal Fest filed suit against -Emo's- earlier this month. Though she was a willing attendant of the self-proclaimed ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:55:10 GMT+00:00

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