Best Pop-Punk Bands

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1Blink-182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Blink created this style of music; they HAVE TO be number 1. Or if they're number 2, it should be Green Day number 1 because of their longevity too.
But not All Time Low! I love this last band, but without Blink, no ATL guys..!
Tom, Mark & Travis are gods of pop-punk music : Number 1!

Green Day brought the pop-punk movement into the limelight, then Blink 182 took it to the next level with Dude Ranch and Enema of the State. Every single pop-punk band of today will list Blink 182, The Offspring, and Green Day as their influences.

Blink should be number 1 because every band above them other than Green Day was influenced by Blink 182 so they should be number 1

Blink didn't create this style of music. There is a band called ALL who were in my opinion the first pop punk band. But I will say that Blink are one of the best in this category. And they are great guys. My band played with them on the Vans Warped Tour in Melbourne and Sydney Australia. They are the funniest guys. Travis once asked me " Hey dude, do you ever put your Mom's panties on and run around the house to try to turn your dad on? " Fun. - Parklink

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2Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

Green Day is timeless. They have been able to stay at the top of the music world since the early 90's. They are incredible live, on cd and just in general.

In my opinion these guys are what made punk music what it is today, whether it's punk pop OR punk rock (although they are probably more punk rock to be honest). But either way they deserve to be No. 1, GO Green Day

Green Day is the reason I listen to music, why I love music, why I love to sing out loud, why I scream Green Day, why I sing in my sleep(), why I don't care what people say, why I live without warning... And what makes me wanna live!

Better than blink

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3Sum 41Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Sum 41 are flexible with respect to genres and excel in every one of them. Simply the best

Sorry guys but sum 41 is the best punk band nowadays, so I think it must be at least number 3 vote if you agree

As much as they are loved, they are still underrated! They went harder and lost mainstream attention, but it made them all the better. They are great song writers with lots of different influence in their songs, yet remain true to the genre. It's the energy and heaviness behind their music and the cynical attitude and lyrics that make them a great punk band and set them apart from most others. As far as I'm concerned, they are pop punk legends and deserve more recognition than they get.

They are a bit commercial to be called punk don't you think? - Parklink

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4All Time Low ...read more.

This band changed my vision of making my life. They're so great in live and they never made an album that disappointed me. That's why I vote for them. Same For Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Green Day. Pop Punk will never die, guy ;)!

what else can I say than they are simply the band that have stolen my heart and I have no doubts that this bands is gonna work miracles with their music.

they have changed my life forever and I will never forget them

I love All Time Low, they are by far my favorite band and in my opinion the best band ever! there music is simply amazing! ATL FTW!

They saved my life. I love these guys

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5Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

THESE GUYS FRICKIN ROCK! They have an awesome drummer, an awesome bassist, awesome vocalist whom can also play the guitar very well and another good guitarist. All in all these guys ROCK!

Where Is Your Boy? Is the single greatest Pop Punk song of all time, the only other songs which compete are What's My Age Again? And All The Small Things, both from Blink-182. These 2 are the 2 best Pop Punk bands. Don't get me started on Sugar, We're Going Down. I only didn't mention it because it isn't 100% Pop Punk, it's more like 60% Rock, 40% Pop Punk.

"FOB! Long live the car crash hearts, as they rode into our ears with their original sound! Where is your boy tonight? I hope he is a gentlemen and agrees with me when I say FOB is the best band of all time. The Pros and Cons of breathing have been altered, as FOB is the biggest pro for living ever. I Don't Care what you think, as long as it's about FOB. Best band ever, deserves number one.

They were pretty good in their early days, but now they just suck. - Powerfultekin

Long live the car crash hearts!

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6New Found Glory

Influenced the entire new wave pop-punk generation, one of the originals that are still around.

Are you kidding me? How are they not in the top five? They even have a tour just for pop punk! Seriously who picked these?

Whoa. They should be at least in the top5 men. Come on people these guys are one of the pop punk gods!

This band was good until I heard more Panic! At The Disco. - airl67

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7Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

Simple Plan makes music that many people can relate to, whenever I feel down, I would find a song by SP and cheer myself up. Their lyrics are really meaningful if you listen carefully to them. They sound very good live too.

they just have so many kinds of punk.
from punk-pop till punk-rock.
i love them with all my heart.
they should be much higher on this list.

So awesome... Them along with Sum 41 and Good Charlotte are my 3 all time favorite bands. They're like one of the first bands I ever remember hearing. Like I love the other bands too but I think SP is most fitting and should be higher.

Let's stand on guard for Simple Plan!

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8ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

The one thing that I truly love about Paramore that isn't there in any other band in the world is how they word their songs, and the beautiful lyrics they use. One single note, one single letter can make you cry or make you laugh or dance or scream or everything all at once. Once you hear one song, once you actually LISTEN to the words and the lyrics, you'll be hooked. This band changed the way I looked at the world, and I'm forever grateful.

Amazing band, such awesome energy in all their live perfomances and three fantastic albums. Plus - Hayley is extremely good looking ;D - Roblarr

13?! Seriously guys 13?! Why the hell is it doing in the 13th spot?! Paramore is EPICALLY AWESOME! Give it a chance! The band is so unique! Their songs are so rhythmic and full of energy makes you sing with them when you listen to it! Brilliant lyrics! Listen to them and you will know! Give them a chance!

Now that they lost their drummer, they should be called para-less

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9My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Why aren't these guys on the list? they made history after three cheers for sweet revenge and the black parade!

My Chemical Romance beats Yellowcard. Even if you like only one song, if you hear another from them, you will like it too. I can't say which album was the best, because they're all great:

I BROUGHT YOU MY BULLETS, YOU BROUGHT ME YOUR LOVE, Hardcore, screamo.

THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE, less screamo, most songs are about anger, all songs are awesome here.

THE BLACK PARADE, this album made history, some people said it was emo, for me it was where they got more into the pop punk style, all songs are awesome they are all composed great.

DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS, most songs were about Gerard's comics, this is my favorite, it's not the best, as I said, there is no best album. But this one is my favorite, I love all songs from it. I think this album was where they sounded more like Green Day.

Fake your death (came out in May Death Never Stop You) is also a great song

While My Chemical Romance didn't define the genre the way Blink-182 or Green Day, My Chemical Romance means more to their fans. My Chemical Romance has helped many people through many different types of personal issues; loss and self-loathing especially. The profound impact they have had on their fans is evident in the fact that they may have the most vocal fans of any inactive band. My Chemical Romance themselves are dead but on places like Tumblr you can hardly tell that anything's changed. I do understand that having impactful music does not necessarily make it good music. Fortunately, My Chemical Romance has that side of things covered as well.

I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love isn't the best album ever, but for any fan of the pop-punk genre it is a must listen with noteworthy songs like Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us/ Vampires Will Never Hurt You (The Greatest Hits picks) and Drowning Lessons.

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is ...more

There song Helena is really good

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10Yellowcard

31. You must be kidding me. They belong in the top 10 zone. These guys are great. Hear them out, great lyrics. Gift and Curses, Only one, recently For you and your deniel, lights and sound, ocean avenue, lights and sound and tons of more great songs. Common man they should be much higher

Yellowcard is one of the most underrated bands out there but are the most innovative when integrating a violin in the genre making them more unique and original and that's important. They've created over eight albums with so many amazing tracks and Ryan Key creates some of the best and heart wrenching lyrics and delivers them perfectly for their music genre. My number one favourite pop-punk band and my number one favourite in general.

Wth, I can't believe they're not in the top 10, let alone on the list! - kity21

Ocean Avenue is one of the best pop punk songs ever written - Parklink

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11The OffspringThe Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

I dare you to listen to 'Pretty Fly For A White Guy' and not fall in love with this absolutly amazing band. Long live the Offspring.

The very definition of pop-punk. It's real punk attitude with songs that either rebel or make fun.

Definitely should be in here. One of the greatest pop-punk bands, yet so underrated. Not only their energetic music, also the great solos rule!

Should be higher

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12All American Rejects

How can The All-American Rejects NOT be in the Top Ten!? Come on... They've been an awesome band ever since Swing Swing swung into my eardrums! The Top Ten should include All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The All-American Rejects, The Maine, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Boys Like Girls, The Cab (? ), We The Kings and Faber Drive (? )!

THIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 10 man. I've never heard a band with so many songs that NEVER GETS OLD. I've listened to so many pop-punk style bands, and for some reason, these guys' music is CONSISTENTLY never leaving my playlist. Song after song. This band has many mainstream hits but in my opinion their first album (self titled) was the best. If you are new to them, listen to: Swing Swing, Gives you Hell, Last Song, Move Along, Dirty little secret. You won't be disappointed.

Out of the listed bunch, this band is the only one contending that has continually matured their sound and stayed loyal to their fanbase. For example, their 2012 album Kids in the Street is certainly a musical risk, but the band still included songs like "Someday's Gone" and "Walk Over Me" and especially "Beekeeper's Daughter" to satisfy their longtime fans. They have also never sold out, unlike Fall Out Boy or Paramore.

Can this be on 1 along with Paramore and Green Day? - DynastiSugarPop

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13Panic! At the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

This is the best band in the whole universe, let alone this damn list! Every song by them has a story behind it and the long song titles are unique and symbolic. I also love the 1920s burlesque theme of their first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". They are just so unique and fantastic and I will always love them!

"Every song has a story behind it" you mean like every song ever made? - Inart

Their music is so unique and catchy. I can definitely say it's really catchy. I wanted to listen to some more pop punk bands (I guess) so I listened to Paramore. So not worth my time. When I first heard "I write sins not tragedies" I can sing it all the way through the first time I heard it. However I listen to 2 Paramore songs and I couldn't see the difference between the 2 of them.

Just be honest. You know you love Brendon Urie and Ryan Ross. You can't stop looking at those sexy faces. You know you fall in love again every time you hear Brendon sing. Don't lie to yourself. You love him. And Ryan. Forever.

This band has released amazing pop punk songs like the ballad of Mona Lisa, but is more into pop rock

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14Bowling for Soup

How is Bowling soup so much below in the list? Yes, Bowling for soup is not top 5 material, but 20! Are you kidding me?

Blink-182 is my favorite band but bowling for soup should be in the top 5, they are pop punk, all time low is one of my favorite bands but they gotten to sound overly pop but bowling for soup still has its punk elements! Girl all the bad Guys want is crazy good

Bowling for Soup didn't define the sound of punk. They defined the philosophy of punk. These guys were our Socrates, and should be much higher on the list. They taught us that it doesn't take spiked hair to be punk, only a carefree and rebellious attitude. Should be MUCH higher on this list. Punk wouldn't be what it is today without them.

Greatest theme song of all time

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15The Wonder Years

It would be silly not to rank these guys in the top 10 spots. They not only revived the genre, they helped establish new boundaries with a more dynamically complex rhythm as well as deep and almost prophetical lyrics. If you don't believe me, listen to Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing.

The Greatest Generation is the greatest masterpiece and crowning Jewel of modern pop-punk and the future of it as well. There there, Passing through the screen door are are two perfect songs to open up the already complete album and then top it off with the ballad I Just want to sell out my funeral. The band and the album are critically acclaimed

Pop Punk is starting to mature as of now and if anyone is at the forefront of this movement, it is most definitely The Wonder Years. They are one of the few bands still writing music that can continue to write intense songs that you can listen to and feel the emotion poured into them.

Hands down one of the best bands of the new era of pop punk

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16Good CharlotteGood Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.

Insane band everything about them rules their new stuff isn't so good but they rule I've seen them and they ruled.

Good Charlotte will always and forever be a part of the early 2000's pop punk history! They're music is real they're awesome to fans and they have a great message one of my favorite bands forever

This band is way too low. Good Charlotte is one of the best punk bands in the genre. Proving a punk is all about attitude, the Gothic looking band really hits home a lot about the issues in society.

They should be higher because they're that good

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17The Story So Far

Best lyrics EVER!
I think you'll notice when things become different
The good vibes in our lives won't feel so consistent
And less becomes more cause the weight is too heavy
I swim in the water that's breaking your levee

The way that you left me is alright, it's alright
If I argue the point then we yell and we fight
And I won't be home for the rest of the night
You might hate my words but you know that I'm right
You know that I'm right

This is your life, there's no way to run from it
The doubt in your brain or the pain in your stomach
I only have but one complaint at the moment
Don't paint me black when I used to be golden

The way that you left me is alright, it's alright
If I argue the point then we yell and we fight
And I won't be home for the rest of the night
You might hate my words but you know that I'm right
You know that I'm right

Don't paint me black when I used to be golden

Literally every song is so packed full of amazing lyrics and he is an amazing thoughtful singer

Brilliant band. Outstanding live and full of energy.
They put so much hard work into both Under Soil And Dirt as well as What You Don't See.
And they write the best lyrics ever.

This band is so amazing! I really enjoy this band a lot and the band seems to put passion in all the songs they put out, I'm actually listening to them right now

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18A Day to RememberA Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Jeremy's voice is the bomb! I personally didn't like screamo songs but after I heard his scream, it changed my life

They've changed the music industry. They are without a doubt, the best pop punk band out there. How are they number 22? They need to be number 1. They are the definition of perfection.

For the simple fact that a day to remember is in the 19th spot, breaks my heart. They definitely deserve the first spot on this list. Jeremy and his crew have come along way, and not to be dropped in the 19th spot on any list.

They are my dads

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19Mayday ParadeMayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

Although they seem to have lost some of their steam since the loss of Jason Lancaster, their first EP and album blow most current bands out of the water with their perfect mix of duel vocals, strong instrumentals, and beyond amazing lyrics. Ranging from catchy pop-punk songs to tear-jerking ballads, Mayday is a band one will never forget.

This band has just taken pop punk so far! They took the catchy riffs and just started making them absolute masterpieces! They are all just remarkable in how much talent they have and they use those dual vocals to perfection! Who cares if they lost Jason Lancaster? Sure they're album right after losing him wasn't too great but their latest album has definitely made a mark! Jake is a much more talented second singer than Jason ever was though.

When I was a young girl, my cousin introduced me to this band. I was hesitant at first, because I really had no experience with music besides Top 40 crap and Christian music, but OHMYGOSH. As soon as my iPod played the first few seconds of Jamie All Over, I instantly knew that this was going to change my life for the better. Mayday Parade was my introduction to punk pop, and it breaks my heart to see it down this far. VOTE MAYDAY PARADE AND GET IT TO A MORE DESERVING SPOT!

Oh come on these guys are amazing, every song gives a different view and the lyrics are amazing and meaningful!

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20Relient K

Very underrated band.

Their songwriting, musicianship and production is excellent & they have quite the knack for writing good hooks.

For all of those (like me) who are atheist, agnostic or simply have different religious views: Don't be put off by the whole "Christian punk" thing, the Christian undertones are nothing too overt and the quality of the songs is great enough that they are going to be well worth your time.

Relient K put out six solid albums in a row without missing a beat: Their debut album is silly, The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek shows them evolving but still being silly, Two Lefts Don't Make A Right... But Three Do is ear candy from the first song to the last, Mmhmm is my favorite album of theirs because it showcases a more serious side of the band in terms of lyrics (not to mention its heaviness compared to the first three in terms of musicality), Five Score And Seven Years Ago is a logical next step from Mmhmm, and Forget And Not Slow Down shows the most mature, yet most heartfelt side of Matthew Thiessen's lyrical genius. Relient K has also put out a few great EPs and can really get the crowd going when they play live. If there's a "Christian Pop Punk" band that belongs in the Top 10 on this list, it's Relient K, bar none.

Should be in top 10 - Relient K and Jimmy Eat World are easily the most underrated pop punk (or close to that genre) bands in the world. Such great song writers, SO CATCHY, great musicians... They have it all... Except for the MTV backing that other bands on this list gets/got... Unfortunately

Love this band!

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