Best Pop / Punk Bands of the 2000s


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The Top Ten

Green Day
Green Day was the first band post 9/11 to speak their minds about the American government with American Idiot, not only was it an amazing politically charged super album but an awesome rock opera turned award winning musical, not to mention it was a pretty kick ass comeback
green day brought punk back from the dead, without them there would be no blink or sum 41, fob and mcr so american idiot best pop punk song of 2000's deffo!
Blink 182 have been around since 1992... I don't think American Idiot paved the way for Blink 182...
Of course they are number one they started and has moved music to another level even beyond rock they are awesome but blink 182 is a close close second
[Newest]Just simply the BEST

I can't believe it! If it weren't for blink there would no Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, All Time Low, Paramore...i could go on forever baby! Needless to say, blink was the band that cemented Pop-punk as one of the best Genres Of Rock!
Blink-182 brought true pop punk into the maintstream, and showed everyone what being young and reckless is all about. They have a song for any emotion you could ever relate to or for any situation in life. They truly are musical masterminds.
Blink is one of the best pop punk bands and they should be number 1. I can't never get bored to listening to their music

3Fall Out Boy
I definitely like this list more than the other one, most of the bands that deserve to be higher up are, like good charlotte, panic! At the disco, bowling for soup... But get All Time Low off here, they're too new...
It's timeless. Who doesn't love Dance Dance or Sugar We're Going Down? Even though Save Rock and Roll was way off far of Take This To Your Grave, they are still one of the best bands ever
Fall out boy are absolutly awesome, there voices are so good they are all so damn hot and there songs are so flawless. Love them so much ; )...
[Newest]Patrick stump kills it along with the rest of the band

They're one of those bands that definitely stand out in the genre and not just because they're a female fronted band kicking ass in a genre dominated by male fronted bands. Each album of theirs was unique and at least they don't keep putting the same album out over and over again. They're not afraid of experimenting and it comes out pretty well. Also their lyrics are hella more ground breaking and creative compared to most other pop punk bands. Plus their live performances >
Paramore are just amazing, the music and the people.

5My Chemical Romance
If there is one of many things I love about them is that they don't give themselves a label, yes they classify themselves as "deathrock/violent pop", but the media labels them as emo, goth, punk, etc. But the versatility of this band, the earlier stuff was closer to post-hardcore, and had an ALMOST gothic-ish sound, The Black Parade was a sort of a harder, gloomier, theatrical more macabre version of pop-rock and Danger Days was almost a melting pot of indie, syntho-pop, pop-punk and even some songs sounded a bit techno with all the bleepiness
This band is great. Gerard is sassy as hell and that's led live shows even better. The fact that paramore is ranked higher is a slap in the face. Fact is they're horrible compared to My Chemical Romance.
There isn't a band on this top ten list that can compare to the story telling lyrics and rythim that My Chemical Romance generates. Blink 182 at second place is a joke, if you like songs that have little to no impact than its easy to vote for that "Band".
[Newest]Definitely topping the other bands. My Chemical Romance was incredible, and they had more MEANING to their songs.

6The Offspring
2nd after Green Day listen your going to go far kid Phonomenal

7Sum 41
Sum41 create so many creative and awesome songs. I can't believe that I can love all the song of a band. Like I did to sum41, no other else.
Vote for it. and keep creative!
They have an amazing way of flashing that PUNK side of pop-punk
All Killer No Filler.

8All Time Low
How is New Found Glory not up here? Anyway ATL has to be up there with my top fave pop-punk bands. Though I do admit they came at a later time along with My Chemical Romance, Boys Like Girls, and Panic! At the Disco, when the more popular bands were fusing pop-punk with emo. I'd categorize such bands in the "late 2000s" era of pop-punk. Just saying late 90's early 2000's pop-punk has a more edgy feel to it, while still being angsty: A.E. the song (not so much Avril) "Sk8r Boi", Yellowcard-"Ocean Avenue", NFG-"My Friends Over You", Sugarcult-"Stuck in America" Allister-"None of my Friends are Punks", Bowling For Soup-"Almost", and old Fall Out Boy-"Grand Theft Autumn"
Perfect band full of perfect people who make perfect perfect albums full of perfect songs.

Yeah, safe to say, I think ATL is perfect.
All time low are just so amazing! They have such a perfectly flawless punk pop sound!

9Panic! At the Disco
They will always be remembered and I love their uniqueness! They had a 1920s burlesque theme for their first album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". I thought that was one of a kind and no other band has done anything like them! Their music tells a story and I love every song!
Their circus/burlesque fetish made them unique, and they weren't like any band you've ever heard. They were original lyrically and musically, adding orchestral instruments, and subtle elements such as dark cabaret and electro pop. They will always be my favorite band..
There are no words to describe how they made me feel, and how they changed me.

10Good Charlotte
Good charlotte are absolutly amazing, there voices are so good they are all so damn hot and there songs are flawless. Love them so much <3<3<3!
If I see another pop punk list with All time Low near the top I'm going to puke. GC deserve higher than that overrated band ATL.

The Contenders

11Simple Plan
These guys are so good they should at least be in the top 3 with good charlotte they are all hot there voices are amazing every single one of there songs are so meaningfull. Love them so much <3<3<3<3!
They are so talented. Really. They went from playing at the drummer's home to playing at sold out shows. To me, they are the kings of pop punk.
Come on guys simple plan with their album just Balls!

12Bowling for Soup
Great band catchy lyrics and very underrated. love bowling for soup

13Boys Like Girls
This band ought to be in the Top 5. If you don't agree, then listen to The Great Escape, Love Drunk, etc. Oh, and by the way, Green Day is NOT a pop punk band! They are a punk ROCK band. None of their songs have anything pop in 'em.
My favourite band for sure much better than blink182 and panic! At the disco. Top 5 material.

14The All-American Rejects

15Forever the Sickest Kids

16A Day to Remember

17Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
The most addicting happy sounding breakdowns on this planet.
Metal influenced pop punk band and they are just spectacular.

18Mayday Parade
What people?! This should be in the top 10 at least.
Number one for sure. like what?!
Mayday parade is the best!

19Sleeping With Sirens
Kellin quinn's voice is very cool and I love it.

20Billy Talent

21Relient K

22Patent Pending
Love these guys there songs have so much character and humour

23Blank Pages


25Hawthorne Heights


27Real Friends

28The Classic Crime

29Artist vs. Poet

30American Hi-Fi

31Let's Be Honest

32Radio Feelings

33On Call Heroes

34Amber Pacific

35Home Grown

How are these guys ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE?!? Guys the list says pop-punk not emo.

37Four Year Strong


39Go Radio

40Me vs Hero

41Freshman 15

42The Boys After

43The Glory Game

44We Are the In Crowd

45Face to Face

46The Summer Set

47I See Stars


49Neck Deep

50Major League

51I Call Fives

52Late Nite Reading

53Motion City Soundtrack

54Monday Morning Hiatus

55Close Your Eyes

56Times New Roman

57With The Punches

58Kid Liberty


60Knockout Kid
These dudes know how to write a jam. Only a matter of time until they blow up

61Better Luck Tomorrow

62Run For It

63Life On Repeat

64For Valor and Glory

65City Lights

66Sing It Loud

67Alive, in Standby

68Of Fortune and Fame



71Latin for Truth

72Same As Sunday

73Metro Station

74Why Try?

75Sail to North

76Icarus The Owl

77A Loss For Words

78Stay True

79Dance! No Thanks

80The Early November


82Bombardier to Pilot

83We Still Dream!

84State Champs

85Remember and Run

86Abandoned By Bears

87This Time Next Year

88In Her Own Words

89Drop Decay

90The Sweet Apes

91No Use for a Name

92Audio Karate

93The Fray
Best band all the time

94Say Anything

95Senses Fail
Best band musically and lyrically


97Left Front Tire

98This Providence

99Tonight Alive

1005 Seconds of Summer
MA BOOOYS. But you've got it all wrong, they couldn't be punk to save their balls

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