The most commonly misconceived word in popular culture. Often used by Middle-School aged kids to insult their peers who listen to rock music
Emo is, in reality, a subgenre of 80s hardcore punk, created by bands like Fugazi, Rites of Spring and Embrace. Later, in the early 90s, it was furthered by bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate and Jawbreaker.
Pop-Rock bands commonly mistaken for "Emo"
My Chemical Romance
Fall Out Boy
Jimmy Eat World