Best Pop-Punk Bands


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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!

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

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.

Simply the best.

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2Green Day

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!

Green Day was the band that got me to listen to punk, emo even metal. they really deserves to be high up on this list

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3Sum 41

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.

All Killer No Filler is the perfect summer pop punk record. A timeless gem.

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4All Time Low

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!

I love them. They are perfect

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5Fall Out Boy

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.

How is Fall Out Boy not number one? Actually the best band I've ever listened to - I LOVE THEM!

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6Simple Plan

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.

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.

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.

The band that actually got me into pop punk and after that all the other genres of rock. They are amazing

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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!

Best pop punk band ever

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8New Found Glory

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

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

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?

The guys have been consistently recording and touring, have shown no sign of weakness and have always been true to the genre. They never gave in to the lure of the dollars to try and make commercial music, and have a truly devoted fan base around the world. They have been mentioned as role models by bands such as All Time Low, Yellowcard or Simple Plan.

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9My Chemical Romance

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

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

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:


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

I think they aren't higher in the list they are no longer together

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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 MAGISTRAL

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The Newcomers


One of the world's biggest bands in their day and are such lovely boys. Album 6 is being released soon after a break as 'Mcbusted'

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The Contenders

11The Offspring

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!

Snarky punk that found ways in later years to appeal to a larger audience. Their third album, Smash, has sold over 11 million albums worldwide and was released on an INDEPENDENT label. No major advertising company helping them out. They've stuck around for almost 30 years now and were one of the forerunners of modern pop-punk.

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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 (? )!

Best Pop-Punk Bands The All-American, Faber Drive, We The kings, Boys like Girls, Green Day And Simple Plan they must be all ToP 10

These guys are amazing! Their songs have brilliant meanings and are like All Time Low... But a bit better!

Cool band, definitely in my top like 50😂 I like a lot of punk bands.

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13Panic! At the Disco

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!

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.

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.

I think the only solution to fixing the problem of this being number 15 is to kill all conservatives.

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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.

Defiantly pop punk No pads No Helmets just balls good album but not much after that

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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.

These guys and Neck Deep are the greatest pop punk bands of the new generation

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16Good Charlotte

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

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.

On 16?! Good charlotte should be at least in the top 10 they are so cool they don't make music anymore right now but seriously their music back then was more punk poo then some bands I've seen above

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

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17A Day to Remember

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.

Such an amazing band live too!

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18The 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.

None of the top 11 bands are even pop-punk. Listen to these guys.

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19Mayday Parade

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.

Best lyrics with amazing music and vocals...
They really have lyrics that can make you cry and at the same time sing along... I consider their every work as a MASTERPIECE! Good job Mayday Parade

OK, I didn't expect them to be in the top ten, but 178 is way too low. Mayday Parade needs more votes.

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This is Strange I can't really compare my favorite pop punk band blink 182 to Ramones, they sound completely different and the era of Ramones generation is different. I know Ramones went commercial later on in life to a more pop standard. But when I first listen to them which was a couple of days ago they have a Rock n'roll feel and a more classic punk rock sound. They feel more older than the little young pop punk boys.

They're true legends but they're not pop-punk, they're punk-rock and those two genres are not the same.

The Ramones literally invented punk. I wouldn't say they are pop punk, more punk rock or alternative rock.

Wow #20 really? they should at least on the top 10!

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