Best Pop Punk Bands of the '90s


The Top Ten

1 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 more.

Definitely! Best band, though more punk rock (? ). Blink-182 are also good, but not as good as Green Day. - georgielikesgreenday

Blink 182 Fans only know green day's mainstream songs. If they got a taste insomniac and dookie they would realize why green day is the best. By the way all the small things is boring!

Green Day are way better than Blink-182.

To all the people who claim that blink are better because they made pop punk popular, that's bull because Green Day's 'Dookie' album came out in 1994 and it was hugely popular. It is the best-selling punk record in history, it is certified as diamond in the USA and it sold 20 million copies worldwide, making it approximately the 57th best-selling album of all time. So basically, Green Day made pop punk popular way before Blink-182 were popular, and blink just rode on Green Day's success.

Love them really much!

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2 Blink - 182

Although Green Day has a solid grasp on Pop-Punk In my personal opinion the sound of Blink is a whole different view. Green Day is grand and all as to where it belongs but as far as modern punk pop goes I feel as though the less trendy yet still very highly acclaimed and loyally followed by a steadily growing fanbase.

Never understood why people like Green Day better. I honestly like every single song blink has published since Dude Ranch (some prior to but not all)

I like both Green Day and Blink but I think blink were better

Blink surpassed GD on every level from 1999 to 2003

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3 Bouncing Souls

You probably heard / sung a song by these guys at one time or another and didn't even know it. For the sake of your soul check them out.

4 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 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 more.

Amazing band formed in the late 90's, deserve a high place. Great lyrics, great instruments, great genre equals great music.

Green Day blink 182 then sum 41 that is the prefect order sum 41 was the rebellion of the 90s and 2000s

Who are "Bouncing Souls" Sum 41 is better. Sum 41 should be #3

I agree with being number 3. Also where is Goldfinger?

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5 The Vandals
6 American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi American Hi-Fi is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1998. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Stacy Jones, lead guitarist Jamie Arentzen, bassist and backing vocalist Drew Parsons, and drummer Brian Nolan.
7 New Found Glory

I love this band!
Is good pop punk!

More early 2000s but love 'em!

Also great

8 Lit

You'd Think That Lit would receive more recognition, but sadly that is not the case here, They're best known for their 1999 hit My Own worst enemy but their second album has a lot of great tunes.

Amazing band they also conquered the late 90's scene of pop punk.

So great

9 Lake Medina
10 Fenix TX

Fenix tx are the 90s

The Contenders

11 NOFX NOFX NOFX are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after.

Should be at the top. Green day sucks

They are the real number 1

Propagandhi on #1 and Nofx #2 is how it should be.

#1... always!

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12 The Offspring The Offspring The 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.

Only Green Day has sold more albums.

9 records strong selling 36+million.

Been around since 1984

Holds the record for the #1 selling album sold on a indie record label with there hit album smash which sold 11+million.

More hit songs then most bands dream of with hits like - kick him when he's down, dirty magic, nitro, genocide, self esteem, come out and play, bad habit, gotta get away, all I want, gone away, meaning of life, pretty fly, get a job, kids aren't alright, original prankster, want you bad, million miles away, can't get my head around you, hit that, gonna go far kid, hammerhead, days go bye, divide by zero/skin Pickens, coming for you and those are just the ones they played on the radio because all there albums are good.

Were jointly responsible for popularising (pop) punk in the 90s with their third album Smash. That this record is STILL the highest selling independent album of all time speaks volumes. The Offspring should be much further up this list. Damn you all.

The offspring are the best band ever! Better than blink 182. Pretty fly indeed.

The Kids Aren't Alright. enough said

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13 Lagwagon
14 AFI

I remember seeing them play in Las Vegas before they became big. Davey came out dressed as "The Crow," and owned that stage. The band's energy was intense! All these years later and still my absolute favorite live performance!

Better than The Offspring and New Found Glory. AFI started in 1991, so it is the 90's.

15 Decendents

They are the definitive 90's punk band!

They take there time to make a DAMN KILLER ALBUM

16 Rancid

Should have been up here sooner Punk!

17 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

They are great especially their first two albums

How is Weezer not a lot higher… Ditto Offspring. Just play Buddy Holly and move up the list. Or just play anything from Smash

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18 Less Than Jake
19 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

Probably to hard core for the suburb punks jamming Blink 182 in the BMW their Daddy bought them.

Genuine bonafide Long Beach ska-reggae-dub-punk. Beer-guts, tattoos, skateboards, dope (that las one's a quadruple-entendre. Enjoy! )

20 Pennywise
21 88 Fingers Louie
22 Strung Out

Some of the best guitars in the whole punk scene. The album "Twisted by design" no more needed to be said.

23 MxPx MxPx MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene.
24 Millencolin
25 Goldfinger
26 Allister

Just a bunch of dudes rocking out and having fun. Look up "Somewhere on Fullerton" and "None of my friends are Punks" from their album with the kick ass picture on it: Last Stop Suburbia.

27 Prljavo Kazaliste
28 Unwritten Law
29 Reel Big Fish
30 Bad Religion Bad Religion Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.
31 No Use for a Name
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