Create an Emo Playlist and We'll Guess Your Age

Khadija L.

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About This Quiz

Emo is a sub-genre of rock music which emerged in the mid-1980s as a result of the post-hardcore punk movement and was mainly characterized by the emotional expression through its lyrics. At the time of its inception, it wasn't readily accepted by the public, and it wasn't until the early 2000s that it received the airplay that it deserved. 

Some of the most successful musicians in the genre included Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Green Day, Blink-182, Linkin Park, and All-American Rejects.

Growing up, many of us had an emo playlist that we listened to not only when we needed something to relate to, but also when we needed a positive outlet to get things off of our chests.

A fashion trend was later associated with the genre and usually consisted of the color black, studded belts, skinny jeans and tight shirts as well as a lot of eyeliner. 

If you've ever thought about what your true age is or at least should be, then you can take this quiz to find out. All you have to do is create a playlist, one filled with emo songs that remind of the good old days and we'll guess how old you are!

What is the central theme of this playlist?

How often will you be listening to the playlist?

How long do you want it to be?

Which of these artists has at least three songs on your playlist?

What is the first song on your playlist?

Which of these is going to be the second song on the playlist?

Which of these songs was your anthem for life?

Which of these 2016 songs would you consider adding to your playlist?

Which of these “original” songs is on your playlist?

Which of these songs helps you to calm down?

Which of these songs reminds you of an ex?

Which of these songs about breakups is on the list?

Which of these tear-jerkers will you add to the list?

Which of these rock songs will you be adding to the list?

Which of these songs on your playlist reminds you of high school?

Which of these 2006 songs is on your playlist?

Which of these bands was your favorite?

Which of these My Chemical Romance songs do you like to bang your head to?

Which Panic! At the Disco song has to be in the first five songs?

Which of these Death Cab for Cutie songs reminds you of the good old days?

Which of these Paramore songs will you be listening to on repeat?

Which of these Fall Out Boy songs from the album "American Beauty/American Psycho" will be somewhere in the middle of your playlist?

Which of these Jimmy Eat World song are you debating whether to put on the playlist?

Which of these songs by The Killers would you listen to right now?

Which of these All Time Low Songs will be on the latter half of your playlist?

Why not add a song from Thirty Seconds to Mars? Which one would it be?

Which of these songs from All-American Rejects needs to be on your playlist?

Which of these Simple Plan songs has a spot on your playlist?

Which of these Avril Lavigne songs is not going to be on the list?

Which of these songs will end your playlist?

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