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Study: Green Day + Blink-182 Are Punk, My Chemical Romance Are Emo

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 13 January 2016 at 20.24

Debate over.



"This band isn't punk." "WTF do you even know what emo means?" "BMTH isn't metalcore any more."

The internet is weird, and it's full of opinions, but a study is attempting to find out which genres different bands fit into.

The research found that 51% of YouTube and Spofity playlists contained the word 'Punk' contained Green Day, and exactly half contained Blink-182...

Angry? It doesn't matter, because researcher draws the very valid conclusion that "genres exist entirely in our heads."

But just for fun, the top three 'punk' playlisted bands were:

1. Green Day - 51%
2. Blink-182 - 50%
3. The Offspring - 44%

More into metalcore? Looks like Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive and Asking Alexandria were most popular there...

1. Bring Me The Horizon - 34%
2. Parkway Drive - 27%
3. Asking Alexandria - 26%

And as for emo playlists, the top three were...

1. My Chemical Romance - 30%
2. Fall Out Boy - 27%
3. Panic! At The Disco - 27%

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